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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

8:30-9:30 AM

Registration Breakfast & Networking

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Opening Remarks

International Stability Operations Association:

Howie Lind, President and Executive Director

Chairman's Opening Remarks:

Michelle Quinn, Chairman of the ISOA Board (Patriot Group International)

Keynote Speaker

Major General Sean M. Jenkins

Chief, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq
US Embassy, Baghdad

10:45 AM

Morning Networking Break

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Panel: Dawn of a New Era or Business as Usual? The challenges ahead.

MODERATOR: Sharief Fahmy, Chairman, Board of Directors, AMCHAM Abu Dhabi
- Michael Corbin, US Ambassador to the UAE (Ret)
- Dr. T. B. (Mac) McClelland, President & CEO of Center House Ltd
- Abeezer Tyebji, Chief Executive Officer, Shipcom Wireless + Color Tokens

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch & Networking Break

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Business Matching Making Event

Master of Ceremonies - Dr. T. B. (Mac) McClelland

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Opening Cocktail Reception

Flair No. 5, Ritz Carlton, DIFC

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

8:00 AM

Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks & Keynote Speaker

Master of Ceremonies - Dr. T. B. (Mac) McClelland

Introduction of Keynote speaker

Tom Lampley, Vice President of Marketing & External Affairs Government Services, KBRwyle

Keynote Speaker

Vice Admiral Robert Harward, US Navy (Ret.),

CEO, Lockheed Martin UAE

10:00 AM

Morning Networking Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Panel: New Models of Reconstruction & Stability

MODERATOR: Tine Knott, Vice President and Founding Director, DAI
- Barbara Gibian, President of BG Global Advisors
- Kate Willoughby, Head of Group Sustainability & Impact , DP World
- Bill Warnock, US Business Development Director, RA International
- Jonathan Fulton, Assistant Professor, Zayed University

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Seated Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

PANEL:  Extractives

The Competition and Fight for 21st Century Power and Economic Development 

MODERATOR: Ambassador (retired) Michael Ussery
- Jessica Brewer, Principle Analyst, Middle East Upstream Oil & Gas, Wood Mackenzie
- Rob Poppe, Global Security Manager, Corporate HSSE, KBR
- Thomas Kramer, Senior Counsel, Kakar Advocates

PANEL:  IDIQs - A View From The Large Primes

MODERATOR:  Arnold Fields, Major General, USMC (Ret.), U.S. Department of Defense as a Senior Advisor
- Darryle Conway, Vice President, Business Development, PAE
- Ken Fox, Vice President BAT Operations, DynCorp International
- Tom Lampley, Vice President of Marketing & External Affairs Government Services, KBR
- Gerald Goss, Executive Management Team, MSA Security

2:15 PM - 3:15

Panel: Small Business

Beyond Mentorship, Graduation, and Chasing the RFP; Co-creating the Future Through Public/Private Collaboration

MODERATOR: Bob Castro, Founder, Bob Castro Strategies
- Patrick Malcor, Cofounder, Precision Talent Solutions
- Gretchen Soule, Project Manager, Engineering Support Services, Planate Management Group
- Zane Barnes, Senior Manager | Forensic & Integrity Services, Ernst & Young
- Jennifer Michael, Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing, PAE

Panel: Emerging markets in East Africa

MODERATOR: Doug Brooks, ISOA Founder & President Emeritus, ISOA
- Ghassan Schbley, Senior Advisor, Financial Integrity Network
- Geoff White, CEO, Agility Africa
- Karan Yadav, Group Commercial Manager, Alpha Logistics
- Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO, Astral Aviation

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

PANEL: Afghanistan Today

Economic, Security, and Elections Briefing

MODERATOR: Jeff Grieco, Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce
- Tom Meunzberg, Business Development Director, Zohak Holding Group
- Sanzar Kakar, Senior Management, Afghan Holding Group
- Masih Khybari, Counselor at the Friends of the American University of Afghanistan (FAUAF)
- Naeem Hasanyar, President & CEO, Emerging Consulting Group

PANEL: De-Risking

How to Operate Safely and Efficiently Without Sacrificing Quality or Compliance

MODERATOR: Scott Wilcox, Group Chief Executive & Founding Partner, Sicuro Group
- Paul Stanley, Director Business Development, Janus Global Operations 
- Gary Stoner, EM & GCC Safety and Security Manager, Careem
- Kayaan Unwalla, Partner, Head of Corporate, Defense & Security at DWF (Middle East) LLP
- Melissa Sabin, International Business Development Manager, Clements Worldwide

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Closing Remarks by ISOA

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Evening Cocktail Reception

Ritz Carlton Pool Terrace

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