15 - 16 October, 2019
Gulf Hotel Bahrain, FM

Summit Day Two: Wednesday, 16 October 2019

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

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

Explosive ordnance disposal teams successfully neutralised in the coastal front alone 2,610 IEDs last year by the UAE Armed Forces. The bombs were found across six unidentified countries last year and safely disposed of. On the same time, threats are no longer limited to a particular area or region but have spread across the world. Nations have joined hands to fight extremism and develop their IED countermeasures. NATO as an SME during this session will be providing the community with its insight on the matter.

Counter-IED Masterclass

9:10 am - 10:10 am Discussing the Counter-IED lessons learned from operations in areas of conflict
More victim suicide vehicles and victim operated IEDs had been used by terror groups in Afghanistan than in Iraq and Syria which caused a lot of threat to civilians. Attacking networks in such cases had to be strategic to avoid civilian victims. The presentation seeks to develop our understanding on the latest threats and IEDs used in places of conflict, and the latest technologies and techniques in fighting IEDs.
Colonel Jose Antonio Cruz Moro, Director at NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence, Spain

Colonel Jose Antonio Cruz Moro

NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence, Spain

Counter-IED Masterclass

9:10 am - 10:10 am The experience on past incidents and post investigation analysis
Gain insights on how the special operations unit of the CoE investigated IED cases and stopped further attacks. How the combination of CCTV cameras, gate monitoring, IED detection devices and analysis of past intelligence patterns helps the Armed Forces apprehend suspects and avoid disasters.
Colonel Stephen Kavanaugh, Deputy Director at NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence, US

Colonel Stephen Kavanaugh

Deputy Director
NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence, US

10:10 am - 10:40 am Combatting improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as a part of counter terrorism operations in Egypt

Why and how the community shall be prepared only for an increase of such threats?
  • Security monitoring, intelligence assessment and homeland security
  • VIP security and crisis management against terrorist insurgents
  • Identifying, developing and executing new strategies and approaches towards IED disposal
Ahmed Yousrey, Chief of Bomb Disposal Team at Cairo Police Department, Egypt

Ahmed Yousrey

Chief of Bomb Disposal Team
Cairo Police Department, Egypt

10:40 am - 11:30 am Coffee and networking break

It is rather difficult to develop networked understanding of the vulnerability induced by complex, nonlinear and dynamic interconnectivity and interdependence that exists in modern critical infrastructure. It is equally pressing though as both such facilities pose the main targets of attack and because oil and gas, port, airport, energy, healthcare and administration facilities are the cornerstone of a prosperous society.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Drone-intrusion warning focusing on threats to critical infrastructure

How driven to prevent disruptions in Dubai’s economy the Emirate has implemented a state of the art drone monitoring and countermeasures system?
  • Live air traffic for enhanced domain awareness
  • UAV countermeasures doctrine and equipment in use

Colonel Dr. Thafar Maaitah

Corporate Security and Control
Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Dubai

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Tightening control on oil facilities for attack prevention

Which reaction is the increase on number of attacks on oil-related assets driving?
  • Taking on cybersecurity
  • Implementation of security and maintenance measures for pipeline facilities across the Kingdom
  • International cooperation for attack response

Adel Al Gaoud

Security Manager

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Committed to the highest standards of safety, security, and safeguards during operations

How is ENEC facing critical infrastructure security challenges?
  • The protection of the Civil Nuclear Energy Program (CNEP) assets
  • Creation of a dedicated Cyber Security function
  • Implementing company standards that adhere to the highest industry practices

Senior Representative

Emirates Nuclear Energy Company

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm BAPCO operational guidelines on facilities security

How is the companies locally based security staff responding to an attack or a threat of it prior to the engagement of national stakeholders?
  • Basic security and guarding operations best practice
  • Control room operation and quick reaction patrolling

Ewan Reekie


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

To achieve the desired end state requires a group of dedicated professionals at all levels of government. In order to manage the roadmap to success, these professionals require development so they can realize their true potential. Their development and education are continuous and occur at all levels. However, building a strong foundation for interagency cooperation is a must on the basis of training and education procedures to establish a tradition of common practices and operational frameworks.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Towards developing individuals and organizations to future-class standards that ensure a highly specialized, multi-disciplinary, coherent, robust and sustainable national capability

Why is standardisation important on national security training?
  • Integrated safety, security, defence, emergency preparedness and crisis management education
  • Being fully compliant with all relevant Objectives of the Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 and Economic Vision (AD2030)
  • Focusing on security challenges and trends of the future
Senior Representative, . at Rabdan Academy

Senior Representative

Rabdan Academy

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Cyber Security, mobile applications and design optimization

How new technologies are interacting with the existing national security culture?
  • Computer network research projects
  • The projects application on legacy strategies and tactics
Dr. Fadi Aloul, Professor & Department Head Computer Science & Engineering at American University of Sharjah, UAE

Dr. Fadi Aloul

Professor & Department Head Computer Science & Engineering
American University of Sharjah, UAE

3:00 pm - 3:10 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

3:10 pm - 3:10 pm Closing ceremony and end of summit day two