Countering Drones Conference

The Emerging Threat: Identifying, Measuring and Preparing for the Security Implications of Civil and Commercial Drones

Estimated at around $127 billion, the 'drone revolution' is booming. But amongst the optimism is a creeping concern about the security and safety threat that this technology presents to critical national infrastructure, homeland security and a range of commercial sectors.

In response to this threat, various counter-drone defence systems are being developed by government and industry and it is predicted that this technology will begin to play a significant role in facility security systems as the use of civil and commercial drones becomes commonplace. But, for now, there remains a great deal of known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns for security professionals and sectors most vulnerable to drone attack or intrusion.

It is in this context that we will host our inaugural Countering Drones conference this December to provide an opportunity for a security experts from a diverse community of sectors to ensure that they can guarantee the security of their assets and public safety for the future.

Join the inaugural Countering Drones conference to:

  • Effectively measure and prepare for the risk posed by drones by receiving exclusive security briefings from leading international experts
  • Make an informed assessment of different types of counter-drone technologies and identify which system is best for your unique circumstances
  • Influence future policy by contributing to high-level discussions with policymakers, insurers and legal practitioners
  • Ensure that your organisation is aware of current developments in national security strategy, regulations and aviation legislation by hearing from senior policymakers from the UK, Europe and US
  • Benefit from legal and insurance policy guidance to better protect your organisation from drone-related incidents


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Key questions to be addressed include:

  • How is drone and counter-drone technology developing and how might this impact the security of key industries?
  • How vulnerable is critical national infrastructure, in particular, to civilian drones? What are the current safeguards to protect against this and how can we measure this risk?
  • What kind of counter-drone solutions should commercial organisations employ, if any, and what might be the legal implications of their use?
  • Hear from industry experts on the latest counter-drone technological developments and how they plan to solve enduring challenges for government and commercial industry - from detection to disruption
  • What are the regulatory obstacles that stand in the way of the development and employment of different types of counter drone solutions? What measures are appropriate and in what contexts?

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  • Mr Arthur Flieger, Owner and Partner, Flieger Law LLP

Conference Chairman

  • Mr Roger Cumming, Director, Fenley Martel Limited

2016 Speakers include:

  • Mr Don Head, Commissioner, Correctional Service of Canada
  • Colonel Julien Sabene, Secretary General of Defense and National Security, French Government
  • Chief James Waters, Commanding Officer, Counterterrorism Bureau, New York Police Department (NYPD)
  • Detective Chief Inspector Colin Smith, Counter Terror Advisor, UK Home Office
  • Major Peter Brander, Chief of the International Security Police & Charge de Mission, Geneva Police & Department of Security and Economy (DSE), Government of Switzerland
  • Mr Mark Espenant, R&D Project Manager, Defence Research and Development, Canada's Centre for Security Science
  • Ms Anh Duong, Program Executive Officer, Unmanned Aerial Systems, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology (Tentative)
  • Ms Joanna Parish, Intelligence Capability Manager, National Offender Management Service (NOMS)
  • Mr Earle Lawrence, Director, Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Office, FAA
  • Mr Christian Leininger, Vice President Safety & Security, Berlin Airports Corporation
  • Assistant Chief Ethel McGuire, Assistant Police Chief for Homeland Security and Intelligence, Los Angeles World Airports
  • Mr Fabian Ochsner, Vice President, Rheinmetall Air Defence
  • Mr Tim Johnson, Policy Director, UK Civil Aviation Authority
  • Mr Daniel Magy, CEO & Founder, Diametrix
  • Mr Jean-Michel Negret, Product Line Manager, C4I and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems, Thales Communications & Security
  • Mr John Bremmer, Business Development, Robin Radar Systems BV
  • Mr István Szabó, Director of Security, Budapest Airport Zrt.
  • Mr Daniel Van Duzer, Chief of Policy and Implementation, Moran Office of Maritime and Port Security (MOMPS)
  • Mr Rony Dresselaers, Director Security & Transport, Federal Agency of Nuclear Control (Tentative)
  • Mr Nathan Wall, Airside Safety Lead, Cork Airport
  • Ms Elina Millere, International Affairs Coordinator, Civil Aviation Agency of Latvia
  • Mr Miroslav MarkoviA, Head of Security, Croatian Football Federation (Tentative)
  • Mr Andrew Lacher, Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Research Strategist, The MITRE Corporation
  • Mr Alfred Vlasek, Safety Manager, Austro Control
  • Mr Simon Phippard, Of Counsel, Bird & Bird
  • Mr David Greene, Senior Partner, Commercial Litigation, Edwin Coe LLP
  • Mr James Johnstone, Account Manager, Aerospace, Willis Towers Watson
  • Mr John Hanslip, Senior Vice President, Aviation & Aerospace Practice, Marsh
  • Professor Dr Werner Wiesbeck, Distinguished Scientist, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Professor Garik Markarian, Principal Investigator, EU FP7 GAMMA Project, Lancaster University

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Nov 3, 2016