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Keeping cities safe from terror

Our up-coming Global Resilience Summit will allow members to hear from security experts from around the world, discussing how we can better prepare our cities to keep them secure and resilient.

The opening key-note address will be given by Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges at NATO Headquarters.

Jamie is well placed to understand the challenges to citizens, cities and corporations from terrorist groups like ISIS and the indirect security consequences of migration from war-torn areas of the Middle East.

His assessment will be complemented by Richard Barrett from The Soufan Group on the topic of urban terrorism: the tentacles of the terrorist state.

Richard will now be joined on the podium by Hamish de Bretton-Gordon OBE, Managing Director CBRN, Avon Protection, who is a leading authority on the operational capabilities of terrorist groups and their desire to use chemical weapons in confined and crowded areas.

Interestingly, James Rubin writing his regular column in The Sunday Times, talked of preparing the public for terrorist attacks through a highly developed ‘resiliency campaign’ which Britain is well suited to lead in the West.

The Global Resilience Summit, will be held on 15 October 2015, will offer a unique and crucial opportunity for security professionals from the private, voluntary, and wider public-sectors to collaborate and learn from one another.

If you would like to attend this Summit, please contact Robert Hall, rhall@londonfirst.co.uk

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