Milipol Paris 2019: Ali Soufan and Kumar Ramakrishna: Two international experts in the fight against terrorism to speak at the opening conference

Milipol Paris 2019, the international event for homeland security and safety, will take place from 19 to 22 November 2019, at the Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition centre. More than 1,000 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors are expected at stands, workshops, demos and the new Innovation and Research stage.

For its 21st edition, the opening conference will feature two renowned experts in the fight against terrorism, Ali Soufan and Kumar Ramakrishna.

The opening conference on “The Internal/External Security Continuum” will be held at 2 pm on 19 November. Two international experts on the subject will give an overview of the current situation and provide their insights on this key theme and the major issues in the current climate.

Ali Soufan is Managing Director of the Soufan Group, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to research, analysis and strategic dialogue related to international security issues and emerging threats. A former FBI agent, Soufan has investigated and overseen extremely delicate and complex cases of international terrorism, including the US embassy bombings in East Africa, the USS Cole bombing and the events of 9/11.


Kumar Ramakrishna is a tenured associate professor, Head of Policy Study, and Head of the National Security Studies Programme, in the Office of the Executive Deputy Chairman, at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore. He current research is focused on British propaganda in the Malayan Emergency, propaganda theory and practice, the history of strategic thought, and counter-terrorism with a focus on radicalization.

To explore the leading theme of “The Internal/External Security Continuum”, a series of conferences will be held on 20, 21 and 22 November:

  • Private security
  • Large event security management
  • Safe & Smart OG 2024: management of multiple and secured flows
  • E-ID and smart borders
  • The fight against terrorism
  • Cybersecurity: the Paris Call for Trust & Security in Cyberspace 1 year later
  • AI and predictive analysis
  • Civil defence and crisis management
  • Security of public places, Safe & Smart Cities and Regional Government

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Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 November – 9:00-17:00
Friday 22 November – 9:00-16:30

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Milipol Paris, the leading event for Homeland security and safety, is organized under the aegis of the French Ministry for the Interior, in partnership with the French National Police and Gendarmerie, the French Civil Security and Crisis Management Department, the Ministry of Economy and Finance with the French Customs Department. The MILIPOL brand embodies high quality, international events covering the Global Security Ecosystem. It is represented by Milipol Paris, Milipol Qatar and Milipol Asia-Pacific, so creating the world’s leading international network of events dedicated to solutions, technologies and innovations for Homeland Security and Safety.

Milipol is organised by COMEXPOSIUM. COMEXPOSIUM, 4th leading event organiser world-wide*, is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors. The group welcomes 38,000 exhibitors every year, 40% of them are non-French; 3,5 million visitors, 350,000 of them come from abroad. COMEXPOSIUM organises 5 of the 10 biggest events held in France: SIAL, Foire de Paris, Intermat, SIMA and Paris International Agricultural Show. Customer satisfaction, innovation, growth and development and commitment to an eco-friendly approach are the key commitments of the COMEXPOSIUM Group’s products. Each event is a market leader, facilitating development, highlighting the sector and pre-empting market trends. For more details, please visit:

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