The annual gathering of the world’s EOD community

Explosive weapons, both conventional munition or improvised explosive, have become a fact of modern conflict. Behind the conflict, this threat for millions across the globe is, in reality, a fact of life which continues to decimate communities across the world. UNICEF estimates one casualty every 20 minutes caused by explosive weapons.

Responding to this ongoing crisis, the Countering Explosive Threat and Demining conference, supported by the Counter-EO UK, representing the UK’s Counter-IED supply chain and collaborating with Her Majesty’s Government, British Army and security forces, this truly unique forum will bring together key stakeholders and decision makers from the complete, global EOD community.

Led by senior policy drivers from government, NGO’s and military and supported by industry leaders across all three pillars of EOD – prepare the force, attack the network and defeat the device – the conference will outline the new, joint approach to countering the explosive threat.

Attend The Conference To:

  • Strengthen cooperative networks with EOD partners from civilian, military and humanitarian sectors to develop joint strategies for mitigating threat networks
  • Adopt operating procedures to defeat future improvised threats from aerial borne IED’s and non-metal content devices by hearing exclusive briefings from global operational clearance leaders
  • Hear from leading experts in detection to understand how new identification technologies such as ground penetrating radar and combining sensors can help you defeat the device
  • Position your organisation as a leading partner for EOD and demining clearance operations, by aligning your solutions with those at the front line

Expert Speaker Panel Includes:

  • Agnes Marcaillou, Director, UNMAS
  • Brigadier Jonathan Beesley, Commander, Joint Counter Improvised Threat Task Force, Australian Defence Force
  • Colonel Zarach Scott, AH, Defence EOD, Munitions and Search (DEODS), British Army
  • Major General (ret) J M Cowan CBE DSO, CEO, The HALO Trust
  • Captain Fredrik Peedu, Commander, Swedish EOD and Demining Centre
  • Colonel Simon Bradley, AH Manoeuvre Support, Ground Manoeuvre Capability, British Army
  • Colonel Dan Reyland, Commander 29 EOD and Search Group, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Juergen Pirolt, Director, European Centre for Manual Neutralisation Capabilities
  • Lieutenant Colonel Pete Peril, Deputy Commander, Counter IED Task Force, Canadian Army
  • William Byrd, Deputy Associate Director, Office of Bombing Prevention, Dept of Homeland Security
  • Bert Appleton, AH Counter Explosive Ordnance Engagement Office, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Denice Lee, Head EOD Department, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technology Division

Main Conference: 10 – 11 December 2019
Technical Focus Day: 12 December 2019
Venue: Hilton Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Country: UK
Contact: Victoria Smart
Organiser Name: Defence IQ, a division of IQPC
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7036 1300

Find out more about the event by downloading the Agenda. 

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