Detailed Program

Sunday, 15 February

19:00-20:00

Welcome Drink (in the Exhibition)

Monday, 16 February

08:30-09:00

Official Opening of the Exhibition

By His Excellency Major General Khamis Mutar Al Muzainah, Commander-In-Chief, Dubai Police

09:00-09:15

Opening Plenary

Keynote Speaker: Mohammad G. Al-Zahrani, Vice President, Safety & Industrial Security, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

10:00-10:30

Exhibition and Networking Break

10:30-11:20

The Rise of the Jihadists - the Second Stage of the Arab Spring
Breakout 1
We will address what is now a distinct second stage of the Arab Spring and assess the impact jihadists will have as they exploit the new realities of the region. Details

Presented by: Tim Williams, Managing Director, Stirling Assynt, UK
Mazen Saadah, Director, Middle East and North Africa, and Islamic Affairs Advisor, Stirling Assynt, UK

Personnel Background Investigation & Due Diligence for Safe Hiring
Breakout 2
The presentation will provide an overview of the Personnel Background Investigation and due diligence. It will distinguish between, Risk Designation system, Position risk, personnel Background Investigation areas (contingencies), and suitability factors. It will provide Personnel Background Investigation potential legal considerations and also will determine roles & responsibilities, and challenges.

Presented by: Abdullah S. Alshemaly, Supervisor, Background Investigation Group, Saudi Aramco, KSA

New Operations - Entry and Exit Strategies
Breakout 3
New operations entry and exit strategies Incorporating lessons into planning, tactics, and training. Mode of entry understanding and overcoming difficult operational challenges. Improve capabilities across the spectrum of joint operations. Details

Presented by: Ben Murrell, CPP, Security Manager, Asia-Middle East-Africa (AMA), Transocean Services AMA JLT, UAE

11:25-12:15

Security By Design in Abu Dhabi
Breakout 1
The SSPM, the first of its kind in the Middle East, establishes a system for approaching crime prevention and counter terrorism during planning and design that has practical worldwide applications. Details

Presented by: Hunter Burkall, PSP, Associate Director of Security, WSP Global, UAE

Counterterrorism Rewards Programs: Government and Private Sector—Information Sharing to Counter Growing Threats
Breakout 2
The session discusses current terrorism threats in the region, and how information sharing, including the use of rewards programs, can counter these threats. Details

Presented by: Brian Wood, Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of State, USA

Does Fraud Matter?
Breakout 3
Organizations perceived to lack the willingness or capability to fight fraud run the risk of damaging their reputation. Zurich Insurance deploys a comprehensive framework that addresses fraud and crime pro-actively. Details

Presented by: Torsten Wolf, Head of Group Security Operations, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd., Switzerland

12:15-13:30

Lunch and Networking Break

13:30-14:20

Emotional Resilience
Breakout 1
During the workshop Jules will share a ten step plan to increase your resilience that will allow you to bounce back after setbacks, manage stress, improve decision making, become more optimistic and deal with conflict.

Presented by: Jules Lewis, Director, Mountain High & Jules Lewis Consulting, UAE

Airport Security Screening: Changing the Experience?
Breakout 2
Security checks at airports are often experienced as being annoying and intrusive. ‘Smart Security’ aims to change this by redefining screening points, using risk based approach and new technologies, amongst others. Details

Presented by: Hans Mulder, Vice President-Business Development, Securitas Aviation, Belgium

2013 API 780 Risk Assessment Methodology: Rationale for Use, Best Practices, Implementation and Benefits
Breakout 3
The purpose of this panel is to discuss the applications of the new API methodology in a diverse industrial environment. Details

Presenter and Moderator: Jeffrey Lee, CPP, ASIS ARVP Region 3, Saudi Aramco, KSA

Panelists:
Jean Perois, CPP, PSP, PCI, Senior Vice President, Risk & Co, Bahrain
David Moore, President & CEO, AcuTech Consulting Group, USA
Sami Al Ajmi, Manager, Saudi Aramco, KSA

14:25-15:15

The Three Pillars Approach: Effective Staff Travel Safety Systems for Today’s International Business
Breakout 1
A competitive global economy means staff are traveling to riskier locations. Ensure the integrity of your organization’s travel security systems by applying the Three Pillars Approach. Details

Presented by: Scott Ruddick, Director, Security Services, MEDA, Canada
Steve Ritchie, Founder, Risk Visibility, Canada

What’s the Difference Between Crisis Management and Emergency Response?
Breakout 2
This presentation explains what constitutes an emergency versus a crisis, and provides best practice guidance on how each can be prepared for and responded to. Details

Presented by: Stephan Engel, Managing Director, Regester Larkin Middle East, UAE

Supply Chain Security: "from Credo to Grave"
Breakout 3
Supply Chain Security Manufacturing Storage Transportation and Distribution Main threats and Global trends Security Best Practices.

Presented by: Carlos Velez, Global Security Director, Johnson & Johnson, USA

15:15-15:45

Exhibition and Networking Break

15:45-16:35

Integrating Physical and IT Security in Enterprise Environment
Breakout 1
Organizations realized tremendous benefits from IT and Physical security convergence as well as some serious downsides, but the trend is irreversible. Successful convergence requires redefining existing responsibilities, skills, policies, procedures and technologies.

Presented by: Ammar A. Al-Mubayedh, Saudi Aramco, KSA

Re-Thinking All Hazards Risk Assessments
Breakout 2
An all-hazard approach to risk assessments and preventive measures seems efficient but it may lead to inaccurate risk prioritization's because of a lack of emphasis on rigorously analyzing security threats. Details

Presented by: Michael Edgerton, CPP, Principal, Good Harbour International Consulting, UAE

Security without Borders
Breakout 3
Discuss new technology that an organization can employ to maintain a secure but open environment extending to its mobile workforce and allowing critical communication during and after an event. Details

Presented by: Kevin Daly, Chief Executive Officer, Maxxess-Systems, USA

16:40-17:30

Soft Target Hardening: Protecting People from Attack
Breakout 1
Provides a critical examination of vulnerabilities to soft target attack, the perpetrators and their targets. Presents hardening tactics and deterrence/mitigation methodology and activities. Details

Presented by: Dr. Jennifer Hesterman (Colonel, USAF, ret.), Academic Author, Taylor & Francis Group, Qatar

In Harm’s Way: Building Successfully Integrated Travel Risk Management, Crisis Response and Evacuation Capabilities
Breakout 2
Drawn from real-life case studies, these best practices demonstrate how to successfully implement travel risk management, crisis response and evacuation capabilities. Details

Presented by: Marne Smith, Director of Building Operations and HSSE, Texas A&M University, Qatar
Scott Hume
, Associate Director, Global Rescue, USA

A Balancing Act: Building a Robust Aviation Security Solution Whilst Maintaining a Seamless Passenger Journey
Breakout 3
The future of the aviation industry ultimately requires a balancing act: Building a robust security solution whilst maintaining a seamless passenger journey. Attend this session to learn how. Details

Presented by: Waqar Mohamed, Regional Aviation Manager, G4S, UAE

19:00-21:00

President's Reception at Al Badia Golf Club—Sponsored by Saudi Aramco

Tuesday, 17 February

09:00-10:00

Plenary

Keynote Panel: Regional experiences - how the introduction of security industry regulations and framework has contributed to increasing industry’s performance and the effect on the customer and end user experiences

  • His Excellency Major General Khamis Mutar Khamis Al Muzainah, Commander-In-Chief, Dubai Police
  • His Excellency Dr. Khalid bin Saad Al-Ageel, General Secretary of the Higher Commission for Industrial Security in the Ministry of Interior of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

10:00-10:30

Exhibition and Networking Break

10:30-11:20

Education - the Forgotten Protective Security Measure for Critical National Infrastructure
Breakout 1
Security education (SyEd) programmes work by increasing security whilst reducing risks! This presentation will demonstrate that SyEd is underused in protecting organisational assets against loss, harm or damage events. Details

Presented by: Andy (Frank) Davis, CPP, Managing Director, Trident Manor, UK

Mental Security
Breakout 2
Discussing the danger of media bias and how it affects the way we judge people or situations as well as give examples of suspicions behaviors that we should be in the look out for.

Presented by: Mohammed Qahtani, System Analyst, Industrial Security Support Department, Saudi Aramco, KSA

Inside Information - Terrorist Use of Intelligence
Breakout 3
This presentation details some of the methods employed by terrorist groups to collect and use Intelligence in their attack planning. It also explains the Intelligence cycle model in detail. Details

Presented by: Paul Burke, National Security Leader, Middle East & Africa, IBM, UAE

11:25-12:15

Strategic Thinking about Integrated Risk Management
Breakout 1
This session will explore how intelligence-driven Integrated Risk Management (IRM) will help an organization protect, monitor and respond to global and regional events. Details

Presented by: Bruce McIndoe, CEO, iJET International, USA
Ryan Greyling, Chief Security Officer EMEA, Honeywell, UAE

Non-Standard Behaviour Detection: Risk from Insider
Breakout 3
The session focuses on development of Non-standard Behaviour (NSB) Detection framework, by using existing tool and technique, to prevent classified business information from insider. Details

Presented by: Pramod Bhatt, Director, Sanofi, India

12:15-13:30

Lunch and Networking Break

13:30-14:20

HR in Security - Commit to a Higher Standard
Breakout 1
Topics including skills seeking, culture diversity; reinforce women in lead and bridging the gaps between generations will be discussed throughout the presentation. With overall objective to understand what does the security profession needs today shedding some lights on the concept of Employee Value Proposition.

Presented by: Alanood A. Al-Rabiah, Project Lead, Saudi Aramco, KSA

Detection, Delay and Response – Designing an Effective Physical Protection System
Breakout 2
This analysis will incorporate properties of the physical protection system and capabilities of an adversary - as projected on a time chart. Details

Presented by: Sorin Pudroschi, Regional Physical Protection Lead EAME, Pacific-Northwest-National-Laboratory/DOE/NNSA, USA

Preparing an Enterprise Security Plan Addressing Middle East Cyber Threats & Risks
Breakout 3
Is your security plan updated to address today's threats to compromise sensitive information? Step through how to leverage ISO 27000, PCI DSS & NIST to develop an enterprise security plan. Details

Presented by: Ali Pabrai, CEO, ecfirst, USA

14:25-15:15

Will Hotels Continue to be the Preferred Soft Target of the Future?
Breakout 1
Insight on hotel attacks in the Middle East through case studies from presenters direct experience of what really happened and implementation of effective mitigation measures for the future. Details

Presented by: Andy Williams, CPP, Senior Partner, Temi Group, Finland

Blast Mitigation Measures – a Detailed Look at Products and Approaches to Protect Against Explosions
Breakout 2
Knowledge is power. This presentation will provide the pros and cons of current blast protection products/techniques to allow attendees to effectively deploy resources to protect people and property. Details

Presented by: Hollice Stone, President, Stone Security Engineering, USA

Resilience: Beyond Security
Breakout 3
“Systemic Resilience” as practised by Idarat, is a method of reducing the vulnerability of complex systems, whether industrial complexes, ports, airports, cities or countries. The whole range of threats is assessed and the vulnerabilities are mapped, with a particular emphasis on inter-connected vulnerabilities, and their possible impact on the whole system.

Presented by: Andrew Palmer, Author and Resilience Expert, UK

15:15-15:45

Exhibition and Networking Break

15:45-16:35

Holistic Physical Security Using Risk Analysis Methods
Breakout 1
This paper shows a method for holistic physical security risk analysis. Threat and vulnerability analysis are Integrated, using risk analysis methods such as fault trees and event trees. Details

Presented by: Bödvar Tomasson, Division Manager, EFLA Consulting Engineers, Iceland

Global Screening: Close Security Gaps and Reduce Risks
Breakout 2
Global screening helps prevent employee fraud, ensure compliance, and reduce legal risks, but 85% of employers aren’t conducting them. Learn critical global screening steps and how to avoid common mistakes. Details

Presented by: Dan Shoemaker, Vice President and General Manager, EMEA and APAC, HireRight, USA

Private Security in High Risk Environments
Breakout 3
Private security service providers are playing an ever increasing role in high risk environments. New contracting requirements, international standards, and liability issues are changing the playing field. Details

Presented by: Dr. Marc Siegel, Commissioner ASIS GSI, ASIS International Global Standards Initiative, Belgium

16:40-17:30

Closing Session

Keynote: A New Approach to Negotiation
Professor Moray McLaren, IE Business School, Spain
As we will have explored throughout the conference, conflict is on the increase. In this plenary closing session at ASIS Europe 2015, Moray McLaren will explore the personal and business impact of living within such challenging times. Since the 1970´s we have been encouraged to move from conflictual to more cooperative approaches to life. Moray will explore whether, in a world where we are seeing an increasing number of "winners and losers", it is still appropriate to speak of "win-win"?