IES at World Combat Games

World Combat Games: another first for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia!

RIYADH – 20 to 30 October 2023

During the closing ceremony of the World Combat Games, President Ivo Ferriani said “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has, with this event, clearly demonstrated that they have everything in place to host any major event at the highest level. This includes the appropriate infrastructure and venues, and especially the required professionalism, hospitality, and readiness. Without a shadow of a doubt this edition has been the best we have seen so far.”

Martin Lewis BA(Hons) led the security delivery through meticulous remote planning and a two month long on-the-ground deployment delivering event security planning consultancy to Black Orange and, along with, Samouel Ghazarian heading up an expertly executed operation from our trusted security partners, DB Security Services, ably led by the one and only Mubarak.

When asked to sum up the experience, Martin said: “It’s been an immense privilege collaborating with so many first class #eventprofs and such an enthusiastic security team. The comments from the President are testament to the determination and professionalism of all involved.”

At IES, we are straight on to our next events in the Kingdom: Misk Global Forum in Riyadh and Next Gen ATP tennis finals in Jeddah.