ICPEM annual conference 2014

Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (ICPEM)

Thu, Apr 3 2014

Routes to business and community resilience: Enhancing the national security agenda

Conference Chair: Richard Gordon (MBE, MA - Director of the Disaster Management Centre, Bournemouth University)

1st session – An international perspective

  • Christian Sommade, Executive Director, French High Committee for Civil Defence - A French perspective on enhancing business and community resilience.
  • Alastair McAslan, OBE, FCPEM, Director, Strathfillan Consultancy, prev. Director of Torrens Resilience Inst., Adelaide, Australia. - An Australian perspective on enhancing business and community resilience.

2nd session – UK approach to achieving resilience in the face of changing threats

  • Ronnie Coutts, MBE, MA , Director of Training and Resilience, Serco at the Emergency Planning College. - Government approach to training for resilience.
  • Sir David Veness, CBE, QPM, MA Honorary Professor of International Relations at the University of St. Andrews. - The enduring threat from global terrorism.

3rd session – Specific threats

  • Galatas Ioannis, MD, MA Editor-in-Chief, CBRNE-Terrorism Newsletter. - CBRNE hardening or soft targets – airports, shopping malls and luxury hotels.
  • Dr Dinos Kerrigan-Kyrou, BA, PhD, Dartmouth Strategic Studies Group. - Threats to the critical infrastructure.

4th session – Roles of business and academia

  • Jeff Little, OBE, MBA, CGIA, FSyl, FICPEM, Former CEO, National Security Inspectorate, UK - The role of business in enhancing the national security agenda.
  • Professor David Alexander, PhD, FICPEM, Professor of risk and disaster reduction at University College London. - An academic perspective on enhancing business and community
Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, UCL (University College London)