09 - 11 July, 2019 | Hilton London Olympia , London, United Kingdom

Conference Day One - 10 July

8:30 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE


9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

Mr Tony Reeves - Director, Level 7 Expertise
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Mr Tony Reeves

Director
Level 7 Expertise

9:10 am - 9:40 am GLOBAL SECURITY TRENDS – HOW DRONES FIT INTO THE WIDER SECURITY PICTURE

Anthony Leather - Director, Westlands Advisory
·          Overview of the security threat landscape, major security trends and increasing prevalence of drones
·          Response to addressing drone threats through technology, policy and a legislative approach
 
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Anthony Leather

Director
Westlands Advisory

9:40 am - 10:10 am SECURING AIRPORT OPERATIONS – ENABLING UTM

Matthias Diem - Head of Strategy and Business Development, Rheinmetall Air Defence
·          Drones will change future ATM procedures and airspace management: how to secure your airspace in digital times
·          First-hand experience from the world premiere: successful integration of a drone detection system into DFS UTM solution
·         Multi Agency CONOPS capabilities.
·         Integrated non-lethal effectors to secure civilian airports
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Matthias Diem

Head of Strategy and Business Development
Rheinmetall Air Defence

10:10 am - 10:40 am COUNTERING DRONES TOGETHER: HOW AIRPORTS CAN BE A MAIN PLAYER IN COUNTERING THE EVOLVING DRONE THREAT

Dr Hussain Alhallaf - Security Director, Riyadh Airports
·          Outlining the current challenge that drones pose to securing airspace and airports
·          Where airports can work most effectively with other organisations in order to contribute to comprehensive security against drones.
·          Solutions and suggestions to Counter Drone stakeholders: what does success look like and what are the best ways of achieving it
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Dr Hussain Alhallaf

Security Director
Riyadh Airports

10:40 am - 11:10 am AIRPORT SECURITY STRATEGIES FOR LONG-TERM RESILIENCE AGAINST DRONES

Conrad Thätner - Head of Safety and Security, Flughafenverband ADV (German Airports Association)
·          Adopting a sustainable model for drone security and how it is being implemented in Germany
·          Predicted challenges and the mitigation tools being employed to pre-empt drone disruption and avoid it
·          The way forward and relationship between associations, airports, law enforcement and industry to ensure that resilience against drones is maximised
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Conrad Thätner

Head of Safety and Security
Flughafenverband ADV (German Airports Association)

11:10 am - 11:40 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING


10:40 am - 11:10 am DEVELOPING MORE EFFECTIVE LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS TO IMPROVE WIDER COUNTER DRONE DEFENCE

Nicolas Marcou - Director, Drone Programmes, Directorate of Civil Aviation Security
·          Reconciling the need for safe deployment of Counter Drone technology with public and personnel safety
·          Widening the coverage of current legislation in order to incorporate rapidly developing drone technology
·          Analysis of Counter Drone solutions and their viability within this framework
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Nicolas Marcou

Director, Drone Programmes
Directorate of Civil Aviation Security

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm COUNTERING NON-COOPERATIVE AIRBORNE TARGETS AT CIVIL AND MILITARY AIRPORTS: BRING IN THE DUTCH

Bill Haraka - Business Development Manager - Drone Detection, Robin Radar Systems
·          Birds vs Drones : From bird strike prevention to countering drone solutions
·          C-UAS building blocks: Purpose-built sensors, tailored CONOPD, Drone mitigation and more
·          Enhancing ATC : Monitoring friendly drones and countering rogue drones in one UTC system
·          Industry C-UAS solutions that are taking us closer towards the ‘silver bullet’
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Bill Haraka

Business Development Manager - Drone Detection
Robin Radar Systems

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRIVATE ORGANISATIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT IN DRONE INCIDENTS

Kristof Lamont - Air Traffic Management / Cyber Security Senior Expert, EUROCONTROL
·          The unique challenges facing the private sector in Counter Drone incident response
·          Developing Counter Drone solutions within a civil regulatory framework and the reliance on Law Enforcement cooperation
·          Limiting risk and vulnerability through a holistic approach to incident response including Civil, Law Enforcement and Government organisations
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Kristof Lamont

Air Traffic Management / Cyber Security Senior Expert
EUROCONTROL

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm SINGLE EUROPEAN SKY: ENSURING THAT UAS AND AIRCRAFT CAN OPERATE IN CLOSE PROMXIMITY

Manfred Mohr - Assistant Director SESAR, IATA
·          Encouraging drone education and awareness as a priority for ensuring safer skies
·          Legal and regulatory changes that can have a positive impact on limiting unsafe or dangerous drone use
·          Capabilities that will ensure maximum situational awareness and ensure more effective traffic management
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Manfred Mohr

Assistant Director SESAR
IATA

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm USING LESSONS LEARNED TO IMPROVE COUNTER DRONE INCIDENT RESPONSE

Czesław Romek - Security and Safety Expert, Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA)
·          Identifying lessons learned and proposing future counter drone strategy
·          The distinction between safety and security incidents and the clarification of areas of responsibility
·          Analysis of more effective deployment methods in order to drive improvements in multi agency incident response
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Czesław Romek

Security and Safety Expert
Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA)

The rapid development of drones means that the likelihood of a “Black Swan” incident being caused by a drone is increasing. Despite the growing threat posed by cheap, adaptable drones there is more urgency now at establishing tangible methods of defence against drones, the success of which hinges on the effective cooperation of organisations from Civil through Law Enforcement all the way to Government. This panel discussion will focus on:
 
·          What practices can we employ now that reduce the likelihood that law enforcement will be restricted to reactionary Counter Drone actions?
·          Can ‘hard kill’ solutions be effectively integrated into civilian sites and, if so, under what circumstances?
·          What questions should we ask of industry in order to produce more effective Counter Drone solutions for the civilian and security sectors?


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Yousuf Malik

Principal Consultant
Defence IQ

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Christopher Mason

Manager, Policy and Technical
European Regions Airline Association

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Manfred Mohr

Assistant Director SESAR
IATA

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Damon Knight

Head of Air Traffic Services
London Southend Airport

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Captain Tim Pottage

Chairman, RPAS Working Group
British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA)

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Dominic Walker

CEO
Aveillant

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm ADDRESSING THE THREAT TO CROWDED STADIUMS DURING INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

Helmut Spahn - Director Security, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
·          Preparing for international sporting events and ensuring that security can be upheld throughout
·          Implementing cooperative measures with stadium security in order to secure venues against drone incursion
·          The discussions on both national and international frameworks that can help FIFA to improve security
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Helmut Spahn

Director Security
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm PROTECTING A NATIONAL STADIUM IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT

Neil Sharman - Security Manager, The Football Association (FA)
·          Understanding the different factors that contribute to watertight safety at football grounds on match day
·          The FA perspective on drone security and determining the risk that it poses to operations
·          Maintaining effective partnerships with Law Enforcement to mitigate potential drone disruption
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Neil Sharman

Security Manager
The Football Association (FA)

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm ASSESSING THE RISK OF DRONE THREAT TO A RANGE OF POTENTIAL ‘TARGETS’ OR VULNERABLE SITES

Cyril De Greve - Managing Director, European Stadium and Safety Management Association (ESSMA)
·          Determining the threat against stadiums in different locations and under different circumstances
·          Analysis of cost: both in terms of potential drone disruption and solving the problem once it has occurred
·          Assessment of the cost of doing nothing and the lessons learned from disruptive drone incursions
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Cyril De Greve

Managing Director
European Stadium and Safety Management Association (ESSMA)

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE

Mr Tony Reeves - Director, Level 7 Expertise
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Mr Tony Reeves

Director
Level 7 Expertise