Crisis Management & Emergency Response Summit

15 - 17 October, 2019 | Manama, Bahrain

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 15 October 2019

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration, refreshments and networking

8:50 am - 8:55 am Welcome address from IQPC

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Nasser Al-Buhairi

Head of Emergency Response Team
Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait

ACT DECISIVELY UNDER UNCERTAINTY
Acknowledge imperfect information and create frameworks that result in action

9:00 am - 9:30 am KEYNOTE SESSION: Thought Leadership: Analyse, think, act - Accelerating the decision making process

Nasser Al-Buhairi - Head of Emergency Response Team, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait
Quick decision making skills can reduce time and risks by 70% during a crisis.

How do leaders react to incidents?
  • Scenario planning: Taking control while promoting cooperation
  • Disruptive times call for new capabilities
  • How IoT might help to limit incidents’ consequences
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Nasser Al-Buhairi

Head of Emergency Response Team
Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait

9:30 am - 10:00 am The critical role of telecommunication in emergency disaster response

Anas Alzaid - Director Safety, Saudi Telecom Company, Saudi Arabia
Telecommunications play a key role during an emergency. The importance of effective communication network facilitates the cooperation among organisations

How can they help in future disaster management?
  • Centralising communications among network’s key stakeholders to ensure efficient crisis communication
  • Effective mission critical networks for PPDR and CNI operators
  • Innovations in the telecommunication sector: From AI to blockchain
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Anas Alzaid

Director Safety
Saudi Telecom Company, Saudi Arabia

10:00 am - 10:30 am Cross-emergency response: Responding, reacting, coordinating, managing

Lt. Crew Com. Syed Sameer Sameer Hussain - Emergency Response Superintendent, Bahrain Ministry of Interior, Bahrain
Effective coordination among units reduce incident outcomes by 60%

What are the best practises for effective coordination among agencies?
  • The importance of accurate data sharing across departments
  • Techniques to reduce, but improving the response time
  • Building up the perfect crisis management team: What is still needed?

Lt. Crew Com. Syed Sameer Sameer Hussain

Emergency Response Superintendent
Bahrain Ministry of Interior, Bahrain

10:30 am - 11:00 am Speed networking

11:00 am - 11:30 am Refreshments and networking break

RISK MANAGEMENT & EMERGENCY RESPONSIVENESS IN THE CURRENT ERA
Geopolitical tensions, instable economic relationships and historical coalitions that impact crisis management

With more than 40 million barrels of oil passing by the channel, and connecting the Arabian Gulf to the Horn of Africa, Bab-el Mandeb represents one of the most important economic routes for Saudi Arabia and the world economy.

How can incident response be improved?
  • Enhancing safety of ships in hazard waters
  • Incident’s responsiveness against piracy, robbery and similar attacks
  • Managing offshore critical operations during an emergency

Panellists:

Mohamed Osman Ahmed

Executive Director
Somaliland Counter Piracy Coordination, Somaliland

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Aden Mowlid

Director
Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority, Djibouti

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H.E. Mohamed Ahmed Mohamoud

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Ministry of Investment Somaliland

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Khalid Alhammad

Director Fleet Management
Bahri Shipping Company, Saudi Arabia

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Nasser Al-Buhairi

Head of Emergency Response Team
Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Saudi Border Guard efforts in response to crisis or accidents occurring off-shore and on-shore

Commodore Awadh Alenezi - Saudi Border Guard, Saudi Arabia

Commodore Awadh Alenezi

Saudi Border Guard
Saudi Arabia

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm TOWNHALL SESSION: Moving from a strife driven country to an investment friendly destination

H.E. Mohamed Ahmed Mohamoud - ., Ministry of Investment Somaliland
From its strategic geography, relative stability and mineral wealth, Somaliland is attracting investors in sectors like oil & gas and critical infrastructure.

How did the country manage to overcome a period of crisis?
  • Rising from war and boosting country potential
  • The dawn of a new area: protecting borders thanks to internal coordination
  • Insights into state crisis management.
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H.E. Mohamed Ahmed Mohamoud

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Ministry of Investment Somaliland

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm OIL & GAS CASE STUDY: Managing simultaneously crisis incidents across offshore assets

Richard Reed - Head of Corporate Emergency Management and Continuity, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Aramco led the largest oil spill drill off the coast of Jazan. This involved the participation of multiple agencies with the right coordination approach

What are the requirements in multi-agency operations?
  • Evaluation of the main outcomes from training before any incident
  • Understand how to cooperate effectively by sea, by land and air
  • Past incident analysis and findings. How can this be used in other sectors?
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Richard Reed

Head of Corporate Emergency Management and Continuity
Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm SPONSOR SESSION: Leveraging data networks to enhance crisis management

Maximising the use of data to reduce consequences and facilitate the delivery speed of aid and relief by 46%

How to achieve excellence?
  • Smartly deploy resources to boost safety and efficiency
  • Combining live and past data to maximise response
  • Evaluation of the importance of data dissemination among organisations

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Lunch and networking break

INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS
The following session will feature a series of interactive group discussions set in a roundtable format. During this session each group leader will introduce a concept/case study to the participants followed by an interactive discussion and live feedback.


WHY PARTICIPATE?
Interactive discussion groups are an excellent opportunity to get straight to the point and ask the questions that you want to know the answers to. The group format also facilitates an excellent opportunity for networking between industry professionals.

IDG One

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) What are the strategic and operational risks in major crisis in the GCC?
Sultan Redha - Emergency Response Planner, Equate Petrochemical Company, Kuwait
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Sultan Redha

Emergency Response Planner
Equate Petrochemical Company, Kuwait

IDG Two

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Communication & Reputation Management Failing in crisis communication can cost several brand damages and interface into business continuity
H.E. Mohamed Ahmed Mohamoud - ., Ministry of Investment Somaliland
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H.E. Mohamed Ahmed Mohamoud

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Ministry of Investment Somaliland

IDG Three

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Enhancing Health, Safety & Security (HSE) Assessing risks to enhance safety for the internal and external environment
Nasser Al-Buhairi - Head of Emergency Response Team, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait
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Nasser Al-Buhairi

Head of Emergency Response Team
Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference day one