International Arab Civil Aviation Security Conference

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 – 8 February 2006
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General Information


  • Welcome Address - Arabic
    H.E. Mohamed Ghanim Al-Ghaith, Director General of General Civil Aviation Authority, UAE
  • Opening Remarks
    H.E. Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansoori, Minister of Communications and Chair of GCAA UAE
  • Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speakers - Arab Civil Aviation Commission
    H.E. Abdullah N. Ruhaimi, President of ACAC

Keynote Addresses

  • Protecting the Global Aviation System
    Mr. Mohamed Elamiri, Director, Air Transport Bureau, International Civil Aviation Organization
    English and Arabic
  • The Importance of International Cooperation in Aviation Security
    Ambassador Cresencio Arcos, Assistant Secretary, International Affairs, Department of Homeland Security, United States of America

Plenary Session 1

  • The Pan European Model
    Mr. Raymond Benjamin, Executive Secretary, European Civil Aviation Conference
  • The APEC Model: Global Partnership through Regional Initiatives
    Mr. Tony Beard, Director General of Security Analysis, Department of Transport and Regional Services, Australia
  • The EU: Finding Consensus among Member States and the New Regulation 2320
    Ms. Marjeta Jager, Director, Directorate of Transportation and Energy, European Commission
    Speech: English

Plenary Session 2

  • The Need for Multilateral Development and Assistance in Aviation Security
    Mr. Charles Schlumberger, Principal Air Transport Specialist, World Bank
  • ICAO's New Approach to Aviation Security and Development
    Mr. Jalal Haidar, Regional Officer, Aviation Security, Middle East and Africa, ICAO

Plenary Session 3

  • ACAC Overview of Aviation Security Challenges
    Mr. Mohammed El Alj, Director General, ACAC
  • State Responsibility and Accountability in Ensuring Secure Aviation
    Mr. Abdul Hamid Aba Alary, Director, Airports Security, Saudi Arabia
  • Aviation Security Challenges Facing the Regulators
    Dr. Hamdi Chaouk, Director General, Civil Aviation, Lebanon
  • Aviation Security as a National Security Priority: Finding Political Will and Necessary Resources
    Mr. Atsushi Shimamura, Director, Aviation Security, Civil Aviation Bureau, Japan
  • Establishing Clear Lines of Authority: Transparency in Protecting the Civil Aviation Structure
    Mr. Richard H. Stein, General Manager, International Office, Transportation Security Administration, United States
    Speech: English
  • The United Kingdom's Approach to Capacity Building and Coordinated Assistance,
    Mr. Rob Axworthy, RASLO, United Kingtom Transec
    Speech: English

Plenary Session 4

  • Technology and the 100 percent Hold Baggage Screening
    Mr. Lyle Malotky, Scientific Advisor, Transportation Security Administration, United States
  • Building Capacity through Aviation Security Recruitment and Training
    Mr. Brahim Lakhlifa, Director, Aviation Safety and Security, Office of National Airports, Morocco
  • Building Capacity through the Establishment of Sustainable Development of Aviation Security Infrastructure
    Dr. Valid Motevalli, Director, George Washington University, Aviation Institute, Washington, DC, United States



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