Airport security experts to discuss recent attempted terrorist activity


The Airport Security Summit Middle East 2010, which will be held from February 7-10 at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Dubai, is proud to announce the latest distinguished speaker to join the expert speaker faculty, Captain William Airman, chief security officer, flydubai, UAE. Captain Airman will be addressing the current emphasis on technology as a holistic solution.

The summit, which is sponsored by Boeing Intelligence & Security Systems, G4S, Indigo Vision, and with the participation of Dubai AVSEC Centre is already playing host to a plethora of renowned airport security experts from organizations from 8 different countries including KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Etihad Airways, Dubai Airports, Aviation Canada, G4S, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), Sharjah Ministry of Health, Toronto Airport, British Embassy UAE, Fujairah International Airport, and Gulf Air.

The last few weeks have seen a number of news stories circulating about the need to improve airport security intelligence to prevent terrorists from carrying out fatal attacks. These recent stories have dramatically increased after Heathrow Airport’s bomb threat on an Emirates flight departing for Dubai on January 9 and airports around the world announcing heightened security followed an alleged attempt to bomb a plane landing in Detroit.

Hassan M. Eltaher, president at Aviation Canada and speaker at Airport Security Middle East 2010, commented, “In as much as security measures and protective layers at airports provide a complicating factor for would-be hijackers or bombers, the more efficient, long-term remedy lies thousands of mile away from airports and starts with ordinary people.”

This is expected to form a large part of the discussion at the Airport Security Middle East 2010 summit. Additional topics to be addressed at the forum include: managing the intelligence threat and risk assessment process in government and private sectors; bridging the gap between airports, airlines, law enforcement, and governmental authorities; examining essential preventative measures to counter the spread of the H1N1 flu virus; and evaluating new biometric security technologies and implementation methods.

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