Dubai to host Defence Intelligence Conference
Dubai, April 24, 2008
The region’s first Defence Geospatial Intelligence Conference will be held under the patronage of UAE’s Ministry of Defence.
The event on April 27 at the Grand Hyatt Dubai has attracted over 20 countries and a broad spectrum of international experts leading the world’s most active organisations in the field.
The conference held by International Quality and Productivity Centre (IQPC), the global provider of tailored, industry-driven conferences, will see three days of interactive sessions bringing together stalwarts from the military, government and the industry in a bid to evaluate evolving geospatial intelligence requirements.
"Defence Geospatial Intelligence Middle East allows for insightful assessments of the latest technology developments in the sector. It will also feature exclusive international case studies on military implementation, national security applications and crisis response,” said divisional director of Defence IQ, IQPC Middle East, Hugh James.
“With a number of high profile, hands-on international and regional speakers sharing their knowledge and experiences in Dubai for the first time, the conference pools valuable resources and thus provides an unmatched networking platform for the region’s geospatial intelligence community."
Speakers include representatives of the world’s leading geospatial intelligence organisations, such as Frank Asbeck, director of European Union Satellite Centre; Mark Sorensen, AD-SDI Programme Coordinator at Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure and Professor Mike Jackson, board director of Open Geospatial Consortium, among others.
The conference will be chaired by Commodore Pat Tyrrell, former commandant, Defence Intelligence and Security School and deputy chief executive of Defence Communication Services Agency of the UK Ministry of Defence.
A keynote speech will be delivered by representative of UAE’s Ministry of Defence, Colonel Adel Mohammed Sultan. – TradeArabia News Service