Preview: Securing the aviation world at AVSEC Global 2019

Securing the aviation world at AVSEC Global 2019

Dubai, UAE, 30 July 2019: Thirty presentations on topics ranging from chemical and cyber warfare, drones and detection, to terrorism and trafficking, stowaways and smuggling. Eight workshops tackling subjects from brain hacks and security at mass gatherings to behavioural analysis and preparing for a crisis. An exercise that spotlights hijacking. Delegates at the fourth edition of the aviation security symposium, AVSEC Global 2019, will experience all these and much more.

Organised by Emirates Group Security, the airline’s multi-faceted security strategy company, AVSEC Global will be held from 22 to 24 September at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai, with the welcome reception on board the iconic Queen Elizabeth 2. The symposium is one of the most significant aviation security events in the region and one of the biggest globally.

Delegates and top-notch speakers headlining the event are drawn from the global security industry. This year the elite panel of speakers include neuroscientists, behavioural strategists, influencers, leaders, founders and directors in the security industry.

Emirates’ senior leadership is fully committed to creating awareness of the challenges and the trends in aviation security, and sharing ideas and best practice among stakeholders. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saaed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, is scheduled to open the event and the first keynote address will be delivered by Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline.

Dr Abdulla Al Hashimi, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates Group Security said: “It’s encouraging to see AVSEC’s global appeal grow with every edition – it goes to show the stature and success of the event. It’s become a key platform to share, discuss and ideate around the most topical issues and challenges facing aviation security and our communities today. In this increasingly complex digital world, security touches every facet of our professional and personal lives and should be treated as everybody’s responsibility. This is why we’ve speakers and delegates drawn from a broad spectrum of industries, expertise and roles, as well as founders, governments, regulators, airlines and airport operators.”

AVSEC Global 2019 will build on the success and learnings from the 2017 event that brought together over 400 industry professionals and 25 key sponsors and exhibitors. The event will also feature a gala dinner that celebrates the winners of the Awards of Excellence in Aviation Security, recognising exceptional performance and achievements in the global aviation security industry. Nominations are invited from both individuals and organisations, and the winners will be determined by an eminent panel of aviation security industry experts.

More details about the event, speakers, registration and nominations for the awards are available here: www.emiratesgroupsecurity.com/avsec.

About Emirates Group Security:

Emirates Group Security is an award-winning organisation that offers a wide spectrum of security services ranging from general to aviation specific. Part of the Emirates Group, it employs more than 400 staff directly and over 2,000 security staff through its service partner Transguard Group (TG).

Emirates Group Security extends its special aviation security services beyond Emirates to other airlines that operate in and out of Dubai International airport on a commercial basis. Emirates Group Security’s commitment to excellence is demonstrated by its strict adherence to its Quality Management System conforming to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 28000:2007 standards and TAPA – Transported Asset Protection Association. The organisation was the recipient of the DQAA – Dubai Quality Award Appreciation in 2012, DQA – Dubai Quality Award in 2016 and SKEA Gold – Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award Gold in 2018.

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