11 - 13 December, 2018 | Hilton London Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom

Agenda Day 1

9:00 am - 9:10 am IQPC WELCOME REMARKS

9:10 am - 9:20 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

Tony Reeves - Director, Level 7 Expertise
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Tony Reeves

Director
Level 7 Expertise

·         Developments in VIP and troop protection
·         Counter-smuggling and surveillance technologies to counter to use of drones are used near prisons and airports
·         The remit for engagement, who should own the capability to counter drones
·         Dealing with emerging air defence threats and impact on current counter-Daesh operations
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Brigadier General (ret) Maroun Hitti

Advisor for Security & Defense, Office of the Prime Minister
Lebanese Armed Forces

10:00 am - 10:40 am COUNTERING REBEL GROUP ACTIVITY IN AFGHANISTAN

Major General Masood Azizi - Deputy Minister, Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs
·         Analysing trends in rebel group activity
·         How has the uptake of drones / UAS changed the required response from the Afghan government?
·         Working with foreign actors to counter this growing threat
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Major General Masood Azizi

Deputy Minister
Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs

·         A summary of how terrorist organizations have successfully deployed drones for reconnaissance and aerial assault on targets
·         Case studies have shown terrorist organisations have actively pursued drone programmes and incorporated them into their operational capabilities
·         Continued advances in drone technology and the ease of acquisition by violent non-state actors (VNSA) pose a credible threat to public security worldwide
·         Interdicting drones operated by a determined VNSA with malicious intent within the rules and regulations governing our airspace
·         Exploring potential opportunities to safeguard the public from the malicious use of drones
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Steve Sin

Director, Unconventional Weapons & Technology Division
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, USA

11:20 am - 12:00 pm 11:20 MORNING NETWORKING BREAK

·      The ISIS four-page checklist: Mission type (spy, bombing, training). Location (city, province). Drone components (motor, bomb ignition). Operation (successful or not)
·      How were drones countered when recovering the city of Mosul?
·      Countering the construction of drones by ISIS / ISIL
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General(ret) Mahmoud Bayati

Director General, Counter-Terrorism and National Security Advisor
Iraq

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Ali Younes

Regional Advisor, Terrorism Prevention Branch, Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa
UNODC

There are numerous technologies under development to counter the threat posed by sUAS, some destructive and some manipulative. Regardless of the technology chosen and the precise nature of the criminal or terrorist threat, law enforcement responses must take into account whether they have the legal authority to intercept, jam its communications, or destroy  the sUAS. There may also be privacy, commerce, property rights and other issues to consider in developing a CUAS program
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John Scott Mathews

CIPP, Senior Privacy Advisor, Intelligence,
Department of Homeland Security

1:30 pm - 2:40 pm 13:30 NETWORKING LUNCH

·         Examining adversarial use of UAS for surveillance and offensive purposes in eastern Ukraine
·         Evaluating current capabilities and technological requirements to enhance troop protection and counterinsurgency
·         Assessing non-kinetic methods of engagement and EW to disrupt operation of malicious drones
 
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Major General Borys Kremenetskyi

Defense Attaché
Embassy of Ukraine

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Lieutenant Colonel Yurii Dolotov

EW Specialist
Ukraine Armed Forces

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Major Hendrikus Bouwhuis

Staff Officer for Countering Drones at Air Innovation Centre
Royal Netherlands Air Force

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm 15:50 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: DELIVERING A COUNTER UAS STRATEGY FOR PLANNED EVENTS

Major Hendrikus Bouwhuis - Staff Officer for Countering Drones at Air Innovation Centre, Royal Netherlands Air Force
·         Cost considerations for the implementation of permanent C-UAS solutions at fixed venues and stadia
·         Assessing the viability of mobile C-UAS systems for stadia
·         Best practice for the implementation of mobile solutions for VIP security
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Major Hendrikus Bouwhuis

Staff Officer for Countering Drones at Air Innovation Centre
Royal Netherlands Air Force