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 Please e-mail Marita Junemann on mjunemann@SAE Media Group-online.co.uk to be informed about our 2008 conference.

The SAE Media Group CBRN-E 2007 conference is a practical and strategic networking and partnering event for CBRN-E military and commercial practitioners. In addition, find out about the latest developments in CBRN-E technologies and how to enhance their performance through information management systems. Plus, through case studies from the world’s major CBRN-E Training facilities this event will provide delegates with a comprehensive insight into international training programmes and requirements.

Make sure to sign up for our CBRN Detection Technologies workshop on 26th September showcasing the latest advances, requirements and unmet needs.

By attending this conference you will be able to: 

- Hear about the CBRN-E case studies from London
- Get to grips with the different detection technologies available
- Identify country-specific training requirements
- Learn how to overcome the Civil & Military divide in CBRN-E operations
- Find out to enhance performance through effective Information Management Systems

Learn from this excellent speaker-line up:

  • Colonel Francisco Javier Cardós Artigas, Director, CBRN Defence School, Spain
  • Adrian Baciu, Coordinator, Bio Terrorism Unit, Interpol
  • Superintendent Malcolm Baker, SO 15 Counter Terrorism Unit, Metropolitan Police, UK
  • Professor Pat Troop, Chief Executive, Health Protection Agency, UK
  • Lieutenant Colonel Corry, Director, Counter Terrorism Technology Centre (CTTC), Canadian Forces, Canada
  • Lieutenant Colonel Franco Salerno, Head, Training and Policy Branch,  Joint NBC School, Rieti, Italy
  • Lieutenant Colonel Luís Jesús Escalada Sánchez, Head, Technical CBRN Unit, Guardia Civil, Spain
  • Major Serge Ferooz, Head, Joint Force Protection Office, ACOS Operations & Training, Belgian Defence Staff, Belgium
  • Major Poul Nedergaard, Chief, Danish EoD and Demining Centre, Ministry of Defence, Denmark
  • David Godso, Chief Engineer, Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), Joint Project Manager Information Systems (JPM IS), USA
  • Peter Reffelthrath, Human Factors, Military Clothing, CBRN, TNO, Netherlands
  • David Godso, Chief Engineer, Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), Joint Project Manager Information Systems (JPM IS), USA


Prague is wonderful in September. The temperature is very pleasant and there are also plenty of cultural activities going on. Madrid has a remarkable collection of museums (the Prado, the Thyssen Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, etc) and art galleries. If you need to relax, you can take a stroll or just lie on the grass in the most popular and authentic of Madrid’s parks: the Retiro (119 hectares with 15.000 trees).

For speaking opportunities please contact Marita Jünemann on +44 (0)207 827 6026 or mjunemann@SAE Media Group-online.co.uk

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Peter  French

Peter French , Consultant , Gold Command

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Escuela Militar de Defensa NBQ

Colonel Francisco Javier Cardós Artigas

Colonel Francisco Javier Cardós Artigas, Director, Spanish CBRN Defence School

  • Overview of the school’s capability
  • Challenges in training encountered
  • Live agent training vs simulation based training
  • 9:40 CBRN Response Planning for the Guardia Civil

    Lieutenant Colonel Luís Jesús Escalada Sánchez

    Lieutenant Colonel Luís Jesús Escalada Sánchez, Head, Technical CBRN Unit, Guardia Civil, Spain

  • CBRN terrorism in Spain
  • Overview of preventative measures
  • Requirements and challenges
  • 10:10 Lessons Learnt from March the 11th 2004 terrorist attack

    Colonel Miguel Angel Ballesteros

    Colonel Miguel Angel Ballesteros, Head, Strategy and International Relations, Higher Armed Forces College, Spain

  • Al Qaeda’s strategy
  • Analysis of the objectives of terrorist attacks
  • Terrorists and their relationship with the media and publicity
  • What have we learnt?
  • 10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:00 London: Polonium 210

    Professor Pat Troop

    Professor Pat Troop, Chief Executive, Health Protection Agency, UK

  • Preparing for and managing a complex incident
  • Protecting the public
  • Protecting individuals
  • 11:30 2006 London CBRN incidents - Where crisis meets consequence

    Superindendant Malcolm Baker

    Superindendant Malcolm Baker, SO 15 Counter Terrorism Unit, Metropolitan Police, UK

  • Police challenges during CBRN-E operations
  • Experiences with the Forest Gate and Polonium 210 incidents 
  • Consequences of the operations
  • Lessons learnt for the future
  • 12:00 Materials and Pocedures for the Sensitive Parts Detoxification and Decontamination

    A Cristanini

    A Cristanini, Managing Director , Cristanini

  • SX 34 decontaminant for sensitive parts
  • CBRN laboratory complying to STANAG 4632 requirement for CBRN identification.
  • Rapid Intervention Vehicle Emergency (VIRE)
  • Detoxifycant and decontaminant for vehicles and different types of materials: BX 24.
  • Special lance to carry out the three decontamination phases wthout vehicles movement in order to reduce the intervention times considerably
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch sponsored by Cristanini

    13:40 Mobile Radiological Emergency Preparedness

    Mike Anderson

    Mike Anderson , Director ,

  • Isotopic Identification
  • Personnel dosimetry
  • Surveys of contaminated areas
  • Handheld options
  • 14:10 Weapons of Mass Destruction - from CBRN weapons to IeDs

    Andy Proudlove

    Andy Proudlove, Deputy Head, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Centre, NATO HQ

  • Overview of the WMD centre
  • Can IeDs be classified as WMD?
  • How has the threat changed in the last 10 years
  • A look to the future
  • 14:40 European Defence Agency’s Capability Plan of Action

    Jim  Blackburn

    Jim Blackburn, Assistant Capability Management, Engage, Capability Directorate , European Defence Agency

  • Organisation and the way of working
  • Investigation into which capabilities are required
  • Detection and counter-measures against IED and CBRN threat
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Civil and Military Co-operation during CBRN-E Operations

    Ragnar  Bøe

    Ragnar Bøe, Deputy Director General , Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning

  • Reviewing the current situation and the need for co-operations
  • Challenges in interoperability of equipment and leadership
  • National plan of action
  • 16:20 "Medical Countermeasures Following CBRN Terrorism Attack in Urban Environment"

    Colonel Ioannis Galatas

    Colonel Ioannis Galatas, Head, Department of Hospital CBRN Defence , Army General Hospital of Athens, Greece

  • Why the medical community is reluctant to contribute to CBRN preparedness?
  • What is the real medical face of a CBRN terrorism incident?
  • Planning for and evaluation of medical CRBN preparedness for the 2004 Olympic Games
  • Some recommendations for the future
  • 17:20 Bioterrorism Prevention Programme

    Adrian  Baciu

    Adrian Baciu, Coordinator, Bio Terrorism Unit, Interpol

  • Overview of the programme
  • Types of scenarios
  • Types of targets in goals
  • Emphasis on law enforcement duties
  • 17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:50 Drinks Reception sponsored by OPTIMETRICS INC

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Peter  French

    Peter French , Consultant , Gold Command

    9:10 Emergency Response Training at the Counter Terrorism Technology Centre (CTTC)

    Lieutenant Colonel Chris Corry

    Lieutenant Colonel Chris Corry, Director, Counter Terrorism Technology Centre, Canada

  • Background of the CTTC
  • Training using live chemical, simulated biological and open/closed radiological sources
  • Training challenges for military and civilian responders
  • 9:45 Optimising Live Agent Training

  • What are the training requirements for agents
  • Addressing the challenges encounters and solutions identified
  • What is the training of the future?
  • Lieutenant Colonel Franco Salerno

    Lieutenant Colonel Franco Salerno, Head, Training & Policy Branch, Joint NBC Defence School, Rieti, Italy

    10:20 Morning Coffee

    10:40 Assessing Belgian CBRN Capability

     Major Serge Ferooz

    Major Serge Ferooz, Joint Force Protection Office, ACOS Operations & Training, Defence Staff, Belgium

  • Overview of the Belgian capability
  • What CBRN threats does Belgium face?
  • Future requirements
  • Challenges encountered
  • 11:15 NBCWaRN-AIM, Disaster/HAZMAT Information Sharing- Using NBCWaRN-ADASHI Information Manager (NBCWaRN-AIM) to manage Civil and Military information sharing during CWID 2007

    Jack Berndt

    Jack Berndt, Director NBC Software Programs, OptiMetrics

  • NBCWaRN is the warning and reporting capability in JWARN
  • ADASHI is a first responder's toolset used in the
  • United States for managing hazardous incidents
  • Lessons learned from the Katrina disaster:
  • Information sharing is critical amongst first responder          
  • Results of the NBCWaRN-AIM demonstration during CWID 2007
  • NBCWaRN-AIM, one solution to information sharing
  • 11:50 Military and Civilian CBRNE Capability

    Erik Juel Ellinghaus

    Erik Juel Ellinghaus, Director, System Engineering, Bruhn Newtech A/S

  • An analysis with case studies and lessons learnt:
  • From armored CBRN Recce vehicles to police CBRN vans
  • From C4I systems to incident control systems
  • CBRN EOD/IEDD management and decision support
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch sponsored by Dycor & TSI

    13:40 Threat Assessment and Future Outlook

    Christophe  Pannetier

    Christophe Pannetier, Head, CBRN threat identification department, Thales Security Systems

    - Overview of the current state of the art
    - Case study on the French Police Forces
    - Case study on the French Armed Forces
    - Laboratory in a box: LABox

    14:15 Building and sustaining producer to user CBRNE S&T networks across the civil-military divide

    Dr Mark A Williamson

    Dr Mark A Williamson, Director, CRTI --- IRTC, Centre for Secure Sciences, Canadian Forces

  • CBRNE data, knowledge and intelligence sharing
  • Multi-level networks
  • Systems of systems approach
  • Common lexicons
  • 14:50 "Net-Ready" CBRN Sensors

    David Godso

    David Godso, Chief Engineer, Joint Program Executive office for Chemical and Biological Defence (JPEO-CBD), Joint Project Manager Information Systems (JPM IS), USA

  • How to enable all different sensors working together
  • What are the requirements of the war fighter
  • What capability is required
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:45 Detection Methods for Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)

    Dr Henric Östmark

    Dr Henric Östmark, Research Director, Weapons, Energetic Materials, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency

  • Aim of the study – enhancing EDA crisis management capability
  • An overview of possible methods available
  • The plan of action for the way ahead
  • 16:15 Military & Civil Cooperation in PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)

    Peter A Reffeltrath

    Peter A Reffeltrath, Research and Development in Thermal Physiology and Ergonimics of Protective Clothing, Human Factors, TNO Defence, Security and Saftey, The Netherlands

  • Functionality of the responder and military suit
  • Addressing the latest advances in the field
  • Scenario-based requirements – which suit to choose?
  • Are there any trade-offs?
  • 16:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference



    Introduction to CBRN Detection Systems

    Introduction to CBRN Detection Systems

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    26th September 2007
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