NATO, Dubai Municipality, and the Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre to Discuss National Security and Safety at Geospatial Intelligence Middle East

15th-18th May, Abu Dhabi, UAE- alt

Keynote speak­ers from organ­i­sa­tions such as NATO, Dubai Munic­i­pal­i­ty, and the Roy­al Jor­dan­ian Geo­graph­ic Cen­tre have con­firmed their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the 4th annu­al Geospa­tial Intel­li­gence Mid­dle East con­fer­ence, tak­ing place 15th-18th of May 2011 at the Fair­mont Bab Al Bahr hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Colonel (Ret.) Neil Thomp­son, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, West­field Con­sult­ing Group and For­mer Direc­tor Geospa­tial Intel­li­gence, Cana­da Defence HQ, recent­ly empha­sized on the impor­tance of the con­fer­ence for future mod­erni­sa­tion:

“Geospa­tial Intel­li­gence Mid­dle East is the ide­al oppor­tu­ni­ty to review advances and to eval­u­ate the mul­ti­tude of ways in which GEOINT can now be utilised by the agen­cies and organ­i­sa­tions tasked with pro­tec­tion against this mul­ti­tude of threats and is a must-attend event for any­one look­ing to advance their own use of GEOINT”.

This event, host­ed by Defence IQ, will gath­er experts tasked with improv­ing pro­tec­tion abil­i­ties through the use of geo­graph­ic infor­ma­tion sys­tems. The con­fer­ence will offer pre­sen­ta­tions by more than 25 inter­na­tion­al speak­ers, dis­cussing how geospa­tial intel­li­gence can pro­tect coun­tries against inter­nal or exter­nal threats as a result of delib­er­ate attacks, nat­ur­al dis­as­ters, crim­i­nal acts, or mil­i­tary oper­a­tions.

Speak­ers address­ing future strat­e­gy for devel­op­ment at the con­fer­ence will include:

  • Abdul Karim Al Raeisi, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Abu Dhabi Sys­tems and Infor­ma­tion Cen­tre (ADSIC), UAE
  • Lieu­tenant Colonel Ali Mohammed Alshe­hhi, Man­ag­er of Fal­con Ground Sta­tion, Unit­ed Arab Emi­rates Space Recon­nais­sance Cen­tre
  • Colonel John Kedar, Chief of Staff, Head­quar­ters Engi­neer in Chief (Army), UK MoD
  • Karen Stein­maus, Head of Satel­lite Imagery, Inter­na­tion­al Atom­ic Ener­gy Agency (IAEA)
  • Michael W. Pow­ers, Tech­ni­cal Direc­tor, Geospa­tial Research and Engi­neer­ing, US Army

To view the full list of speak­ers or to obtain more infor­ma­tion about Geospa­tial Intel­li­gence Mid­dle East please vis­it Defence IQ invites all mem­bers of the pub­lic sec­tor, gov­ern­ment or mil­i­tary organ­i­sa­tions in the MENA region to attend for free.

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