The National Crisis & Emergency Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has announced that it commissioned the Institute for Near East & Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA) to organize its annual Crisis & Emergency Management Conference 2012 (CEMC) to be held in the Fairmont Hotel, Abu Dhabi on the January 16-17, 2012.
CEMC 2012 aims to raise awareness and educate national crisis management communities and their partners in the UAE and GCC of the systems and processes to be employed during potential crisis scenarios.
Mr. Mohamed Al-Yammahi, head of media and public information department at NCEMA, said that the third edition of CEMC in 2012 has the full support of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, National Security Advisor and the Chairman of the NCEMA Board of Directors. His Highness underlined the importance of organizing such conferences in order to enlighten and inform officials in emergency and crisis management about the latest developments in the international arena in the best ways to deal with crisises.
Al-Yammahi added that this conference is one of the special initiatives by NCEMA, that seeks to build special partnerships in order to establish a high-level of awareness for responses to incidents, emergencies, crises and disasters. He asserted that the conference will attract a number of senior leaders and experts in emergency management from around the world to present their experiences and the best practical means to deal with various scenarios of major emergencies and related challenges. CEMC 2012 will feature a two-day conference featuring over a dozen briefings by high-level decision-makers and international subject matter authorities, around six rounds of networking sessions supported by an exposition from key private sector partners, and two carefully crafted workshops to facilitate further in-depth discussion and learning on current issues of core interest. The delegate make up is comprised of participants from the UAE, partner GCC states, U.S., European and Asian allies, and from leading private sector partners. CEMC 2012 will include an exposition for the participating industry and media partners and is expected to gather upwards of four hundred participants.
Riad Kahwaji, CEO of INEGMA stated: “It gives us great pride and pleasure to announce that INEGMA will be organizing the CEMC 2012, and we are honored to be working side by side with NCEMA, an organization with unique marks and attributes in the region. We are confident that this conference will be a tremendous success and we look forward to putting CEMC on the map of the most prestigious worldwide conferences.”
The Institute for Near East & Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA)
INEGMA is based in Dubai Media City, and Beirut, Lebanon. Established in 2001, INEGMA is the official organizer of the most renowned defense and security conferences in the region; the Gulf Defence Conference, the official conference of the International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi; the Dubai International Air Chiefs’ conference, the official event of the Dubai Air Show; the official conference of the Special Operation Forces Exhibition in Jordan; the Middle East Missile and Defense conference in Abu Dhabi; and the Border Control, Airport and Seaport Security conference in the UAE. INEGMA also organizes the Security Middle East Show in Beirut, Lebanon. INEGMA also publishes special reports and papers pertaining to national security and defense. INEGMA’s President is General (Ret.) Khaled Abdullah Al Bu-Ainnan, Former Commander, UAE Air Force and Air Defense.
The National Crisis & Emergency Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA)
The establishment of NECMA was announced on May 14, 2007 within the organizational structure of the Higher National Security Council to ensure the safety of the lives of all citizens and residents on the territory of the United Arab Emirates and to preserve the property of the country. The Authority’s mission is to enhance the UAE’s capabilities in managing crisis and emergencies by: setting the requirements of business continuity, enabling quick recovery through joint planning, and coordinating communication both at the national and local level.