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A new vision shines in Abu Dhabi as Wise Media’s sixth EMEA summit achieves its participation and thought leadership goals

• Patronage and opening address from UAE Deputy Prime Minister
• Meeting of ministers and initiatives for special delegations
• 525 delegates from 43 countries
• eGovernment trends illustrated by United Nations’ Inter-Regional Adviser
• Security Technologies presented by FBI’s Executive Assistant Director

At its sixth edition, Wise Media’s annual EMEA Summit on security, mobility and traceability, ID WORLD Abu Dhabi 2013, went live in the Emirates with top-drawer protagonists inspiring a vibrant elite of decision makers from both the public and private sectors.

The Summit, held under the patronage of the UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and with the endorsement of the European Commission, examined the critical impact of investments in security, mobility and traceability systems and in identity schemes in particular.

ID WORLD Abu Dhabi 2013, whose activities extended over two days, brought together leading experts from all continents, with speakers from 33 countries actively engaged in the effort to build a common vision and offer a platform for high-profile networking and cross-fertilization, in view of the design and deployment of innovative projects. The Summit was hosted once again by the prestigious and highly influential government organization, the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR). It was supported for the sixth consecutive year by the Emirates Identity Authority, acting as official local endorser welcoming the delegations in the name of the hosting country.

As annual international gathering and regional appointment of the ID WORLD community, ID WORLD Abu Dhabi built on the remarkable success and all-time record attendance of over 500 participants of last year’s event, which established it as a cornerstone, must-attend appointment for government representatives and all players involved in government sector-related innovation, including the Postal and Healthcare sectors. Reaching yet another milestone in 2013, it surpassed all previous editions in terms of quality of attendance and debate, as well as satisfaction of participating organizations involved as sponsors, exhibitors and conference delegations.

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Among the key speakers and government representatives contributing to the debate at ID WORLD Abu Dhabi 2013: Dr. Ali Al Khouri, General Director - Emirates Identity Authority, U.A.E., delivering the opening address for H.H. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior - U.A.E.; Stefano Manservisi, Director General Home Affairs - European Commission; Steven M. Martinez, Executive Assistant Director, Science & Technology Branch - FBI, USA; Richard Kerby, Inter-Regional Adviser - United Nations; Juma Assiago, Urban Safety Expert & Lead, Global Network on Safer Cities - UN-Habitat, Kenya; Vanja Vukic, Secretary of State - Ministry of Interior, Serbia; Kameran Abdulrahman, Director General - Ministry of Interior, Kurdistan Regional Government; Fausto Lugo Garcia, Civil Protection Secretary - Mexico City Government; Malcolm Tarbitt, Director Security & Risk Advisory - International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), Qatar; Dr. William Ahadzie, CEO - National Identification Authority, Ghana; Ashok Pal Singh, Deputy DG - Unique Identification Authority, India; Erkki Koort, Deputy Secretary General for Internal Security Policy Ministry of the Interior, Estonia; Ruth Annus, Head of Migration and Border Policy Department - Ministry of the Interior, Estonia; Dr. Khalid Al-Tawil, Executive Advisor - Ministry of Interior, Saudi Arabia.

Key sessions saw the active involvement of Sinisa Macan, Director General - Agency for Identification Documents, Registers and Data Exchange, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Ayesha Al Rayesi, Executive Director of Central Operations Sector Emirates Identity Authority, UAE; Ralph Markert, Assistant Director, International Partnerships & Development Directorate - Interpol; Roman Vanek, Chief Division ID Documents - Federal Office of Police, Switzerland; Lt. Col. Abdullah Mohammed Al Jabri, Director General of Information Technology - Royal Oman Police; Alessandro Musumeci, Group CIO - Italian State Railways; Milica Arbutina, Head of Office - Poste Srpske, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Eng. Majed Mohammed Bin Anzzan, General Manager - E- Mall; Shane Brown, Acting Executive Director Safety and Security - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa; Younouss Djibrine, Secretary General - Pan African Postal Union, Tanzania Mario Chartouny, CTO - Liban Post; Dr. Ahmed Kada, Director of Internationals Affairs - Morocco Post; Feliksas Dobrovolskis, Director General - The Communications Regulatory Authority, Republic of Lithuania; Elena D’Angelo, Project Officer - United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, Italy; Dr. Oliver Harrison, Head of Strategy - Health Authority of Abu Dhabi, UAE; Emmanuel Ogungbe, IT Director - National Identity Management Commission, Nigeria.

The debate goes on in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (September 26-27)

The valuable discussions that took place in Abu Dhabi will continue at ID WORLD Rio de Janeiro 2013, the third Americas Summit, on September 26-27 ( and later in the year at the ID WORLD International Congress, the twelfth annual world summit in Frankfurt on November 5-7, 2013 (

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