Asia Pacific CBRN conference kicks off this week

The SMi Group has announced the details for its 2nd annual Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear and Explosives Asia Pacific conference, which will be held from February 21 through February 24 in Singapore.

The conference, which will be located at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, will include high level speakers from all over the world discussing CBRN-E issues. The conference will focus on initiatives to prepare for and prevent CBRN-E attacks in the Asia Pacific region of the world.

The four day event will discuss topics that range from medical countermeasures to regional programs. Attendees will see just how governments deal with such terrorist threats. The program will include presentations from various Asian countries, including South Korea, India, Japan, Singapore, Australia and Vietnam, as well as Emergent BioSolutions' Allen Shofe. There will also be a special pre-conference workshop focusing on the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant incident one year later, including lessons learned from the disaster and regulations related to nuclear safety.

Speakers scheduled for the conference include

The event will also feature a post-conference workshop to discuss how to counteract a bioterrorism attack on a populated city in Asia. The workshop will have sessions on different bioterrorism agents, how they spread and how to contain a threat through first responder techniques. Emergent Biosolutions, a global biopharmaceutical company, will moderate the workshop.

"CBRN-E Asia Pacific is the leading CBRN-E event in Asia Pacific and is the largest gathering of high level government, military and industry CBRN-E experts," the SMi Group said. "CBRN-E Asia Pacific serves as a platform for decision makers, influencers and those at the forefront of current operations to come together to give attendees the crucial feedback and lessons learned. A vibrant exhibition runs parallel to the conference where vendors have the opportunity to showcase their latest products, technology and solutions for the CBRN-E community."