The region’s largest gathering of experts from navies, coast guards, port
authorities, maritime communications authorities and maritime infrastructure.

15 - 17 June, 2020

Port & Near-Shore Security: Sunday, 31 March 2019

8:00 - 9:00 Registration, refreshments and networking


Rear Admiral Ahmed Al Sabab Al Teneiji

Former Chief of Naval Staff
UAE Navy, and Chairman, OPV Middle East


  • Integrated surveillance and intelligence systems
  • Development of security and access procedures
  • Maritime domain awareness systems and future procurement plans for the port of

Commodore Mohammed Ghalib M. Almotairi

Commander of King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam Security Unit
Saudi Border Guard

9:30 - 10:00 C4ISR capabilities to achieve information superiority spanning the entire optronic, communications, intelligence and command chains

  • Automatic, manual, or combinational control of sensor platforms and data links
  • Integration of Tactical Data Link 16 for near-real time exchange of tactical picture
  • Reliable performance with fault-tolerant architectures
  • Implications from a congested environment producing a surplus of data
  • How to use this surplus as an advantage to create better intelligence
  • Alleviating the burden from on-the-ground human resources using automated systems

Dr. Mohammed A. Aseeri

Associate Professor National Centre for Radar and Electronic Warfare Technology (NCREWT)
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

10:20 - 10:40 Networking break


10:40 - 11:00 Enhancing safety and security, in cooperation with Dubai Police, at Jebel Ali Port and surrounding industrial areas

Senior Representative - ., DP World
  • Enabling the unhindered flow of trade through the Middle East’s largest seaport
  • Exploring new technologies for information sharing and logistics management
  • Joint workshops, training programmes, emergency response drills and awareness campaigns


Senior Representative

DP World

11:00 - 11:20 End-to-end integrated security solutions to secure port facilities in compliance with the International Ship and Port Security Code

  • Best-of-breed technologies to lessen false alarms, increase situational awareness
  • Marine and terrestrial surveillance sensors that can detect, identify and track commercial and recreational vessels
  • Training solutions to meet challenges in the high-tempo port environment

11:20 - 11:40 Cascading effects in protecting critical maritime infrastructure

S. Sittarasu - Chief Executive Officer, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust – Special Economic Zone (JNPT-SEZ)
  • Interdependencies between maritime assets and their vulnerabilities
  • Strategic risk assessment, risk propagation and risk barriers
  • Threat definition, detection and building up defences based on threat characteristics

S. Sittarasu

Chief Executive Officer
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust – Special Economic Zone (JNPT-SEZ)

11:40 - 12:10 Prayer and coffee break


12:10 - 12:30 Using reconnaissance satellites and imaging sensors for dynamic border control

Ahmed A. Abbassi - Border Controls Advisor, Egyptian Ministries of Defence & Transport
  • How different sources of data impact the accuracy, cost and utility of analyses
  • The difficulties of monitoring large areas using land equipment
  • Providing decision making centres with valuable intelligence

Ahmed A. Abbassi

Border Controls Advisor
Egyptian Ministries of Defence & Transport

12:30 - 12:50 Keeping an eye on all the devices in a network across multiple platforms

  • Providing with extensive information to allow improvement of performance for software and hardware, one piece at a time
  • High-performance, error-free networks to ensure the smooth functioning of day-to-day operations
  • Network security is to protect the usability and integrity of your network and data

12:50 - 13:10 Developing an integrated border management strategy across the area of operations

Colonel Firas Alrumaidhin - Commander 81st Supply Battalion, Kuwait Land Forces
  • Developing a strong security perimeter across the sea and land
  • Kuwait’s next generation preparedness to safeguard its borders
  • Being always vigilant: Using the right combination of reconnaissance planes, combat helicopters, surveillance and communication towers to develop an integrated border management concept

Colonel Firas Alrumaidhin

Commander 81st Supply Battalion
Kuwait Land Forces

13:10 - 14:00 Lunch break and networking


14:00 - 14:20 Cyber Incident Analysis and Response at Maritime Response

Commander Arnaud Le Dez - Cyberdefence Representative Officer, French Ministry of Defence
  • Incident preparation, detection and analysis
  • Securing risk-sensitive assets – Controls to mitigate known and emerging threats
  • How to assess and manage cyber risk and compliance in and out of port?

Commander Arnaud Le Dez

Cyberdefence Representative Officer
French Ministry of Defence

14:20 - 14:40 Cyber solutions for on-board technology, shipping headquarters and port operations

  • Greater efficiencies through secure internet-enabled on-board operational systems
  • Understanding the risk profile and determining cost-effective remediation to improve the cyber resilience of critical infrastructure
  • Preparation and compliance with international regulatory requirements

14:40 - 14:40 End of focus day