Spotlight On Energy Corporate Security
Middle East Energy Security Forum to feature sessions on the geo-politics of energy and corporate security
The energy sector has recently been in constant debate about how (and if) the US is heading towards energy independence along with the news about China surpassing the US to become the worlds top importer of oil. With constant changes in government policy due to energy demand, there is no denying the fact that the Gulf still remains the top producer of oil, gas and petrochemical resources.
With infrastructure developments and export growth in Iraq, Libya and Syria, international companies with field projects in these regions need to ensure a comprehensive security structure of their assets. Featuring key issues on corporate security and geo-politics of energy, the 9th Middle East Energy Security (MEESEC) Forum in Dubai will address some of the factors that need to be considered when working in sensitive regions.
Kayhan Barzegar, Director at the Institute of Middle East Strategic Studies will address the Arab Spring impact on energy security. Barzegar will delve into the nature of political systems post elections and dealing with energy and development issues in the region. With spotlight on security architecture and operations management, the forum will also hear from corporate security experts; Zsolt Zolyomi of MOL and Scott Chapel from TAQA. Forum delegates will also debate in a panel on the increasing risk to global energy supplies. The third day of the forum will also have a workshop on how to prepare a counter terrorism threat response plan conducted by Sam Botros, Oil & Gas Regional Director Security and Crisis Management at GE.
Supported by leading trade associations BEMAS, IPSA and SAMI, the MEESEC Forum is taking place at the Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa between the 25 to 27 November in Dubai. Covering other aspects like maritime security, cyber security and advance threat preparedness within the energy sector, the forum is sponsored by Raytheon specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. Other sponsors include Nesma Security and AcuTech Consulting Group.