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20 Apr 11. Clarion Events Launches Counter Terror Expo in United States. Clarion Events, the UK’s largest independent event organiser, announced today it is launching Counter Terror Expo U.S. The exhibition will be held at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on May 22-24, 2012. Counter Terror Expo U.S. is an extension of the successful London edition and will be formatted similarly. The event will feature a large number of seminars and workshop sessions, all taking place adjacent to the exposition floor, ensuring attendees have easy access to exhibitors.
“The launch of Counter Terror Expo in the United States will significantly expand Clarion Events’ position in the North American market, especially for our highly respected security and defence portfolio,” said Tim Porter, managing director, Clarion Defence & Security. “Our unique expo and conference will offer a central venue for attendees from Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, first responders and other government agencies to gain a greater understanding of emerging threats as well as the solutions available to detect and reduce future risks.”
The extensive and highly specialised programme of seminars and workshops are intended to offer an in-depth examination of specific counter-terror issues and provide a focused forum for lively debate. In addition, high-profile national and international speakers will provide a series of strategic keynote addresses throughout the three days of the event.

20 Apr 11. New date announced for RUSI CNI Conference 2011: 12 October 2011. The Coalition government’s Security Review and National Security Strategy identified the protection of the UK’s CNI as vital for ensuring a secure and resilient nation. Bringing together experts from across government and industry, including Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, Minister of State for Security, as Keynote Speaker, this major one day conference will examine this renewed strategic emphasis on the CNI and will explore the full breadth of reform to CNI policy in the UK. Topics covered at this year’s event will include:
* National Security tasks and planning guidelines for infrastructure protection as outlined in the SDSR
* New models for enhanced co-operation between government and infrastructure operators
* The creation of a Cyber Infrastructure Team and information infrastructure as a tier one risk to UK national infrastructure.
* The work of the Infrastructure Security and Resilience Advisory Council
* New provisions for resilient supply and distribution in the energy sector
* New emphasis on projects that support the protection of partner countries’ infrastructure and networks
* A new cross-departmental strategy for the policing of critical infrastructure
* Re-thinking security around civil nuclear sites
* The future of EU civil protection arrangements
Now in its fifth year, RUSI’s annual CNI conference is firmly established as the most important public forum for the discussion of critical infrastructure policy. The event will be a must for anyone who works within the UK’s key sectors and for officials from right across Whitehall.

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