29 APRIL - 01 MAY 2019, ABU DHABI, UAE

DAY ONE: Drones, Counter Drones & UAS Middle East

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration, welcome refreshments and networking

8:00 am - 8:00 am Regulatory safeguards: Regulation is key to the success of using drones and counter-drones in critical infrastructure in the Middle East where UAV market is going to reach $1.5 billion USD by 2022

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Captain Edward H. Lundquist

U.S. Navy (Ret.) Communications Chair
Surface Navy Association, United States

Key focus: Learn what the need for universal regulations
are to ensure that widespread usage of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) or drones is aligned to the international core aviation principles for efficient share of space with airplanes.
• Scenarios which demonstrate how drones break the rules and endanger security
• Where do the international and regional standards overlap in content
• What future changes need to be considered in the regulation development
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Captain Edward H. Lundquist

U.S. Navy (Ret.) Communications Chair
Surface Navy Association, United States

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Mohammed Al Thuwaini

Director of Operations
DGCA Kuwait, Kuwait

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Yousuf Al Azizi

Senior Manager Planning & Standards
General Civil Aviation Authority, UAE

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Colonel Dr. Thafar Maaitah

Corporate Security and Control
Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Dubai, UAE

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Mohammed Al Blooshi

Manager Spectrum Monitoring
Telecom Regulatory Authority

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Saleh Al Masabi

Director Spectrum Services, Spectrum Management Affairs Department
Telecom Regulatory Authority

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Stuart Keane

Project Director
Ministry of Interior Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Italconsult – King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz Project (KAP5)

9:30 am - 10:00 am Regional trailblazer presentation: Regulatory framework of the UAE

Yousuf Al Azizi - Senior Manager Planning & Standards, General Civil Aviation Authority, UAE
• Current rules & policies
• Standards and platforms
• Operation
• Industry
UAS integration (UTM)
• Needs
• Challenges
• Implantation
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Yousuf Al Azizi

Senior Manager Planning & Standards
General Civil Aviation Authority, UAE

10:00 am - 10:00 am Driving safety using drone based inspections An increasing number of companies are beginning to use drones for inspection as they address the operational challenges faced by human inspections, especially in harsh and hostile environments. With certain companies saving upto 50% of their inspection costs purely by using drones, its one of the key priorities across key sectors to leverage the $100 billion investment seen globally for inspection using drones.

10:00 am - 10:30 am AntiDrone Case Study: Drones and counter-drone technologies

Attyah Al-Jalal - Business Development Director, Anti Drone

• What are the advanced drone capabilities?
• Drones – growing threat
• What are the Anti-Drone component systems?
• Drone detection & Classifications - how do we integrate AI 
• Drone jammers
• Counter drone command centers capabilities.


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Attyah Al-Jalal

Business Development Director
Anti Drone

10:30 am - 11:10 am Networking Coffee Break

11:10 am - 11:40 am Regional Trailblazer: UAV Technology for emergency applications, opportunities, and the challenges

Nasser Al Buhairi - Team Leader Fire and Emergency Response Coordinator, KOC, Kuwait

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Nasser Al Buhairi

Team Leader Fire and Emergency Response Coordinator
KOC, Kuwait

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Regional Trailblazer: Skeyton - Raybird - 3: Large-scale areas solutions:

Denis Obolonchik - Sales Director, Skeyton Middle East
In this Session Denis will present large-scale areas solutions for:
• Preventing wildfires
• Combating poaching
• Search and rescue operations
• Improving border surveillance
• Stopping illegal fishing
• Pipelines monitoring
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Denis Obolonchik

Sales Director
Skeyton Middle East

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm The importance of counter drones for national security: How malicious drone usage is changing the security environment across the Middle East and will drive growth of the counter-drone migration market up by 24% within 6 years

Focus: The UAS market will have to constantly respond to new advances in unmanned aircraft technology. As the unmanned aircraft systems market expands, counter-drone systems
will need to be flexible enough to detect and neutralise a growing variety of targets, ranging from large unmanned aircraft capable of carrying heavy payloads through to low-flying
micro surveillance drones that might only weigh a few grams.
Key question: Are militaries, security forces and critical infrastructure experts empowered with counter drone technologies?
• What are the current security procedures to protect the public against threats and risks by using counter-drones technologies
• What are the regulatory standards that affect the development and demployment of different counter drones solutions
• Learn what the latest counter drone technologies are and how they plan to solve enduring challenges for police and military
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Captain Edward H. Lundquist

U.S. Navy (Ret.) Communications Chair
Surface Navy Association, United States

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Colonel Engineer Yanal Faruq Murad Alsajajih

Director of Aerial Survey and Electronic Warfare Command
Royal Jordanian Air Force, Jordan

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Meredydd Hughes

Former UK Police Chief and UAE based Security Consultant
Security Consultant

• Origins of ISIS use of drones.
• Historical path for ISIS drone program and drone usage.
• Types of drones employed by ISIS.
• Munitions used by ISIS drones.
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Colonel Engineer Yanal Faruq Murad Alsajajih

Director of Aerial Survey and Electronic Warfare Command
Royal Jordanian Air Force, Jordan

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm Networking Lunch Break

DRONES, COUNTER DRONES and UAS 2019 INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS (IDGs)
During this part of the conference delegates will be break into focus groups to take part
in interactive brainstorming discussions around the below topics.

IDG A

2:10 pm - 3:10 pm Drones for intelligence, surveillance and enhancing security
Captain Edward H. Lundquist - U.S. Navy (Ret.) Communications Chair, Surface Navy Association, United States
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Captain Edward H. Lundquist

U.S. Navy (Ret.) Communications Chair
Surface Navy Association, United States

IDG B

2:10 pm - 3:10 pm Drones and Data Analytics for Commercial Industrial Inspections
Jill Brown - Senior Technical Manager, Honeywell
- Use-cases for drones as a tool to enhance the efficiency of current-state inspections for common utility, refinery, and oil/gas related industrial activities 
- Utilizing powerful analytics and machine learning to go beyond the typical inspection and create actionable insights into equipment and material status in real-time and post-inspection
- Improving planning and productivity with drone derived data analytics


Jill Brown

Senior Technical Manager
Honeywell

IDG C

2:10 pm - 3:40 pm How the use of Drones is revolutionising the disaster response operations
Nasser Al Buhairi - Team Leader Fire and Emergency Response Coordinator, KOC, Kuwait

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Nasser Al Buhairi

Team Leader Fire and Emergency Response Coordinator
KOC, Kuwait

3:10 pm - 3:20 pm End of the conference: Closing remarks from chairman

End of the conference day one