Countering Drones conference

London, United Kingdom

Detect, Identify and Neutralise: Countering the New Threat in the Skies

The civilian market is moving closer to implementation of technology to detect, identify and neutralise malicious drone activity, however major regulatory hurdles remain before we can see the employment of drone neutralising technology. Law enforcement agencies, prisons, stadia and other facilities should celebrate the current trajectory of drone regulation, which appears to be prioritising safety and enforcement.

The threat to civilian life is diverse; in the Middle East drones have become a common terrorist tool, requiring law enforcement and militaries to adopt counter measure with immediate effect. In Europe, the focus must remain on the effective identification of drone incursions and the delivery of legislation to protect sites at risk.

This December, we will provide a unique platform where security professions can share their challenges with governments, regulators and industry, to assist in developing a lens for threat assessment and a framework for progression.

Join the Countering Drones conference to:

  • Explore holographic radar solution to assist you in the detection and identification of malicious drones
  • Make an informed assessment of different types of counter-drone technologies and identify which system is best for your unique circumstances
  • Influence future policy by contributing to high-level discussions with policymakers, insurers and legal practitioners
  • Ensure that your organisation is aware of current developments in national security strategy, regulations and aviation legislation by hearing from senior policymakers from the UK, Europe and US
  • Discover how enhancing trial procedure can help you identify the right product for your facility

Key questions to be addressed include:

  • How is drone and counter-drone technology developing and how might this impact the security of key industries?
  • How vulnerable is critical national infrastructure, in particular, to civilian drones? What are the current safeguards to protect against this and how can we measure this risk?
  • What kind of counter-drone solutions should commercial organisations employ, if any, and what might be the legal implications of their use?
  • Hear from industry experts on the latest counter-drone technological developments and how they plan to solve enduring challenges for government and commercial industry - from detection to disruption
  • 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?

Who Should Attend Countering Drones

  • Airports, sea ports, borders and railways
  • Civil Aviation Authorities and Air Traffic Managements
  • Counter-terror agencies, law enforcement and emergency services
  • Government buildings, military bases and sensitive installations
  • Major broadcasters, film and television studios
  • National space agencies and major industrial complexes
  • Critical infrastructure including nuclear power stations, grids and utilities
  • Public buildings, embassies and consulates
  • International organisations including the UN, NATO and WTO
  • Sporting arenas and major venues event venues

"Most focused and successful event I have found"
Program Manager, Robin Radar Systems

"Very good to get the wider perspectives on a complex topic"
Technology Manager, Thales UK

"Great to meet the global CUAS community suring this event, mixing customers and main industry partners"
C4I & sUAS Product Line Manager, Thales

2018 Speakers

  • General(ret) Mahmoud Bayati, Director General, Counter-Terrorism and National Security Advisor, Iraq
  • Major General Masood Azizi, Deputy Minister, Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs
  • Major General Borys Kremenetskyi, Defense Attache, Embassy of Ukraine
  • Brigadier General (ret) Maroun Hitti, Advisor for Security & Defense, Office of the Prime Minister, Lebanese Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Peter Brander, Chief of Staff of the Cantonal Crisis Management & Representative of the Swiss National Working Group of the Police forces, C-UAV, Department of Security and Economy, Government of the Republic and Canton of Geneva
  • John Scott Mathews, CIPP, Senior Privacy Advisor, Intelligence, Department of Homeland Security
  • Ghislain Sauve, Director General, Technical Services and Facilities, Correctional Service of Canada
  • Major Hendrikus Bouwhuis, Staff Officer for Countering Drones at Air Innovation Centre, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Ali Younes, Regional Advisor, Terrorism Prevention Branch, Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa, UNODC
  • Jens Lehmann, Senior air traffic controller at Munich ACC, Germany, IFATCA UAS/RPAS
  • Steve Sin, Director, Unconventional Weapons & Technology Division, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, USA
  • Dr. Omar Kaddouha, Director Flight Safety, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Lebanon
  • Lieutenant Colonel Yurii Dolotov, EW Specialist, Ukraine Armed Forces
  • Tomas Pustina, Head of Unit Civil Aviation Department, Ministry of Transport, Czech Republic
  • Manfred Mohr, Assistant Director RSFO (Regional Safety and Flight Operations) SESAR 2020, Technical Manager, IATA
  • Damon Knight, Head of Air Traffic Services, London Southend Airport
  • Captain Tim Pottage, Chairman, RPAS Working Group, BALPA
  • Kristof Lamont, Air Traffic Management / Cyber Security Senior Expert, EUROCONTROL
  • Fethi Chebil PhD, Airport Safety Expert, The International Civil Aviation Organisation
  • Tony Reeves, Director, Level 7 Expertise
  • Paul Kennedy, Regulatory Divisional Manager, Irish Aviation Authority
  • Dominic Walker, Chief Executive Officer, Aveillant Ltd
    Clayton Stewart, Visiting Professor Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University College London
Conference Day One - 11th December 2018

Conference Day Two
- 12th December 2018

Post-Conference Workshop - 13th December 2018


Hilton London Canary Wharf
South Quay
Marsh Wall London E14 9SH
United Kingdom
Phone: 44-203-002-2300

Travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee.

Please note
: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavor to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.
Countering Drones
Event details
Organizer : Defence IQ
Venue : Hilton London Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-18986