Countering Explosive Threat and Demining Conference

  • December 11-13, 2018
  • London, United Kingdom

The inaugural gathering of the world's EOD community

Explosive weapons, both conventional munition or improvised explosive, have become a fact of modern conflict. Behind the conflict, this threat for millions across the globe is, in reality, a fact of life which continues to decimate communities across the world. UNICEF estimates one casualty every 20 minutes caused by explosive weapons.

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Responding to this ongoing crisis, the inaugural Countering Explosive Threat and Demining conference, held with support from the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Explosive Threats, and supported by the Counter-IED UK, representing the UK's Counter-IED supply chain and collaborating with Her Majesty's Government, British Army and security forces, this truly unique forum will bring together key stakeholders and decision makers from the complete, global EOD community.

Led by senior policy drivers from government, NGO's and military and supported by industry leaders across all three pillars of EOD - prepare the force, attack the network and defeat the device - the conference will outline the new, joint approach to countering the explosive threat.

5 Key Benefits of Attending

  • Enhance international collaboration with EOD partners from civilian, military and humanitarian sectors to develop joint strategies for demining and explosive ordnance clearance
  • Engage directly with policy directors from leading NGO's and government bodies to support their ongoing clearance objectives across the globe
  • Identify the new explosive threat landscape through briefings from operational clearance leaders, and align your operating procedures to defeat the new threat
  • Understand new international directives towards demining and C-IED for both military and civilian sectors, with dedicated sessions on the new International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) framework
  • Use technical capability demonstrations from leading experts in detection and disposal systems to develop cutting-edge defeat-the-device capabilities

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

2018 Speakers

  • The Rt Hon Dr Matthew Offord MP, Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Explosive WeaponsThreats
  • Agnes Marcaillou, Director, United Nations Mine Action Service
  • Major General Massoud Azizi, Deputy Minister of Interior, Afghanistan
  • Major General (ret) James Cowan CBE DSO, Chief Executive Officer, the HALO Trust
  • Colonel Daniel Reyland, Commanding Officer 29 Group EOD and Search, British Army
  • Colonel Zarach Scott, Commanding Officer Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Munitions and Search Training Regiment (DEODS), British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Guy Moverley, Army Advisor, EOD/C-IED, Department for International Trade
  • Mr Stefano Toscano, Director, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)
  • Stephen Bryant, Chief Technical Advisor - Mine Action, United Nations Development Programme
  • General(ret) Mahmoud Bayati, Director General, Counter-Terrorism and National Security Advisor, Iraq
  • Commander Wiggo Korsvik, SO EOD & IEDD J3-3 National Operations, Norwegian Joint Headquarters
  • Brigadier General Maroon Hitti, Advisor for Security & Defense, Office of the Prime Minister, Lebanon
  • Colonel Stephen Kavanaugh, Deputy Commander, NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence
  • Colonel Attila Csurgo, Commander of the 1st EOD and River Fleet Regiment, Hungarian Armed Forces
  • Mr Ali Younes, Regional Advisor, Terrorism Prevention Branch, Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Pehr Lodhammar, Senior Programme Manager, United Nations Mine Action Service Iraq
  • John V. Simpson, Raven's Challenge Program Manager/COR Director, Region VI IABTI, National Center for Explosives Training and Research (US)
  • Nigel Ellway, Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Explosive Weapons
  • Dr Louise Tumchewics, British Army Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research (CHACR)
  • Emily Knowles, Programme Director Remote Warfare Programme, Oxford Research Group
  • Melanie Moughton, Chief Executive, Felix Fund - the bomb disposal charity
  • Colonel (Ret'd) Rob Hyde-Bales, Consulting Editor, The Counter-IED Report
  • Dr. Edwin Bundy, Program Manager Improvised Device Defeat Subgroup Technical Support Working Group, Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office, US DoD

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Nov 21, 2018