Get ready for the 25th edition of Intersec

Join the world’s leading event for emergency services, security, and safety from 16 – 18 January 2024 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

KSA focus day

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Focus Day

A one day focused programme presenting Saudi Arabian mega projects, planning and strategy.

Project leaders, government stakeholders and experts shared exclusive insights into the current challenges and opportunities presented by the rapid expansion of the region’s largest market.

Rapid development and strong leadership vision have escalated development and opened up the nation to tourism, business and an increased number of visitors, which while important for the development of the Kingdom, also come with a potential for increased risk. Intelligence, up to date information on the table as the attendees heard from those responsible for the safety and security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

10:00  Registration, coffee, and networking
11:00 Opening remarks from the conference Chair, John Cowling, Security Consultant 
11:05 - 11:25 PRESENTATION: Diplomacy and military force: two sides of the same coin

Speaker - H.E. Bernardino León Gross, Former UN Representative, EU Special Representative and Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
11:45 - 12:05 Fireside chat: Emergency Management and Business Continuity on the Energy Industry

Moderator - John Cowling, Security Consultant 
Speaker - Richard Reed, Head of Corporate Emergency Management and Continuity, Saudi Aramco
12:05 - 12:40 Securing KSA’s Vision 2030 through integrating intelligence tasking and operational coordination to address the challenges from land, maritime, air and space in a multi domain approach

 Speaker: Colonel Tim Collins, Chairman, PINPOINT Consulting 
12:40 - 13:00 Transformation of Private Security Industry 

Speaker - Turki Matooq Althonayan, CEO, SAFE
13:00 – 13:20 Technology Integration for Digitalization of Services 

Session:  Manea Hassan Shetaiwi, COO, SAFE 
13:00 - 13:30
Cybersecurity and digital real estate for smart cities

Speaker: Dr. Marwa Salman Salah
Cyber ​​Security Consultant for Digital Real Estate for Al Katoob International Group, Saudi Arabia
13:20 – 13:40 The opportunities for national security in the digital age

Speaker: Air Marshal Edward J Stringer,
Former Director General Joint Force Development and Defence Academies
13:40 - 14:00 Technology Integration for Digitalization of Services 

Session - Manea Hassan Shetaiwi, 
14:00 Closing Remarks
14:00 End of Saudi Arabia Focus Day
  • Giga Projects. A new paradigm with multiple dimensions of Security, Defence, Development, and Investment.
  • Preparedness and planning for tourism and diverse visitor profiles. Expo 2030, a vision of the first Business & Entertainment mega event in Riyadh City
  • Disaster Preparedness in Saudi Arabia, Understanding and Evaluating the post Covid19 Policy and introducing new arrangements during the Hajj Period. Case study and best practice from the management of the holy sites
  • National Safety and Security Strategy and Policy 
  • Oil & Gas and natural resources as a matter of national security
  • The Kingdom’s Talent Pipeline: Preparing the law enforcement workforce to Match Today’s Threats

Relevant for those interested in doing business in Saudi Arabia or those seeking to gain insight into national plans, projects and strategy for safety, security and wellbeing.


Department Heads and Managers of: Forensics, Crime Prevention, Border Security, ICT , Cyber Security, Security, Resilient Cities, First Response, Foresight, Criminal Investigation, Counter Terrorism, Planning & Strategy, Innovation, Policy. 

Industry Sectors: Police, Fire, Ports, Airports, Hospitals, National Agencies, Private Sector Industry, solution providers, consultancy.  

Past Speakers