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CBRNe Summit 2014

26 March, 2014 - 28 March, 2014, Brno, Czech Republic

CBRNe threats are once again at the forefront of many Governments across the globe with many eyes looking at the possible use of Chemical Weapons in Syria and the threat from North Korea not too long ago. CBRNe Summit 2014 will discuss the different responses from Governments and Military to CBRNe threats.

Detecting a CBRNe threat is always developing and Governments and Defence Ministries need to look back at past cases to identify the best and most effective way to combat a CBRNe threat. With many hazardous devices being hard to identify it is critical that the public sector are up to date with the latest detection technologies provided by key CBRNe players in the private sector.

CBRNe Summit 2014 will discuss the latest threats and analyse the most efficient ways of detecting the threats before the attack happens. With in-depth presentations from the industry leaders from the public and private sector this is an event not to miss out on. Taking place in Brno, Czech Republic to allow attendees to meet with senior officials from NATO JCBRN Defence Centre of Excellence to learn the latest ways of combating different types of CBRNe disasters.

Why Attend?

  • Hear knowledgeable presentations from the leaders in the CBRNe community
  • Discuss the latest techniques for detecting a threat
  • Analyse industry case studies of past CBRNe disasters
  • Gather information on how the military responds to such threats
  • Network with senior officials from across Europe


Best Western Premier Hotel International Brno
Husiva 16, CZ-659 21
Brno, Czech Republic

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

Event Schedule

26th March 2014

08.30 - 17.30 Conference Day 1

27th March 2014

08.30 - 17.30 Conference Day 2

28th March 2014

08.30 - 13.00 Workshop - Design An Ontology For Own CBRN Purposes


  • Colonel Jiri Gajdos, Director, JCBRN Defence Centre of Excellence
  • Colonel Jaroslav Bieleny, Director, Slovakian Army, NATO EOD Centre of Excellence
  • Colonel Rainer Schulte, Deputy Director, JCBRN Defence Centre of Excellence
  • Lieutenant Colonel Edward Locke, Combating WMD Officer, J5-W, U.S. European Command (USEUCOM)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ladislava Navratilova, Scientist and Chemical Expert, Fire Rescue Service, Ministry of Interior, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Maurizio Barbeschi, Team Leader ADS/ARO Sector Global Capacity Alert and Response, World Health Organisation (WHO) Team Leader, Mission for the Investigation of Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria, United Nations
  • Chief Inspector Nigel Tottie, International Programme Manager, Police National CBRN Centre, College of Policing, UK
  • Ronald De Meo, CEO, Radiation Shield Technologies
  • Major Christophe Liberu, Hazmat and CBRN Brigade Officer, Paris Region Radiological Technical Advisor, Paris Fire Brigade
  • Dr. Thomas Waytes, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Emergent BioSolutions
  • Boban Cekovic, Head of Demilitarisation Inspections, OPCW
  • Lyudmila G. Simeonova, Head of CBRN Department, Fire Safety and Civil Protection Chief Directorate, Ministry of Interior, Bulgaria
  • Inspector Selyahtin A. Yusein, CBRN Inspector of Protection of the Population, Fire Safety and Civil Protection Directorate General, Ministry of Interior, Bulgaria
  • Laura Cochrane, Director, Scientific Operations and Technical Support, Emergent BioSolutions
  • John Saunders, Bid and Product Manager, Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd
  • Dr. Conelius Bartels, Senior Expert Bioterrorism, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
  • Dr. Alexander Grabowski, Business Area Manager - Protection, Decontamination and Water Treatment, Bundeswehr Research Institute for Protective Technologies - NBC Protection
  • Dr. Michael Thornton, Head, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSEC), European Commisson Joint Research Centre (JRC)
  • Dr. Josef Brinek, Deputy Director for International Cooperation and Head of Department for Chemical and Biological Protection, National Institute for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Protection
  • Stephen Donnelly, Technical Advisor - NRBC Project, Security and Crisis Management Support Unit, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Martin Wright, CBRN Training Officer, London Ambulance Service
  • Brian Clesham, Managing Consultant, Cristanini Decontamination Systems
  • Roberto Mugavero, President, Observatory on Security and CBRNe Defence (OSDIFE)
  • Pavel Castulik, Consultant, Reseach Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX), Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic
  • John Jones, Former Deputy Head of CBRNE Unit, UK Government


Event details

26 March, 2014
28 March, 2014
Best Western Premier Hotel International Brno
Czech Republic


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