Black Hat MEA upscales programme following growth

Black Hat MEA upscales programme following growth

Top CISOs from Uber, Zoom, Snap Inc, Huawei, Netflix, and others confirmed for the Executive Summit, while the three-day event will also host the launch of the Black Hat MEA 966 Chapter.

Black Hat Middle East & Africa (MEA), the cyber industry’s fastest-growing event, is on the move. This November’s second edition is relocating to the Riyadh Exhibition & Convention Centre, as it looks to record huge growth in floor space, exhibitors, national and industry pavilions, and speakers.

Running from November 14-16, this year’s event will take place under the tagline ‘Infosec on the Edge’. Organised by Tahaluf, an Informa Business in partnership with the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP), Black Hat MEA will be 41 per cent bigger than its 2022 launch edition and has already seen a 119 per cent uplift in early-day visitor registrations.

“Prominent CISOs [Chief Information Security Officers], C-level executives, IT directors,  and government officials have registered to explore new business opportunities, innovative learning and networking that will set the blueprints for successful preparation against existing and new threats in the new digital era of AI,” said Michael Champion, Chief Executive Officer of Tahaluf, organisers of Black Hat MEA.

“This year we are forecasting more than 300 exhibitors from 120 countries, making it the region’s largest cybersecurity event, and the most attended in the world.”