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"The leadership of al-Qaeda does appear to ... be more coherent and organised than had been thought in recent years"  Gordon Corera, BBC security correspondent, October 2006

Terrorist groups are becoming more coherent and sophisticated, meaning that there is an ever-increasing risk of a crisis. Training and recruitment schemes have been stepped up and are known to be operating in universities and local communities in organised, co-ordinated cells. In response, militaries, government agencies, emergency services and the commercial sector must join together now to make sure that citizens and businesses are provided with adequate protection. Key to effective security is interoperability and inter-agency co-operation, integration of new technologies and effective training strategies for personnel.

The SMi Group is proud to announce Global Security 2007, a series of three conferences and three workshops dedicated to providing security personnel with an excellent learning and networking opportunity.

Attendees will benefit from experts responsible for policy and action across land, sea and air. For more information about the other events in the series, please follow the links below:

Maritime Security Conference
22nd and 23rd February 2007
www.smi-online.co.uk/07maritime.asp

Aviation Security Conference
22nd and 23rd February 2007
www.smi-online.co.uk/07aviation.asp

An excellent panel of speakers from around the globe will lead the Homeland Security Conference, including:
  • Ted Whiteside, Head, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Centre , NATO
  • Thomas Lehrman, Director, Office of WMD Terrorism, International Security and Nonproliferation Bureau, US Department of State
  • Mark Stroud, Sector Manager for Physical Security Sector, Home Office, UK
  • Edward Hecker, Chief, Office of Homeland Security and Provost Marshal, Directorate of Civil Works, HQ US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Michael Fullerton, Deputy Executive Director, Homeland Security Advisory Committees, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Doug Hoelscher, Executive Director of the Homeland Security Advisory Committees , US Department of Homeland Security
  • Martin Herman, Chief, Information Access Division, National Institute Of Standards And Technology (N I S T)
  • Tarique Ghaffur, Assistant Commissioner, Specialist Crime Directorate (SCD), Metropolitan Police
  • Colonel Robin Gentry, Division Chief , US Marine Corps
  • Deputy Chief Constable Andy Trotter, QPM, Metropolitan Police
  • Andrus Oovel, Chairman, The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
  • Andrew Bruzewicz, Program Manager, Emergency Management International, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Michael Lowder, Chief, Planning and Policy Branch, Federal Emergency Management Agency, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Chris Bee, Human Factors Business Manager, Health & Safety Laboratory
Listen to case studies and presentations focused on:
  • HOW increasing interagency co-operation and communication, preparedness and responsiveness can counter current and future threats
  • COMBINING and unifying information from across the spectrum of Homeland Security Operations
  • INTRODUCING and integrating new technologies to enable responses to crises
  • EFFECTIVE intelligence-led border management and control
  • PROTECTING the protectors: keeping responders safe in hazardous situations

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Arthur Rabjohn

Arthur Rabjohn, Director, Steelhenge Consulting Ltd

9:10 NATO’S ROLE IN COUNTERING THE PROLIFERATION OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

Ted Whiteside

Ted Whiteside, Head, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Centre , NATO

9:50 CO-ORDINATION AND FACILITATION OF USACE HOMELAND SECURITY IN SUPPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Edward Hecker

Edward Hecker, Chief, Office of Homeland Security and Provost Marshal, Directorate of Civil Works, HQ US Army Corps of Engineers

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 SAFEGUARDING MISSION CRITICAL FACILITIES

Kfir Godrich

Kfir Godrich, Principal and Director of Technology Development, EYP Mission Critical Facilities

Edward  Ansett

Edward Ansett, Vice President, Europe, EYP Mission Critical Facilities

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:50 SECURITY CHALLENGES TO COME

Michael Fullerton

Michael Fullerton, Deputy Executive Director, Homeland Security Advisory Committees, US Department of Homeland Security

  • The Future of Terrorism Task Force
  • Identifying the future terrorist threats
  • Strategic adjustments to the Department
  • Preparing the private sector, state and local government, emergency responders and the public to meet those challenges
  • 14:30 THE HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL’S CULTURE TASK FORCE

    Michael Fullerton

    Michael Fullerton, Deputy Executive Director, Homeland Security Advisory Committees, US Department of Homeland Security

  • Recommendations for future progress
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Arthur Rabjohn

    Arthur Rabjohn, Director, Steelhenge Consulting Ltd

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Peter Gill

    Peter Gill, Professor of Politics and Security, School of Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE NEXUS BETWEEN TERRORISM, ORGANISED CRIME AND COMMUNITIES

    Tarique Ghaffur CBE QPM

    Tarique Ghaffur CBE QPM, Assistant Commissioner, Specialist Crime Directorate (SCD), Metropolitan Police

    9:50 BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE

    Deputy Chief Constable Andy Trotter

    Deputy Chief Constable Andy Trotter, QPM, Metropolitan Police

  • July 7 - Lessons learned
  • Policing open, mass-transit systems
  • Specialist inter-agency response
  • Deterrence
  • Reassurance
  • Preparedness
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 DEVELOPING A UNIFIED, CO-ORDINATED AND EFFECTIVE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

    Mike Jenden

    Mike Jenden, Director of strategic technologies, UK Counterterrorism UK ops + Counterterrorism Sci. Tech Centre

  • Setting a framework for intelligence community policy, planning, collection, analysis, operations, programming, acquisition, budgeting, and execution
  • Developing a fully integrated intelligence community
  • Providing performance guidance and measuring success
  • Predicting developments of concern and identifying and eliminating vulnerabilities of decision-makers.
  • Using intelligence to disarm the operational capabilities of terrorists and counter the proliferation of WMDs
  • 11:40 COMMON PRINCIPLES FOR BORDER SECURITY IN EUROPE AND BEYOND

    Andrus Öövel

    Andrus Öövel, Chairman, The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 SECURING INLAND WATERWAYS

    Andrew Bruzewicz

    Andrew Bruzewicz, Program Manager, Emergency Management International, US Army Corps of Engineers

  • Threats and present security actions
  • Technological possibilities
  • Pilot proposal
  • Implementation
  • 14:30 BUILDING EFFECTIVE INCIDENCE RESPONSE THROUGH INTERAGENCY CO-OPERATION AND FACILITATION

    Michael Lowder

    Michael Lowder, Chief, Planning and Policy Branch, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 PROTECTING THE PROTECTORS

    Chris Bee

    Chris Bee, Human Factors Business Manager, Health & Safety Laboratory

  • Personal protective equipment - wearability, usability and testing
  • Human Behaviour - its influence on protection
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Computer modelling - validation and hazard visualisation
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    Peter Gill

    Peter Gill, Professor of Politics and Security, School of Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place
    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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