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September 22nd - 24th, 2019

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, UAE

22nd - 24th, 2019

JW Mariott Marquis
Dubai, UAE

Your conference experience

Three-day stage

Impressive speakers line up, subject matter experts in the field of aviation security and a lot of insightful presentations.

Global Awards

Enjoy amazing atmosphere and recognize the best in their fields.

Some of our speakers

Matthew Vaughan
Director Aviation Security
Marcelo Ivo de Carvalho
Director of Organized Crime Investigations, Police Brazil
Richard Davis
Advisor Global Elite Group, ISF President
Dr David Rubens
Deltar Training Services Ltd
Gary Wade
Vice President Security
Atlas Air Worldwide
Kim Ann Williamson
Wales Anti Slavery Leadership Group
Matthew Vaughan
Director of Aviation Security at IATA
Matthew Vaughan is the Director of Aviation Security at IATA. Previously, he worked for Etihad Airways for over 8 years, 5 of them as the Head of Aviation Security. In IATA he is focusing on the promotion of baseline compliance to Aviation Security standards and recommended practices as well as leveraging an all-hazards, risk-based approach through strategic threat analysis and business continuity planning in a high threat, high reliability industry.
Marcelo Ivo de Carvalho
Regional Director of Organized Crime Investigations, Federal Police São Paulo
Marcelo Ivo de Carvalho is a specialist in Criminal Sciences and a Commissioner of the Federal Police of Brazil since 2003. Previously working as Head of the National Airport Security Office in Brasília and Head of the Federal Police Station at Guarulhos International Airport, currently he’s serving as Regional Director of Organized Crime Investigations of the Federal Police in the State of São Paulo. At AVSEC he will be talking about how to combat narco-trafficking in airports.
Richard Davis
Head of Airline Security in the U.S
Richard Davis is the longest serving head of airline security in the U.S. and the world and one of only 9 heads of security that are members of both the prestigious OSAC and DSAC Leadership Board councils sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and FBI/DHS respectively. He is very engaged in the United Airlines Leadership Competencies and extremely respected in the aviation security community, chief security officer population and throughout the federal government.
Dr David Rubens
CEO of Deltar Training Services Ltd, Executive Director of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management
Dr David Rubens DSyRM, CSyP, F.ISRM, FSyI is CEO of Deltar Training Services Ltd, and Executive Director of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management. He currently runs training programmes for strategic risk and crisis managers around the world, delivering training in seventeen countries in SE Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Europe since January 2017.
Gary Wade
Vice President Security
Gary Wade is responsible for Global Security at Atlas Air Worldwide. Prior to coming to Atlas, Mr. Wade served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Air Marshal Service at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport. Previously, he was a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration for over 30 years, assigned to offices in Detroit, Miami, Washington, D.C. and Quantico, VA.
Kim Ann Williamson MBE
Strategic Objectives Programme Lead, Wales Anti Slavery Leadership Group.
Kim Ann is a member of the Wales Anti Slavery Leadership Group and is the Strategic Objectives Programme Lead. Kim Ann collaborates with Council of Europe GRETA Experts and ICMPD to share the good practice she has developed in Wales. In the Queens Birthday Honours 2018 Kim Ann was made a Member of the British Empire for her contribution to Law and Order for combatting modern slavery, human trafficking and Female Genital Mutilation.


Saturday - Sep 21

Welcome reception

Enjoy light buffet dinner and meet fellow delegates and speakers on board of the iconic Queen Elizabeth 2 ship.

Delegates can also pre-register for the conference, receive their participant badges and other conference materials.

Sunday - Sep 22

Day 1 - Presentations & Hijack Exercise

The day starts with opening ceremony with HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum followed by presentations by leading aviation security industry experts and live hijack exercise on Emirates flight simulator

Monday - Sep 23

Day 2 - Presentations & Awards

More presentations by leading subject matter experts in the field of aviation security, K9 Explosives Detection Demo event and AVSEC Gala Dinner & Awards in the evening.

Tuesday - Sep 24

Day 3 - Workshops

Last day of AVSEC is completely dedicated to workshops - Active Shooter workshop, Cyber security at mass gatherings (CYMASS), In-Flight Security workshops and many more.

Special offers for attendees

Here are some things that will make your stay in Dubai even more pleasant.


Arabian Adventures

Unforgettable desert safaris



VIP lounge experience

up to-20%

Emirates Official Store

Emirates-branded merchandise


AVSEC Global Awards

23rd September, 2019

Recognising and honouring outstanding individual & organisational achievements and achievements in our industry.

AVSEC Senior
of the Year

Staff Member
of the Year

of the Year

of the Year

of the Year

of the Year

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