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4th Saudi User Meeting (SUM)

We're excited to return with the long awaited 4th Saudi User Meeting (SUM) taking place virtually on 7 – 9 June 2021.

SUM is a unique opportunity for our Saudi customers to connect with national and international industry experts who will share their knowledge with you. This event is also an opportunity to grow your network, meet peers and exchange market knowledge. 

Topics will include:

  • Power transformer testing.
  • Protection testing.
  • Instrument transformer testing.
  • Rotating machines testing.
  • Testing strategies for all phases of the relay life-cycle (including IEC 61850 implications and methodology).
  • Partial discharge diagnosis and monitoring system for various electrical assets.
  • Circuit breaker testing. 

Stay tuned for more information


7 – 9 June 2021




Latest trends and technologies of MEA Power Systems


Leading industry experts

Participation Fee

Participation fee for the 4th SUM is 300 SAR.

However, OMICRON has waived this fee for this year in our continuous efforts to support our customers during COVID-19. OMICRON is always commited to share knowledge and latest information with you.

Therefore, this event will be free of charge.

Hear from our participants and speakers!

Why you should attend

  • Hear from OMICRON engineers and other industry experts on how to best utilize assets and applications
  • Learn about the latest industry updates and trends from industry leaders
  • Benefit from the practicalsolution-oriented topics, including regional case studies and lessons learned
  • To learn how to:  
    • Save testing time and efforts in Power System Testing
    • Get an accurate condition of your asset's health 
    • Better plan your maintenance and commissioning strategy
  • Be part of dynamic knowledge and information exchange 
  • To have direct interaction with power system experts and have your questions answered!

Certificate of participation if you attend 50% or more of the event.

Agenda (GMT +3:00)

Theme: Primary

Theme: Protection

Theme: PUC

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Saifur Rahman

Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, USA

Prof. Saifur Rahman

Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, USA

Prof. SAIFUR RAHMAN,  Director, Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, USA
President, IEEE Power & Energy Society, 2018 and 2019

Professor Saifur Rahman is the founding director of the Advanced Research Institute ( at Virginia Tech, USA where he is the Joseph R. Loring professor of electrical and computer engineering. He also directs the Center for Energy and the Global Environment (  He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and an IEEE Millennium Medal winner.  He was the president of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) for 2018 and 2019. He was the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Electrification Magazine and the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He has published over 140 journal papers and has made over four hundred conference and invited presentations.  In 2006 he served on the IEEE Board of Directors as the vice president for publications. He is a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Power & Energy Society and has lectured on renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grid, energy internet, blockchain, IoT sensor integration, etc. in over 30 countries.  He is the founder of BEM Controls, LLC, a Virginia (USA)-based software company providing building energy management

Dr. Alexander Apostolov

Editor in Chief, PACWorld Magazine – United States of America (USA)

Dr. Alexander Apostolov

Editor in Chief, PACWorld Magazine – United States of America (USA)

Dr. Apostolov received his MS Degree in Electrical Engineering, MS degree in Applied Mathematics and Ph.D. from the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has over 40+ experience in power systems protection, automation, control and communications. 

He is presently Principal Engineer for OMICRON electronics in Los Angeles, CA. He is IEEE Fellow and Member of the Power Systems Relaying and Control Committee. He is past Chairman of the Relay Communications Subcommittee, serves on many IEEE PES Working Groups and is Chairman of Working Groups C2 'Role of Protective Relaying in Smart Grid'.

HE is a member if IEC TC57 working groups 10, 17, 18 and 19 and Convenor of CIGRE WG B5.53 'Test Strategy for Protection, Automation and Control (PAC) functions in a full digital substation based on IEC 61850 applications' and member of several other CIGRE B5 working groups. He is a Distinguished Member of CIGRE.

Dr. Eman Hammad

Cyber-Physical Security & Resilience, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Dr. Eman Hammad

Cyber-Physical Security & Resilience, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Dr. Eman Hammad is an interdisciplinary researcher focusing on the cybersecurity, trustworthiness and resilience of emerging technologies & critical infrastructure systems. Eman obtained her PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto. Eman combines practical experience and theoretical research to shape her vision for resilient-by-design solutions in the connected world. Eman's primary focus is on how a deeper understanding of interactions between critical physical systems, communication and enabling technologies can help design new classes of operational solutions that are more resilient to cyber/physical disruptions. Her research has been recognized with merit awards (best paper award, best poster award) and has been featured on the Smart Cybersecurity Network.

Eman is a senior IEEE member who has been an active volunteer, and is currently serving as the chair of Toronto ComSoc Chapter, and co-chair of the IEEE 5G Security working group for the International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR). She delivered several invited talks in academic and industrial conferences, chaired and co-chaired several conferences and workshops. Eman is an active advocate for diversity in STEM and Cybersecurity. Her service has been recognized by IEEE chapter achievement and exemplary service awards.


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