CBRNe Convergence 2017 will be the tenth in the series and our conference programme consistently includes expert speakers from around the world chosen for their insight and experience of best practice. Attendees will hear from the best civil, military and R&D organisations about how recent incidents, exercises and research is improving CBRNE and hazmat defence and response capabilities.

CBRNe Convergence 2017 will deliver another quality conference programme and pre-event workshop, making it ‘the must attend event of 2017. Previous Convergence events have represented, amongst others, the following agencies and organisations: Joint Task Force Civil Support, JPEO CBD, FFI Norway, Marine Forces Command CBRN, Irish Ordnance School, FBI WMD Directorate, USAF, Tokyo Metropolitan Police, San Francisco DEM, South Wales Police, Polish Armed Forces, DASD for Nuclear Matter DoD, Interpol, CTEx Brazilian Army, Hague Police-Netherlands, Environmental Protection Agency, New Jersey State police, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Joint Chief of Staff Pentagon, New York Police Department, FDNY, Public Health England, 20th CBRN Command, Nato Joint Defence Centre of Excellence, University of Arizona, RCMP, DHS

Key speakers:


  • Brigadier General Blankenhorn

    Brigadier General Blankenhorn

    76th Unites States Army Reserve, Operational Response Command.

  • Dr. Christina Baxter

    Dr. Christina Baxter

    Emergency Response TIPS, LLC

  • Samantha Ollerton

    Samantha Ollerton

    Senior Technical Director & Forensic Expert

  • Philip Tackett

    Philip Tackett

    Product Manager, FLIR mass spectrometry solutions

  • Gregory Sayles

    Gregory Sayles

    Gregory Sayles is the Director of EPA’s National Homeland Security Research Center

  • Maarten van Vliet

    Maarten van Vliet

    Maarten van Vliet, NCO / Senior Instructor at Defence CBRN Centre / CBRN School, the Netherlands

  • Sergeant Major Machiel Koopmans

    Sergeant Major Machiel Koopmans

    Sergeant Major Machiel Koopmans, Advice & Assistance Counselor CBRN Response Peloton ICMS

  • Martin Davey

    Martin Davey

    IT Coordinator Special Operations, Hazmat-CBRNE Program Firefighter, Hazmat/CBRNe (Advanced) Technician, Ottawa Fire Services

  • Roberto Biselli

    Roberto Biselli

    Chief of the Italian Air Force Aeromedical Isolation Team

  • Rob Wilson

    Rob Wilson

    Sergeant, National CBRNE Response Team Coordinator, RCMP

  • Steve Tweddle

    Steve Tweddle

    Sergeant with the Toronto Police CBRNE Response Team

  • Gareth Roberts

    Gareth Roberts

    Team leader, CBRNE Covert Assessment Team, South Wales Police

  • Bill Guglielmo

    Bill Guglielmo

    CEO of ITL Solutions

  • Ryan Gregerson

    Ryan Gregerson

    Technical support group, Biofire Defense

  • David Fraser

    David Fraser

    Product and Marketing Manager, BBI Detection

  • Michael Dickens

    Michael Dickens

    Business Line Manager Applied Genomics, Battelle

  • Robert P Chilcott

    Robert P Chilcott

    Professor Robert P Chilcott, PhD, CBiol, FRSB, FRSC. Chair of Toxicology, University of Hertfordshire

  • Mike Bates

    Mike Bates

    Senior Director of Safety and Security for Hulman Motorsports Properties

  • John Ball

    John Ball

    Vice President, Security and Event Services for Pacers Sports and Entertainment and Bankers Life Fieldhouse

  • Colonel Henry Neumann

    Colonel Henry Neumann

    Commander of the Bundeswehr CBRN Defence Command

  • Ed van Zalen

    Ed van Zalen

    Drs Ed van Zalen, Programme Manager CBRN, Netherlands Forensic Institute

  • Jarrad Wagner

    Jarrad Wagner

    Dr. Jarrad Wagner is a Professor of Forensic Sciences at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSU CHS)

  • Sermet Sezigen

    Sermet Sezigen

    Assistant Professor Sermet Sezigen, Lecturer, University of Health Sciences, Dept.Of Medical CBRN Defense, Ankara, Turkey

  • Dr Ray Zilinskas

    Dr Ray Zilinskas

    Director at the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California

  • Ron Humbert

    Ron Humbert

    Lt. Ron Humbert, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Bomb Squad Commander

  • Brad Geeslin

    Brad Geeslin

    Brad Geeslin, Program Manager, WMD Directorate Training Unit, FBI


Platinum Sponsor

  • FLIR Systems, Inc.

Gold Sponsor

  • Engility Corporation

Silver Sponsor

  • Veteran Corps of America
  • Rapiscan Systems
  • Passport Systems, Inc.
  • ITL Solutions
  • Federal Resources
  • BioFire Defense LLC
  • BBI Detection
  • Battelle