The 5th Middle East Missile & Air Defense Symposium

28.09.2016 UAE
The 5th Middle East Missile & Air Defense Symposium

The 5th Middle East Missile & Air Defense Symposium

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The 5th Middle East Missile and Air Defense Conference (MEMAD 2016) – the largest and most high profile regional gathering of military leaders and air defenders in the GCC – will take place on October 11-12, at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Since its inception in 2008 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, MEMAD has been the premier regional conference on integrated air and missile defense.

The theme for MEMAD 2016 is “Force Generation and Harnessing an Adaptive Approach for Regional IAMD” and the two-day conference will address latest developments in IAMD at the design, integration, planning and operational levels, as well as explore key elements of theatre-based AMD at inner- and mid-tier defense, and layering sensor and shooter networks.

MEMAD 2016, jointly organized by SEGMA and the ECSSR, aims to support and enrich the efforts of the full spectrum of stakeholders for IAMD in the GCC. MEMAD 2016 will gather approximately 400 select participants o for a series of carefully crafted briefings by international experts and practitioners, interactive panel discussions, and a series of networking opportunities.

Confirmed Speakers at MEMAD include:

  • Lieutenant General Charles Brown Jr., Deputy Commander, United States Central Command (CENTCOM)
  • Major General Abdullah Yaqoob AlFoudry, Commander, Kuwait Air Force
  • Vice Admiral James Syring, Director, Missile Defense Agency, United States,
  • Major General (Eng) Jean Cardamone, Director Middle East & Africa, Defense Procurement Agency, France
  • Lieutenant General Jeffrey L. Harrigian, Commander, U.S. AFCENT
  • Dr. Jamal Sanad Al Suwaidi, Director General, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR)
  • Frank Rose, Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, Department of State, United States
  • Brigadier General Christopher L. Spillman, Commander, 32nd AAMDC, United States Army
  • Brigadier General Stefan Mordacz, Chief of Air & Missile Defense Directorate, Poland Armed Forces
  • Colonel James (Jimmy) H. Jenkins III (Ret.), Executive Officer, Air and Missile Defense Systems Unit, Northrop Grumman 


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