Call for Presentations announced by ASIS International for 2016 Middle East Security Conference

A Call for Presentations has been announced by ASIS International for the organisation’s 2016 Middle East Security Conference

A Call for Presentations has been announced by ASIS International for the organisation’s 2016 Middle East Security Conference

ASIS International has announced that it’s now accepting applications from industry leaders interested in presenting on a specialist subject at its 7th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition (ASIS Middle East 2016) that will take place on 21-23 February 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

ASIS Middle East 2016 is expected to attract more than 600 senior security management professionals and Government officials from all over the region and beyond for three days of networking, professional development and learning opportunities.

The event is scheduled to feature 33 high-level educational sessions divided over three parallel tracks that will cover a wide range of security issues. These include oil and gas security, Critical National Infrastructure protection, cyber security, supply chain security, loss prevention, hotel security, intellectual property, maritime piracy, counter-terrorism, executive protection, internal theft and fraud, competitive intelligence, brand protection, physical security, investigations, due diligence and global business issues.

Mohammad Al Shammary, senior regional vice-president for the Middle East at ASIS International, told Risk UK: “Speaking at ASIS Middle East 2016 presents a rare opportunity for practitioners and industry leaders to improve how business is conducted and to contribute to the quality of the security profession by sharing their knowledge and expertise with a very engaged community of security professionals, regulators and technology and solutions providers. This ASIS International event offers a perfect meeting place for practitioners, policy managers and stakeholders who are very much reliant upon the latest information and insights to underpin their roles.”

Dave Tyson CPP, president of ASIS International, added: “As we all work together to advance the security profession, the participation of presenters of the very highest calibre at this conference is very important. Speaking at ASIS Middle East 2016 offers those security professionals taking part an opportunity to be recognised as thought leaders on the global stage.”

Summit for Chief Security Officers

ASIS Middle East 2016 will also include a Summit for Chief Security Officers (CSOs) organised by the CSO Round Table of ASIS International as well as a trade exhibition featuring many of the leading organisations and companies who’ll be showcasing cutting-edge security technologies and solutions.

ASIS International is now welcoming abstracts from subject matter experts on all security-related topics. The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday 3 July 2015. More details about the Call for Presentations are available online at:

For more general information concerning the 7th annual ASIS Middle East Security Conference and Exhibition visit: or contact the ASIS EMEA Bureau at: or by telephone on: +32 (0)2 645 26 74

Founded in 1955, ASIS International is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programmes and materials that address broad security interests as well as specific security topics.

Now boasting a worldwide membership totalling 38,000 security professionals, ASIS International also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, Government entities and the general public at every opportunity. For more information visit:

*ASIS International 61st Seminar and Exhibits (Anaheim, California, 28 September-1 October 2015)

*ASIS European Security Conference and Exhibition (London, 6-8 April 2016) (The Call for Presentations is now open)​

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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