Countering Drones LIVE demo forum

Supporting the Development of Civilian Counter-Drone Capability

Countering Drones LIVEdemo forum is being convened in Geneva, Switzerland. Organised with the official support of the Department for Security and Economy, Government of Geneva, the conference will identify the essential improvements to capability and regulation. It will also be the first event to include a live demonstration of counter drone technologies, hosted on a Swiss Army training range.

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Airports, nuclear sites, prisons, government buildings, stadiums and other public spaces are struggling to pre-empt the drone threat. Even as commercial counter-drone solutions emerge, there is little clarity as to how these technologies may legally be deployed within a congested civilian air space. For the first time last month, a UK passenger plane came close to colliding with multiple drones in a single flight. Proof, as if it were needed, that the ongoing boom in the global RPA market has growing implications for civilian security.

Join the inaugural Countering Drones LIVEDEMO 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


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 Pierre Maudet, State Counsellor, Department for Security and Economy, Republic and Canton of Geneva
  • Mr André Schneider, Chief Executive Officer, Geneva Airport
  • Mr Mike Lissone, Agency RPAS manager & Secretary General, EUROCONTROL & JARUS
  • Mr Markus Farner, Manager, Innovation and Advanced Technologies, Federal Office for Civil Aviation, Switzerland
  • Inspector Joseph A. Gallucci, Commanding Officer, Citywide Counterterrorism Unit, New York Police Department
  • Lieutenant Colonel Peter Brander, Chief of Staff of the Cantonal Crisis Management & Representative of the Swiss National Working Group of the Police forces, C-UAV, Department of Security and Economy, Government of the Republic and Canton of Geneva
  • Mr PP Singh, Head of Safety & Vice Chair, World Safety and Technical Committee, New Delhi International Airport/Airports Council International
  • Mr Patrick Gandil, Director General of Civil Aviation, French Department of Civil Aviation
  • Ms. Sabina Lajdová, Aviation Security Specialist, Prague Airport
  • Mr Nathan Wall, Airside Safety Lead, Cork Airport
  • Mr Dvir Rubinshtein, Aviation Security Operation Center Manager Security, Emergency & Cyber Division, State of Israel
  • Professor Garik Markaria, Principal Invesitgator, EU FP7 Project, Lancaster University
  • Mr Fabian Ochsner, Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, Rheinmetall Air Defence and Radar Systems

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Jul 20, 2017