GLOBAL CRISIS. GLOBAL RESPONSE.

Countering Explosive Threat and Demining

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

Agenda Day 2

Group 1

8:30 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:10 am - 9:40 am MARKET ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITES FOR COUNTER EXPLOSIVE ORDANANCE DEFENCE ENGAGEMENT (CEDE)

Bert Appleton - Head, Counter Explosive Ordnance Defence Engagement, UK Ministry of Defence
·          Outlining the new Counter Explosive Ordnance Defence Engagement (CEDE) model
·          MOD support to international partners facing the threat from explosive ordnance
·          Engagement opportunities for UK industry overseas
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Bert Appleton

Head, Counter Explosive Ordnance Defence Engagement
UK Ministry of Defence

9:40 am - 10:10 am CLEARING MINEFIELDS AND ADAPTING TO URBAN ENVIRONMENTS

Major General (ret) James Cowan CBE DSO, - Chief Executive Officer, the HALO Trust
·          Examining the scale of HALO’s operations in the Middle East
·          Adapting training, doctrine and capabilities to meet clearance requirements for different operating environments
·          Outlining the route to total clearance by 2025 – is this objective still achievable?
·          Moving beyond mine clearance: working with local populations to secure and dispose of UXO
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Major General (ret) James Cowan CBE DSO,

Chief Executive Officer
the HALO Trust

10:20 am - 10:50 am HUMANITARIAN DEMINING ORGANISATIONS AND IED CLEARANCE DOCTRINE AND METHODOLOGIES

Matt Wilson - Head of Operations, Swiss Foundation for Mine Action FSD
·          An overview and comparison of military, commercial and NGO approaches to IED clearance.
·          FSD’s experience in Iraq, Colombia and Afghanistan – Mine and IED clearance in “benign environments”?
·          Drones as a tool for explosive hazard clearance or survey operations - dispelling the myth

Matt Wilson

Head of Operations
Swiss Foundation for Mine Action FSD

10:50 am - 11:20 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:20 am - 11:50 am THE UNITED NATIONS MINE ACTION SERVICE

Agnes Marcaillou - Director, United Nations Mine Action Service
·          Review of the UN Strategy 2019-2023 defining UNMAS Strategic objectives for mine clearance
·          An update on the UNMAS coordination of implementing partners
·          Encouraging the development of local capabilities and national ownership

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Agnes Marcaillou

Director
United Nations Mine Action Service

11:50 am - 12:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: CHALLENGES FOR HUMANITARIAN DEMINING OPERATIONS

·          Outlining the issues faced by humanitarian demining organisations
·          How can organisations manage funding streams and limit the impact of
·          Can the military and other demining organisations cover the gaps caused by decreased funding?

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm LOW ORDER TECHNIQUES & STOCKPILE DISPOSAL

Arpana Gandhi - CEO Founder, Disarmco
·          Outlining advantages of Low Order Techniques with Thermite
·          Introducing the world’s first truck Transportable Ammunition Disposal Facility (TADF) for stockpile management
·          Providing safer and cleaner solutions to munitions disposal

Arpana Gandhi

CEO Founder
Disarmco

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:50 pm - 2:20 pm THE EFFECTS OF AGING ON AMMUNITION

Colin King - Technical Director, Fenix Insights Ltd
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Colin King

Technical Director
Fenix Insights Ltd

2:20 pm - 2:50 pm SUPPORTING THE ERADICATION OF THE GLOBAL THREAT FROM EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE


2:50 pm - 3:20 pm MAG: IED EXPERIENCES IN SYRIA & IRAQ

Bob Gravett - HMA Standards & Training Manager, MAG
·          MAG’s experience in Iraq & Syria: a variation in the threat
·          IED Development to defeat Western IED clearance procedures
·          The Impact of Social Media on the modification of ISIS IED Functioning 

Bob Gravett

HMA Standards & Training Manager
MAG

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

·          An overview of demining operations in Lebanon
·          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?
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Brigadier General Maroon Hitti

Advisor for Security & Defense, Office of the Prime Minister
Lebanon

         
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Denice Lee

Head, EOD Department
Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technology Division

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Major Patrick Kucera

Commanding Officer, Air Force EOD Detachment
Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technology Division

4:50 pm - 5:20 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: EMERGING AUTONOMOUS METHODS FOR CLEARANCE

Lieutenant Colonel Juergen Pirolt - Director, European Centre for Manual Neutralisation
·          Can situational awareness and mission control be enhanced unmanned systems?
·          Will unmanned systems ensure flexibility and mobility during EOD operations?
·          Are unmanned systems the future of EOD & Search?
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Lieutenant Colonel Juergen Pirolt

Director
European Centre for Manual Neutralisation

5:30 pm - 5:40 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Mark Wickham - Chairman, Counter-Explosive Threat and Demining
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Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Mark Wickham

Chairman
Counter-Explosive Threat and Demining