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

Conference Day One - 10 July

8:00 am - 8:55 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE


8:55 am - 9:00 am WELCOME FROM DEFENCE IQ

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

Mr Tony Reeves, Director at Level 7 Expertise

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 at Westlands Advisory

Anthony Leather

Director
Westlands Advisory

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


Matthias Diem, Head of Strategy and Business Development at Rheinmetall Air Defence

Matthias Diem

Head of Strategy and Business Development
Rheinmetall Air Defence

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


Conrad Thätner, Head of Safety and Security at Flughafenverband ADV (German Airports Association)

Conrad Thätner

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

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


Nicolas Marcou, Director, Drone Programmes at Directorate of Civil Aviation Security

Nicolas Marcou

Director, Drone Programmes
Directorate of Civil Aviation Security

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


11:40 am - 12:00 pm COUNTERING NON-COOPERATIVE AIRBORNE TARGETS AT CIVIL AND MILITARY AIRPORTS: BRING IN THE DUTCH


Bill Haraka, Business Development Manager - Drone Detection at Robin Radar Systems

Bill Haraka

Business Development Manager - Drone Detection
Robin Radar Systems

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm COUNTERING DRONES IN THE DIY AGE


Dr Anna Jackman, Lecturer in Political Geography, Royal Holloway at University of London

Dr Anna Jackman

Lecturer in Political Geography, Royal Holloway
University of London

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm THE NATO-EUROCONTROL ATM SECURITY COORDINATION GROUP RPAS TASK FORCE


Kristof Lamont, Air Traffic Management / Cyber Security Senior Expert at EUROCONTROL

Kristof Lamont

Air Traffic Management / Cyber Security Senior Expert
EUROCONTROL

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

As the number of drone incidents at airports multiply causing expensive shutdowns and reputational damage, there are many questions to be answered: Whose problem is it? What is the cost? Who pays the bill? How to address this problem? What works and what doesn’t? Soft approaches like public education and licensing drone pilots will only go so far and won’t stop a malfunctioning drone or someone with malign intent. We will speak to a panel of experts to better understand the unique challenges that airports face, not least due to the sheer size of airspace that needs to be monitored for rogue drones, in addition to tracking aircraft and their movements and keeping the skies and the airports safe.


Yousuf Malik, Principal Consultant at Defence IQ

Yousuf Malik

Principal Consultant
Defence IQ

Christopher Mason, Manager, Policy and Technical at European Regions Airline Association

Christopher Mason

Manager, Policy and Technical
European Regions Airline Association

Manfred Mohr, Assistant Director SESAR at IATA

Manfred Mohr

Assistant Director SESAR
IATA

Damon Knight, Head of Air Traffic Services at London Southend Airport

Damon Knight

Head of Air Traffic Services
London Southend Airport

Captain Stuart Clarke, Senior Advisor to Flight Safety Department, RPAS Working Group at British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA)

Captain Stuart Clarke

Senior Advisor to Flight Safety Department, RPAS Working Group
British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA)

Dominic Walker, CEO at Aveillant

Dominic Walker

CEO
Aveillant

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm SINGLE EUROPEAN SKY: ENSURING THAT UAS AND AIRCRAFT CAN OPERATE IN CLOSE PROMXIMITY


Manfred Mohr, Assistant Director SESAR at IATA

Manfred Mohr

Assistant Director SESAR
IATA

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm A DIVE INTO THE RISKS & CHALLENGES OF MITIGATING DRONES IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT

Yaniv Benbenisti, President and CTO at D-Fend Solutions

Yaniv Benbenisti

President and CTO
D-Fend Solutions

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm COUNTER UAS AND U SPACE: A SWISS PERSPECTIVE


Peter Brander, Chief of Staff for Crisis Management at Canton of Geneva

Peter Brander

Chief of Staff for Crisis Management
Canton of Geneva

4:50 pm - 5:20 pm USING LESSONS LEARNED TO IMPROVE COUNTER DRONE INCIDENT RESPONSE


Czesław Romek, Security and Safety Expert at Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA)

Czesław Romek

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

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE

Mr Tony Reeves, Director at Level 7 Expertise

Mr Tony Reeves

Director
Level 7 Expertise