15 - 16 October, 2019
Gulf Hotel Bahrain, FM

Summit Day One: Tuesday, 15 October 2019

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

9:00 am - 9:10 am IQPC welcome and opening remarks

Prevention, pre-emption and response can all be far more successful under the umbrella of international cooperation. Rising levels of instability and increased level of attacks by adversaries, insurgency and terrorist groups has noticeable motivated the international community to increase its number of personnel and assets across the region. Yet, what remains most crucial is the interoperability and integration of the systems of different stakeholders in the field of operations alongside honest trust driven information sharing for best response.

9:10 am - 9:40 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Avoiding and managing emergency situations

H.E. Khaled Al Mansouri, President at International Association of Emergency Managers(IAEM), UAE

H.E. Khaled Al Mansouri

International Association of Emergency Managers(IAEM), UAE

9:40 am - 10:10 am Cross-emergency response: Responding, reacting, coordinating, managing

What are the best practices 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 Hussain

Emergency Response Superintendent
Bahrain Ministry of Interior, Bahrain

10:10 am - 10:40 am Securing critical infrastructure: Perimeter protection strategy at key national security sites

Is pre-emption enough?
  • Discussing transport hubs, power facilities, prisons, museums, memorials and sites of interest
  • The need for early warning of an attempt to breach
  • Countering attacks on facilities with appropriate products and usage methods; physical surveillance, early warning and response teams
Senior Representative, International Military Alliance Office at Ministry of Interior, UAE

Senior Representative

International Military Alliance Office
Ministry of Interior, UAE

10:40 am - 11:30 am Speed networking, VIP exhibition tour and break out session

Potential threats and instability across the Bal El Mandeb and Hormuz straits across with hostility incidents pose a significant threat to foreign and regional assets in the region. With recent high-profile attacks on oil tankers, airports being swarmed with hostile undetectable drone swarms and state sponsored insurgency attacks, National Security has to combat threats on all fronts; have given a completely different dynamic to national security and incident response capabilities in the region.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm The action plan for an international agreement to combat the growing threat of maritime terrorism

What is the impact of recent attacks on oil tankers and coastal installations in the region in terms of doctrine changes and operational requirements?
  • Strategic and operational measures to enhance maritime security and safety of navigation and shipping
  • Countering the use of drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, booby-trapped boats and underwater threats, in a bid to disrupt the global economy

Senior Representative

Saudi Border Guards

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Security and safety of our maritime border and territory; an alliance perspective

With 90% of its trade carried by seaborne conveyance how is Bahrain working with allied navies to ensure peace and stability at the Arab Gulf?
  • Information sharing and fast response
  • Using advanced surveillance technology a comprehensive maritime situational awareness and command and control capabilities

Senior Representative

Bahraini Coast Guard, Bahrain

The UAE’s Cyber Security Center alleges that the country is now the 2nd most targeted in the world, following the United States, and is under constant threat from criminals, intelligence agencies, terrorist groups, and hacking collectives. The country is the subject of 5% of all global cyber attacks and such attacks have increased by 500% over the past five years. To address these and other threats, the government plans to double its spending on internal security from about $5 billion to more than $10 billion in the next 10 years, with a significant percentage dedicated to cyber security.

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm The importance of integrating physical and logical security under a single governing body or department

How is the industry equipped to help organisations improve their cyber security levels?
  • Transitioning from the technical to the organisational restructuring
  • Securing the network from the outside–in
Dr. Youssef Al Hammadi, Advisor, Office of Strategic Affairs at The General Secretariat of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, UAE

Dr. Youssef Al Hammadi

Advisor, Office of Strategic Affairs
The General Secretariat of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, UAE

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Information sharing between national security stakeholders

How can national powers be nurtured towards a culture of information sharing?
  • The understanding barrier; the variation between different communities of interest in terms of information; sharing for national Cyber Security
  • Avoiding fragmentation among national security interlocutors to better manage risks and attacks
Mohamed Bin Haider Almarashda, National Cyber Security Expert at Sharjah Police, UAE

Mohamed Bin Haider Almarashda

National Cyber Security Expert
Sharjah Police, UAE

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch and networking break

The first step for terrorism to infiltrate the society of a certain country is for it to find the means of communication to reach out to sensitive parts of the populous. Its main aim is to communicate the terrorist propaganda and on a later stage technical know-how to provide its supporters with gunpower. Terrorist networks will often try to exploit vulnerabilities and security gaps in the import-export networks of a country to transfer this gunpower. As so, the most efficient counterterrorism strategy on a national level is not only to secure communications networks from security gaps, but also to ensure the integrity of your import and export networks in order to prevent the influx of ammunition in case the threat bypasses the first level of prevention.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm The Mediterranean Security and the USA Container Safe Initiative under the Department of Home land security border control guidelines

How to achieve full operational awareness for timely detection?
  • The development of an effective entry and exit framework for containers and imported goods
  • Constructive cooperation with strategic partners for controls and monitoring
General Gamal Hegazy, Chairman at General Authority for Land and Dry Ports

General Gamal Hegazy

General Authority for Land and Dry Ports

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Strategy and consolidated plans to fully prevent the potential import of terrorist ideology and technical know-how

How to route out criminal networks attempting to poison the nation’s youth?
  • Coordination and cooperation with stakeholders to address the transnational side of crime
  • Compiling indicative data for unified intelligence analysis and continuous monitoring
Major Dr. Saeed Hassan, Head of Criminal Investigation Department at Dubai Police, UAE

Major Dr. Saeed Hassan

Head of Criminal Investigation Department
Dubai Police, UAE

3:30 pm - 3:30 pm Chairman’s closing remarks and end of summit day one