Counter Terror Protective Security Conference


A robust set of protective security measures remains key to deterring and defeating terrorist attacks. Environments such as mass gatherings, transport networks and busy public spaces represent attractive targets for terrorist organisations and must be secured accordingly. Internationally there is a growing demand for lessons to be learnt from previous incidents and a need for proactive, legally enforceable measures to be taken. Here in the UK, the emerging Protect Duty, also known to many as ‘Martyn’s Law’, refers to a new piece of proposed legislation which advocates that protective and preparatory measures should be considered to make the public safer at openly accessible locations. Public safety is no longer just the responsibility of the security services, first responders etc. An integrated approach must now be taken, one that leverages the private sector, its people and resources to help prepare for and mitigate terrorist threats when they arise.


Conference Programme

Day 1: Protective Security and the Emerging Role of the Private Sector

09.45-10.00 Chair’s Opening Remarks
10.00-10.30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: UK Approach to Protecting the Public from an Evolving Terrorist Threat
Superintendent Adam Thomson, Head, National Counter Terrorism Security Office
10.30-11.00 Netherlands Counter Terror Strategy
Wieke Vink, Director Counterterrorism and Civil Aviation Security, National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV), Netherlands Government
11.00-11.45 PANEL DISCUSSION: Collaboration in the Security Space: Navigating the Implications of Protect Duty
Chair: Nick Aldworth, Former UK Counter Terrorism National Coordinator-Founder and Director at Risk to Resolution Limited
Chris Medhurst-Cocksworth, Head of Risk Consulting, Pool Re Solutions
Simon Causer, Head of Security, City of London
Neil Sharpley, Chair of the Home Office and Ministry of Justice Policy Unit, FSB
11.45-12.15 The Protective Security Assurance Process: How do you know you are ready?
Simon Causer, Head of Security, City of London
12.15-13.15 Lunch Break
13.15-13.45 Protecting Public Spaces Pre, During and After a Terrorist Threat
Vivian Gravenberch, Consultant, Dutch Institute for Technology, Safety & Security
13.45-14.30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Protecting Major Events from the Threat of Terrorism
Chair: Pete Dalton MSyl, Protective Security Consultant, PAD Command Consultancy
Ken Scott, Head of Inspectorate, Sports Grounds Safety Authority
Paul Williams, Director of Security, The O2-AEG Europe
Noel Painting, Head of Health and Safety, Festival Republic
Henry Havis, Head of Security, ExCeL Centre
14.30-15.00 Development of a CT Plan
Inspector Nathan Crinyion, Counter Terror Security Coordinator, Metropolitan Police
15.00-15.15 Chairs Closing Remarks

Day 2: Understanding the Threat-Terrorist Attack Methodologies and Solutions

09.45-10.00 Chair’s Opening Remarks
10.00-10.30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Understanding and Managing the Risk Posed by CBRN Incidents
Superintendent Lee Kendrick, Head, National CBRN Centre, Protect and Prepare, National Counter Terror Policing
10.30-11.00 BTP Specialist Capabilities: Protective Security within the Railway Network
Chris Broadrick, British Transport Police
11.00-11.30 Recognising Modern Terrorism: Holistic Approach to Secure Critical and Transport Assets from Hybrid and Emerging Threats
Ville Patrikainen, Director Safety, Security & HSEQ, FRS Ferry
11.30-12.00 Synergising Hostile Vehicle Security Barriers with Urban Greening
Christian Schneider, Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Advisor, INIBSP
12.00-13.15 Lunch Break
13.15-13.45 Lets Talk about Violent Extremism: Achieving Comprehensive Security Planning through Co-operation and Knowledge Sharing
Karin Castro, Security Advisor, The Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology
13.45-14.15 Preventing Hostile Reconnaissance: See, Check and Notify (SCaN) – New SCaN for all Staff Film
Sergeant Peter Lucas. Community and Business Engagement, National Project Servator Team, City of London Police
14.15-14:45 Pre-Terror Incident Planning and Execution
Ric Bachour, Director of International Investigations, Five Stones intelligence
14.45-15.00 Chairs Closing Remarks