From detection through to forensics and EOD, we have had a highly successful first day at CBRNe Convergence 2016 with a packed full-day programme. The 300-strong delegation who have flown in from across the world, heard presentations from a variety of military, defence, emergency and private organisations.

Presentations included:
• The CBRN Response Enterprise and the Future, presented by Stephen Cichocki, Program Manager, CBRN, NORAD/NORTHCOM
• Scott White, Joint Programme Manager, CBRN Defence - staying ahead of the CBRN threat.
• Brigadier General William E King, 20th CBRNe Command
• Professor Gary Ackerman, University of Maryland.
• Los Angeles FBI, LAPD, the LA County Sheriff’s office and the Port Police LA, examining their work across the city.
• California’s CBRN and Counter Terrorist Defence, with FBI San Diego and the DEA Southwest Laboratory.
• Will Hargett, Executive Vice President from Platinum Sponsor Bruker presented on making the world safer with key threat detection technologies
• Detective Matt Sieber, LAPD, presented on BWA Field Detection – a prudent and necessary approach.
• Gold Sponsor Laura Cochrane from Emergent BioSolutions, presented on CWA counter measures
• Bronze sponsor Flir gave a talk on new classes of portable technology to enable better prevention of terrorism.
• French CBRN forensics in the aftermath of the Bataclan attacks was the subject of presenter Adrian Sivignon, Crime Scene Investigator from the French Judicial Police
• David DiGregorio and Sgt Bill Qualls presented a case study on: MA Pyrophoric Explosion and MCI: Hazmat and EOD Joint Response
• Steven Pike, MD of bronze sponsor Argon Electronics, talked about CBRN and Hazmat training excellence.

The day also included plenty of networking time to exchange ideas and debate the latest issues, as well as to visit the 60+stands throughout our exhibition area to view all of the latest technology and equipment in the world of CBRNe.

Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor Bruker Detection, Gold Sponsor Emergent BioSolutions, Silver Sponsors Battelle, BioFire Defense, Federal Resources, FLIR Detection, Passport Systems, Veteran Corps of America, and Bronze Sponsors ARGON, AVON Protection, BBI Detection.

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