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Since the beginning of the global war on terror NBC/CBRN issues have been thrust into the public eye. It has become an increasing priority for defence forces, governmental organisations and the private sector worldwide, that they have planned for the prevention, protection, resilience and recovery of CBRN related terrorism and warfare. The importance of discussing these issues in greater detail has never been more important.

NBC International, the world’s most widely respected dedicated NBC/CBRN magazine, in conjunction with SMi Defence, is proud to bring you the premier CBRN event of 2005 – the NBC International Conference.

Bringing together world leaders in CBRN from the military arena and the private sector, the NBC International Conference will provide delegates with a tool set for dealing with conventional and non-conventional challenges, whether launched by terrorists or traditional forces.

Key issues being addressed include future requirements for CBRN protection/resilience, contingency planning, emergency management procedures, current and future CBRN threats, current military and industry capability, medical countermeasures, decontamination, detection methods and future technologies/systems available for obtaining the necessary protection and capability

High level international presentations will give you an invaluable insight into how the UK and other countries are dealing with the threat of CBRN, detailing their policies, operational strategies, current equipment capability, and future CBRN roadmaps. Lessons learned from recent terrorism, conflict, experimentation, real-life exercises and research and development within CBRN will be illustrated and discussed to promote innovative discussion on how to successfully fill the security/capability gaps and establish best practice regionally, nationally, internationally and in a joint framework.

The NBC International Conference will consist of keynote addresses from world experts in CBRN and specific streamed sessions, allowing delegates the chance to pick and choose which topics are the most pertinent for them – ensuring value for money. Accompanying the conference will be an international exhibition, giving each delegate a chance to assess and view current and future developments in CBRN technologies, systems and equipment.

A distinguished international speaker line up includes…

  • James Tan, Commissioner, Singapore Civil Defence Force
  • Christian Sommade, Executive Director and Consultant, French High Committee for Civil Defence and President, European Homeland Security Association
  • Colonel David Lewthwaite, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, CBRN, British Army
  • Colonel Don Burnett, Program Manager, Contamination Avoidance, Joint Program Executive Office, Chemical and Biological Defense, US Department of Defense
  • Colonel Hamish De Bretton Gordon, Commanding Officer, Joint NBC Regiment, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Colonel Grimaldi, Commanding Officer, 7th Italian NBC Regiment , Italian Army
  • Colonel Stephen Berté, Program Manager, Chemical Biological Medical Systems, US Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Bob Bruggeman, Executive Officer, Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, US Marine Corps
  • Lieutenant Colonel Andy Gibson, Commanding Officer, 11th Explosive Ordnance Disposal, British Army
  • Commander Simon Howell, Staff Officer, NBCD, Royal Navy
  • Major John Hunt, Commander, Emergency Management Section, New Jersey Police, USA
  • Nigel Robinson, Capability Project Manager, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, UK
  • Adrian Dwyer, Counter-Terrorism Advisor, British Transport Police
  • Karin Mawe, CBRN Co-ordinator, Swedish Emergency Management Agency
  • Sylvain Degraeve, Chef de Battalion, Paris Fire Department
  • Dr Walter Aue, Federal Office for Civil Protection, Switzerland
  • Jeff Hofmann, Deputy Program Manager, Joint Service General Purpose Mask (JSGPM), Joint Program Executive Office, Chemical and Biological Defense, US Department of Defense
  • John Penton, APS Program Manager, Joint Program Executive Office, Chemical and Biological Defense, US Department of Defense

The conference will be chaired by…

  • Gwyn Winfield, Editor, NBC International
  • Norbert Fargere, Director, Centre d’Etude du Bouchet

For information on attending please contact Zak Newton on +44 (0)20 7827 6720 or Tayub Mushtaq on +44 (0)20 7827 6722 or email: nbcint@smi-online.co.uk

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gwyn Winfield

Gwyn Winfield, Editor, NBC International

9:10 THE SCALE OF THE UK NBC IPT

Mr Phil Strudley

Mr Phil Strudley, Nuclear Biological and Chemical IPT, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • The scope of the IPT
  • Lessons from Iraq
  • Next generation CBRN detectors
  • 9:40 HCFDC - A DIFFERENT MODEL OF HOMELAND SECURITY

    Christian Sommade

    Christian Sommade, President, European Homeland Security Association and Executive Director and Consultant, French High Committee for Civil Defence

  • What is France’s CBRN homeland security capability
  • Balancing the training and technology requirement
  • Developing the warning and reporting network
  • Challenges for the future
  • 10:15 Morning Coffee and NBC International Exhibition

    10:45 STREAM ONE SESSIONS - Click here to view

    Colonel Hamish De Bretton Gordon

    Colonel Hamish De Bretton Gordon, Commanding Officer, Joint NBC Regiment, Ministry of Defence, UK

    Adrian Dwyer

    Adrian Dwyer, Counter-Terrorism Advisor, British Transport Police

    Major John Hunt

    Major John Hunt, Commander, Emergency Management Section, New Jersey State Police, USA

    Colonel David Lewthwaite

    Colonel David Lewthwaite, Colonel David Lewthwaite, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, CBRN, British Army

    12:20 Networking Lunch and NBC International Exhibition

    13:30 STREAM TWO SESSIONS - Click here to view

    Colonel Don Burnett

    Colonel Don Burnett, Colonel Don Burnett, Program Manager, Contamination Avoidance, Joint Program Executive Office, Chemical and Biological Defense, US Department of Defense

    Paul Taylor

    Paul Taylor, Senior Sales and Marketing Executive, Smiths Detection

    Jeff Hofmann

    Jeff Hofmann, Jeff Hofmann, Deputy Program Manager, Joint Service General Purpose Mask (JSGPM), Joint Program Executive Office, Chemical and Biological Defense, US Department of Defense

    John Penton

    John Penton, APS Programme Manager, Avon

    Hans-Jorg Wickert

    Hans-Jorg Wickert, Director, Sales, Blucher

    15:10 Afternoon Tea and NBC International Exhibition

    15:45 A UK FIRE PERSPECTIVE

    Nigel Robinson

    Nigel Robinson, Capability Project Manager, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, UK

  • Insight into UK considerations and procedures
  • Training, trust and heat ache at the core of a comprehensive solution
  • Mass decontamination a multi-agency responsibility
  • The Fire Service's decontamination capability
  • 16:15 DEVELOPING AND EXERCISING THE PARISIAN RESPONSE TO CBRN

    Sylvain Degraeve

    Sylvain Degraeve, Major, Paris Fire Department

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    17:10 Drinks Reception Sponsored by Avon Protection

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Norbert Fargere

    Norbert Fargere, Director, Centre d'Etude du Bouchet, France

    9:10 DEVELOPING A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO CBRN TERRORISM

    James Tan

    James Tan, Commissioner, Singapore Civil Defense Force

  • The threat to Singapore
  • How the SCDF was formed, roles and organisation
  • How to raise awareness in the public
  • Sharing and linking information in the fight against terrorism
  • CBRN detection in the urban environment
  • 9:40 THE 7TH NBC DEFENCE REGIMENT

    Colonel Grimaldi

    Colonel Grimaldi, Commanding Officer, 7th Italian NBC Regiment, Italian Army

  • The Italian military capability
  • Lessons learned from commanding the 7th
  • New developments within the regiment
  • 10:15 Morning Coffee and NBC International Exhibition

    10:45 STREAM THREE SESSIONS - Click here to view

    Colonel Stephen Berté

    Colonel Stephen Berté, Program Manager, Chemical Biological Medical Systems, US Army

    Lieutenant Colonel Andy Gibson

    Lieutenant Colonel Andy Gibson , Commanding Officer, 11th Explosive Ordnance Disposal, British Army

    Dr Steven Sales

    Dr Steven Sales, Managing Director, MMIC

    Nigel Holmes

    Nigel Holmes, Market Development Director, Scott Health & Safety Ltd

    12:20 Networking Lunch and NBC International Exhibition

    13:30 STREAM FOUR SESSIONS - Click here to view

    Lieutenant Colonel Bob Bruggeman

    Lieutenant Colonel Bob Bruggeman, Executive Officer, Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, US Marine Corps

    Mil Peters

    Mil Peters, GS Partner, EAI (Intelagard)

    John Breedlove

    John Breedlove, Director, Product Development, Intelagard

    Dr Walter Aue

    Dr Walter Aue, Senior Consultant, Spiez Laboratory

    Christopher Wrenn

    Christopher Wrenn, Senior Director of American Sales, RAE SYSTEMS

    15:00 Afternoon Tea and NBC International Exhibition

    15:45 STREAM FIVE SESSIONS Click here to view

    Yves Gaubert

    Yves Gaubert, CBRN Business Line Manager, Thales Security Systems

    Commander Simon Howell

    Commander Simon Howell, Staff Officer, NBCD, Royal Navy

    Nia Humphreys

    Nia Humphreys, Sales and Marketing Manager, Remploy Frontline

    16:45 THE CEB APPROACH TO CBRN RESEARCH

    Dr Phillipe Adam

    Dr Phillipe Adam, Head, Detection Department, Centre d’Etude du Bouchet, France

  • CEB leading the way in CBRN research
  • Source detection
  • Cloud analysis
  • Stand-off detection
  • 17:30 Close of Conference

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