2017. Forum Program

Day 1: Monday 6 of March 2017


13:30 Arrival and Registration at Sheraton Hotel Zagreb (Sheraton Hotel Zagreb Location map)


14:00 Opening Ceremony

Dr. Gordan Akrap, St. George Association, Zagreb

Prof.dr. Shlomo Shpiro, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel: A Year Between Two Zagreb Security Forums In Review

Guests of Honour:

H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia (tbc)
Andrej Plenković, President of the Government of the Republic of Croatia (tbc)
Lieutenant General Slavko Baric, PhD, Commandant of the Croatian Defence Academy "Dr Franjo Tuđman"

14:30-16:00 Panel I

Resilient Critical Infrastructure - national responsibility for achieving wider goals
Dr. Cees Wiebes
NISA, Netherland
Maja Čavlović
Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia, adviser for national security and defence: Strategic overview of critical infrastructure and its significance for the Republic of Croatia
Aušra Semaškiene
Ambassador-at-Large for economic security policy, MFA of Lithuania, Co-chair of NATO Industrial Resources and Communication Services (IRCS) planning group
Senior Representative of National Coordinator for Security and Counter-terrorism in Netherlands (NCTV): 
(Building) The Critical Infrastructure Between Expertise and Authority - Dutch Experiences with their Counter-terrorism Alert System

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 Panel II

Prevention, emergency response and crisis management

Dr. John M. Nomikos
Chairman, Research Institute for European and American Studies, Athens, Greece
Prof.dr. Shlomo Shpiro
Director - Intelligence Studies Program, Bar-Ilan University, Israel: Intelligence and Early Warning for Critical Infrastructure Security
Elad Gadot
CORPOSEC, Austria: Prevention Rather than Cure - Risk and Threat Mitigation
Dr. Laris Gaiser
ITSTIME, Italy/Slovenia: Resilient Critical Infrastructure and Economic Intelligence in Cyber Domain

19:30 Reception for Conference participants

Location: Dverce Palace, Katarinin trg 6

Day 2: Tuesday, 7th of March 2017

Panel III

Information and communication infrastructure - challenges and opportunities in cyberspace

Commander Michael Widmann
Staff Officer in the Strategy Branch of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (NATO CCD COE)

Gen (ret) Yair Cohen
TSG IT, Israel: Cyberspace - a new medium of warfare, defence and global cooperation
Prof.dr. Darko Trifunovic
Fakultet bezbednosti, Srbija: Cybersecurity - virtual space as an area for covert terrorist activities
Hrvoje Sagrak, prof.dr. Slavko Vidović
INFODOM, Zagreb, Croatia:  Cyberspace - source of advantages for smart networks.
General (res.) Ephraim Lapid, Dr.
Bar-Ilan University, Israel: OSINT, Cyber and energy infrastructure - challenges and opportunities

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:30 Panel IV

Water – strategic source of life, threats, and challenges 


Dr. Damir Bekić
Water Research Department, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb

Dr. Hakam Al Alami
Advisor of HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal on water and sanitation, Jordan: Water as a security tool and regional cooperation
Prof.dr. Thomas Wegener Friis
University of South Denmark: Danish security at North Pole - water and changes in Arctic
Dr. Pavle Kalinić
Office for Emergency Crisis Management, Zagreb: Water management in the City of Zagreb
Prof. Dr. Marc Cools
University of Gent: Critical infrastructure protection: the Belgian approach towards water supplies

13.30-14.45 Lunch

14:45-16:45 Panel V 

Critical Energy Infrastructure - challenges and resilience 

Prof.dr. Nenad Debrecin
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb

Gen. (ret) Ioannis Anastasakis
ROSED, Greece: The protection of national energy critical infrastructure - the case of Greece
Velimir Ostoić, Damir Kovač
Adriatic Security Solutions, Croatia: Oil & Gas Energy Sector, Proposal for a Real-time Crisis Management Decision Support Tools

Gen (ret.) Andre Ranson
IIHA, France: The 2014 Drone threat to nuclear plants in France: lessons learned.

Dr. Tonći Prodan

Portus Et Navem Ltd: Terrorism in Maritime domain and resiliency of maritime critical infrastructure



Closing remarks and end of the Forum

Shlomo Shpiro, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Miroslav Tudjman, St. George Association, Zagreb, Croatia