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Who Attends & Why

31 May - 2 June 2021, Dubai World Trade Centre. UAE

Who Attends & Why

Who attends?

GISEC brings together over 8,300+ of the foremost Infosec and tech professionals, business leaders, change makers and senior practitioners for three days of unparalleled discovery, learning & networking with key government contacts and top businesses from across the world including:

100+ CIO/CISO/VP of top companies like Telefonica, Saudi Ports, IKEA Group, Amazon Pay India, DHL Express, Dubai Health Authority, Habib Bank Ag, Juma Al Majid Group, Al Maskari Holding, Bank of Jordan, General Motors MENA, Dubai Customs, General Electric MENA, Union National Bank, Majid Al Futtaim Retail – Carrefour, Lulu Group International and many more.


Top Visiting Companies

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Meet the Exhibitors

Free to Attend sessions for Visitors

Dark Stage

In a world where hackers launch a cyber attack every 39 seconds, the Dark Stage will showcase fascinating live hacks, investigating controversial topics including cyber warfare, nation state attacks, social engineering and the most dangerous activity on the dark web.

X-Lab Stage

Free-to-attend sessions on developments in cyber, cybertech, AI, blockchain and IOT, delivered by some of the best minds global industry has to offer.

Saudi Focus Day

Cybersecurity is becoming an essential priority in the Kingdom as it pushes ahead with its Vision 2030 ambitions. CISO’s, regulators, policy makers and cybersecurity authorities will reveal the Kingdom's cyber roadmap.

Israel Discovery Day

The first Israel Discovery Day will hear from experts who will explore how the advanced technological nation defends its national infrastructure, how it is using AI to mitigate threats, and how it is balancing national security and privacy.

Africa Forum

Africa represents a hugely exciting innovation opportunity, with tremendous potential for technological transformation. African internet users are set to double to 1 billion by 2022, with the demand for advanced cybersecurity solutions and IT security skills set to explode.

GISEC Inspire

GISEC Inspire will bring together leading cybersecurity innovators, government leaders and technological futurists to promote ways to bring women into the cybersecurity field.

Black Stage

The Black Stage will focus on the operations of international organised criminals and hostile activity in cyberspace from terrorist organisations and military cyber warfare, with intelligence briefings on the capabilities of malicious actors. 

Public Cyber Awareness

Supporting TRAs objective to increase cyber awareness amongst the public through our series of cybersecurity workshops in English & Arabic.

Holding titles of:

  • CEO (Chief Executive officer)
  • CIO (Chief Information Officer)
  • CTO (Chief Technology officer)
  • CSO (Chief Security officer)    
  • CISO (Chief Information Security officer)
  • CDO (Chief Digital Officer)
  • Director General

& SVP, VP, Director, Head, Sr. Manager, Managers in the fields of:

  • Information Security
  • Cyber Crime
  • Cyber Security
  • Threat management
  • Cyber Crime
  • Cyber Security
  • Threat management
  • Critical infrastructure
  • IT Compliance
  • Risk & Governance
  • Information systems audit
  • Operational risk
  • IT infrastructure
  • Operational Technology
  • IT Architecture
  • Strategy
  • IT
  • Smart services
  • ​​​Digital transformation
  • Data
  • R&D
  • M2M
  • Applications
  • e-gov
  • IoT (Internet of things)
  • Technology
  • Innovation
  • AI (Artificial Intelligence)
  • IT Operations


From Industries

  • Communications/Electronics
  • Defense
  • Education
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Broadcasting
  • Telecom
  • Transport (Aviation, Road, Railway)
  • Utilities

Know our success in numbers:

  • 86% of visitors come from Middle East, Africa and South Asia
  • 95% were satisfied with the overall experience
  • 60% of visitors postponed purchase to coincide with the event
  • 59% of visitors have purchasing responsibility
  • 93% considered attending the event important to very important for their business

Wait! We have more…

  • 3 days of learning and networking with top most industry leaders
  • New in 2021: Israel Discovery Day, Saudi Focus Day, Africa Spotlight Forum, Black Stage, INSPIRE Stage, CISO Club, Certified trainings and more
  • 100+ free sessions across the conference stages
  • Live Hacks demonstration by the world's most famous hackers
  • B2B Matchmaking Programme

Why attend?

Because only at GISEC you can:

  • Experience the world’s best innovative cybersecurity technology and solutions in Banks & Finance, Healthcare, Government, Retail, Energy & Utilities among others
  • Learn about the latest industry trends and innovations
  • Get inspiration from expert speakers and open discussions of critical issues
  • Connect with like-minded professionals from industry, government and academia
  • Become a member of a unique and relevant global community



  • Great experience and valuable information.
    Abdul Qadir
    Information Security, Dubai Investments Techsource
  • Great event, got to know about new security product lines.
    Juned Kittur
    Senior It Security Engineer, Intigral
  • I am so glad that I could tap into few important things as well as learn from CISOs, CIO, thought leaders, and vendors regarding how they secure and manage their infrastructure and applications.
    Vinod Vijayan
    IT Manager, Control & Applications Emirates

Supporters & Partners


UAE Cyber Security Council


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Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

Official Smart City Partner

Strategic Sponsors & Partners

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CSI Mumbai

India Pavilion Partner


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