Past event: CBRN: First Response 2014 Conference

The consequences of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) emergencies challenge national response capabilities to their maximum extent. Responsibility for an effective first response to mitigate the consequences to lives, infrastructure and the environment remains essential. Enhancing preparedness through a multi-agency and multi-national approach is critical.

CBRN: First Response 2014 provides the international CBRN community with the unique opportunity to gain a clear understanding of future requirements and capabilities needed for a multi-agency approach to a CBRN emergency.

CBRN: First Response 2014 will act as a platform for the international military and first responder community to analyse emerging markets, best practice and the latest technologies available.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Training & Simulation
  • Preparedness & Resilience
  • Command, Control & Communications
  • Scene Management & Crowd Control
  • Healthcare Response
  • Decontamination & Disposal
  • Protecting the First Responder

Why attend CBRN: First Response 2014?

CBRN: First Response 2014 provides the perfect education and networking platform for military, industry and public sector stakeholders involved in all aspects of CBRN.

CBRN: First Response 2014 brings together all aspects of CBRN event mitigation and scene management. By closely examining all aspects of CBRN, the perfect platform is created where all stakeholders, no matter how advanced, can take away the most up to date and critical information, essential for providing the most effective possible response.

Why should you attend CBRN: First Response 2014?

  • Discuss the latest issues surrounding the successful safe and efficient management of CBRN incidents
  • Hear from over 20 world class speakers from all over the world, all of whom are thought leaders within their own particular fields
  • Join with representatives from over 25 nations which means that attendees are able to meet with the largest cross section of the community
  • Discover an impressive selection of industry organisations displaying their latest technological innovations
  • Network with a broad range of attendees from a vast array of different organisations and specialities meaning that you will maximise the short time you spend out of the office


  • Maj Gen (Retd) Alan Hawley, Former Director – British Forces Germany Health Services, UK MoD (Chair)
  • Assistant Chief Constable John Campbell, CBRN Lead, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
  • Deputy Assistant Commissioner Bernie Higgins, CBRNE Lead, Chief Fire Officers’ Association
  • Colonel Vratislav Osvald, Director – Training and Education, NATO Joint CBRN Defence COE
  • Colonel Paulo Malizia, Director, Technological Center NBC Division, Brazilian Army
  • Colonel Fabio Alberto Aversa, Regiment Commander, 7th NBC Regiment, Italian Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel David May, Commander 54th WMD Civil Support Team, US National Guard
  • Superintendent Bert Moore, Operational Command Unit (OCU) Commander, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Major Herman De Haan, Company Commander, 101 CBRN Company, Royal Netherlands Army
  • Lieutenant Commander Stig Groenvold, CBRN & Maritime Pollution, Norwegian Naval Maritime Safety Centre
  • Chief Inspector Mick Hoare, Head of Training, Police National CBRN Centre
  • Chief Inspector Mark Roberts, Tactical Lead - Emergency Planning, Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • Deputy Command Technician John Porter, Incident Manager, Louisiana State Police
  • Massimo Pedemonte, Bomb Squad Commander, Special Task Force, Italian Police
  • MPH Dr. Cornelius Bartels, Snr Expert BioterrorismCountry Preparedness Support Dept, EU Ctr for Disease Prevention & Control
  • Dr John Drury, Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Sussex
  • Dr Andrea Malizia, Researcher Industrial Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Dr Matteo E. Bonfanti, Research Fellow, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies
  • Dave Bull, Education and Command Lead, National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU)
  • Stephen Donnelly, Technical Advisor – NRBC Project, ICRC
  • Andy Oppenheimer, Editor Chemical Biological & Nuclear Warfare Counter Terrorism Consultant
  • Espen Nakstad, Consultant, Norwegian Center for NBC Medicine
  • Becky Martin, Dorset Council and University of Southampton
  • Annabel Townley, Capabilities Manager, UK Government Decontamination Service

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Mercure Hotel
Leicester, UK

Event details
Organizer : TDNUK / Defence Leaders
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-2926