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Pre-event: Monday, February 17, 2020

7:00am-12:00pm

ISOA Inaugural Golf Tournament

The Royal Golf Club

14:00pm-16:00pm

Tour and Briefing at U.S. FIFTH Fleet War Room
(by invitation only)

U.S. FIFTH Fleet War Room

5:30pm-until
(cash bar after 7:30pm)

Chairman's Reception

Alto Lounge, Downtown Rotana Hotel, Manama

5:30pm-until
(cash bar after 7:30pm)

ISOA President's Dinner (by invitation only)

The Red Plate - Vino & Pasta, Best Western Plus, The Olive Hotel, Juffair

Day 1: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

7:30am-8:30am

Registration, Networking Breakfast, and Industry Fair

Lobby outside Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

8:30am-8:45am

Day 1 Introduction and Opening Remarks

Mac McClelland, President, ISOA EMEA
Darryle Conway, ISOA Chairman of the Board of Directors
Howie Lind, ISOA President & Executive Director

Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

8:45am-9:15am

Guest Speaker

Major Power Competition in the Troubled Waters in the Middle East

Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

Dr. Amin Tarzi
Director, Middle East Studies, U.S. Marine Corps University

Introduced by:

9:15am-10:45am

Panel 1: Intelligence Support to Stability Operations: Better Information Means Better Results

Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

Moderator: Edward Smith
Partner, Control Risks

Matthew N. Schweers
Director OCONUS Programs, ITA International

Michael J. Padilla-Pagan Payano
CEO, Al Thuraya Consultancy

Iliasse Sdiqui
Analyst, Whispering Bell

Richard Wylde
Director, Government and Defense, Control Risks (invited)

Dale Karraker
MENA Regional Director, MAG Aerospace

9:15am-10:45am

Panel 2: Harnessing Technology: What’s Out There Making Our Jobs Easier and Safer?

Al Dana Hall 3

Moderator: Dr. Edward M. DeVilliers
President, DeVilliers Technology Solutions

Tobias Beutgen
Commercial Director, AGP Defense (Australia, Africa, Asia, Central Europe)

Alex Martin
CEO, AC Global Risk

Juber Ahmed
Managing Director Middle East, CAE Defense & Security (invited)

9:15am-10:45am

Panel 3: Duty of Care: Taking Care of Our People

Al Dana Hall 3

Moderator: Joerg Buenzel
International SOS

Crispin Webster
BRISC

Murtaza Khan
Managing Partner, Fragomen

David Hornus
Chief Executive Officer, CORPGUARD (invited)

10:45am-11:15am

Networking Break and Industry Fair

Lobby outside Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

11:15am-12:45pm

Panel 4: Women, Peace & Security: Fostering the Right Environment for Fragile States

Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

Moderator:

Dr. Elie Abouaoun
Director, Middle East and North Africa Programs, United States Institute of Peace

Brigadier General Matthew Trollinger
U. S. Marine Corps, Commanding General, Naval Amphibious Force, TF 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Alice Laugher
CEO, CTG (invited)

Elizabeth McRae
Associate Director, Iraqi Children Foundation (invited)

11:15am-12:45pm

Panel 5: Next Generation Workers: Attracting, Training, and Retaining the Best

Al Dana Hall 4

Moderator: Anthony Clarke
General Manager, Global Staffing Solutions (invited)

Dr. Mohammad Atif Yousef Omar
Chair of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Khalifa University (invited)

Darren Laidlaw
Qatar Country Manager, Fircroft (invited)

Nick Forster
Senior VP Group Business Development, FSI Worldwide

11:15am-12:45pm

Panel 6: Resilience & Risk Management: Forecasting and Evaluating Risk

Al Dana Hall 4

Moderator: Crispin Webster
Chief Operating Officer (MEA), SPS

Nesrine Abdili
Regional Financial Lines Leader TMEA, Howden Insurance Brokers LLC

Tarik K. Masri
EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Taylors International Services

Dimitrios Maniatis
Chief Commercial Officer, Diaplous Maritime Services

12:45pm-1:45pm

Lunch

TBD

1:45pm-3:15pm

Business Matchmaking Forum

Lobby outside Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

Introduction: Mr. Vivian Castalino
Regional Director, Frontline Logistics

Moderator:

3:15am-3:45am

Networking Break and Industry Fair

Lobby outside Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

3:45pm-5:15pm

Keynote

Vice Admiral James J. Malloy, U.S. Navy, Commander U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command; Commander, U.S. FIFTH Fleet; and Commander, Combined Maritime Forces

Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

Introduced by: Craig Kozeniesky
Director of Technical Services, Crisis Response Company, LLC

5:15pm-5:30pm

Day 1 Closing Remarks

Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

Mac McClelland, President, ISOA EMEA

5:30pm-7:30pm

Opening Reception

GCC Terrace

Day 2: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

7:30am-8:30am

Registration, Networking Breakfast, and Industry Fair

Lobby outside Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

8:30am-8:45am

Day 2 Opening Remarks

Mac McClelland, President, ISOA EMEA

Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

8:45am-10:15am

Panel 7: Small Business: Providing Essential Services to Support the Primes

Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

Moderator: DiJon Jones
Senior Director, Justice and Stabilization, SOC

Dr. Alexander Brexendorff
Managing Director, MENA Legal

Manuel Wipf
General Manager, Remaya

Macon Hardy
International Accounts Manager, Cherokee Nation Businesses

Chris Decker
President, Planate Management Group (invited)

8:45am-10:15am

Panel 8: Contracting & Regulatory: Ensuring its Legal, Moral, and Ethical…the First Time

Al Dana Hall 3

Moderator: Michael Olver
Managing Director, Pacific Strategies & Assessments

Rupert Harper
Partner, Covington & Burling

Marc Futch
Head of Government Contract Execution-Asia, Maersk (invited)

Christopher Greenamyer
Director of Operations, Relyant Global (invited)

Tim Krawczynski
Chief Executive Officer, Titan Services (invited)

Taylor M. Judge
Subcontracts Administrator, PAE

Ginger Cruz
Chief Executive Officer, Mantid International (invited)

8:45am-10:15am

Panel 9: Countering Violent Extremism: Identifying Successful Strategies to Overcome Terrorism

Al Dana Hall 4

Moderator: Dr. Leena Al Olaimy
Co-Founder & Managing Director, 3BL Associates (invited)

Randy Hansen
Vice President for International Affairs, WWC

Scott Massey
Team Leader, Nuru International

Dr. John E. Katsos
Associate Professor of Management, American University of Sharjah

Luca Crovato
Regional Sales Manager, RCS Lab (invited)

10:15am-10:45am

Networking Break and Industry Fair

Lobby outside Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

10:45am-12:15pm

Panel 10: Fragile States: An Update on the Middle East, Southwest Asia, and Africa

Al Dana Halls 1

Moderator: Sune Rasmussen
Journalist, The Wall Street Journal

Lise Grande
Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator-Yemen, United Nations

William Warnock
U.S. Business Development Director, RA International

Dr. Amin Tarzi
Director, Middle East Studies, U.S. Marine Corps University

Jeffrey Grieco
President & CEO, Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (invited)

10:45am-12:15pm

Panel 11: Defense, Diplomacy, and Development: Interconnected in an Interdependent World

Al Dana Hall 2

Moderator: John Haederle
Director, International Business Development, International Logistics & Stability Operations, PAE

Craig Kozeniesky
Director of Technical Services, Crisis Response Company, LLC

John Acree
Senior Advisor to the President, Near East Foundation

GEN James T. Hill
U.S. Army (Ret.), Former Commander, U.S. Southern Command

John L. Espinoza
Foreign Political Advisor to the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command

10:45am-12:15pm

Panel 12: Sea, Air, and Land Logistics: Getting it There When We Need It

Al Dana Hall 3

Moderator: Radford Cox
CEO, Cox Logistics

Phil Armatage
Managing Director Afghanistan & Iraq, DHL Express

Satvir Kalsi
Director, Cargo, Delta World Charter

Faisal Ghafar
Defense & Government Projects, FGi

Jack Scogin
Senior Manager-Government Trade, APL Emirates

David Todd
Co-Founder & CEO, AVC Global (invited)

10:45am-12:15pm

Panel 13: Critical Infrastructure: Protecting What Matters Most

Al Dana Hall 4

Moderator: David Caston
General Manager Middle East, Catalyst Handling Systems and Board Member, AMCHAM Bahrain (invited)

Cody Ewing
FSET Network Engineer, Vectrus

Dabren Wills
Director of Operations, PAE

Yousef Dashti
KGL Transportation Company

12:15pm-1:15pm

Lunch

TBD

1:15pm-2:45pm

Panel 14: Security: Protecting our People so They Can do Their Jobs

Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

Moderator: Michael J. Padilla-Pagan Payano
CEO, Al Thuraya Consultancy

Haitham Awainat
Director of Operations, Remaya

MG Michael Smith
U.S. Army (Ret.), SOC

1:15pm-2:45pm

Panel 15: Economic Development: The First Step to Peace and Prosperity

Al Dana Halls 3

Moderator: Christopher H. Johnson
Managing Attorney, Johnson & Pump and Chairman, Middle East Council of American Chambers of Commerce

Steven Giles
Director of Business Development, Caliburn International

Dr. Alexander Brexendorff
Managing Director, MENA Legal

Tim Tope
Senior Vice President,Services, Aerospace, Defense & Logistics, Louis Berger

1:15pm-2:45pm

Panel 16: Humanitarian & Medical Support: Creating Healthy and Productive Societies

Al Dana Halls 4

Moderator: Mark Troy
International SOS

Dr. Olivier Defawe
Director Health Systems, VillageReach (invited)

Sophie Barbey
Head of Mission UAE, International Committee of the Red Cross (invited)

Khalid Mukhtar
President (Manama), Rotary International (invited)

Qandil Ghazali
Executive Director MENA, Robus System Inc. (invited)

Enass Abo Hamed
Chief Executive Officer, H2GO Power (invited)

Artem Seviukov
Business Development Manager, Ukrainian Helicopters (invited)

2:45pm-3:15pm

Networking Break and Industry Fair

Lobby outside Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

3:45pm-4:15pm

Guest Speakers

Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

Mark Goldsack
Director, Defense & Security Organization, UK Department for International Trade (invited)

Dr. Michael Pillsbury
Senior Fellow & Director for Chinese Strategy, Hudson Institute (invited)

4:15pm-5:15pm

Keynote

The Honorable Justin Siberell, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Bahrain

Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

Introduced by:

5:15pm-5:30pm

Day 2 Closing Remarks

Al Dana Halls 1 & 2

Mac McClelland, President, ISOA EMEA
Darryle Conway, ISOA Chairman of the Board of Directors
Howie Lind, ISOA President & Executive Director

5:30pm-7:30pm

Closing Reception

GCC Terrace

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