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Counter Terror World Summit - International security experts gather in London this December

LONDON, September 19, 2006 --[]-- With state security a headline issue, it is fitting that some of the most prominent industry names will gather in London this December for the 1st Annual Counter Terror World (CTW) conference and exhibition, taking place at London’s Olympia from December 5th to 6th 2006.

Making the announcement today of the prestigious line-up of speakers at the conference, Michael Costain, Event Director commented, “The ongoing terror alerts means security and counter terrorism issues are top of the agenda. CTW is London’s leading security and national resilience event offering the perfect forum for those focused on strengthening state security and combating international terrorism. The high-level conference programme will feature international keynotes and leading experts addressing the most topical and strategic issues.”


  • Frank Gardner OBE, the BBC's fulltime Security Correspondent delivering an introductory keynote address
  • Sir Richard Mottram, GCB, Permanent Secretary, Intelligence, Security and Resilience, The Cabinet Office on UK Counter Terror Policy
  • Lord Carlile of Berriew, QC presenting a keynote address on Terrorism and Rights: A Vanishing Act?
  • Professor Paul Wilkinson, Chairman, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews
  • Dr Jack Caravelli, former White House National Security, delivering an address on US Responses to the Events of 9/11: A Strategy for Success?
  • Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, Metropolitan Police on The Nexus Between Crime and Terrorism


Liberty vs. Security?
Panelists including Shami Chakrabarti, Director, Liberty, Dr. Gus Hosein, London School of Economics and Political Science, Roger Smith, Director, JUSTICE and Lord Toby Harris, Metropolitan Police Authority

Global Cooperation and Individual Responsibilities: Counter -Terrorism Across Borders
Panelists including Karl Wycoff, Head of Action against Terrorism Unit, OSCE, Mariot Leslie, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Jacques Duchesneau, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority and Phillip Webb, Chief Executive, Police Information Technology Organisation (PITO)

Social and Economic Circumstances and the Development of Extremism in the UK
Panelists including Muhammad Abdul Bari, Secretary General, The Muslim Council of Britain, Rt. Hon. Alan Beith, MP, Shima Keene, The Resilience Centre and Rt. Hon. Bruce George, MP. Former Chairman, Defence Select Committee

Debate: Is Lethal Force Ever Justified?
Sir Chris Fox, Ex-Chief Constable and President of the Association of Chief Police Officers
Imran Khan, Imran Khan and Partners Solicitors

Discussion: Business and Counter Terrorism
Panelists including Rachel Briggs, Head of International Strategy, Demos, Amber Marks, Doctoral Researcher, King's College, London and Rachel Goodison, Executive Director, London First

Discussion: Open Source Intelligence - the Media and its role in Communication and Public Information
Panelists including Brendan O'Neill, Assistant Editor, Spiked, Sharif Hikmat Nashashibi, Chairman, Arab Media Watch and Professor Justin Lewis, Deputy Head of School, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University
Sessions will also run concurrently on aviation and airport security, maritime and supply chain security, event and infrastructure security.

Supported by the leading associations and government bodies, CTW will provide the forum at which international security and counter terrorism experts, government, police, academics and providers of security products and services will meet to discuss potential threats and debate a way forward.

Running alongside the conference is a major trade exhibition set to feature 150 of the world’s leading vendors of security and counter terror technology and services. Exhibitors and sponsors at the event include Brijot Imaging, Smiths Detection, Thales Group, L3 Communications, Microbus, Sepura, Scott Health and Safety, Tripleton, SDS Group and Plextek.

Security and counter terrorism professionals wishing to attend either the conference or the exhibition can visit the event website at or call +44 (0)20 7153 4569 for further information.

Notes for Editors:
Organised by International Business Events, Counter Terror World is part of the Building A Secure World conferences and exhibitions, London’s leading security and national resilience event.

Counter Terror World is an annual event focused on strengthening state security and combating international terrorism. Over 300 conference delegates, 3000 visitors and 150 exhibiting companies are expected to attend.

Company Information

Jo Mayer
Marketing & PR Manager
tel. +44 (0) 7801 627904

Michael Costain
Event Manager
tel. +44 (0)1892 614166


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