ASIS 6th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition witnesses more than 580 attendees from 45 countries
Published on 20 February 2015
Under the patronage of His Excellency Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security, the ASIS 6th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition, was held on 15-17 February 2015 at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE. More than 580 attendees from 45 countries gathered to take part in cutting-edge learning and networking opportunities along with product showcases, demonstrations, discussions and innovation sessions.
The event was opened by Major General Khamis Mutar Al Muzainah, Commander in Chief of the Dubai Police, followed by a keynote presentation by Mohammad Al Shammary, General Manager Industrial Security at Saudi Aramco. The next day featured a panel discussion on how the introduction of security industry regulations has contributed to increasing industry’s performance and the effect on the customer and end user experiences. The panel, moderated by conference chairman John Cowling of Control Risks consisted of 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, Colonel Abdul Rahim Bin Shafi, Director of the Anti-Organised Crime Department of the Dubai Police and Dr. Marc Siegel, Commissioner of the Global Standards Initiative of ASIS Internationals. Professor Moray McLaren from the IE Business School in Madrid was the closing keynote speaker discussing A New Approach to Negotiation.
In the course of two packed days, attendees were given access to 33 educational sessions featuring speakers from Saudi Aramco, Zurich Insurance Company, Johnson & Johnson, Securitas, G4S, Sanofi and many more. In parallel, a CSO Roundtable Summit designed for Chief Security Officers (CSOs) was organised.
30 companies from around the globe showcased their products and services at their exhibition stands. Attendees also visited the Technology and Solutions Theatre (TST) providing engaging presentations and experiences.
A key component of the event consisted in networking with fellow attendees and security professional leaders in the many networking events organised throughout the conference. Attendees enjoyed a welcome reception on Sunday 15 February introducing all members, followed by the President’s Reception on Monday evening hosted by the president of ASIS International at Al Badia Golf Club. Lunches & networking breaks completed the networking experience during/ all along the conference.
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