Day 1

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM Host Nation Opening Briefing: National Risk Strategy for Managing the Drone Threat

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Adding Counter UAV Capabilities To Existing Inner Tier Gbad Systems

Fabian Ochsner, Vice President, Rheinmetall Air Defence
• Inherent capabilities of current systems
• Novel challenges by UAV’s of the Low Slow and Small category
• A Toolbox of Capabilities for all Targets and Missions
• How to improve currently fielded VSHORAD systems

Fabian Ochsner

Vice President
Rheinmetall Air Defence

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM Counter-UAV R&D, Policy And Security Planning In Swiss Civil Aviation And Security

• Strategic overview of the Swiss Government’s approach to and R&D of counter-UAV: risks, policies, security awareness and industry collaboration so far
• European cooperation on counter-UAV
• Policing experiences with counter-UAV and challenges on the horizon

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Morning Coffee and Networking

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM The Myths And Realities Of Today's C-UAS Market. A View From The Perspective Of Real Customers

• What expectations do customers place on providers, and do they match the realistic threats or available C-UAS capabilities?
• What threats are being experienced by customers?
• How do customers and prospects view C-UAS in light of regulatory guidelines that have generally been in place to support a non-drone world?
• How can industry help customers achieve their C-UAS goals at acceptable risk

• An overview of the Riga Declaration on Remotely Piloted Aircraft and the framework of European legislation under review
• How effective is current legislation? How is policy developing towards counter-drone employment in the aviation sector?
• Regional cooperation to mitigate the security threat of civilian drones
• Assessing risk of drone-enabled terrorist attacks on European airports
• Investment into counter-drone systems for airports, air traffic control and aviation bodies – new radar defence systems, tracking and destroy technology

Elina Millere

International Affairs Coordinator
Civil Aviation Agency of Latvia

Tim Johnson

Policy Director
UK Civil Aviation Authority

Nathan Wall

Airside Safety Lead
Cork Airport

12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Holding The Fort: Airport Security Perspectives On The Drone Threat To Safety, Procedures And Technology And Finding Solutions For The Future

Ethel McGuire, Assistant Police Chief for Homeland Security and Intelligence, Los Angeles World Airports Christian Leininger, Vice President Safety & Security, Berlin Airports Corporation Szabó István, Director Security, Budapest Airport Zrt.
• How should Airport Security respond to and prepare for the safety and security threat of civil or commercial drones?
• How much of a priority is the risk at this stage? Will it take a serious incident to spark investment into countermeasures?
• Is counter-drone technology the most viable solution? What kind of system would be most appropriate for an airport context?
• Airport vulnerability to terrorist attacks from small drones – working with Counter Terror officials
• How will counter-drone technology be integrated into existing security infrastructure?

Ethel McGuire

Assistant Police Chief for Homeland Security and Intelligence
Los Angeles World Airports

Christian Leininger

Vice President Safety & Security
Berlin Airports Corporation

Szabó István

Director Security
Budapest Airport Zrt.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Lunch and Networking

• How should air traffic control systems adapt to the proliferation of drones in the civil air space? How might their capability requirements change over the next 5-10 years and how will they integrate drones into existing systems?
• Should commercial drones be equipped with IFF transponders?
• Will the cost of adding transponders put drones out of the reach of enthusiasts?
• How must air traffic control systems evolve to manage the future airspace?
• Could mobile phone networks be used as the backbone to receive IFF-type broadcasts from drones especially in dense urban settings?

Elina Millere

International Affairs Coordinator
Civil Aviation Agency of Latvia

Werner Wiesbeck

Distinguished Scientist
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Garik Markarian

Principal Investigator, EU FP7 GAMMA Project
Lancaster University
• Could group action litigation reasonably be brought against an airport or civil aviation authority for failing to put in place technology to mitigate the threat from drones?
• Is a drone strike legally the same as a bird strike?
• Could other high security installations be similarly liable in the event of a terrorist strike with drones carrying explosives, like prisons, power stations, public buildings and the like?

David Greene

Senior Partner, Commercial Litigation
Edwin Coe LLP

John Hanslip

Senior Vice President, Aviation & Aerospace Practice

Christian Leininger

Vice President Safety & Security
Berlin Airports Corporation

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM Afternoon Tea and Networking

4:20 PM - 4:50 PM Detect, Disrupt, Defeat: The FAA’s Regulation Of Drones And Commission Of Anti-Uav Defence Systems

Marke Gibson, Senior Advisor for UAS, FAA
• Overview of recent near-accidents with civil drones in the USA and the challenges of regulating drones
• 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?
• Preparations to test counter-drone technology in airport environments – capability requirements

Marke Gibson

Senior Advisor for UAS
• Placing the drone threat in a broader context of major facility security and risk management
• UK Government cross-sector perspectives on counter-drones systems employment

Joanna Parish

Intelligence Capability Manager
National Offender Management Service (NOMS)

5:30 PM - 5:40 PM Chairman's Closing Remarks and End of Day One