Agenda Day 2
8:30 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE
8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS
9:00 am - 9:30 am THE ROLE OF THE NATO C-IED CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
· Outlining the NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence’s role in supporting C-IED operations
· Building a NATO standard in C-IED operations
· Assisting C-IED capability development across NATO members
· Preparing the force against future Improvised Devices – threat trends from current conflict
Colonel Stephen KavanaughDeputy Commander
NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence
9:30 am - 10:00 am Keynote Presentation: REMOVING IED’S AND LEGACY LANDMINES IN AFGHANISTAN
· How demining operations are currently carried out in Afghanistan
· Breaking down the demining mission – key objectives and landmarks towards a mine free Afghanistan
· What are the timescales for becoming a mine free nation?
· How can international agencies support this aim?
Major General Massoud AziziDeputy Minister of Interior
10:00 am - 10:30 am CASE STUDY: DEMINING THE LEBANON
· An overview of the Lebanese demining operations
· Outlining the next stage of clearance works, and the future for demining operations
· How is the Lebanese government supporting national development as part of the demining operations
· What are the wider security concerns for the Lebanese government from explosive threats?
Brigadier General Maroon HittiAdvisor for Security & Defense, Office of the Prime Minister
11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING
11:30 am - 11:50 am TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE: PEARSON’S ENGINEERING
· How can manoeuvre and momentum needs be matched with the detection requirement?
· Methods to increasing optimum detection depths on the move
· Defeating the device at speed – minimising ‘down time’ for route clearance of IED’s
· A technical showcase of vehicle borne detection systems
11:50 am - 12:30 pm SUPPORTING OVERSEAS EOD CLEARANCE: THE ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN EOD
· Defining the new Counter Explosive Ordnance Defence Engagement (CEDE) model
· Understanding how the DIT is supporting overseas EOD capability for industry
· Engagement routes for UK industry overseas
Lieutenant Colonel Guy MoverleyArmy Advisor, EOD/C-IED
Department for International Trade
12:30 pm - 1:10 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?
• How far can existing technologies be deployed in urban clearance operations?
• How critical is communication with the local community to the urban clearance operation?
1:10 pm - 2:10 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
2:10 pm - 2:50 pm DEALING WITH THE ERW & EOD SITUATION IN NORWAY DURING PEACETIME
· An introduction to marine EOD operations in Norway
· Managing the total ERW and EOD disposal operation across Norway
· Aligning civilian and military operations in Norway
· Developing a joint force structure to disposal
Commander Wiggo KorsvikSO EOD & IEDD J3-3 National Operations
Norwegian Joint Headquarters
2:50 pm - 3:30 pm MATCHING THE EXPLOSVE THREAT IN IRAQ: C-IED OPERATIONS ACROSS IRAQ
• An update on the current security picture in Iraq
• Securing Iraq after Daesh
• Demonstrating the strategy to regional security for Iraq and the Middle East
• Understanding the international support network to ensuring regional security
Mr Ali YounesRegional Advisor, Terrorism Prevention Branch, Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
3:30 pm - 3:40 pm THE FELIX FUND: SUPPORTING THE UK’S BOMB DISPOSAL COMMUNITY
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm C-IED IN STRATEGIC CONTEXT: PAST EXPERIENCES AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
· Understanding the impact of British casualties on the current risk appetite for military operations overseas
· Has the burden of the IED threat shifted to partner forces in contemporary military engagement?
· What does this mean for the way that the British armed forces prepare themselves and train others?
· Does C-IED represent a good example of British Army learning, and can we replicate this experience for other contemporary challenges?
Emily KnowlesProgramme Director Remote Warfare Programme
Oxford Research Group
4:40 pm - 5:20 pm THE IED - A DEFINING COMPONENT OF 21ST CENTURY CONFLICT
· The evolution of the IED – From Vietnam to Afghanistan
· Why did the IED become so decisive in Iraq and Afghanistan?
· Learning from experience – preventing skill fade for future operations
· Progressing from a ‘need to know’ to a ‘need to share’ mentality
Colonel (Ret'd) Rob Hyde-BalesConsulting Editor
The Counter-IED Report