11 - 12 December, 2018 | Hilton London Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom

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 EXCELLENCE

Colonel 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
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Colonel Stephen Kavanaugh

Deputy Commander
NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence

9:30 am - 10:00 am Keynote Presentation: REMOVING IED’S AND LEGACY LANDMINES IN AFGHANISTAN

Major 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?
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Major General Massoud Azizi

Deputy Minister of Interior
Afghanistan

·          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?
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Brigadier General Maroon Hitti

Advisor for Security & Defense, Office of the Prime Minister
Lebanon

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 EOD

Lieutenant 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
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Lieutenant Colonel Guy Moverley

Army 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 PEACETIME

Commander 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
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Commander Wiggo Korsvik

SO EOD & IEDD J3-3 National Operations
Norwegian Joint Headquarters

• 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
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General(ret) Mahmoud Bayati

Director General, Counter-Terrorism and National Security Advisor
Iraq

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Mr Ali Younes

Regional 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 COMMUNITY

Melanie Moughton - Chief Executive, Felix Fund – the bomb disposal charity
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Melanie 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 CHALLENGES

Emily 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?
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Emily Knowles

Programme Director Remote Warfare Programme
Oxford Research Group

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm THE IED - A DEFINING COMPONENT OF 21ST CENTURY CONFLICT

Colonel (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-Bales

Consulting Editor
The Counter-IED Report

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Mark Wickham - Chairman, Counter-Explosive Threat and Demining
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Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Mark Wickham

Chairman
Counter-Explosive Threat and Demining