Post-Conference Workshops

Post-Conference Workshops

Sunday 16 February

This workshop is open to all conference delegates. Pre-registration is recommended to confirm your seat as capacity is limited. Please email to book your place.

Pre-conference workshop: Security Risks in Emerging Markets

Introduction and opening: Pierre Haddad, Editor and Publisher, The Security Review (UAE)

Security Challenges for Doing Business in Libya
Andrew Zdunich, Regional Director for Libya, GardaWorld (UAE/Libya)

Mr. Zdunich joined GardaWorld as Director for Libya in January 2013. He served 26 years with the Canadian Army to include command roles in Canada, Bosnia, Africa and Afghanistan culminating with command of a reconnaissance regiment. After promotion to the rank of Colonel, he served his last operational tour as Director General, Afghan National Security Force Operations as part of ISAF’s Joint Command in Kabul. Formerly a Vice President of Professional Services in the software industry, he was Microsoft Canada’s first non-technical Subject Matter Expert in the field of Situational Awareness, Public Safety and Security. Fluent in English and French, he is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada (BA – 1991), the Canadian Army Command and Staff College, and holds a Master’s Degree in War Studies.

Security Challenges for Doing Business in Egypt
Carla Naude CPP (Egypt)

Carla’s career in security covers more than 30 years and her experience covers a wide range of security disciplines. She served as government official in South Africa from 1979 until 1994 when she joined the local branch of an international commercial security company. From 1997 until 2003 she managed security portfolios at Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Century City during which time she consulted to various property developments in the country on security and Occupational Health and Safety. Carla relocated to the United States where she worked for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota before joining the United Nations Development Programme in New York in late 2005 as Security Advisor Premises. She was assigned to Cairo as Sub-Regional Security Advisor for East Africa Arab States in October 2009 and has since been appointed as Regional Security Advisor for the Arab States (all Arabic speaking countries in North and East Africa and the Middle East).

ASIS International member since 1995 and after several years as Chapter Committee Officer, held various international volunteer positions including Regional Vice President for Africa and President of the Certification Board. She currently serves as member of the organization’s Middle East Advisory Council and Regional Vice President for Region 12C (North Africa).

The Syria Conflict and Effects on Neighbouring Countries
Prof. Dr. David Gray, Cambell University (USA)

Dr. Gray specializes in international and national security affairs. His expertise includes U.S. and international security and strategic studies; current global security issues; U.S. foreign and national security policy formulation and strategy; intelligence; political violence and insurgency; international terrorism; and international weapons proliferation. A retired U.S. Air Force Officer, David is also a former, foreign service / Central Intelligence Agency officer and program director. He has extensive experience in the national and international security and intelligence communities and has completed assignments for the United States Departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, Justice, and State, as well as, the United Nations, the Congress and the National Intelligence Council. He also served in a number of overseas assignments in various parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and has worked with many defense, corporate, law enforcement, security and intelligence organizations and services worldwide.

The ASIS Private Security Companies Standards (ASIS/PSC)
Dr. Marc Siegel, Commissioner, Global Standards Initiative, ASIS International (Belgium)
Jeff Slotnick CPP, PSP, Chairman, ASIS Physical Security Council (USA)

Dr. Marc Siegel is the Commissioner heading the ASIS International Global Standards Initiative developing international and national risk management, resilience, security, and supply chain standards as well as provides training on their implementation. He is a RABQSA International certified Business Improvement Lead Auditor, as well as a certified Trainer and Skills Assessor for both security and resilience management As an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business Administration and the Master’s Program in Homeland Security at San Diego State University, Dr. Siegel pioneered the concept of applying a systems approach to security and resilience management for organizations and their supply chains. His work includes providing training and guidance on implementation of risk, resilience and security management systems, as well as risk management in regions of conflict and weakened governance for the protection of assets and human rights. Dr. Siegel chaired the technical committees and working groups for the series of ANSI standards developed to provide accountability to legal requirements and the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for private security service providers. Co-Author: Organizational Resilience: Managing Risks of Disruptive Events – A Practitioner’s Guide, by James Leflar and Marc Siegel, CRC Press, 2013

Jeffrey A. Slotnick, CPP, PSP is a highly regarded risk professional and thought leader, with more than 28 years of experience, specializing in the Homeland Security Enterprise and Organizational Resilience Management (ORM). Jeff is peer recognized as one of the “critical architects in the homeland security enterprise” and is responsible for the some of the latest advancements in All Hazards Disaster Resilience, Organizational Resilience Management, Standards Development, and managing the Data Waterfall. Jeff is focused on the professional development and training of security, law enforcement, and military personnel, the provision of exceptional security services, protective services, and all facets of ORM including risk, vulnerability, and threat assessments, preparing Emergency Response Plans, Business Continuity Plans, and Physical Security System Integration.

19-20 February
8:00am-3:30pm (includes breaks and lunch)

ASIS will be offering the opportunity to follow in-depth post-conference workshops organised by EuroMaTech, a leading global provider of corporate training. All workshops will be lead by renowned experts in their field, and the duration will be two days.


Emotional Intelligence - Presenter: Prof. Dr. Leonard Yong

Situational Awareness and Facial Expressions - Presenter: Mr. Graham Robert-Phelps

IT Security (Cyber attack) - Presenter: Mr. David Olson

Facility Security Officer - Presenter: Mr. Chris Maylor


US$ 2,000 per person, per workshop

Buffet breakfast, two coffee breaks, international buffet lunch and course materials are included in the course fees.


Gloria Hotel Dubai Media City


To register for the workshop, please send an e-mail indicating you full name, job title, department and contact details to

Note: Full pre-payment of the fee is required for entry to the workshop.


EuroMaTech have negotiated a preferential rate of AED 550 nett for one-bedroom suites at the venue Hotel – Gloria Hotel Dubai Media City. Please contact if you would like to make guest room reservation at the venue hotel for the duration of the workshops.