Countering Explosive Threat & Demining Conference 2024

Safeguarding Tomorrow, Exploring Innovation Today: Global Synergy In Eod Operations For A Secure Future

September 24-25, 2024 - London, United Kingdom

Mitigating Global Threats: A Unified Front Against Explosive Remnants of War and Explosive Ordnance

Ukraine has become the most mined country on earth with around 30% of its land contaminated and the World Bank estimates it will cost at least $37bn to clear the country of mines. Despite progress across counter-IED and explosive ordnance disposal, challenges persist, and ongoing commitment is required to effectively address the complex issue of explosive hazards worldwide.

Countering Explosive Threat & Demining 2024 provides a unique opportunity for the EOD community to engage in productive discussions with nations and industry partners to tackle the challenges in tackling explosive threats. The event brings together military forces, humanitarian groups and governments for a chance to hear presentations on counter-explosive ordnance and to learn about some of the latest advancements in the sector from individuals and groups working on the front lines.

What's new for 2024:

  • Enhanced attention to  regional challenges in the Middle East and Ukraine
  • Discussion on emerging technologies in the ERW and EOD space: exhibition of new air and robotic technology used to detect and disarm UXO and discussions on the future developments
  • Focus on training requirements in order to tackle explosive threats and presentations on the grassroot work of disposal operators and the challenges they face on the ground.

5 Key Benefits Of Attending

  • Enhance international collaboration with EOD partners from civilian, military and humanitarian sectors to develop joint strategies for demining and explosive ordnance clearance
  • Engage directly with policy directors from leading NGO's and government bodies to support their ongoing clearance objectives across the globe
  • Identify the new explosive threat landscape through briefings from operational clearance leaders, and align your operating procedures to defeat the new threat
  • Understand new international directives towards demining and C-IED for both military and civilian sectors, with dedicated sessions on the new International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) framework
  • Use technical capability demonstrations from leading experts in detection and disposal systems to develop cutting-edge defeat-the-device capabilities

Our 2024 Chairman

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

2024 Speakers

  • Colonel Christopher Bartos, Deputy Director, Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) Centre of Excellence (COE)
  • Sean Haglund, Associate Director, Office for Bombing Prevention, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
  • Major Ian Bloomsburg, Deputy Director, U.S. SETAF-AF
  • Colonel Brian Howard, Commander of 29 EOD & Search Group, British Army
  • Michael Nevard, Head of Research & Development, The Halo Trust
  • Armen Harutyunyan, Head of Standards and Operations, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)
  • Colonel Lajos Zsolt Szilagyi, Chief of Staff, EOD Centre of Excellence
  • Master sergeant Chris Taarneby Maukeng, Ammunitions and EOD development specialist, Norwegian Joint School of Ammunitions and EOD
  • Edwin A. Bundy Ph.D., Program Manager (GS-15), EOD/EXO Subgroup, Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate
  • Lieutenant colonel Andrew Teeton, Military Advisor Counter-Explosive Ordnance & CBRN, UK Defence and Security Exports
  • Andrew Trautz Ph.D., Research Manager, Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
  • Pedro Basto, Programme Manager, Research and Innovation, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)
  • Bob Gravett, Standards & Training Advisor, Mines Advisory Group International (MAG)
  • Dana Bogard, C-IED Branch Chief, SETAF-AF
  • 1st Lt Pijus Vosylius, Military Engineering Officer, Lithuanian Armed Forces
  • Senior Representative, SEEC (Specialist EOD&S, Exploitation & Countermeasures), DE&S
  • Lieutenant colonel Robert Swan, Commander, 11 EOD & Search Regiment
  • Jonathan Guthrie, Director of Operations, Norwegian People‚Äôs Aid
  • Senior Representative, Engineer Centre of Expertise, Royal Netherlands Army
  • Michel Grenier, Police Commander, Head of the Technical Intelligence Division EOD, EOD Intervention Group, French Ministry of the Interior
  • Ms. BUTH Rothna Buth, Executive Director, ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center

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