Abu Dhabi meet to showcase anti-terror strategies

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 14:27

Dubai: A three-day counter-terrorism conference will be held in Abu Dhabi that will bring together experts who will discuss strategies on combating terror in all its forms.

Counter Terror Arabia international conference and exhibition will be held from October 30-November 02 this year.

Leading lights in the field from around the world will speak on a variety of topics, such as analysis of emerging threats, proactive strategies to combat such threats and emergency response methods and techniques, the meet`s organiser, Clarion Events Middle East said in a statement.

The strategic location of the Gulf region, and of the UAE in particular, gives it a vital role to play in leading the world in cutting-edge counter-terror strategies, it said.

Rear Admiral Christopher Parry CBE, former director general of Development Concepts and Doctrine of the British Ministry of Defence, and Clarion`s Defence and Security Conferences Advisor, said, "Putting the UAE at the forefront of latest developments and ideas, it will demonstrate how various authorities and agencies can best work together to provide effective security in all environments and deal with complex crisis management situations".

The three-day conference will commence with a series of discussions on technologies and plans to tackle current and future threats. Speakers will speak about developing leading edge technology to tackle emerging threats from futuristic and unconventional weapons.

Issues such as cyber threats, public-private protection and the threats these pose to critical national infrastructure, as well as cross-examine cutting-edge cyber security strategies to protect the region’s critical networks and installations will also be discussed.

Counter-terror strategies and technologies to safeguard high-profile and economically important critical infrastructure in the Middle East will be presented during the conference.

Speakers will discuss the need for intelligence and information sharing across the region to deter, detect and defeat threats in aerial attacks, the maritime zone, as well as provide solutions for countering terror activities related to compromising vital resources, including water and power.

With 15-16 billion barrels of oil transiting the Strait of Hormuz every year and with numerous offshore oil installations, the maritime domain represents one of the greatest areas of risk to terrorist attacks in the region.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 14:27

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