GLOBAL CRISIS. GLOBAL RESPONSE.

Countering Explosive Threat and Demining

10 - 12 December, 2019| Hilton Wembley, London, United Kingdom

Agenda Day 1

Group 1

8:20 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

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Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Mark Wickham

Chairman
Counter-Explosive Threat and Demining

·          Understanding the improvised threat: developments in dual-use explosives, delivery platforms by UAV’s
·          Is the improvised use of CBRN materials changing the focus of EOD
·          Analysing IED components to determine methods for countering the IED threat
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Brigadier Jonathan Beesley

Joint Counter Improvised Threat Task Force
Australian Defence Forces

·          EOD & Search in support of national security
·          Delivering mass EOD & Search capability to the War Fighting Division WFD; balancing risk appetite
·          Interface with the civilian sector; developing EOD & Search personnel who are suitably experienced and qualified

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Colonel Zarach Scott

Head, Defence EOD & Search Branch (DEODS)
British Army

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Colonel Daniel Reyland

Commanding Officer 29 Group EOD and Search
British Army

10:00 am - 10:10 am MANOEUVRE SUPPORT: MATCHING THE MANOEUVRE AND MOMENTUM REQUIREMENT

·          How DETECT and DEFEAT effects must match the manoeuvre and momentum requirement
·          Combining sensors and effectors to improve effects against multiple C-EO threats
·          The need to rapidly exploit effects data to provide real-time decision support

10:10 am - 10:40 am BRITISH ARMY COUNTER EO INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION

Colonel Zarack Scott, Head Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Munitions and Search Branch (DEODS), British Army
Colonel Daniel Reyland, Commander 29 EOD and Search Group, British Army
Colonel Simon Bradley, AH Manoeuvre Support, Ground Manoeuvre Capability, British 

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

11:10 am - 11:50 am EOD OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF COUNTER TERROR INVESTIGATIONS

Matthew Middleditch - SO15 EOD, Metropolitan Police Service London
·          Counter terrorism operations in the UK, assessment of the threat level
·          Interface between SO15 and military operations
·          Delivering EOD support for counter terror investigations
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Matthew Middleditch

SO15 EOD
Metropolitan Police Service London

  • Discuss the latest IED trends and emerging threats from the perspective of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP). 
  • Describe OBP’s role in national security and critical infrastructure protection
  • Identify beneficial products, offerings, and programs from OBP and their value to U.S.-based and international partners  

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Sean Haglund

Associate Director
Office for Bombing Prevention Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: TECHNICAL CHALLENGES TO C-IED IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS

·          What are the major challenges to C-IED operations in urban environments?
·          Do these differ between military and civilian agencies?
·          How far should avoiding damage to local infrastructure and similar factors influence clearance procedures

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm ASIA PACIFIC C-IED FUSION CENTER

·          Current operating environment and identification of emerging improvised threats throughout the Pacific
·          APCFC C-IED, C-UAS, EOD and Exploitation training for operating in an improvised threat environment
·          Partner nation engagement:developing C-IED interoperability and capabilities to address improvised threats
 

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm CIVIL-MILITARY COOPERATION IN RESPONSE TO THE EXPLOSIVE THREAT

Captain Fredrik Peedu - Commander, Swedish EOD and Demining Centre
·          A brief presentation of the Swedish EOD- and Demining Centre including our main tasks, national and international partners
·          Analysis and lessons learned from explosive threat incidents in Sweden in 2019
·          The legal framework for Military-Police cooperation on Swedish Territory (land and sea)
·          The ‘Swedish Total Defence Concept’ and multiagency response
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Captain Fredrik Peedu

Commander
Swedish EOD and Demining Centre

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm EXERCISE ARDENT DEFENDER: AN EXAMPLE OF INTEROPERABILITY TO DEFEAT THE DEVICE

Lieutenant Colonel Pete Peril - Deputy Commander, Counter IED Task Force, Canadian Armed Forces
·          Counter-IED Task force efforts in support of homeland security
·          Defeat the IED network through synchronisation at tactical and strategic levels
·          Ensuring mission readiness and force preparedness through live multinational training: lessons learned from Exercise Ardent Defender

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Lieutenant Colonel Pete Peril

Deputy Commander, Counter IED Task Force
Canadian Armed Forces

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

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm THE 21ST CENTURY IED THREAT AND THE NEED FOR MANUAL NEUTRALISATION

Lieutenant Colonel Juergen Pirolt - Director, European Centre for Manual Neutralisation
·          Identifying the correct method: Manual neutralisation, robotics and energetic weapons
·          Outlining the European Centre for Manual Neutralisation Capabilities (ECMAN)
·          Lessons identified and lessons learned from working with CBRNE commands  
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Lieutenant Colonel Juergen Pirolt

Director
European Centre for Manual Neutralisation

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm THE FELIX FUND: SUPPORTING THE UK’S BOMB DISPOSAL COMMUNITY

Melanie Moughton - Chief Executive, Felix Fund – the bomb disposal charity

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Melanie Moughton

Chief Executive
Felix Fund – the bomb disposal charity

6:00 pm - 6:20 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE