2nd Annual Future Accessibility & Assistive Technology Summit UAE
Oct 8 – Oct 9 all-day

My Community – A City for Everyone

Advanced Conferences & Meetings is proud to announce the launch of the 2nd Annual Future Accessibility and Assistive Technology Qatar summit on 8-9 October 2017 in Dubai, UAE.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, launched the “My Community – A City for Everyone” initiative in November 2013, which aims to fully transform Dubai into a disabled-friendly city by 2020.

New regulations and standards will be implemented in Dubai this year to maximise the participation and inclusion of every citizen, especially disabled people, and empower them to achieve a fully integrated society.

Building on last year’s success, the 2nd Annual Future Accessibility Summit Qatar will take place on 8-9 October 2017 in Dubai, UAE. This summit will provide an interactive platform for best practice benchmarking, case study insight sessions, new technology and solution showcase, strategic collaboration and discussion of challenges and opportunities in the assistive technology sector.

Digital Forensics & Analysis Summit GCC
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day

Dealing With The Digital Enemy

Cyberspace is growing and the digital world is forever expanding into all areas of our lives. 23% growth in active social media accounts (UAE since 2014), 48% mobile social media accounts, 51% internet penetration and 73% proliferation of smartphones and CCTV cameras. These numbers demonstrate that digital sources are valuable forensics sources.

Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM) is proud to launch Digital Forensics & Analysis Summit GCC on 9-10 October 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

This specialised summit will provide a platform for international experts and GCC practitioners to share best practices and real life case studies on the usage of technology in the forensics departments and extraction of evidence that can stand up in trial.

The UAE stays ahead in combating Cybercrime

Madinat Zayed is investing in 16 high-tech cameras. Abu Dhabi will soon see more speed cameras in the western region. Dubai Police recently developed a US$100Million forensic lab with a specialised digital unit. The UAE has set up well established national CERT’s (Computer Emergency Response Team) which focusses on several goals including computer forensics.

Several countries in the GCC (Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain) have invested in highly capable CERT centers to deal with Cybercrime which have become too common.

CERT representatives from different countries will be present at Digital Forensics & Analysis Summit GCC to discuss counter-forensic activities, Q-Cert vision to establish a national digital forensic capability and how to protect ourselves against major disruptions and attacks (with Shamoon as a topical major incident).


5th Annual Procurement Strategy Summit
Oct 11 @ 9:58 am – Oct 12 @ 10:58 am

With the changing face of the geopolitical environment, digital technologies revolutionizing the procurement industry and its professionals,  the 5th Annual Procurement Strategy Summit will focus on a unique insight into successfully managing procurement strategies in vulnerable & volatile markets, contract management, latest innovations and technologies and more, a highly effective platform to keep up-to-date with the latest developments, market trends that will engage in a much-needed discussions concerning issues related to innovation, competitiveness, sustainability and regulation in procurement.

With disruptive trends in forecast, how can you as a leading professional best equip yourself to meet the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities they present?

  • Analyzing the Impact of VAT on Procurement Function in GCC
  • Benchmarking “Successful Procurement Strategies in Volatile Markets for Advantageous Decision Making”
  • Gap in Workforce Skills, Techniques & Technological Frustrations
  • Blockchain-Backed Innovations & Digital Transformations Redefining Procurement

Industry Professional 1499.00 USD

Digital Transformation Summit
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day

The Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit is hosted to support the smart government development by providing a platform for government authorities leading this drive to interact and engage with key industry partners, stake-holders, local and international ICT experts to demonstrate thought leadership and present case studies on the latest trends and global best practices that will drive the digital government transformation strategy and agenda.

Utility Scale Solar
Nov 14 – Nov 15 all-day

The Utility Scale Solar Summit is the pivotal place for Middle Eastern, European and North Africa utilities to further develop new relationships to win business.

The strategic programme will be led by utility solar companies from the region, international EPCs, O&Ms from the international community. Experts showcasing their products will experience tailored sessions that focus on business development and knowledge sharing of the latest industry trends.

The 3rd Annual Air Quality and Noise Control GCC summit
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day

The 3rd Annual Air Quality and Noise Control GCC summit will gather for the third time government officers, health and medical practitioners, researchers, industry executives and international authorities to discuss, share and collaborate on the issues of ambient and indoor air quality and noise management.

Drainage & Flood Control Summit
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day

Rapid urbanization in Saudi Arabia is putting further strain in the existing municipal and civil amenities. There arises an urgent need for efficient management of resources and effectively designing an effective drainage and sewerage infrastructure to meet these needs. Torrential floods and rains in the region over the last few years have caused a lot of damage while uncovering the ineffective drainage systems in many parts of the country.

There is also a necessity to recharge the depleting ground water by having efficient ways to harness water with proper distribution methods and drainage systems through effective regulation. Currently the storm water flood management and drainage contracts are worth $270 Million across the 14 governorates in Saudi Arabia. There is a need for developing strategies to develop a volatile drainage & storm water network to stay in tune with the
future demands of the city.

Nispana’s inaugural “Drainage & Flood Control Summit” scheduled on the 26 & 27 November 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will bring the collective intelligence of stakeholders and also the acumen of visionary speakers in an effort to catalyse collaboration between the public & private stakeholders to exchange knowledge & share best practices for developing, refurbishing, operating and sustaining drainage chains for Saudi Arabia.