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International Security National Resilience Conference (ISNR 2008)

International Security National Resilience Conference (ISNR 2008)

March 02, 2008

Under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the International Security and National Resilience Exhibition and Conference (ISNR) was held on March 2-5 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA) and with the support of UAE Ministry of Interior has organized the ISNR Conference on March 2nd at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.

Speakers selected for the one-day conference were senior Security and Police Commanders from several Arab, and Western countries. Speakers presented, discussed and exchanged views & experiences on current and future challenges facing nations worldwide.

Topics : The high level, international conference addressed the most strategic and topical issues including intelligence & early warning, defense against and recovery from catastrophic events and infrastructure protection. Topics discussed included:

  • INTELLIGENCE AND THREAT ASSESSMENT
  • BORDER AND TRANSPORT SECURITY
  • COUNTER-TERRORISM
  • CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION
  • CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND RESILIENCE
  • EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
  • PROTECTION OF GOVERNMENT FACILITIES (OIL & GAS)

The ISNR Conference was designed to elevate and enhance the standards of Homeland Security in the region through not only the exchange of strategic experiences & practical solutions, but also through establishing a cohesive network that gathers personnel from across the spectrum of government agencies and the private, and industrial sectors.

March 2nd, 2008
8:00 Pre-Conference Registration 
9:00 Opening Remarks by Organizer 
9:05 Welcome Address by Chief of ISNR Higher Committee Brig. Gen. Matar Salem Bin Mesayed.
9:10 Welcome Address by INEGMA President Maj. Gen. (Ret) Khaled Al-Bu Ainnain.
   
SESSION ONE 
  Chairman: Lt. Gen. Saif Abdullah Al-Shafar, Undersecretary Ministry of Interior
9:15 “Police work requirements in a Multicultural environment”
By: Dubai Police Chief Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim. 
9:35 “Security Preparation for the UK Olympics” By:
Assistant Commissioner of London Metropolitan Police Tarique Gaffur. 
9:55 “New Technologies - Global Challenges within the Scope of Security Authorities",
By: Deputy Chief Constable Peter Sehr, Head of the Technologies subdivision
at the Institute of Law Enforcement Studies and Training, German Federal Police.
10:15 Panel Discussion with Q&A.
10:35 Coffee BREAK 
   
SESSION TWO
  Chairman: Brig. Gen. Abdullah Ahmad Al-Mushrekh,
Director General of Planning and Development at UAE Ministry of Interior
10:50 “Modern Techniques & Strategies for the Security of Critical Structures and Facilities”
By: Director of Training for French Police Emile Perez.
11:10 “ UAE Vision for protection of government and strategic facilities”
By : Mr. John A. McCarthy, Executive Manager for Operations,
Critical National Infrastructure Authority in UAE.
11:30 Panel Discussion with Q&A 
11:50 Official Opening Ceremony of ISNR Show by
HH Sheikh Seif Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, UAE Minister of Interior, followed by conference luncheon.
   
SESSION THREE
  Chairman : Maj. Gen. Khaleefa Harib Al-Khayili, Assistant Under Secretary for Administration
and Planning at UAE Ministry of Interior
14:10  “The Balance between Security Requirements & Human Rights”
by: Director of Lebanese Internal Security Maj. Gen. Achraf Rifi.
14:25 “Challenges Facing Security & Legal Cooperation in Combating International
Crimes” By: Raphael Perl , Head of the Action Against Terrorism Unit of the Organization for Security
and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
14:40 “Use of Technology in the Enhancement of Ports & Airports' Security”
Bob Evans, Assistant Chief Constable of South Wales Police.
14:55 “Modern Means to Combat Human Trafficking: U.S. Experience”
By: Ransom Avilla, Regional Attaché for Department of Homeland Security, USA .
15:10 Panel Discussion with Q&A
   
15:30 Thank you statement by : Mr. Hamad Al-Neyadi,
Managing Director of Caracal, Conference's Presenting Sponsor.
15:35 Conference Recommendations by : Lt. Col. Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al-Humaidi,
Manager of the Officers Training Institute at Abu Dhabi Police College . 
15:40 Closing statement by : INEGMA Director General Riad Kahwaji.
15:45 End of the ISNR Conference
20:00 Conference Dinner Reception at Hiltonia Lake Garden, Hilton Hotel Abu Dhabi

Speakers & Lectures

 “Police work requirements in a Multicultural environment”
By: Dubai Police Chief Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim
“Security Preparation for the UK Olympics” By:
Assistant Commissioner of London Metropolitan Police Tarique Gaffur.
Click here to view the presentation.
“New Technologies - Global Challenges within the Scope of Security Authorities"
By: Deputy Chief Constable Peter Sehr, Head of the Technologies subdivision
at the Institute of Law Enforcement Studies and Training, German Federal Police.
Click here to view the presentation
   
Session - II
 
“Modern Techniques & Strategies for the Security of Critical Structures and Facilities”
By: Director of Training for French Police Emile Perez.
Click here to view the presentation
“ UAE Vision for protection of government and strategic facilities”
By : Mr. John A. McCarthy, Executive Manager for Operations,
Critical National Infrastructure Authority in UAE.
Click here to view the presentation
Session - III
“The Balance between Security Requirements & Human Rights”
by: Director of Lebanese Internal Security Maj. Gen. Achraf Rifi.
Click here to view the presentation
“Challenges Facing Security & Legal Cooperation in Combating International Crimes”
By: Raphael Perl , Head of the Action Against Terrorism Unit of the Organization for
Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Click here to view the presentation
 “Use of Technology in the Enhancement of Ports & Airports' Security”
Bob Evans, Assistant Chief Constable of South Wales Police.
Click here to view the presentation
 “Modern Means to Combat Human Trafficking: U.S. Experience”
By: Ransom Avilla, Regional Attaché for Department of Homeland Security, USA.
Click here to view the presentation