Defence Transformation in the GCC
10 Sep 2019
NG Suite 12
‘Transformation’ seems to be a constant refrain in the corridors of the defence and security ministries across the GCC at the moment. There appears to be a clear desire to change the status quo, to focus on efficiency and value for money and to improve capability. This seminar will focus on the approach being taken to transformation, the opportunities for business and the maturity of the transformation programmes themselves. Consulting companies, large and small, have played a major role in the development of grand plans and strategies often reflecting ‘best practice’ from Western countries and now the challenge to tailor advice to suit bespoke, national and regional requirements is beginning. It is no overstatement to say that huge opportunities remain, but companies need to be aware of the direction of travel of transformation in their market segment as well as regulatory changes such as offset and local national employment programmes.