Keeping up with technology in an industry in perpetual development
A year has passed since the inaugural Countering Drones conference. Policy developments have been few and far between and, in most cases, regulation has continued to prevent law enforcement and security professionals from engaging potential drone threats effectively. Compounding this, our sector surveys and ongoing research with the user community have highlighted that there is an asymmetry between existing knowledge of industry solutions, and the products that are actually being developed for market.
Government agencies still have plenty of work to do with regulators and industry to develop an effective counter drone framework and, as the drone threat continues to evolve and multiply, discussions must continue in an effort to stay ahead of malicious pilots. This December, we will continue to grow our audience of security professionals by welcoming stakeholders from more sectors- such as international and sporting event managers- who are determined to move ahead and acquire the best fitting solution for their needs, as soon as the go ahead is given.
It is now critical that governments work with regulators and industry to develop an effective counter drone framework, and correctly understanding the multitude of challenges that drones present is central to this. Sites of critical national infrastructure, prisons, airports, sporting venues and other stadia are at serious risk, constrained by embryonic regulation and undefined remits for threat engagement. This December, we will provide a unique platform where security professions can share their challenges with governments, regulators and industry, to assist in developing a lens for threat assessment and a framework for progression.
It is in this context that Defence IQ will host its 2nd Countering Drones Global conference this December. We look forward to seeing you in London for Europe’s number one countering drones conference, as we seek to develop complete solutions to this emerging threat.
Join the 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
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?
Who Should Attend Countering Drones
Airports, sea ports, borders and railways
Civil Aviation Authorities and Air Traffic Managements
Counter-terror agencies, law enforcement and emergency services
Government buildings, military bases and sensitive installations
Major broadcasters, film and television studios
National space agencies and major industrial complexes
Critical infrastructure including nuclear power stations, grids and utilities
Public buildings, embassies and consulates
International organisations including the UN, NATO and WTO
Sporting arenas and major venues event venues
Director Security Tournaments & Events
Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA
Governor of Les Nicolles Prison
Senior Advisor for UAS
(RNLAF), Head of Unit
The Centre for Counter Drone Research
UAS and Counter-UAS Industry Outreach, Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO), US Dept. of Defence,
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Correctional Service of Canada
Head ATM Security Unit, Air Traffic Management Directorate, Civil Military ATM Coordination Division
Aviation Security Operation Center Manager Security, Emergency & Cyber Division
Ministry Of Transport, Israel
Protective Services Operations (XA)
West Yorkshire Police
R&D Project Manager
Canada's Centre for Security Science
Border Delegate, Liaison officer to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia
Estonian Border Force
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Senior Researcher, Unconventional Weapons & Technology Division
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, USA
Executive- Aviation Safety Operations
South African Civil Aviation Authority
Chief of Policy and Implementation
Moran Office of Maritime and Port Security (MOMPS)
Assistant Police Chief for Homeland Security and Intelligence
Los Angeles World Airports
Head of Criminal Justice
Centre for Social Justice
Director of Safety Regulation
Irish Aviation Authority
International Affairs Coordinator
Civil Aviation Agency of Latvia
Head of Aircraft Operations Section - OPS Inspector, Flight Safety and Security Division
Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation
Head of Unit Civil Aviation Department
Ministry of Transport, Czech Republic
Testimonials From Past Attendees:
"Most focused and successful event I have found"
"Very good to get the wider perspectives on a complex topic"
"Great for networking"
"Very thought-provoking and interesting"
"Great to meet the global CUAS community suring this event, mixing customers and main industry partners"
"Very valuable, wide variety of topics"
"A GOOD EVENT THAT I WOULD WISH TO ATTEND AGAIN"
"excellent event, Q&A was benficial as many experts present for discussion"
"This conference was very useful to have a global overview of the problem, and state of the art situtation. Seconddly, it was an excellent opportunity for networking. Very fruitful - at this time -conference."
"The conferance was very valuable, I understanded better the overall requirements and required configuration for the systems include the current obsticals"
"Introduced some new nuances into consideration and confirmed/reinforced previous assessments."