Agenda Day 2
8:30 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE
8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS
9:00 am - 9:30 am THE ROLE OF THE NATO C-IED CENTRE OF EXCELLENCEColonel Stephen Kavanaugh - Deputy Commander, NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence
· Outlining the NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence’s role in supporting C-IED operations
· Building a NATO standard in C-IED operations
· Assisting C-IED capability development across NATO members
· Preparing the force against future Improvised Devices – threat trends from current conflict
Colonel Stephen KavanaughDeputy Commander
NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence
9:30 am - 10:00 am Keynote Presentation: REMOVING IED’S AND LEGACY LANDMINES IN AFGHANISTANMajor General Massoud Azizi - Deputy Minister of Interior, Afghanistan
· How demining operations are currently carried out in Afghanistan
· Breaking down the demining mission – key objectives and landmarks towards a mine free Afghanistan
· What are the timescales for becoming a mine free nation?
· How can international agencies support this aim?
Major General Massoud AziziDeputy Minister of Interior
10:00 am - 10:30 am CASE STUDY: DEMINING THE LEBANONBrigadier General Maroon Hitti - Advisor for Security & Defense, Office of the Prime Minister, Lebanon
· An overview of the Lebanese demining operations
· Outlining the next stage of clearance works, and the future for demining operations
· How is the Lebanese government supporting national development as part of the demining operations
· What are the wider security concerns for the Lebanese government from explosive threats?
Brigadier General Maroon HittiAdvisor for Security & Defense, Office of the Prime Minister
11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING
11:30 am - 11:50 am TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE: PEARSON’S ENGINEERING
· How can manoeuvre and momentum needs be matched with the detection requirement?
· Methods to increasing optimum detection depths on the move
· Defeating the device at speed – minimising ‘down time’ for route clearance of IED’s
· A technical showcase of vehicle borne detection systems
11:50 am - 12:30 pm SUPPORTING OVERSEAS EOD CLEARANCE: THE ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN EODLieutenant Colonel Guy Moverley - Army Advisor, EOD/C-IED, Department for International Trade
· Defining the new Counter Explosive Ordnance Defence Engagement (CEDE) model
· Understanding how the DIT is supporting overseas EOD capability for industry
· Engagement routes for UK industry overseas
Lieutenant Colonel Guy MoverleyArmy Advisor, EOD/C-IED
Department for International Trade
12:30 pm - 1:10 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: TECHNICAL CHALLENGES TO C-IED IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS
• What are the major challenges to C-IED operations in urban environments? Do these differ between military and civilian agencies?
• How far should avoiding damage to local infrastructure and similar factors influence clearance procedures?
• How far can existing technologies be deployed in urban clearance operations?
• How critical is communication with the local community to the urban clearance operation?
1:10 pm - 2:10 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
2:10 pm - 2:50 pm DEALING WITH THE ERW & EOD SITUATION IN NORWAY DURING PEACETIMECommander Wiggo Korsvik - SO EOD & IEDD J3-3 National Operations, Norwegian Joint Headquarters
· An introduction to marine EOD operations in Norway
· Managing the total ERW and EOD disposal operation across Norway
· Aligning civilian and military operations in Norway
· Developing a joint force structure to disposal
Commander Wiggo KorsvikSO EOD & IEDD J3-3 National Operations
Norwegian Joint Headquarters
2:50 pm - 3:30 pm MATCHING THE EXPLOSVE THREAT IN IRAQ: C-IED OPERATIONS ACROSS IRAQGeneral(ret) Mahmoud Bayati - Director General, Counter-Terrorism and National Security Advisor, Iraq
Mr Ali Younes - Regional Advisor, Terrorism Prevention Branch, Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
• An update on the current security picture in Iraq
• Securing Iraq after Daesh
• Demonstrating the strategy to regional security for Iraq and the Middle East
• Understanding the international support network to ensuring regional security
General(ret) Mahmoud BayatiDirector General, Counter-Terrorism and National Security Advisor
Mr Ali YounesRegional Advisor, Terrorism Prevention Branch, Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
3:30 pm - 3:40 pm THE FELIX FUND: SUPPORTING THE UK’S BOMB DISPOSAL COMMUNITYMelanie Moughton - Chief Executive, Felix Fund – the bomb disposal charity
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm C-IED IN STRATEGIC CONTEXT: PAST EXPERIENCES AND FUTURE CHALLENGESEmily Knowles - Programme Director Remote Warfare Programme, Oxford Research Group
· Understanding the impact of British casualties on the current risk appetite for military operations overseas
· Has the burden of the IED threat shifted to partner forces in contemporary military engagement?
· What does this mean for the way that the British armed forces prepare themselves and train others?
· Does C-IED represent a good example of British Army learning, and can we replicate this experience for other contemporary challenges?
Emily KnowlesProgramme Director Remote Warfare Programme
Oxford Research Group
4:40 pm - 5:20 pm THE IED - A DEFINING COMPONENT OF 21ST CENTURY CONFLICTColonel (Ret'd) Rob Hyde-Bales - Consulting Editor, The Counter-IED Report
· The evolution of the IED – From Vietnam to Afghanistan
· Why did the IED become so decisive in Iraq and Afghanistan?
· Learning from experience – preventing skill fade for future operations
· Progressing from a ‘need to know’ to a ‘need to share’ mentality
Colonel (Ret'd) Rob Hyde-BalesConsulting Editor
The Counter-IED Report