Time: November 11, 2018
- Dr. Nasser Al-Daoud, deputy interior minister, was briefed about the latest technologies in unmanned vessels by Bahri’s CEO Abdullah Aldubaikhi
The event was officially inaugurated by Nasser Al-Daoud, deputy minister of interior, who visited Bahri’s booth and was briefed about the latest technologies in unmanned vessels by Bahri’s CEO Abdullah Aldubaikhi.
Held under the patronage of Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef, Saudi minister of interior, the inaugural edition of the SNSR Expo explored the future landscape of the Kingdom’s national security, showcasing innovation, and facilitating knowledge transfer and partnerships between local and international companies in the security space.
The highly-anticipated exhibition, organized under the theme of “Shaping the future of national security and risk prevention,” gathered high-level government officials, policymakers, industry experts, as well as key executives from more than 130 companies representing 22 countries to exchange security expertise and showcase the latest developments in the security industry. The SNSR Expo included two forums on “The Future of Hajj Safety and Security” and “Smart Safe Cities,” and examined how artificial intelligence, big data, digital transformation, and virtual reality will impact the security industry in the Kingdom. Border security, counterterrorism, and cybersecurity were also among key topics discussed at the event.
Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, said: “Saudi Arabia has been playing an increasingly important role in bringing stability and maintaining security in the region. The regional countries, and the Kingdom in particular, have been largely successful in mitigating national security challenges. However, new risks continue to emerge alongside advancements in technologies, posing problems to their critical infrastructure. Similarly, maritime security has become a key focus area for the countries as they are keenly pursuing their economic diversification goals through increased trade with regional and international economies.”
“Offering deeper insights into these developments, SNSR Expo represented a major leap in the Kingdom’s endeavors aimed at playing a pivotal role in the regional security landscape. With the participation in this strategic event, Bahri has reached a new milestone that will help it shape the future of the maritime industry,” added Aldubaikhi.
Bahri Logistics, one of the six business units within Bahri, showcased its comprehensive range of technologies and innovation-driven solutions related to maritime security at the SNSR Expo. The business unit highlighted its new unmanned surface vessels (USVs) at its booth during the three-day event.