Building a Secure World – International security experts gather in London
LONDON [November 22nd, 2006]
• Security service know of 30 terror plots threatening the UK
• 1,600 individuals are under surveillance
• Calls for the 28-day limit for holding terror suspects to be extended to 90 days
• Police should be able to quiz suspects after they have been charged
• New anti-terror plans due in the New Year
With security at the top of the agenda, it is timely that leading experts will be meeting to debate the issues at Building a Secure World, running at Olympia from the 5th – 6th December.
The prestigious line-up of speakers at the conference include:
• Frank Gardner, OBE, BBC Security Correspondent
• Sir Richard Mottram, KCB, Security and Intelligence Coordinator, The Cabinet Office
• Lord Carlile of Berriew, QC
• Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, Metropolitan Police
• Deputy Chief Constable, Andy Trotter, British Transport Police
• Dr Jack Caravelli, Senior Visiting Fellow at the UK Defence Academy, former White House National Security Council Staff Director for Non-Proliferation
• Shami Chakrabarti, Director, Liberty
• Karl Wycoff, Head of Action against Terrorism Unit, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
• Mariot Leslie, Director, Defence and Strategic Threats, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
• Jacques Duchesneau, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
• Rt. Hon. Alan Beith, M.P. Chair of the House of Commons Constitutional Affairs Committee and Member of the Intelligence and Security Committee
• Niki Tompkinson, Director of Transport Security and Contingencies, Department for Transport
• Patrick Mercer, OBE MP, Shadow Minister for Homeland Security
• Donald R. Zoufal, First Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Management and Communications, Chicago, USA
• Luke Beebe, FBI Agent with the Joint Terrorism Task Force, Long Beach, California
• Francesco Norante, Head of Security, IOC Turin 2006
• Richard Kemp, Director Group Security, Canary Wharf Management Limited
• Gregory J Ferris, Managing Director, Global Head of Contingency Planning, Morgan Stanley, NY
• Gordon Irving, Director of Group Security, Scottish Power
Michael Costain, Event Director comments, “We are delighted that so many internationally recognised security specialists, government and police will be participating at this year’s event. Building a Secure World is London’s premier security and national resilience event and the conference will deliver strategic keynotes, high-level debate, panel discussions and in-depth case studies.”
Some of the key topics to be addressed at the conference include:
• UK Counter Terror Policy
• Terrorism and Rights: A Vanishing Act?
• US Responses to the Events of 9/11: A Strategy for Success
• The Nexus Between Crime and Terrorism
• Discussion: Liberty vs Security?
• Discussion: Counter Terrorism across Borders
• Debate: Is Lethal Force ever Justified?
• Discussion: Business and Counter Terrorism
• Discussion: Open Souce Intelligence – the Media and its role in Communications and Public Information
Running alongside the conference is a major trade exhibition set to feature 180 of the world’s leading vendors of security technology and services. Exhibitors at the event include Rapiscan, Honeywell Security, Thales, L3, Smiths, Bosch, CEM Systems and many more.
Visit the online press centre at www.counterterrorworld.com/press where you can also register for a press pass. A press pass allows for entry into the conference.
Notes for editors:
About Building a Secure World
Organised by International Business Events, Building a Secure World features 4 co-located events:
• 5th Annual Airport, Port & Transport Security (APTS)
• Counter Terror World
• Event & Venue Security
• Infrastructure Security
The unique co-location addresses the security of our transport systems, infrastructure, venues and critical facilities, alongside the drive to counter the ever increasing risk of terrorism.
The event is set to attract over 3000 visitors, 400 delegates and 180 exhibiting companies.
Visit the website at www.counterterrorworld.com/visit for further information.
Register for a press pass at www.counterterrorworld.com/press Please contact Jo Mayer if you would like to request an interview with any of the conference speakers or exhibiting companies.