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3 - 5 October, 2023 Riyadh, KSA

Intersec Saudi Arabia Conference - Agenda

Securing The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The 4th edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia presents the industry’s most comprehensive showcase to date as it brings together key government leaders, agencies, and organizational heads with outstanding world-class speakers, innovative products, technology & solutions across all key sectors. 

Gathering a Think Tank for regional Leaders in the Security Industry. Bringing together stakeholders from Government Authorities, Policy makers, Law Enforcement, Civil Defense & Private organizations to define the future of security.

Features the 3-day Summit, looking into the leader’s Security perspectives on KSA’s vision 2030.

Intersec Saudi Arabia, as a nexus for the fire and emergency services, security, and safety industry, unites thousands of sector specialists once again for vital discussion and face-to-face exchange in a fresh and dynamic environment. 

11:30  Registration, coffee, and networking
13:00 National Anthem
Band of the International Tourism and Hospitality College, Riyadh 
13:00 - 13:05 Opening remarks from the Conference Chair 
Speaker: Mazyad Al Otaibi, Expert and Advisor, Healthcare and Security
13:05 - 13:10 Welcome from CEO Messe Frankfurt: Simon Mellor, CEO, Messe Frankfurt Middle East
13:10 - 13:15 Welcome address from CEO, Al Harithy Company for Exhibitions
VISION 2030
13:20 – 13:25 KEYNOTE: Session 1: Opening Keynote by General General Directorate of Civil Defense
Speaker: Major General Khalid Fahad Al-Hazaa, Assistant Director General of Saudi Civil Defense for Safety Affairs
13:30 – 13:50 KEYNOTE: Session 2: Uplifting Security Services Industry
Speaker: Turki Matooq Al Thonayan, Chief Executive Officer, National Security Services Company ‘’SAFE’’
13:50 – 14:15 KEYNOTE: Session 4: Transformation and development in line with the Kingdom's Vision 2030
Speaker: Colonel Dr. Riyad Muhammad Ayed Al-Shehri, General Directorate of Civil Defense
14:15 – 14:45 FIRESIDE CHAT: Session 3: In conversation with Turki Matooq Al Thonayan, Chief Executive Officer, National Security Services Company ‘’SAFE’’
Moderator: Mazyad Al Otaibi, Expert and Advisor, Healthcare and Security
Speaker: Turki Matooq Al Thonayan, Chief Executive Officer, National Security Services Company ‘’SAFE’’
14:45 – 15:30 PANEL: Strategic opportunities in solving the Talent gap for the Security Industry in the Kingdom
Attend this session to listen to the latest opportunities for attracting, retaining, and growing the local talent, while creating strong and successful succession planning programs, and reaching optimal levels of Saudization in the Security Industry.

Key Discussion Points:
- Leadership in a disrupted world
- Future-proofing your force and finding the next generation leaders
- Looking to the future to solve today's the region’s talent gap
- What succession planning strategies are right for the region
- How do we attract, promote, and retain local talent
- Key indicators of the successful implementation of Saudization in Security

Session Chair: Erik Talley, HSE Director, KAUST

Speakers:
Nadeem Iqbal, Director Middle East, International Foundation for Protection Officers
Colonel Consultant Eng. AbdulHadi bin Sarhan AlGarni, Crash Training Institute
15:30 – 15:45 Prayer break
15:45 – 16:30 PANEL: Session 5: National Security Leaders’ Panel: Securing KSA’s Vision 2030 through integrating intelligence tasking and operational coordination
Listen to the latest initiatives for national security, and the existing collaborations between the Government and the private sector to gain a deeper understanding of Vision 2030 in National Security.
Key Discussion Points:
- Learn the security challenges of Infrastructure owners & operators in a multidomain approach
- Listen to the latest initiatives for homeland security, and the existing collaborations between the Government and the private sector
- Utilizing infrastructure available in cross-collaboration with agencies and authorities
- What lessons can be found in harnessing data? What changes have now been made to make data easily accessible for all?
- How macro demographic and technological trends are changing the defense and security landscape
- Are we prepared for the Next Pandemic?

Session Chair: Majed Al Duhaish, Support Services, National Security Services Co. “SAFE”

Speakers: 
Sultan Al Tukhaim – General Manager, Cybersecurity & Data Governance, Communications & IT Commission, Saudi Arabia
Colonel Dr. Riyad Muhammad Ayed Al-Shehri, General Directorate of Civil Defense
Colonel Dr. Muhammad bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Askar, Director of Safety Department at King Fahd Security College
Sami Al Thowaini, Director, Safety, Security, and Transportation at KAPSARC
GIGA PROJECTS, TOURISM & ENTERTAINMENT
16:30 – 16:50 KEYNOTE: Session 7: Investing in Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security in Smart Cities - NEOM City as a model.
Speaker: Dr. Marwa Salman Salah, AI, Smart Cities, & Cybersecurity Consultant, Leadership Development Center, London Scientific Academy for Research and Training.
16:50 – 17:20 KEYNOTE: Session 8: Preparing the Security Protocols and Operations for Mega Events, Expo 2030, and Entertainment in The Kingdom
The entertainment sector perhaps more than any other reflects the remarkable transformation of Saudi Arabia during the past five years. Expo 2020 saw a myriad with 3 million of them visiting The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Pavilion, offering insight into the great interest in Saudi Arabia, its culture, and the future landscape of Mega Events. Join our experts as they discuss the security aspects for Mega events, sharing learnings from Religious Tourism, crowd safety, and more.

Key Discussion Points:

- Learnings from large-scale religious events
- Event safety and security planning
- Mega events, Mega Challenges
- Emergency preparedness for large-scale events in The Kingdom
- Crowd Safety Management
- Training the taskforce 

Speaker: Major Eng. Ibrahim bin Ahmed Hakami, General Directorate of Civil Defense, Saudi Arabia
18:15 CLOSING REMARKS - Chair of the Conference
18:30 End of Day 1
11:30  Registration, coffee, and networking
12:30 Opening remarks from the Conference Chair Mazyad Al Otaibi, Expert and Advisor, Healthcare and Security
CYBERSECURITY
12:35 – 12:55 KEYNOTE: Session 1 - Opening Keynote: National Cybersecurity Strategy
13:00 –13:20 KEYNOTE: Session 2 - A Day in the life of a CISO
Speaker: Ed Sleiman, KAUST’s Chief Information Security Officer at KAUST
13:20 –13:50 KEYNOTE: Session 3 - The escalating Risks of Cybersecurity in Healthcare
Speaker: Dr. Raed AlHazme, Executive Director IT, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs
13:50 – 14:30 PANEL: Session 4 - Saudi Arabia leading the Cybersecurity race in the Middle East
Saudi Arabia ranks second globally and first in the Middle East and Asia in the global cybersecurity index. Attend this session to gain insight into the challenges faced to be leading this index

Key Discussion Points:
- Key drivers of cyber-attacks against Saudi Arabia
- Saudi Arabia’s cybersecurity market will grow to $5.5 billion by 2023
- Increase in the digital changes witnessed by the country in the services offered by the government 
- Privacy, data ownership, and Homeland security
- Transportation Cybersecurity: Protecting Planes, Trains, and Pipelines from Cyber Threats

Session Chair: Ashleigh Watson, Cyber Security Architect, Advisor, EC-Council

Speakers:
Ed Sleiman, KAUST’s Chief Information Security Officer at KAUST
Dr. Hussain Aldawood, Chief Information Security Office (CISO), Arabian Drilling Co.
14:30 – 15:00 Session 5 - Ceremony Session 8 – MOU signature Ceremony
  Ministry of Tourism – National Security Services Co.
  Ministry of Sports - National Security Services Co.
  Tahakum - National Security Services Co.
  GASCO - National Security Services Co.
  GDC - National Security Services Co.
  Hikvision - National Security Services Co.
  NCR - National Security Services Co.
13:50 – 14:35 PANEL: Session 6 - Developing Cyber Resilience: Securing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Due to various factors, Saudi Arabia is one of the most prominent cybercrime targets. An energy-rich country with a digitally active population, located at the heart of the global energy market. 
Join this session to get a deeper insight into the multiple initiatives helping build cyber resilience in The Kingdom, while accelerating digital transformation.

Key Discussion Points:
- Moving from Cybersecurity to Cyber resilience
- Cybersecurity, national regulations, and Standards
- Building cyber resilience in The Kingdom, while accelerating digital transformation
- Boosting cyber resilience in the oil and gas industry
- The proliferation of smart cities and Saudi’s cybercrime legislation
- Transforming Saudi Organizations into Global Leaders in cyber resilience
- Cybersecurity for critical infrastructures across sectors

Session Chair: Ashleigh Watson, Cyber Security Architect, Advisor, EC-Council

Speakers:
Dr. Sultan Al Tukhaim – General Manager, Cybersecurity & Data Governance, Communications & IT Commission, Saudi Arabia
Dr Faisal Abdulaziz Alfouzan. Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity and Networks, Director of Cybersecurity
Ibrahim Al-Asaker, Cybersecurity Architect & CSA Saudi Chapter Leader
ORGANIZATIONAL RESILIENCE
15:40 - 16:00 KEYNOTE:  Session 7 - Effective use of ERP in tackling emergencies in aviation – An Aviation Industry perspective
- What is an Emergency in aviation
- Why we must have an ERP in aviation 
- Difficulties & Constraints

Speaker: Ghassan Alkashgari, Director Safety, Security and Quality, Flyadeal
16:00 – 16:20 KEYNOTE: Session 8 - Putting Leadership, People, Processes, and Product at the center of Organizational Resilience

Key Discussion Points:
- Building the Resilience Tool Kit for the Region
- How do we prepare for the upcoming Giga Projects resilience?
- Innovation at the forefront of Business recovery strategies
- Interdependent, dynamic, and agile processes to navigate complex, unfamiliar contexts (i.e. a pandemic)

Speaker: Rakan Al-Sharekh, CHRO, National Security Services Co.
16:20  16:40 KEYNOTE: Session 9: Civil Defense & Emergency Response
Speaker: Brigadier Dr. Ammar Mohamed Maghribi, Saudi Civil Defense
16:40  17:00 KEYNOTE: Session 10 - Opening: Reimagining the path to building organizational resilience in The Kingdom
This session explores both, digital transformation and future-proofing the economy, critical infrastructure, and education.

Speaker: Adnan Rafique Ahmed, Lead Business Continuity, Ma'aden
17:00  17:20 KEYNOTE: Session 11: Virtual Reality application in emergency response

Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Eng. Haitham Jamil Al Matrafi, General Directorate of Civil Defense
17:20  17:40 KEYNOTE: Session 12: Proposal for an electronic platform to automate safety work and procedures

Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Eng. Faris bin Ismail Badr, General Directorate of Civil Defense
17:40  18:00 PANEL: Session 13: Innovation and New Technologies for firefighting, rescue, and management of Forest Fires

Speaker: Colonel Eng. Saadallah bin Saleh Al-Zahrani, General Directorate of Civil Defense
18:00  CLOSING REMARKS - Chair of the Conference
18:00  End of Day 2
11:30  Registration, coffee, and networking
12:30 Opening remarks from the Conference Chair 
REGULATORY FRAME
12:30 – 12:50 KEYNOTE: Session 1 - UL Standardization update 2022 - Standards & Codes

As the world is moving towards sustainability, Saudi Arabia with its vision 2030 aims to reduce its dependency on oil and give a push to other sectors. It is set to become an integral driver of international trade while also aiming to connect Africa, Asia, and Europe and aspires to reach net zero by 2060. To meet the key vision and objectives as per the vision 2030 plan, the kingdom will have to take adequate measures to ensure codes and standards development is given a major thrust as their implementation will play a key role in achieving these goals.

Speaker: Zahi Daher, Regional Standards Manager, MENA, UL Standards & Engagement
12:50 – 13:30 PANEL: The role of leadership in supporting the implementation of standards toward Vision 2030

Key Discussion Points:
The role of leadership in supporting the implementation of standards
What actions are being taken by SASO & GSO toward the implementation of the Vision 2030
What kind of support is UL currently offering to support the progress of the Giga Projects?

Session Chair: Zahi Daher, Regional Standards Manager, MENA, UL Standards & Engagement 

Invited:
Saad Alhatem, General Manager of Standards, SASO
Dr. Dana Kamal, Director, International Development MENA, National Fire Protection Association
Colonel Consultant Eng. AbdulHadi bin Sarhan AlGarni, Crash Training Institute
Olga Caledonia, Director, International Development, NFPA
Mike Brunzell, Global Business Development I NFPA
EMERGENCY RESPONSE & CIVIL DEFENSE
13:30– 13:50 KEYNOTE: Session 2 - The experience of the Civil Defense in Al Medina Almnworah in adapting its services to the Prophet's Mosque and the Tourist Season of Al-Ula
Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Osama Salim Al-Awfi, General Directorate of Civil Defense
13:50 – 14:15 PANEL: Session 3: Civil Defense Panel 

Key Discussion Points:
- Identifying when it is necessary to re-run risk assessments in buildings
- Integrating video and drone technology as instruments that are integrated into fireground research
- Capacity building in the fire safety profession in the region
- Safeguarding the critical national infrastructure: risks and opportunities
- Ensuring Equity in Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
- Emergency response strategies through cutting-edge technology
- Examining Emergency Communications

Session Chair: Mazyad Al Otaibi, Expert and Advisor, Healthcare and Security

Invited:
Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed bin Nassir ALDriham, General Directorate of Civil Defense
Colonel Eng. Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Mutairi, General Directorate of Civil Defense
Brigadier Dr. Ammar Mohamed Maghribi, General Directorate of Civil Defense
14:15 – 14:45 FIRESIDE CHAT: Session 4: Fireside Chat Aviation and Airport Security
Join our experts as they discuss how to better optimize all security measures and procedures in accordance with international standards with the aim of creating a secure civil aviation environment while allowing safe operation at all airports in the kingdom.


Key Discussion Points:
Overview of International Aeronautic Standards
Strategies and solutions for efficient smart borders management
Global Aviation Security Plan
Security Management System
Aviation Cyber Security
Design Thinking Blue Skies Approach to Security
Security Risk and Intelligence management

Session Chair: Mazyad Al Utaibi, Expert and Advisor, Healthcare and Security

Speaker: 
Ghassan Alkashgari, Director Safety, Security and Quality, Flyadeal
Colonel Mohammed Yahya Alghamdi, General Directorate of Civil Defense
14:45 -15:05 Dealing with train accidents "Riyadh Metro"
Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed bin Nassir ALDriham, General Directorate of Civil Defense
FIRE & SAFETY
15:05 – 15:25 KEYNOTE: Session 6: Identifying when it is necessary to re-run Risk Assessments in Buildings
Speaker: Dr. Fares Alferdaws, Crisis Committee Leader, ARASCO
15:25 – 15:45 CASE STUDY: Session 6: Residential Sprinklers: Study and an Investigate
Speaker: Faris Alzahrani, Director of Fire & Safety Training Center FSTC, Jubail Industrial College - JIC
15:45 – 16:05 Session 8: Combustible Dust
Speaker: Colonel Mohammed Yahya Alghamdi, General Directorate of Civil Defense
15:45 – 16:05 Session 9: Localizing Fire and Safety TIC in KSA
Speaker: Eng. Abdullah Hussain Al-Ghamdi, COSS HSE/Loss Prevention Supervisor, GCC Fire & Safety Lab
16:30 – 17:30 Session 10 - Civil Defense Professional Workshop - Capacity Building Resources in Fire Protection (Saudi Code)
Speaker: Colonel Eng. Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Mutairi
18:00 End of Day 3

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