CBRNe Convergence Asia had been 18 months in the planning and involved numerous trips to supporting partner organisations like the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD), Tokyo Fire Service, the NBCR Institute and the Japanese Ground Self Defence Force (JGSDF), so it was with great delight that the event superseded all expectations. 270 delegates, mainly from Japan, came to hear presentations from other leading forces in the region and those that have experience of dealing with high visibility events. Speakers such as Dennis Costin (Boston Fire), Mark Seibel (LA County Sheriff) and Alick McWhirter (Hong Kong EOD) talked through cases and events that they had to deal with, and were mobbed by delegates keen to find out more.
TMPD and JGSDF put on a fantastic demonstration, showcasing their EOD, Forensic and Decon skills and the crowd were delighted to see a dynamic and unique exercise.
More information and photos will be in the June issue of the magazine!