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Chicago homland security symposium this Monday

Homeland Security Innovation Symposium:
Safeguarding the United States and United Kingdom from Emerging Threats
Co-Hosted by:
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
British Consulate General in Chicago – UK Trade & Investment
Royal United Services Institute
Homeland Security Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center
Homeland Security Market Development – Illinois Department of Commerce and
Economic Opportunity
South East England Development Agency

Based on the success of 2006’s event in Boston and Washington DC – attended by over 200 US companies – participation promises to be at capacity.
With an overarching policy perspective, the Homeland Security Innovation Symposium will provide an opportunity for a wide-ranging discussion to address the emerging threats to homeland security, best practices, market opportunities, and to examine how cities can effectively prepare for major international events. The symposium will assemble an unprecedented mixture of trans-Atlantic senior policy makers, and security specialists together with a larger group of business, academic, and civic leaders with expertise in economics, technology, and domestic/international politics.

The one-day symposium at the historic Hilton Chicago will feature Al Shaffer, Director, Plans and Programs, Defense Research and Engineering, U.S. Department of Defense; Tarique Ghaffur, Assistant Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police; Brian Dubrie, Science & Innovation Program Manager, Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, Home Office; and Jonathan Hoyle, Minister (Defense Material), UK Ministry of Defense Official, British Embassy, Washington DC.
Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to network and meet one on one with British companies with specialised technologies in the areas of transportation security (including port & maritime); bio-defence/bio-preparedness; cyber security/data fusion; resilience; and command, control & communications.

Hilton Chicago
Continental Ballroom
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605

8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. Session I: Emerging Threats and Changing Policy
10:30 a.m. Session II: Technology Collaboration in Homeland Security and Defense
12:00 noon Luncheon and Keynote Address
1:30 p.m. Session III: Security Preparations for Major International Events in Big Cities
3:30 p.m. Session IV: UK/US Federal/National Security Acquisition Opportunities
5:00 p.m. Session V: One-on-One Networking Meetings

Registration cost:
Early registration: $50.00 (By September 14th)
Registration: $100.00 (On or before September 30th)
Day of the event/Walk-in: $150.00 (Space permitting)
See the full Event Page at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Categories: Global Security
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