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For all meeting sessions, there will be live audio translation from English to Arabic and vice versa.

26 October 2021

11:00 – 11:10 UTC Opening and welcome

Agenda and setting the scene
Hisham Ibrahim, Chief Community Officer, RIPE NCC

11:10 – 12:10 UTC Panel Discussion
Moderator: Hisham Ibrahim, Chief Community Officer, RIPE NCC

  • Countdown to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
    Anwar Chalamannil, Head of Network and Security Operations, FIFA 2022 Supreme Committee
  • Traffic flows in the Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus-Interconnected Regions
    Shahab Vahabzadeh, Chief Technology Officer, Qbic Communications, UAE
  • Internet resilience during crises, lessons learned from Lebanon economic crises
    Imad Kreidieh, Chairman, Director General, OGERO, Lebanon
  • Recent deployments in measurement infrastructure at UAE-IX
    Bernd Spiess, Senior Peering Manager & Consultant, DE-CIX, Germany
  • Routing Security update
    Nathalie Trenaman, Routing Security Programme Manager, RIPE NCC
  • Experiences with deploying routing security (RPKI)
    Atif Naveed, Senior ISP Engineer, STC Bahrain, Bahrain
12:10 – 12:30 UTC Q&A
12:30 UTC Closing