SAE Media Group's 7th annual CBRNE conference will focus upon detection, response and threat of current CBRNE on a global scale. Whilst the hazardous materials remain the same, combating the threat that these materials pose requires a concerted approach to share information and solution developments.

Having just hosted the Olympics in London the UK has a strong foundation and experience of planning for the CBRNE threat, however as the Olympics passed without the need for deploying reactionary tactics or crisis management the aim still remains to make sure that every nation is as prepared as possible for every eventual outcome or threat.

Recently the main CBRNE developments have been in focussed on Japan, and North Korea to name a couple. Syria, with the potential for chemical weapons may pose a CBRNE threat post conflict. The CBRNE community must look back at previous disasters in order to plan effectively for any incidents in the future.



  • Attend a dedicated CBRNE forum for information led presentation on current CBRNE issues 
  • Hear the latest prevent and prepare case studies from key nations and Government departments
  • Stream sessions will let you pick and choose which focus sessions are best for you
  • Network with an eclectic mix of regional and international CBRNE experts
 Military and Civilian Profile Includes:

Commanders, Branch Chiefs, Directors, Assistant Directors, Staff Officers, Project & Programme Managers, Engineers for:

First Response
Chemical Corps
CBRN Centre
CBRN Coordinator
Training Centres
Simulation Programmes
Health and Safety


 Industry Profile Includes:

Presidents, CEOs, Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, Analysts and Officers for:

Research and Development
Proliferation Expert
Decontamination Team
Fire Suppression Unit
Business Continuity
CBRN Programmes
Research Scientist
Sales and Marketing
Business Strategy CBRN
Business Development
CBRN Training
Health and Safety
Simulation Teams

Army of the Czech Republic; BAE Systems ; Bluecher Gmbh; British Embassy Prague; British Transport Police; Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA); Danish Army Engineer and CBRN Defence School; DSTL; EDS Defence Ltd.; Emergency Medical Service, City of Vienna; Environics Oy; European Defence Agency; GE Homeland Protection; GE Infrastructure - Europe; Gwent Constabulary; ICx Radiation; IHS Jane's Information Group; Intelagard; International Atomic Energy Agency; International Committee of the Red Cross ; Interpol; Jane's Information Group; Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence ; Leicestershire Fire And Rescue Service; Lockheed Martin ; Masaryk University, Czech Republic; Meridian Medical Technologies; Ministry of Defence, UK; Ministry of The Interior, Finland; NATO JCBRN Centre of Excellence; NBC School, Belgium; Netherlands Forensic Institute; Optotransmitter-Umweltschutz-Technologie e.V.; OWR AG; Police National CBRN Centre, UK; Raytheon Company; REFER; RPS Rikspolisstyrelsen (National Police Board) Sweden; Spiez Laboratory, Switzerland; Streitkräfteunterstützungskommando; Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB); Swedish National CBRN Defence Centre; Swedish Rescue Services Agency; Swedish Rescue Sevice Agency; Thales; Thales Security Systems; The Police Federation, UK; Transport Canada Aviation; Vaisala Oyj; Vop-026 Stemberk Sp;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier General (ret'd) Ioannis Galatas

Brigadier General (ret'd) Ioannis Galatas, Medical/Hospital CBRNE Planner, Hellenic National Defense General Staff

9:10 CBRNE Defence from a strategic SHAPE perspective

Colonel Hartmut Schmitt

Colonel Hartmut Schmitt, CPP WMD, NATO SHAPE

  • Political Background
  • CBRN Defence in Allied Command Operations
  • CBRN Defence Projects
  • Cooperation with other CBRN Stakeholders
  • 9:50 Crime Scene Investigation in CBRNE Environments

    Professor Roberto Mugavero

    Professor Roberto Mugavero, Action Planning for Homeland Security & Protection from CBRN Events, University Of Rome Tor Vergata

  • CSI in CBRNE Environments features
  • CSI in Environments planning
  • CSI in Environments procedures
  • CSI in CBRNE Environments Operational Activities
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Biofirefighters: Coming back to the Experience of the Paris Fire Brigade of Building Bio Capabilities Against Biological Risks and Threats

    Major Christophe Libeau

    Major Christophe Libeau, Hazmat & CBRN Brigade Officer, Paris Region Radiological Technical Advisor, Paris Fire Brigade

  • Why building such capabilities ? From 2001 outbreak of suspicious letters to a 2006 decision.
  • Building a concept then a doctrine and finally a operational comprehensive course for firefighters.
  • Highlights on PFB bio capabilities (biodetection devices) and training for firefighters.
  • Next steps: agregate our human expertise in the national laboratories network and develop our bio mobile lab.

  • 11:40 Strategy and Operational Capability of the Ambulance Service when dealing with Mass Crisis Disaster

    Mr Keith Prior

    Mr Keith Prior, Director, National Ambulance Resilience Unit

    ·         Strategic Aims

    ·         National Ambulance Resilience Unit

    ·         Ambulance and NHS Resources

    ·         Command and Interoperability


    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 CBRN Standards

    Mr Andrew Proudlove

    Mr Andrew Proudlove, Managing Director, abxl

  • Introduction to European Commision Security Mandate M/487
  • Development of a European standardisation roadmap on CBRNE
  • Minimum detection standards
  • Smapling standards
  • Including the ara of aviation security
  • Results of the first International CBRNE standardisation Workshop held in Spring 2013
  • The Way Ahead


  • 14:00 Silent but deadly – the hidden danger of the Cyberhacker to CBRNE

    Mr Bharat Thakrar

    Mr Bharat Thakrar, Head of BC & Resilience, BT Global Services


  • Understanding the nature and evolution of the cyberhacker
  • The Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) – what is it and how bad?
  • Use against nuclear installations – case example
  • What is your response?
  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 The Weak link in CBRN Planning

    Brigadier General (ret'd) Ioannis Galatas

    Brigadier General (ret'd) Ioannis Galatas, Medical/Hospital CBRNE Planner, Hellenic National Defense General Staff

  • In the case of a REAL CBRNE attack, 20% of casualties will remain in place, 80% will flee to all possible directions while the contaminated vs. worried well is 1:5
  • Are Hospitals adequately prepared to deal with the CBNE mass casualties
  • Is this a reversable situation?
  • what is the future for planning of success
  • 15:50 NRBC Events in the Context of Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence

    Stephen Donnelly

    Stephen Donnelly, NRBC Operational Response Project, ICRC

  • Threats, Allegations, and Confirmed Release of NRBC Agents
  • Challenges for a Humanitarian Response to NRBC Events
  • Conclusions from ICRC's NRBC Operational Response Project
  • ICRC's Way Forward as regards Responding to NRBC Events


  • 16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Brigadier General (ret'd) Ioannis Galatas

    Brigadier General (ret'd) Ioannis Galatas, Medical/Hospital CBRNE Planner, Hellenic National Defense General Staff

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr Neil Hall, AFNI MIACP

    Mr Neil Hall, AFNI MIACP, Assistant Commissioner Police (Retd),

    9:10 CBRNE2 in the Maritime Environment

    Mr Neil Hall, AFNI MIACP

    Mr Neil Hall, AFNI MIACP, Assistant Commissioner Police (Retd),

  • The current Situation with regard to CBRNE2 in the maritime environment
  • The Threat
  • Potential Concequences of a C"BRNE2
  • Attack, Tactics, Kit and Equiptment
  • The way Ahead
  • 9:50 British Army Response to Evolving CBRN Threats

    Staff Sergeant D Mathews

    Staff Sergeant D Mathews, UKTI DSO CBRN Advisor, UKTI Defence and Security Organisation

    <ul> <li>Equipment</li> <li>Formational structure</li> <li>Current doctrine</li> <li>Future threats</li> </ul>

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Incident Command Systems-Managing Order and Chaos in Extreme Complexity

    Mr David Rubens

    Mr David Rubens, Managing Director, David Rubens Associates

    11:40 Fukushima: Lessons for Communication in Major Incidents

    Mr Malcolm Grimston

    Mr Malcolm Grimston, Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London

  • During a major accident communication has to fulfil two purposes - to serve as a guide to action in the short term but also to build relationships in the long term.  The latter seemed entirely to be absent in the thinking of the Japanese authorities during the Fukushima accident
  • There is a trade-off between uncertainty and timeliness - sometimes it is important to give a 'best guess' with suitable caveats rather than waiting for a high degree of surety.
  • Don't assume the media will be looking for ways of sensationalising the story so try to keep things from them.
  • Consider ways of keeping the scientific community up to date and allow them to explain issues to the public.


  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 CBRNE Defence in Spanish Army Capability

    Lieutenant Colonel Juan Irizar

    Lieutenant Colonel Juan Irizar, CBRN Subject Matter Expert, Spanish Army

  • Doctrine
  • Organization
  • Material
  • Training and Education
  • 14:00 Leading the Conversation: ensuring the public are correctly informed about CBRNE threats

    Ms Anna Averkiou MCIJ

    Ms Anna Averkiou MCIJ, Media Consultancy & Training, Anna Averkiou Media

  • Understanding the media
  • The impact of digitla media locally and nationally
  • Case studies
  • Digital media strategies
  • 14:40 Fire & Rescue Marine Response (CBRNE)

    Dave Sheppard

    Dave Sheppard, Training Manager, East Sussex Fire Brigade


  • The UK Fire & Rescue Service response to CBRNE incidents
  • The UK Fire & Rescue Service response to marine incidents
  • TheUK Fire & Rescue Service response to marine CBRNE incidents
  • 15:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Afternoon Tea

    Mr Neil Hall, AFNI MIACP

    Mr Neil Hall, AFNI MIACP, Assistant Commissioner Police (Retd),



    CBRNE - Cannot Bother Right Now

    CBRNE - Cannot Bother Right Now

    Marriott Regents Park
    9th July 2013
    London, United Kingdom

    Getting the Board on Board

    Getting the Board on Board

    Marriott Regents Park
    9th July 2013
    London, United Kingdom

    Marriott Regents Park

    128 King Henry's Road
    London NW3 3ST
    United Kingdom

    Marriott Regents Park

    This 4 star north London hotel in zone 2 is the perfect destination for the astute business traveler as well as the leisure guest that knows how convenient north London hotels are, as a base from which to explore the city .Bond Street is just 3 stops from Swiss Cottage underground station on the Jubilee Line, so you can be shopping, exploring the sights and taking in one of London’s world-renowned West End shows in less than 15 minutes when you stay at this hotel near central London. At the same time, the hive of activity that is Camden Town, the chic shops, cafes and restaurants of Primrose Hill and ZSL’s London Zoo in Regents Park are all just a short walk from this hotel in north London.



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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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