Conference Agenda

Opening Day  – November 4

16:00  – 19:00  Registration & Coffee


Arrival of the Patron of the EventHE General Sh. Rashed bin Abdullah AlKhalifa, Minister of Interior, Kingdom of Bahrain

Recitation of the Holy Quran 

Welcome Address : 

Aali Al Zahrani, Senior Regional Vice President – Region 12,  ASIS International   

Godfried Hendriks, CPP, ASIS President-Elect, ASIS International

Keynote Speech:  HE Sh. Mohammed bin Khalifa Alkhalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom Of Bahrain

Sponsors Recognition

ASIS Middle East 2019 Exhibition Inauguration


Delegate  & VIP Gala Dinner – Sponsored by Saudi Aramco

Conference Day 1 – November 5

08:00 – 09:00         Registration

08.30 – 09.00          Welcome Coffee

09.00                        Welcome Remarks: Major General Tariq Al Hassan, Chief of Public Security, Kingdom of Bahrain

                                    Keynote: Dr. Faisal Al-Faqeer, Chief Executive OfficerSADARA

                                    Keynote: Khaled Al-Alyani, VP of Global Environment, Health, Safety & Security Department,  SABIC 

                                    Panel Discussion moderated by: John Cowling, CPP, Director – Middle East,  AcuTech Consulting

10.30 – 11.00            Coffee Break

Room 1

11.00 – 12.30

Homeland Security and Public Policing
  • MAJOR GENERAL MOHAMMED AHMED ALMARRI, Director General, Dubai General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) – “Borders Security Innovation”

  • DAVID MOORE, CEO, AcuTech Consulting – “A Review of the U.S. Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism Standards (CFATS) Regulations”

  • Session Chairman and Panel moderator: MICHAEL PADILLA, Chairman and CEO, Al Thuraya

12.30 – 14.00 – Lunch

14.00 – 15.30

Offshore & Maritime Security
  • JASSIM DARWISH, Maintenance Manager, Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. (GPIC) – “Ports and Loading Facilities in Responsible Care and Community Voice”

  • AHMED IBRAHIM, Security Risk Advisor, Schlumberger – “Off-Shore Energy Infrastructure in MENA Risky Maritime”

  • Session Chairman and Panel moderator:  MICHAEL PADILLA, Chairman and CEO, Al Thuraya

Room 2

11.00 – 12.30

IT & Cybersecurity
  • MOHAMMAD ALTURA, Chief Information Technology Officer, Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA), Kuwait – “Digital Transformation in Cybersecurity”

  • CLAUDE FACHKHA, Assistant Professor and Cyber Security Trainer, University of Dubai –“Real Cyber Threats Against Critical Sectors in the GCC: IoT Infections & Malware Targeting SCADA Systems”

12.30 – 14.00 – Lunch

14.00 – 15.30

Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • HESHAM ABDULLA, Head of HSE Compliance, Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA) – “Security Management and Asset Protection”

  • SIMON WHITEHOUSE, CPP, PSP, Managing Director, SGW Consulting Group – “Seamless Integration of Security Technology and Site Operating Procedures”

  • Session Chairman and Panel moderator: JOHN COWLING, CPP,  Director – Middle East, AcuTech Consulting

16.00 – 17.30

Unmanned Vehicles
  • DR. ALI NOUH MABDEH, Engineering Professor at Al-Bayt University and former Head of the GIS Office at the National Center for Security and Crises Management (NCSCM) in Jordan – “Utilizing UAV technology to support the capabilities of the National Security and Crisis Management Agencies”
  • HUSSAIN ALHAZMI, AI & Robotics SME, Saudi Aramco – “Evolution of Aerial Robotics: Opportunities, Challenges and Security Impacts”
  • AJID AL YAZEEDY, Emerging Technologies General Manager, STC Specialized – ”Drone Powered Solution”
  • Session Chairman and Panel moderator: WALEED ALOMAR, Director of National Center for Radar and Electronic Warfare Technology, KACST

15.30 – 16.00 – Coffee Break

19:30   Conference Dinner, hosted by ASIS Dhahran Chapter

Location: Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, The Terrace, 51st Floor

Conference Day 2 – November 6

08.30 – 09.00         Welcome Coffee

09.00 – 10.30          Keynote:  Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, GM – Industrial Security Operations, Saudi Aramco

                                    Keynote: Fahad Al-Battar, Company President, Sharq  

                                  Panel chaired by Jessica Lambardo, VP of Membership & Volunteer Engagement, ASIS International

10.30 – 11.00            Coffee Break

Room 1

11.00 – 12.30

  • MICHAEL PADILLA, Chairman and CEO, Al Thuraya – “Social Challenges and Human Solutions”
  • BLAKE HUANG, Public Security Vertical Business Development Director (MENA), Hikvision – ”Intelligent Security, Intelligent Life”
  • Session Chairman and Panel moderator: JOHN COWLING, CPP, Director – Middle East, AcuTech Consulting

12.30 – 14.00 – Lunch

14.00 – 15.30

  • WALEED ALOMAR, Director of National Center for Radar and Electronic Warfare Technology, KACST – “How Can Terrorists Penetrate Current Anti-Drone Systems”

  • EBRAHIM A. MATTAR, Assoc. Prof. of Cybernetics and Robotics, University of Bahrain – “Robotics Surveillance and Security Applications: Surveying Recent Trends and Directions”


Session Chairman and Panel moderator: HUSSAIN ALHAZMI, AI & Robotics SME, Saudi Aramco

Room 2

11.00 – 12.30

Convergence of Cyber and Physical Security
  • ARIF HASSAN, Sales Manager, United Laboratories“The impact of Cyber Security in Industry 4.0 and the role of the IEC 62443 Standard”
  • MESHAIL ALOTAIBI, Cybersecurity Director, STC Specialized


12.30 – 14.00 – Lunch

14.00 – 15.30

Blockchain Security & Corporate Governance
  • DR HANAN AL MARZOOQI, Governance & Compliance Director,

    General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai – “Corporate Governance in the Security Sector”

  • SHIV AGGARWAL, CEO, MyEarth.ID – “Decentralised Identity Management – Solving Multi-Billion Dollar Identity Problem Using Blockchain”

  • DR RAMI AL-SAHHAR, President – Kuwait, Government Blockchain Association – “Enterprise Blockchain in Action: ِTransformation in Digital Certificates”

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 – 16.30 Closing Plenary

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