What to expect

The THREATS are real and the STAKES are high!!

The INTERNATIONAL community faces and adaptive and agile enemy – TERRORISM!

Beyond conceptual debriefings, our challenge today is to move into practical implementations. This Symposium promotes the understanding, objectives, and approaches towards counter terrorism. Through the speakers, subject matter expertise, panelists, participants, and optional training courses, the Symposium will serve the international community with the highest level of expert collaboration and underscore the importance of strengthening your awareness and guide you to rethink, enhance and optimize a modernized security strategy.

It’s time we start adapting to Aviation Security threats and vulnerabilities. Terrorist groups continue to target passenger, aircraft, and airport terminals, there has been a spider web of threats and intelligence gathered. Homeland Security is also introducing “heighten security standards” for airports. The new measures are being put in place at various airports worldwide – is yours one of them?

The terrorism scorecard, as you may already know, there have been some 500 terrorist attacks worldwide so far in 2017 with more than 3500 plus fatalities. Terrorists can attack anything, anywhere, anytime. Preventing all pure terrorism is impossible, but seeking ways to divert vulnerable people from terror is our goal. Our readiness to mitigate risk is now, standing still is not an option.
Threats of Terrorism Have Morphed . The decade after the 9/11 attacks reshaped many facets of the life in America and around the Globe. We have managed to deter high-profile attacks like 9/11, and somehow, we got the illusion that the problem was contained and manageable. The recent terrorist attacks have changed the landscape from airport terminals, to massive transport terminals, down to attainable public areas, concert halls, tourist attractions, theme parks, schools, sports venue, other targeted infrastructures.
The nature of the threats has changed from terrorist plots, our daily headlines make it clear that we confront a new array of threats that is redefining our national security. High alert has become the norm. Irrespective of your infrastructure, security strategy or position in the market, the need to focus on improving risk mitigations strategies, strengthening security, maximizing optimization in your security checkpoint, and operate efficiently is a conscious requirement for the safety of everyone whether it’s a public or private sector.
Preparedness requires improving intelligence, increasing security measures, identifying your soft targets and vulnerabilities and developing effective response capabilities. This Counter Terrorism Symposium and Training is designed to help you identify and outline a security strategy, with quick wins, understanding your business needs and tolerance and with the goal of maximizing efficiency and public safety. Don’t miss it!

23 – 24 January 2018

COUNTER TERRORISM SYMPOSIUM
Miami International Airport Auditorium

2-Day Session from 9:00am-5:00pm

Individual terrorist acts are unpredictable but follow common statistical patterns. This symposium aids in understanding similarities between terrorist organizations, their tactics and the effectiveness of counterterrorism operations.

The Symposium will bring together a collective group of subject matter experts and speakers on various aspects of terrorism, this includes efforts to understand terrorism today, tomorrow, and the future. In the context of this exclusive event, one of the key aims is to examine current trends and to help inform a positive and practical debate about the future of terrorism and the required strategic planning and responses.

Given the resources committed to counter-terrorism, it is particularly important to analyze and aggregate the available information provided in this symposium to better understand its various properties. When analyzing the correlation of terrorism there are different factors that are statistically significant depending on the level of development. Come join us, learn and lead the efforts of counter terrorism.

Moreover, terrorist groups are urging recruits to adopt easy-to-use tools to target public places and events. Specific attack tactics have included the use of vehicle ramming, small arms, straight-edged blades or knives, and homemade explosives, as well as other acts such as taking hostages, and more. Terrorists can attack anything, anywhere, anytime. Preventing all pure terrorism is impossible, but seeking ways to divert vulnerability and provide public safety is the goal.

Register today and reserve your seat!

Networking Lunch and Coffee Breaks will be included on both days.

This inaugural Symposium is being kicked off for the first time in Miami and bringing together a coalition of strategic keynote and guest speakers with amazing presentations, education, empirical understanding of the crisis and conflict in the region, political movements, terrorism in general, sectarianism, best practices in mitigating risk, screening, homeland security and public safety and phenomenal subject matter experts, including an exhibition.

Certificate of Participation will be provided to attendees

Attendees will be given concrete and practical tools and will benefit from interactions with Counter Terrorism subject matter experts and service providers. Interactive open panel discussion will be held after each morning and afternoon session. We also intend to provide attendees with a “Certificate of Participation” in this event.

SPEAKERS

Event speakers are global leaders in subject matter expertise, intelligence, technology, and security professionals looking to inform, educate attendees in making decisions, improve current processes and navigate through the risks and opportunities.

POWERFUL PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Panel Discussion will allow for a deep dive into topics relevant to attendees. Panel discussion will be dictated by the interest of participants on specific topics and expertise. The goal is to provide the added value of information and insight in a discussion among various points of view.

Target Audience

25 – 26 January 2018

COUNTER TERRORISM TRAINING
Miami International Airport Auditorium

2-Day Session from 9:00am-5:00pm

The Counter Terrorism program provides 2 full days of curriculum education for all employee levels from security personnel, general staff and managers on awareness and appropriate levels of response. The 2-Day training program incorporates analyzing intelligence information from previous real world attacks, and putting in place more robust security procedures to help mitigate future threats. The curriculum includes fundamentals of terrorism, risk recognition (persons or devices), security checkpoint, explosive detectors, reaction and reporting procedures, in addition to active-shooter and lock down procedures. Focus on Cabin Baggage Screening, WTMD Screening, Cargo Screening, and Employee Screening. We will also touch upon public safety and venue screening. Introduction to dissertation of IED’s and their construction, components, theory and the implementation will provide a basic level of understanding. This course can be used as a prerequisite for advanced courses and levels of instruction. The ETD product props used in this curriculum are compatible with two of the biggest names in explosive trace detection – Smiths Detection and Morpho Detection. Smith’s Detection and Morpho Detection ETD systems are used across the globe by homeland security, military, and your institution personnel for accurate threat detection. In addition to our explosive trace detection products, we are committed to providing the most effective IED training aids. We have a strategic alliance with the manufacturer X-ray correct IED training aids for security checkpoints and walk-through metal detectors for the accurate detection of guns, knives, mail threats, explosives, and explosive components such as firing circuits and blasting caps. Note: Your Laptop is required for the CBT – Computerized Base Training X Ray interpretation of images and new threats, this is a Simulation Computer Based Training. Instruction will utilize PowerPoint presentations, as well as hands-on interaction with replica threats (IEDs and Props, etc.). All will then be integrated in scenario based drills and training exercises which is the final part of the learning evaluation phase.

Certificate of Training Participation will be provided to attendees

Attendees will be given concrete and practical tools and will benefit from interactions with Counter Terrorism subject matter experts and service providers. Interactive open panel discussion will be held after each morning and afternoon session. We also intend to provide attendees with a “Certificate of Participation” in this event.