The CBRNe threat has been rising in the Middle East with the alleged use of chemical weapons (including chlorine, sarin, mustard gas and phosgene) in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq for the past three years. In addition there are indications of a terrorist organization developing its own chemical weapon production capability and threats to use these weapons in other regions. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the Joint Investigative Mission (JIM) are currently investigating the reported incidents and identifying the perpetrators. Collapsing health care systems due to the armed conflicts have increased the risk of outbreaks of infectious diseases. Refugee flows may transfer diseases to neighboring countries and other regions. These developments underline the need for adaptive response mechanism, effective bio-surveillance systems, new vaccines and better treatment methods. The intensified air campaign by the international coalition against Daesh is causing environmental effects and creating long-term health effects for the civilian population. The use of advanced weaponry and prohibited weapons (including phosphorus sulfur, cluster bombs) is contributing to an increasing UXO problem and new health care problems.
Building on the successful predecessor events in Abu Dhabi and Amman, NCT CBRNe Middle East 2016 will discuss this enduring threat to regional and international security. If there is anything we can learn from the pattern of conflict we face, it is that Middle Eastern states must be prepared to prevent, counter and mitigate non-conventional attacks against their polities and people. High-level representatives, experts and decision-makers will therefore discuss how military, Special Forces and first responders can prepare for worst-case scenarios and will thereby provide attending delegations with in-depth knowledge in all fields of CBRN defense from preventive measures to specific response. IB Consultancy will assemble leading international experts and regional decision-makers and first responders to discuss this imminent threat, best practices and effective approaches in CBRNe detection, civil defense and decontamination.
NCT CBRNe Middle East Highlights
- Two-day regional conference with high-level speakers
- Vibrant exhibition showcasing state of the art technology and equipment
- Attendees, delegations and speakers from all over the region
- The #1 international CBRNe events third edition in the Middle East
- Networking Reception
Building on the success of four years of NCT CBRNe events in Europe, Asia and the USA, this 3-day event will face challenges and discuss novel solutions and approaches of experts from the Middle East, Northern Africa and the Caucasus. While recognizing the need for exchange of information and best practices between international decision-makers and military experts, NCT CBRNe Middle East 2016 will provide the perfect platform to exchange views and novel approaches to counter this enduring threat.