2016 GCC Governance, Risk and Compliance Forum

“Achieve Business Excellence and Optimized Performance through GRC Convergence”

The GCC Governance Risk and Compliance Forum 2016 will bring together GRC thought leaders, analysts and practitioners from the GCC region. Over the 2 days, you will be joining hundreds of regional governance, risk and compliance professionals from various GCC countries at this event that brings together the global best practices, practical solutions, and brightest minds to embrace challenges, forge solutions, and define your future GRC capabilities.

The Forum is designed to help organizations with best practices and insights derived from successful GRC programs and frameworks undertaken by leading organizations in the region.

Agenda - Highlights :

- Corporate Governance
- EH&S Compliance Management
- Business Resilience through BCM
- Traditional Risk Management VS GRC
- Anti-Money Laundering and Corruption
- Information Security and Technology
- Reputation Risk Management in Oil and Gas
- Role of Technology in a successful GRC program
- Building the right Enterprise Risk Management framework
- Emerging Regulatory Trends and Changes in GCC – Scenario

Who will you meet

Title Sponsor:

Nasdaq BWise is a global leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) software. Based on a strong heritage in business process management, the BWise® GRC Platform provides companies with highly-rated, proven software solutions for Risk Management, Internal Control, Internal Audit, Compliance & Policy Management, Information Security and Sustainability Performance Management.

BWise’s end-to-end solutions support an organization’s ability to understand, track, measure, and manage key organizational risks. Nasdaq BWise helps companies truly be in control by balancing performance with their financial and reputational risks, improving corporate accountability, increasing financial, strategic and operating efficiencies. Using BWise, organizations are able to efficiently comply with anti-corruption regulations like FCPA and the UK Bribery Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, European Corporate Governance Codes, ISAE3402/SAS-70, PCI-DSS, Solvency II, Basel II and III, Dodd-Frank, ISO-standards, and many more.

Nasdaq BWise sales, service and support offices around the globe provide for the GRC needs of hundreds of leading companies worldwide. For more information, visit

Gold Sponsor:

RSA provides more than 30,000 customers around the world with the essential security capabilities to protect their most valuable assets from cyber threats. With RSA's award-winning products, organizations effectively detect, investigate, and respond to advanced attacks; confirm and manage identities; and ultimately, reduce IP theft, fraud, and cybercrime. please visit

Paramount is the regional leader in cybersecurity, enables customers to protect their critical Information Assets and Infrastructure through a prudent combination of People, Process and Technology. Founded in 1992, transformed into an Internet Security Solutions Provider in 1999, reconfigured in 2007 through a Management Buy Out (the first MBO of an IT Company in Dubai Internet City) and being reinvented in 2015 to morph into a trusted cybersecurity solutions provider, Paramount always remains a work in progress. Building quality into the very fabric of the business has made excellence a way of life at Paramount.

The company started as early as 2001 at the ISO level and graduated through the EFQM framework by introducing and sustaining a culture of continuous learning, quality and focus on individual value-add inside and outside the organization.

Today, Paramount is the only IT services company in the entire Middle East to have secured an amazing gamut of certifications and unbiased recognition: ISO 9001; ISO 20000; ISO 27001; ISO 22301; DQAP; Mohammed Bin Rashid Award - Business Excellence; Dubai SME 100; Great Place to Work Award; Dubai Chamber's CSR Label and Happiness in the Workplace award. please visit


Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and is the first Arab professional services firm established in the Middle East region with uninterrupted presence since 1926. Deloitte is among the region’s leading professional services firms, providing audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through 26 offices in 15 countries with more than 3,000 partners, directors and staff. Our clients benefit from the breadth and diversity of our resources in helping them manage their growth and broaden their presence in the global economy. Combining the global insight and innovation of a worldwide firm with local knowledge and industry expertise, our people offer powerful business solutions that help our clients excel.

We have continued to play a pivotal role in serving the region’s high-growth industry sectors such as tourism, hospitality and leisure, construction, telecoms and financial services, as well as major sectors such as oil and gas, the public sector and the Gulf region’s sovereign wealth funds. Our Middle East knowledge centers are a testament to our specialized capabilities in strategic services and industries.

Bronze Sponsor:


Sword Active Risk is the world's first Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) solution provider to drive business performance by enhancing viability, accountability and confidence. Sword Active Risk provide next-generation risk solutions allowing organizations to link their strategy, and objectives to their risk management process.

The award winning Active Risk Manager (ARM) solution helps organizations manage Operational Risk, Project Risk, Opportunity Management and Governance & Compliance challenges with the most innovative and robust available in the market. Whether you're a corporate office, a front-line risk manager or anywhere in between, ARM provides you the best suite of ERM capabilities you can find to deliver real value and drive effective risk management across the enterprise.

Supporting Sponsor:


Control Risks is an independent, global risk consultancy working across five continents, with 36 offices in 130 countries and more than 5,000 clients worldwide. Our broad range of services help our clients realise new global opportunities from market entry and opportunity analysis to crisis management and business continuity across political, integrity and security risk.

We help some of the most influential organisations in the world to understand and manage the risks and opportunities of operating in complex or hostile environments. We support clients by providing strategic consultancy, expert analysis and in-depth investigations through to handling sensitive political issues and providing practical on the ground protection and support.


Opes Softwareis a global provider of financial services and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Our solutions help investment managers and fund administrators to simplify many tasks of today’s international markets.

Over the past couple decades the company has established itself as a significant player in the financial and ERP software industries, and has grown through:

• Acquisition of a well-regarded software firm, bringing clients the benefit of a larger range of solutions and services

• Recruitment of seasoned industry professionals / experts / leaders

• Re-investment of cash flows into research and development, new services and infrastructures to support clients and their objectives

Ascent is a niche Software Product Company and offers its proprietary BCM Automation Software AutoBCM© for complete end to end BCM Automation Lifecycle.

Ascent AutoBCM© resilient software solution helps various enterprises to meet crucial Business Continuity Management objectives with efficiency and consistency. It enables companies to effectively plan and manage their continuity and crisis management processes. Ascent AutoBCM© software can be easily configured to meet the business continuity needs of various organizations. It can easily analyze the impact of business continuity risks, create and test business continuity plans, and initiate and manage disaster recovery activities.

Ascent is headquartered in Dubai, UAE and has deployed its AutoBCM© Software with clients in Middle East, Africa and APAC regions. Ascent has office locations in over 5 countries. To know more about AutoBCM© or Ascent Technology Consulting, please visit or

Wolters Kluwer is dedicated to helping solve their customers most pressing needs. Solutions include: TeamMate AM, audit management; TeamMate CM, controls management; and TeamMate Analytics, data analysis. Together, this ecosystem of solutions provides you with the confidence you need to manage all aspects of risk identification and assessment, electronic working paper creation and management, controls framework management, and data analysis. Learn more at

Media Partner: brings together the suppliers and buyers in risk management, compliance and trading and is aimed squarely at the Financial Services and the Energy/Commodities trading markets.

The key features of the site include; comprehensive vendor directories, risk events, risk jobs, daily news and a weekly newsletter. We also produce an AAR Risk Software and Services Report which is now in its 9th successful year.

For more information please contact Jane Stoll on +44 (0)20 7193 6737 or by email at or visit

The IT GRC Forum is an online resource and networking platform for the Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) Community. We produce educational events and provide market intelligence for all registered users in our categorized media archive of Webcasts, White Papers, and Research. This site is a single repository for information and discussion that fuses user generated content and expert insight around an open source platform, and allows executives to network and collaborate with peers

"The GlobalRisk Community is a thriving community of risk managers and associated service providers. Our purpose is to foster business, networking and educational explorations among members. Our goal is to be the worlds premier Risk forum and contribute to better understanding of complex world of risk.

Security Middle East print magazine, website, Interactive magazine and direct email service provides the most successfully integrated media platform in the Middle East region. This bi-monthly magazine is the leading publication for security and safety across the GCC and Middle East with a circulation of 14,000 and wider readership of over 42,000 installers, integrators, suppliers and buyers. The web site is ranked No1 on most major search engines like Google and receives over 28,000 hits per month, providing a one stop shop for news and products for installers and buyers in the region. Couple this with our new Interactive magazine you can demonstrate your products to a key target market like never before.

Get all the latest industry updates by following us on Twitter @SMEMAG

For more information about Security Middle East magazine, Website and range of online services please visit- or contact Tel: +44 (0) 1752 267 330

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