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The aviation industry, evolving into a dynamic hub for growth and innovation, witnesses a surge in global construction projects, with a commitment totaling $450.7 billion.


The global commercial aviation fleet is expected to grow by 33% to more than 36,000 aircraft by 2033. According to IATA, the Middle East will see significant growth and welcome an additional 237 million travellers each year by 2034. With this growth, aviation security becomes of outmost importance to ensure seamless flight operations, passenger safety, and the industry’s steady growth.

Being a critical infrastructure, civil aviation security is the center of attention for all key players, local government and international organizations, airports, airlines…etc. This is due to the high risks and complex challenges that the industry faces, requiring robust security framework, standards, and advanced solutions, for both physical and cyber security, as gaps can cause critical damage varying from casualties, economic loss, and national security threat.

In line with this, the Aviation Security Forum scheduled for 12-13 February 2024, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is set against the backdrop of the Middle East’s flourishing aviation landscape and the need for advanced security practices and solutions. The Forum provides an exclusive platform for government officials, airport and airline physical and cyber security decision makers, and technology experts. Participants will address critical threats and challenges unique to the region’s civil aviation industry and identify innovative solutions and industry best practices to support and safeguard its continued growth and success.

Market Drivers

The aviation industry in the Middle East has experienced significant growth over the past few years with the region becoming a global hub for travel and trade. Over the next 20 years, airports in the region will need to spend over $151 billion on completing modernization projects. Several airports in the region have already prioritized infrastructure investments, with a key focus on how to improve both physical and cyber security that are dynamic in nature and continually adapt to risks and prevent threats to the aviation industry.

$517 million

approximate investment in the new Sharjah International Airport expansion

$4.36 billion

estimated to be invested in Kuwait Airport expansion of its passenger terminal 2

Saudi Arabia

to build one of the world’s largest airports with an expected annual passenger traffic of 120 million by 2030 and 185 million by 2050

Abha Airport (KSA)

expansion announced to be completed by 2028

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

confirmed as the president of ICAO’s Aviation Security Committee for 2023-2024 period

A single biometric access

will be put in place (facial print) at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 from November 2023 for a paperless airport experience at immigration a boarding.

Dubai International Airport

is to introduce a new smart scanner at the airport for hand luggage security check.


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From the Following Sectors :
Government :
Heads, Directors, Managers of:


Integration of physical security and cyber security in aviation 

Risk assessment and crisis management in aviation security 

Innovations and challenges in airport security 

Overcoming complexities of aviation security 

The future of airport security technology 

IT and OT convergence 


Capt. Fahad ibne Masood

MRAeS, Faculty - Airport Management & Aviation Management

Modern College of Business & Science - Muscat



Steve Allen

Group CEO



Ralf Schustereder


Ras Al Khaimah International Airport


Rene Gsponer

CEO and Accountable Manager

Humoair, Tashkent


Kashif Khalid

Regional Director

OSS Africa and the Middle East


Buti Qurwash

VP Security & Government Partnership

Dubai Airports


Biju Hameed

Head- Technology Infrastructure Operations

Dubai Airports


Adel Alhosani

CISO & Information Security Senior Manager

Dubai Customs


Thamer Mashhadi

Head of Information Systems

Civil Aviation Authority


Navaid Ahsan

Head of Aviation Security Operations

Etihad Airways


Ahmed Al-Bahdoor

Head of Cyber Security

Oman Airports


Dr. Ahmad Altarawneh

Senior Transformation Consultant

Dubai Police


Subir Hazra

Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer

GM Aero Services

Indira Gandhi International Airport

New Delhi – India

Dr. Omar Kaddouha

Director of Flight Safety

Directorate General of Civil Aviation


Mohamad Easawy

IT Excellence Manager

Dubai Customs


Rajesh Prabhu Selvaraj

Manager AVSEC Tech & Cyber

Etihad Airways


Sara Alkhajeh

Head of Security Section

Royal Jet


Dr KJ Devasia

AVP - Enterprise Risk and Corporate Resilience

Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru


Capt. Fahad ibne Masood

MRAeS, Faculty - Airport Management & Aviation Management

Modern College of Business & Science - Muscat


Dr. Viktoriia Ivannikova

Assistant Professor in Aviation Management
Dublin City University Business School


Prof. Adrian Castillero Franco

IE Business School, Madrid

Syed Haidar Ali

Independent Consultant

Drones & Counter UAS


Rajesh Purushothaman

Independent Consultant
Aviation, Bengaluru


Tatevik Revazian

Senior Vice President Growth

Osprey Flight Solutions

Dave Rutter

President and CEO
DSA Detection


Dave Rutter

President and CEO
DSA Detection



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Get in front of your target market:

Get access to key stakeholders involved in downstream projects in aviation and get insight into the demand and areas of investment for new solutions and services and spot new opportunities.  

Increase your competitiveness:  

Learn about the challenges faced in downstream projects and identify how you can provide them with customized solutions to help them overcome them. 

Generate strong leads:  

Discover the future and growth potential for the aviation industry in the MENA region, influence decision makers and stand a chance of being shortlisted for upcoming projects.  


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    We're excited to welcome you to the Aviation Security Forum in Dubai! Despite the forecasted rain, we're committed to opening breakfast and registration at 8am, and starting the conference on schedule at 9am. Please plan your travel accordingly, considering potential weather-related delays. We recommend building in extra travel time to ensure a smooth arrival. Safe travels, and we look forward to seeing you at the conference!