NCT CBRNe Middle East 2016
The NCT CBRNe Middle East conference and exhibition
NCT CBRNe Middle East is an outstanding opportunity to meet leading international experts, regional decision-makers and first responders in the field of CBRNe defence and response. The conference will provide you with high-level speeches on regional CBRN challenges and threats, approaches and state-of-the-art equipment from CBRN detection to decontamination and recovery, as well as regional capability building and procurement projects. With traditionally high-level speakers from all over the region, NCT CBRNe Middle East is a conference not to be missed.
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 organisation developing its own chemical weapon production capability and threats to use these weapons in other regions. The Organisation 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 neighbouring 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 sulphur, cluster bombs) is contributing to an increasing UXO problem and new health care problems.
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- Visitor demographic:
- Security Professionals
- IB Consultancy
- PB 1071, 2302 BB Leiden, Netherlands