11 - 13 September 2017

National Security Awards And Smart Surveillance Focus Day: Wednesday, 13 September 2017

IQPC’s National Security Awards 2017 honour, recognise and promote individuals and teams who have made a commitment to driving excellence and superior national security measures. The awards are dedicated to recognising world-class thinking, creativity and execution across the full spectrum of national security functions.

8:00 am - 8:55 am Registration and welcome refreshments

8:55 am - 9:00 am Opening remarks from IQPC


Robert Hilty

Chairman & Senior Security Expert
Swiss Centre of Excellence, Switzerland

9:10 am - 9:20 am Excellence trophy of appreciation for the efforts to build an integrated control unit for RTA’s operational agencies including metro, tram, public transport, taxis, and traffic systems control centres. With Dubai hosting the EXPO 2020, these initiatives are seen as a major milestone in UAE’s list of illustrious achievements.

His Excellency Abdul Mohsin Ibrahim Younes, CEO,Roads and Transport Authority, UAE
Award acceptance keynote speech on - Enhancing preparedness for mega-events to ensure public safety and smooth coordination

His Excellency Abdul Mohsin Ibrahim Younes

Roads and Transport Authority, UAE

9:20 am - 9:40 am Excellence trophy of appreciation for outstanding work in spearheading digital transformation initiatives and creating a holistic security system for Etihad Airways. The national flagship carrier of the UAE, is now rated as one of the top airline companies in the world for leveraging emerging and innovative technologies that enable a combination of private and public cloud networks that help in faster detection and response, this contributing to the national security programme of the UAE.

Georges De Moura, Head of Group Information Security, Risk and Compliance,Etihad Airways, UAE
Award delivery and acceptance speech: Etihad - Developing next-generation flying experience with a holistic security approach

Georges De Moura

Head of Group Information Security, Risk and Compliance
Etihad Airways, UAE

9:40 am - 9:50 am Excellence trophy of appreciation for outstanding work in investigating the mosque bomb blasts in Kuwait in 2015, contributing to the resilience of security forces and making sure the perpetrators of terrorism were put to justice. This has helped in making Kuwait a safer place and has also contributed to the safety and security of GCC citizens.

Colonel Abdulwahab Alyaqout, Head of Bomb Disposal Unit - Special Operations,Ministry of Interior, Kuwait
Award acceptance speech: Sharing best practices in bomb disposal and improving the special forces resilience to tackle threats

Colonel Abdulwahab Alyaqout

Head of Bomb Disposal Unit - Special Operations
Ministry of Interior, Kuwait

9:50 am - 10:20 am Session reserved for Avigilon

Sponsored by: Avigilon

10:20 am - 11:00 am Networking coffee break and media interviews

11:00 am - 11:30 am Counter-terrorism operations: Egypt’s ongoing efforts to tackle the improvised explosive devices (IED) threats

Ahmed Yousrey, Chief of Bomb Disposal Team,MOI – Egypt Police, Egypt
  • Identifying, developing and executing new strategies and approaches towards IED disposal
  • Combining security monitoring, intelligence assessment and homeland security to manage covert operations
  • Case studies: Sharing some of the best practices from an experience of over 61 IED deactivations including remote-operated IED, body-trapped IED and car-operated IED

Ahmed Yousrey

Chief of Bomb Disposal Team
MOI – Egypt Police, Egypt

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Minimising the consequences of critical infrastructure disruption to prevent national debilitation

  • Identifying, deterring, and disrupting hazards to the critical infrastructure
  • Reducing gaps in the existing assets and networks
  • Partnering with service providers to proactively prepare for intrusions and disruptions

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm Maintaining security in a disrupted world and its impact on homeland security policy

Robert Hilty, Chairman & Senior Security Expert,Swiss Centre of Excellence, Switzerland
  • Integrating armed forces with homeland security forces
  • Tackling border issues and its direct impact on public security
  • Developing actionable intelligence and its subsequent effect of policy doctrines

Robert Hilty

Chairman & Senior Security Expert
Swiss Centre of Excellence, Switzerland

12:40 pm - 12:50 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm Networking lunch

1:50 pm - 1:50 pm End of focus day

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme.
This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.
For the most up-to-date programme, please visit the event website.