Security experts due in Abu Dhabi for two-day forum

Taking place 4-5 November, the World Security Forum will include global policy makers in cybersecurity

Phillips: Participants will hear a range of vital topics from political to strategic, including physical security, digital security and crisis response.
Phillips: Participants will hear a range of vital topics from political to strategic, including physical security, digital security and crisis response.

Abu Dhabi is hosting the World Security Forum, a gathering of sector leaders, policymakers and advisors from 10 nations, to address global threats and risk resolution solutions. The Forum, which will take place in the auditorium of Abu Dhabi Global Market, from 4-5 November, is hosted by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) with the UK’s Consilium as its Knowledge Partner.

The Forum will comprise a series of keynote speeches, panel discussions, debates and roundtables focusing on regional and global security issues. Forum highlights will examine the regional security landscape from GCC, Asian, European and US perspectives, strategy impacts, digital security mapping to combat global technology dynamism, threats to global business and insurance and means of leveraging intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for a safer world.

“The panel will review global security risks, threats and challenges posed to people and property, examine how to establish international co-operation and public-private collaboration for risk mitigation, analyse international trade route protection, identify the security requirements of a digitally transforming world and ways of striking a balance between national security and strategic responsibility,” said Sarah Phillips, head of Conferences at organisers Messe Frankfurt Middle East. 

The speaker line-up includes Michele Coninsx, Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate, United Nations Secretary-General; Cesar B. Yano, Undersecretary for Defence Operations, Department of National Defence, Philippines; Dr Mohamed Hamad Hareb Al Kuwaiti, Executive Director, National Electronic Security Authority, UAE, Dr Steven Schrage, Former Asst. Secretary of State, USA and Professor Hu Bo of Beijing University.

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