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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

5:30 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
Consul General Paul Malik

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

12:00 am

Lunch & Keynote Speaker

1:15 pm

Panel: Role of the Private Sector in Reconstruction

- Lucy Duncan, CEO, Safe Ports

2:15 pm

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

MODERATOR: Scott Wilcox, CEO, Sicuro Group
- Maria Fjeldstad, OSAC Country Council Rep
- Smita Bhargava, Sr 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
Soraya Narfeldt, CEO, RA International

Spotlight on Afghanistan

MODERATOR: Paul Grey, Dept of Intl Trade
Jeff Grieco, Afghan American Chamber of Commerce
Ward Scott, Scott Advocates
Leslie Schweitzer, Founder and CEO, 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

ISOA is a global partnership of private sector and nongovernmental organizations providing critical services in fragile environments worldwide.


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