NATO, Dubai Municipality, and the Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre to Discuss National Security and Safety at Geospatial Intelligence Middle East

By Iqpc, PRNE
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

ABU DHABI, UAE, March 24, 2011 - 15th-18th May, ABU DHABI, UAE

Keynote speakers from organisations such as NATO, Dubai Municipality, and
the Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre have confirmed their participation in
the 4th annual Geospatial Intelligence Middle East (
) conference, taking place 15th-18th of May 2011 at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Colonel (Ret.) Neil Thompson, Managing Director, Westfield Consulting
Group and Former Director Geospatial Intelligence, Canada Defence HQ,
recently emphasized on the importance of the conference for future

"Geospatial Intelligence Middle East is the ideal opportunity to review
advances and to evaluate the multitude of ways in which GEOINT can now be
utilised by the agencies and organisations tasked with protection against
this multitude of threats and is a must-attend event for anyone looking to
advance their own use of GEOINT."

This event, hosted by Defence IQ ( , will
gather experts tasked with improving protection abilities through the use of
geographic information systems. The conference will offer presentations by
more than 25 international speakers, discussing how geospatial intelligence
can protect countries against internal or external threats as a result of
deliberate attacks, natural disasters, criminal acts, or military operations.

Speakers addressing future strategy for development at the conference
will include:

- Abdul Karim Al Raeisi, Executive Director, Abu Dhabi Systems
and Information Centre (ADSIC), UAE

- Lieutenant Colonel Ali Mohammed Alshehhi, Manager of Falcon
Ground Station, United Arab Emirates Space Reconnaissance Centre

- Colonel John Kedar, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Engineer in
Chief (Army), UK MoD

- Karen Steinmaus, Head of Satellite Imagery, International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA)

- Michael W. Powers, Technical Director, Geospatial Research and
Engineering, US Army

To view the full list of speakers or to obtain more information about
Geospatial Intelligence Middle East please visit
Defence IQ invites all members of the public sector, government or military
organisations in the MENA region to attend for free.

The Defence IQ - Military Community LinkedIn group is open for
membership, and related content can be found at

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Johanna Mikkela | IQPC, 2nd Floor, 129
Wilton Road, London SW1V 1JZ | Tel: +44-20-7368-9300

Johanna Mikkela | IQPC, 2nd Floor, 129 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1JZ |
Tel: +44-20-7368-9300

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