Discussing the Intersection of Tourism and Resilient Urban Planning at the Security Middle East Conference


Talking Tourism and Resilient Cities at the Security Middle East Conference

The Security Middle East Conference kicked off with a bang as over 300 c-suite decision-makers gathered to discuss the intersection of tourism and resilient cities. The day started with a warm welcome from Fahad Alghamdi, COO of SAFE – The National Security Services Company, followed by a keynote speech by Bader Alsubaey from Aramco.

The highlight of the day was a panel discussion on tourism security, moderated by Luke Bencie. The panel featured experts from Red Sea Global, Event Concept Consultancy, March Networks, and WSP Middle East, who shared insights on preparing for major events and increased tourism. They discussed the challenges of managing data influx and infrastructure future-proofing to support the rise in tourism.

The focus then shifted to resilient cities, with Craig Ross leading a discussion on the evolution and implementation of smart and resilient cities. Panellists from Dell Technologies, U.S. State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council, Aramco, Genetec, and Convergint delved into the promises of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiative and the role of technology in building resilient cities.

The panel emphasized the importance of managing resources and conducting thorough initial surveys to avoid roadblocks during the city-building process. They highlighted the crucial role of larger companies like Aramco in shaping resilient cities and the impact of citizens and security industry members on the future of Saudi Arabia.

Overall, the Security Middle East Conference proved to be a platform for insightful discussions on security challenges and solutions in the realm of tourism and resilient cities. Stay tuned for more updates from the conference and explore the gallery on the conference website for a glimpse into the event.

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