Over 15 distinguished security experts from Canada, the UAE, Bahrain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia will discuss evolving airport security threats and highlight their latest strategies for detecting, protecting, and responding effectively and efficiently at the Airport Security Summit Middle East 2010, which will be held from February 7-10 at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Dubai.

Participants include renowned and insightful airport security experts from organizations including the General Civil Aviation Authority-UAE, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, General Authority of Civil Aviation-Saudi Arabia, Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO), Etihad Airways, Aviation Canada, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), Sharjah Ministry of Health, and Gulf Air.

Topics that will be discussed 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.

Ronald Augustin, conference chairman for Airport Security Middle East 2010 and deputy senior vice president – KLM Security Services, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the Netherlands, said: “We must change the current linear security systems into more intelligent systems to prevent security from hindering aviation growth. At the moment, security is killing us softly. It has never been more important to discuss these issues and strategies going forward.”

For more information about the event, visit http://www.airportsecurityme.com .