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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.

Workshops and

Welcome reception on Queen Elizabeth 2 ship, unique live hijack exercise on Emirates state of the art flight simulator, K9 explosives detection demo, In-Flight Security, Cyber Security and Behavioural Analysis workshops.

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
Jean-Claude Nanche
Head of Aircraft Security
Philip D. Baum
Green Light Ltd.
Peter Burow
Behavioural Strategist
Sir Gary Coward
Redline Assured Security
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.
Jean-Claude Nanche
Head of Aircraft security for Airbus commercial aircraft
Former A350 chief Airworthiness Engineer, Jean-Claude Nanche has certified the A350 in Europe, US and more than 10 countries before taking the position of head of Aircraft security for Airbus commercial aircraft. The Airbus Security Centre of competence is managing both physical and cyber security for Airbus commercial Aircraft.
Philip D. Baum
Managing Director, Green Light Ltd.
In 1996 Philip established Green Light, through which he serves as a subject matter expert for the Airports Council International (ACI) in the area of Behavioural Analysis and runs training courses for them. Likewise, Philip designs and delivers IATA Inflight Security courses and has worked with IATA on the way behavioural analysis might be incorporated into (what was originally called) the ‘Checkpoint of the Future’, the pre-cursor to ‘Smart Security’.
Peter Burow
Behavioural Strategist at NeuroPower
Peter Burow is a behavioural strategist and advisor to senior executives around the world on behavioural analysis. Peter is the author of the NeuroPower framework which elegantly brings together psychology, neuroscience, behavioural economics and systems theory into an integrated understanding of human behaviour. NeuroPower is being applied by governments, businesses and communities in 20+ countries.
Sir Gary Coward KBE CB
Chairman at Redline Assured Security Ltd.
Sir Gary is a strategic consultant and non-executive director operating in the defence, aerospace and security sectors. In addition to his commercial roles, Sir Gary is the Deputy Colonel Commandant of the AAC, President of the AAC Veterans' Association and Air OP Association, a trustee of the Duke of York’s Royal Military School and Chairman of the Army Flying Museum.

Special offers for attendees

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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

Don't forget to nominate your candidate before 31st July, 2019.

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