FAQ


About the conference


The KIACS Cyber Security Conference provides a platform for industry professional in the oil and gas industry to:

  • Understand the latest technologies, newly introduced practices and emerging standards
  • Network with other entities and create awareness about process control systems in the oil and gas fields, petrochemical plants and power plants.
  • Understand the need to protect critical infrastructure for economic security.
  • Share and leverage knowledge and experience about the nature of industrial automation and control systems.
  • Create a platform to develop strategic approaches to counter common cyber security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Create an advisory body for the industry and possibly the government.
  • Sustain our efforts and continuity towards identifying solutions for cyber security.

A number of high caliber institutions will attend the event, including ministries and government entities, private businesses, non-profit organizations, subject matter experts and professionals from different disciplines such as:

  • Business Managers, Executives and Professionals
  • Critical Infrastructure Owners & Operators
  • Oil & Gas (Exploration - Production) Managers, Executives and Professionals.
  • Petroleum Refining Managers, Executives and Professionals.
  • Petrochemicals Managers, Executives and Professionals.
  • Power & Water Managers, Executives and Professionals.
  • Information Security Professionals.
  • Information Technology Professionals (System Administrators, Network Administrators Application Programmers ).
  • Process Improvement Managers.
  • Process Automation – Control Systems and IT Engineers.
  • Ethical Hackers and Cyber Security Professionals.

No, KIACS Cyber Security Conference 2014 is free and there are no charges.

All presentations, speeches and workshops will be delivered in English. However a simultaneous live translation in Arabic is available for Arabic speakers.

Yes, all delegates and visitors can receive copies of the presentation as they will be made available on the website.

Yes, there will be footage or videos of the conference made available by conference organizers. In addition, the conference will be broadcasted live on KIACS website as well as covered by certain media entities.

Conference organizers have provided complimentary, Wi-Fi on the premises.

Yes, a business center will be arranged in our conference which consist of a computer & a printer.

You can visit our website for news updates, or you can follow our social media accounts to interact with KIACS:

You can also subscribe to our newsletter through the website, www.kiacs.org, to receive relevant news, industry updates and information following the conference.

The conference will be held at the Salwa Sabah Al-Ahmad Theater & Hall, which is an exquisite venue in Salmiya and about 1km walking distance from Safir Marina Hotel. With its magnificent seaside location, great layout and capacity up to 1500 persons is the ideal place for your conferences, meetings, weddings or any special event.

The Safir Marina Hotel is located in the heart of the vibrant and up-market shopping district of Salmiya, where the "buzz" never stops, provides direct access to the Marina Mall and Marina Crescent.

It offers convenient access to the business areas of Kuwait, and is 10 minutes from the heart of Kuwait City and 20 minutes from Kuwait International Airport. This prestigious, multi–facility complex offers luxurious and functional amenities to the business traveler and the tourist alike.


About Attending


All guests and delegates traveling in to Kuwait are welcome to make use of EQUATE corporate rates through a selected number of hotels. For more information, please visit: http://www.kiacs.org/hotels.html

In most cases, you will be able to arrange your visa through the hotel once booking is made. In case you will need any additional assistance, we will be more than happy to do so. Please contact:

  • Mr. Yasser Zaki,
    zakiyh@equate.com,
    info@kiacs.org,
    +965 98004030.
  • Ms. Lujain Shaikhani,
    lujain@fivelevels.com,
    +965 90024604.

About Kuwait


Kuwait, officially the State of Kuwait, is an Arab country in Western Asia. Situated in the northeastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula at the tip of the Persian Gulf, it shares borders with Iraq to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south. It is one of the most modern cities on the Arabian Gulf. Today, the metropolitan is an oasis in a land of desert plains with excellent museums, new beach resorts, extravagant restaurants, modern shopping complexes and marinas. You can check our “About Kuwait” section for more information http://www.kiacs.org/about_kuwait.html.

Kuwait has a desert climate with very little rainfall. Average temperatures in May are around 35 degrees. The weather in May is droughty with scarcely any rain.

While Arabic is Kuwait’s official language, English is widely spoken, especially for business purposes.

The Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD) is the official currency of Kuwait. The exchange rate is:
USD 1 = KWD 0.2745 approximately
GBP 1 = KWD 0.4421 approximately


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