Detect, Identify and Neutralise: Defending businesses,
economy and the public against disruption by drones
The drone incident at Gatwick Airport has brought the threat of malicious drone use into the mainstream, and the serious economic and personal impact that this has had on businesses and private individuals cannot continue to be ignored.
For the past three years, Defence IQ’s Countering Drones Conference has been platforming this issue and inviting key stakeholders to join the discussion about making improvements to the regulatory environment, and examining the kinetic solutions that can support real action taking place to defeat these devices.
Following the Gatwick drones incident, we now expect investment and real commitment to tackle the issues, in order to assure businesses and the public of an effective response to future incidents.
This conference is designed to support government and civilian users moving closer towards the integration of technology that is designed to detect, identify and neutralise malicious drone activity, and to overcome the regulatory hurdles that urgently require the deepest consideration.
In preceding years, solution developers from industry, start-ups and technology groups have joined with airports, civil aviation authorities, as well as facility and security managers from prisons and sporting organisations to discuss the ‘What if?’ scenario. Now that the ‘big one’ has occurred, we encourage you to join us to share your expertise and experiences with this growing community in July.
Meet Our Speakers
Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Political Science and International Studies
University of Birmingham
Head of C-sUAS Rapid Innovation Cell
Director, Business Resilience Team
Ernst & Young
Business Development Director
Enterprise Control Systems
Director of Security Business Unit
Indra Defence & Security
Surveillance and Aviation, Critical Incident Response Group
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Air Traffic Management / Cyber Security Senior Expert
Director, Drone Programmes
Directorate of Civil Aviation Security
Chief of Staff for Crisis Management
Canton of Geneva
Deputy Director, Soft Targets and Crowded Places Task Force
Department of Homeland Security
Assistant Director SESAR
Senior Advisor to Flight Safety Department, RPAS Working Group
British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA)
Manager, Policy and Technical
European Regions Airline Association
Head of Air Traffic Services
London Southend Airport
Security and Safety Expert
Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA)
R&D Project Manager, Centre for Security Science
Government of Canada
Lecturer in Political Geography, Royal Holloway
University of London
Aviation Underwriter, Antares Underwriting
Lloyds Market Association
President and CTO
Who Should Attend Countering Drones?
AIRPORTS, SEA PORTS, BORDERS AND RAILWAYS
CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITIES AND AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENTS
COUNTER-TERROR AGENCIES, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, MILITARY BASES AND SENSITIVE INSTALLATIONS
MAJOR BROADCASTERS, FILM AND TELEVISION STUDIOS
NATIONAL SPACE AGENCIES AND MAJOR INDUSTRIAL COMPLEXES
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE INCLUDING NUCLEAR POWER STATIONS, GRIDS AND UTILITIES
PUBLIC BUILDINGS, EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS INCLUDING THE UN, NATO AND WTO
SPORTING ARENAS AND MAJOR VENUES EVENT VENUES
Join the Countering Drones Conference to:
Gain an understanding of what future drone threats look like and how to prepare your organisation for them
Acquire the knowledge of how to respond effectively to drone disruption cooperatively with other organisations and agencies
Align your current plans with the latest solutions and recommendations from leading experts
Deepen your knowledge of risk and security to understand how to protect your organisation more cost-effectively
Influence future policy and demonstrate thought leadership by contributing to discussions with key industry experts
"Probably the best CUAS event I have been to"
" Very valuable. I plan to continue to attend "
" Well done and organised!"
"Very thought-provoking and interesting"
"Great to meet the global CUAS community suring this event, mixing customers and main industry partners"
"Very valuable, wide variety of topics"
"A GOOD EVENT THAT I WOULD WISH TO ATTEND AGAIN"
"excellent event, Q&A was benficial as many experts present for discussion"
"This conference was very useful to have a global overview of the problem, and state of the art situtation. Seconddly, it was an excellent opportunity for networking. Very fruitful - at this time -conference."
"The conferance was very valuable, I understanded better the overall requirements and required configuration for the systems include the current obsticals"
"Introduced some new nuances into consideration and confirmed/reinforced previous assessments."