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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

5:30-8:30 PM

Opening Cocktail Reception

7 Elephants, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

8:00 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 am

Opening Remarks

International Stability Operations Association:

Howie Lind, President and Executive Director
Greg Craddock, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Bilal Sabouni, CEO, American Business Council of Dubai and the Northern Emirates

Keynote Speaker:

Major General Bradley Becker, US Army, Chief, Office of Security Cooperation - Ira

10:30 am

Morning Networking Break

11:00 am

Panel: Evolution of Defense and Stability Operations in the Region

MODERATOR: Sharief Fahmy, Chairman, AmCham Abu Dhabi
- Ambassador Michael Corbin, Crossroads Consulting
- Mac McClelland, Center House Ltd
- Jean-Jacques Van der Slikke, Senior Vice President for Middle East and Africa, Safran

12:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:15 pm

Panel: Creating Sustainability in Reconstruction Efforts in Post-Conflict Environments

MODERATOR: John Hilker, VP Business Development, MVL
- Lucy Duncan, CEO, Safe Ports
- Ginger Cruz, CEO, Mantid International
- Frank Helmick, Vice President, SOSi
- Luke Fochtman, Director - Supply Chain Solutions, Theodor Wille Intertrade (TWI)


2:15 pm

Panel : Operational Resilience: Resources and perspectives on adapting to evolving risks

MODERATOR: Scott Wilcox, CEO, Sicuro Group
- Maria Fjeldstad, Vice President, Operational Resilience Risk, Deutsche Bank | OSAC Country Council Rep
- Smita Bhargava, Senior Vice President, Clements Worldwide
- Robert Poppe, Regional Security Manager, KBR
- James Grimshaw, Vice President, GardaWorld

3:15 pm

Afternoon Networking Break

3:45 pm

Spotlight on Africa

MODERATOR: Doug Brooks
- William Warnock, RA International
- David Klassen, PAE

Spotlight on Afghanistan

MODERATOR: Paul Grey, Dept of Intl Trade
- Jeff Grieco, Afghan American Chamber of Commerce
Ward Scott, Scott Advocates, PLLC
Masih Khybari, Friends of the American University of Afghanistan
Sanzar Kakar, Chairman, Afghan Holding Group

5:00 pm

Closing Remarks by ISOA

5:30 pm

Evening Cocktail Reception

Ritz Carlton Terrace

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