Today’s modern economies and improving living standards rely more and more on the development and security of a country’s critical infrastructure. However, how would a country stand should there be an attack, from natural or man-made disasters, on its key infrastructure?
The European Union is developing its policy on critical energy infrastructures in relation to the European Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection (“EPCIP”) which considers measures that will enhance, where necessary, the level of protection of certain infrastructures against external threats.
The integrity of critical infrastructures and their reliable operation are vital for the well-being of the citizens and the functioning of the economy. The implementation of the EPCIP, under Council Directive 2008/114/EC on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures and the need to improve their protection, has not been completely successful.
Why the Need for Such a Discussion?
Article 196 of the Lisbon Treaty enshrines in law that the Union shall encourage cooperation between Member States in order to improve the effectiveness of systems for preventing and protecting against natural or man-made disasters.
The Union’s action shall aim to:
- support and complement Member States’ action at national, regional and local level in risk prevention, in preparing their civilprotection personnel and in responding to natural or man-made disasters within the Union;
- promote swift, effective operational cooperation within the Union between national civil-protection services;
- promote consistency in international civil-protection work.
The ever changing nature of threats, whether natural through climate change, or man-made through terrorism activities, either physical or cyber attacks, means the need to continually review and update policies, practices and technologies to meet these demands.
Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe will bring together leading stakeholders from industry, operators, agencies and governments to collaborate on securing Europe. The conference will look at developing existing national or international legal and technical frameworks, integrating good risk management, strategic planning and implementation.
Your attendance to Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe will ensure you are up-to-date on the lastest issues, policies and challenges facing the security of Europe’s critical national infrastructure (CNI). You will also gain an insight in to what the future holds for Europe’s, the collaboration and support between member nations required to ensure CNI is protected from future threats and how to better plan, coordinate and manage a disaster.
- High level conference with leading industry speakers and professionals
- Learn from experiences and challenges from the experts
- Gain insight into national and European CIP developments
- Constructive debate, educational opportunities and cooperation advocacy
- Share ideas and facilitate in valuable inter-agency cooperation
- Exhibition showcasing leading technologies and products
- Networking events and opportunities
The iconic heritage Charing Cross hotel
Guoman Charing Cross Hotel
London WC2N 5HX
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- Sir Gerald Howarth MP, Former Minister for International Security Strategy at the Ministry of Defence, UK
- Dr. Nigel Brown, Lead for Resilient ICT Strategy, Cabinet Office, UK
- Mr Olivier Luyckx, Head of Unit, Crisis Management and Terrorism, DG Home, European Commission
- Thomas Wuchte, Head of Unit, Transnational Threats Department, Action against Terrorism Unit (ATU), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe – OSCE
- Helena Lindberg, Director General, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)
- Paul Th. Gelton MSc, Director Resilience, National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security, Ministry of Security and Justice, Netherlands
- Peter Gattinesi, European Reference Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection (ERNCIP), Joint Research Centre, European Commission
- Clive Bairsto, Global Head of Business Resilience, National Grid, UK
- Dr. Evangelos Ouzounis, Head of Unit – Secure Infrastructure and Services, ENISA – European Network and Information Security Agency, Greece
- Ms. Paola Albrito, Head of UNISDR Regional Office for Europe, United Nations
- Troels Oerting, Assistant Director, Head of European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), Europol, Netherlands
- Bharat Thakrar, Head of Business Resilience Services, BT Global Security, UK
- Norman Bird, UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) , UK
- Annemarie Zielstra, Director International Relations Cyber Resilience TNO (former Director of the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure in the Netherlands CPNI.NL)
- Eric Luiijf, Principal Consultant, TNO, Netherlands
- Alessandro Lazari, PhD, School of Law - University of Salento (Italy)
- Stephen Gregory, Chief Executive Ofﬁcer, Harnser Risk Group, UK
- Professor Barry Clarke, Immediate Past President, Institution of Civil Engineers and Deputy Director, Institute for Resilient Infrastructure, UK
- Richard Flint, BRE Global Limited, UK
- Phil Chesworth, Head of Infrastructure Portfolio, National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) , UK
- Marta Simoncini, PhD, School of Law - University of Salento (Italy)
- Mr Hans Das, Head of Unit DG ECHO, A5 Civil Protection Policy, European Commission
- Anthony Clerici, Vice President, Royal Institute of British Architects, UK
- Khan Jahier, Industrial Resources and Communications Services Group (IRCSG), NATO Operations Division
- Alan Brustrom, Head of the Application Business Office (REACT), European Space Agency, France
- Claudio Becchetti, ISITEP Project Co-Ordinator, Selex ES
- Michael Fuller MBE MBA MA, Director, SCC Global Ltd, UK
- Paul Kiernan, REACT Project Manager, Skytec, Ireland