ISJ Leaders in Security Conference 2024: “The place to be”

ISJ Leaders in Security Conference 2024

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The ISJ Leaders in Security Conference 2024 is supported by esteemed intellectual partners, premier brands and a carefully selected Advisory Panel made up of security, risk and crisis experts working across the Middle East and Africa region.

On 8 May 2024, The Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai Marina, UAE will once again host the ISJ Leaders in Security Conference, where experts across a wide range of sectors and roles will converge to discuss security, technology, risk, crisis management and business strategy, specifically addressing current opportunities and challenges in the Middle East and Africa.

“On behalf of the Advisory Panel, I invite you to urgently register for the ISJ Leaders in Security conference being held on 8 May in Dubai,” said John Cowling, District Security Manager, Middle East & CIS – Global Security Law, Security and Public Policy, Caterpillar Inc. and Conference Chair.

“This annual, one day event being hosted by International Security Journal will feature high level panel discussions and presentations as well as networking opportunities aimed at bringing together senior decision makers, influential professionals and innovators from the security industry.

“With the past two years events being fully booked well in advance, I encourage you to register now, as all attendees are screened in advance to ensure that we have participation of an appropriate cross section of seniority and diversity in security.

“We expect that, during networking breaks and lunch, participants will take full advantage of opportunities to continue discussions and knowledge sharing. I am confident that this year’s event will once again be a highlight on the regional calendar.

“With excitement already generated by professionals within the security industry regarding their participation at this event, I encourage you to attend so you do not miss out on this essential gathering.

“I am looking forward to meeting both new and old friends and contacts at this event.

“Please do say hello to me on the day and stay safe.”

Unilever, Mastercard, the NBA: Meet the 2024 Advisory Panel

The ISJ Leaders in Security Conference 2024 is delighted to welcome a host of senior security, crisis and risk specialists to its 2024 Advisory Panel.

The Advisory Panel is comprised of distinguished experts working in key roles across the Middle East, Africa and Europe, who – in their job roles – provide advice, conduct assessments, consult on significant projects and more.

This specialist group, renowned for its profound knowledge and experience, not only offers invaluable insights that shape the region’s approach to security and risk mitigation, but provides key perceptions that help shape the ISJ Leaders in Security Conference Agenda.

“The pulse of this event is exciting with thought leaders and security professionals providing a wealth of information and ideas.”

Tim Purpura, VP of Global Sales and Marketing, Morse Watchmans.

This formidable assembly of experts includes professionals such as John Cowling, District Security Manager for the Middle East & CIS at Caterpillar Inc. (Conference Chair) and Yacine Benamane, Security Manager at Unilever North Africa & Middle East. Adding further expertise are Sarah Mathers, Vice President and Head of International Security, NBA and Paul Brewitt, Country Security Manager in Iraq for SPM Oil & Gas.

Maria Fjeldstad from Marsh McLennan – who serves as Senior Business Resilience Manager for Europe and IMEA – joins the 2024 panel, with Howard Leedham MBE, ESID DMCC and Adil Abdel-Hadi, Shield Security Services Limited returning to the panel once again to offer their expertise.

Nigel Lea brings his insights as CEO of Sicuro Group, with Mo Ahddoud, CEO of Chameleon Cyber Consultants and Sally Llewellyn, Global Security Director of Information & Analysis at International SOS, also contributing their vast knowledge.

The panel is further enriched by Edouard Maze-Sencier de Brouville, Vice President, Security Lead MEA at Deutsche Bank, Lorraine Adkins MBE, Interim Director of Campus Safety Operations at NYUAD, Dana Haubold, CISO External at Help AG and Mike Latza, CPP, CISM, Regional Chief Security Office at Mastercard Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa, all of whom bring a wealth of experience and insights from their respective fields.

2024 Partners

International Security Journal is delighted to welcome Morse Watchmans Inc., Seagate, ASSA ABLOY, acre security, IPVideo – A Motorola Solutions Company, Guardhouse, Control Risks, MVP Tech – A Convergint Company, Comm Port Technologies and Axis Communications as its Partners for the 2024 ISJ Leaders in Security Conference.

Leading names in the security industry, conference delegates will have the unique opportunity to interact directly with our Partners and explore innovative solutions and strategies first-hand.

Likewise, this presents an invaluable opportunity for them to showcase their thought leadership credentials and dedication to addressing distinct challenges in the field.

Once again for 2024, the ISJ Leaders in Security Conference is honoured to also be supported by Intellectual Partners the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA), ASIS International – Dubai Chapter and The Security Institute.

Their involvement is pivotal, with senior management, advisors and members offering in-depth insights, supporting the event through participation in panel discussions and more.

The collaboration and support from these intellectual entities enrich the conference significantly, providing valuable perspectives and fostering a dynamic dialogue.

At this year’s ISJ Leaders in Security Conference, His Excellency Khalifa Ibrahim Al Saleis, CEO, Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) will once again be delivering the Keynote Address.

Platinum Partner Spotlight: Morse Watchmans Inc.

Having enjoyed great success at both the 2022 and 2023 instalments, Morse Watchmans Inc. took the decision to amplify its presence by becoming Platinum Partner for 2024.

For over a century, the company has been known as an innovator of high quality, cost effective security technology. Through seamless design, manufacturing and support, Morse Watchmans Inc. has earned its reputation as the world leader in security management products.

Specialising in state-of-the-art key management, asset management, guard tour and key ring systems, its products are reliable, easy to use and expandable to meet growing needs.

The company offers leading software, service and support to ensure the effectiveness of security investments.

“ISJ Leaders in Security 2024 is the place to be if you are a security leader.

This event immerses into the core issues that are currently shaping the security industry throughout the Middle East, an area where we are seeing substantial growth,” said Tim Purpura, VP of Global Sales and Marketing, Morse Watchmans.

“The pulse of this event is exciting with thought leaders and security professionals providing a wealth of information and ideas. It’s great to network here and see both familiar and new faces that comprise our security industry peers and respected colleagues.

“That’s why we are so excited to be back this year and to be the Platinum Partner for 2024!”

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