Crisis Management & Emergency Response Summit

15 - 17 October, 2019 | Manama, Bahrain

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 16 October 2019

8:15 am - 8:50 am Registration, refreshments and networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s opening remarks

With more than 10 incidents in the past two months, GCC countries need to take precaution for such incidents

9:00 am - 9:30 am TRAILBLAZER SESSION: Disruptive technologies and their use in disaster risk reduction and management

Adnan Alghamdi - Director of Drones Sector, The Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Programming, Saudi Arabia
Technological advancement and innovation have created new opportunities for enhancing disaster resiliency and risk reduction by 40%.

Are technologies been maximised in crisis management?
  • The use of drones in crisis management to boost emergency response time and crisis recovery by 63%
  • Predicting a potential emergency off-land: The usage and benefits of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV)
  • The efficiency of drones data in risk reduction

Adnan Alghamdi

Director of Drones Sector
The Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Programming, Saudi Arabia

9:30 am - 10:00 am The use of drones in oil & gas: Mastering operational safety in crisis management

Nasser Al-Buhairi - Head of Emergency Response Team, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait
60% of the GCC oil & gas companies are now using UAV technology for emergency applications

How can this help in crisis mitigation?
  • Preventing crisis by using advance technologies in daily operations
  • The usage of drones in emergency situations
  • Reducing crisis response time by deploying unmanned aerial vehicles

Nasser Al-Buhairi

Head of Emergency Response Team
Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait

The malicious drone usage is causing security’s issues across the Middle East and driving the counter-drone market up by 24% within the next 6 years

How can agencies deploy counter-drones for efficient drone detection and neutralising threats?
  • Detaching attacks and reducing risks by using counter-drone systems
  • Evaluation of the current practices used to protect skies and assets
  • Analysis of Abha Airport attack. How to avoid such incidents?


Alexander Sychev

Head of HSE
Bahrain Airport Company, Bahrain

Yousuf Hashim Al Azizi

Manager - Planning & Standards
General Civil Aviation Authority, UAE


Nasser Al-Buhairi

Head of Emergency Response Team
Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait

10:30 am - 11:15 am Morning break and networking opportunity

Developing the most efficient command centre to boost emergency response by 40%

11:15 am - 11:45 am FIRESIDE CHAT: The heart of the crisis management - The Incident Command Center (ICC) and it’s new specifications

With a prompt mobilisation and coordination of personnel, equipment and supplies, disasters’ outcomes can be reduced by more than 40%

How can this be achieved?
  • Understanding how analytics tools, AI, and technologies can help ICC to be more efficient
  • Data dissemination across agencies and the importance of live data

11:45 am - 12:15 pm SPONSOR SESSION: Achieving excellence in command centre digitalisation

In 2018, only 49% of companies had an effective crisis communications playbook for specific scenarios and less than a third conduct crisis simulations.

How can digitalisation improve crisis management?
  • How can ICC leverage on social media data before, during and after a crisis
  • Collecting, disseminating and managing data to boost coordination among agencies
  • Digitalising command centre assets in order to reduce response time

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch and networking break

The application of automated emergency communication in smart cities and machine learning intelligence

How can technology facilitate crisis management?
  • Benefits from integrating artificial intelligence into crisis management operations
  • Reducing 70% incident time by deploying machine learning
  • Using technology to reach remote areas

Dr. Sadek Al Shouli

Chief Executive Officer
Dal Group, Saudi Arabia

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Improving emergency medical services & preparedness

Abdulaziz Al Nuaimi - Senior Manager Occupational HSSE, International Medical Center Saudi Arabia
Strategic initiatives for a national medical emergency response
  • Evolution of the EMS systems in Saudi Arabia
  • Equipping EMS professionals for unplanned medical emergencies
  • Improving incident response time for medical emergencies

Abdulaziz Al Nuaimi

Senior Manager Occupational HSSE
International Medical Center Saudi Arabia

2:15 pm - 2:15 pm Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference day two