The 2015 Symposium takes place in the Maritim proArte Hotel in central Berlin. Please have your entrance ticket and your id- / service card with you at the whole conference.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

07:30    Registration opens

08:00    Opening of the Exhibition
             Welcome Coffee, Dialogue with the Exhibitors

08:45    Opening of the Conference
             Major General (ret.) Wolfgang Döring, Managing Director of DWT, DEU
             Colonel Hans-Christian Hettfleisch, Conference Chair, MoD, DEU

Political Opening Session

09:00    Key Note Politics
             Dr. Katrin Suder, State Secretary, MoD, DEU

09:20    Introduction in the Conference
             Major General Eberhard Zorn, Director Forces Policy FüSK, MoD, DEU

             Destruction and Beyond: New and Emerging Challenges for Chemical Disarmament
Ahmet Üzümcü, Director General, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

             The Future of Weapons of Mass Destruction
             John P. Caves Jr., Deputy Director, WMDC, National Defence University, USA

             The Importance of Multilateral Cooperation in Preventing CBRN Attacks and Incidents
             Dr. Oliver Meier, International Security Division, Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
             Capability driven collaboration - Exploiting synergies
             Sebastian Meyer-Plath, President, Bruker Detection Division

11:00    Discussion Round: Current Threats of Proliferation of WMD – Consequences for the International Community

Chair:         Dr. Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General, NATO
Speakers:   Major General Eberhard Zorn, Director Forces Policy FüSK, MoD
                  Ahmet Üzümcü, Director General, OPCW                 
                  John P. Caves Jr., Deputy Director, WMDC/NDU
                  Dr. Oliver Meier, SWP

11:45    Luncheon / Dialogue with the Exhibitors

Session 1: Chemical Threats

13:30    Chair and Introduction
              Susanne Welter, Federal Foreign Office, DEU

13:40    The Global Threat of Chemical Weapons
              Philippe Denier, Head of Unit Verification, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

14:00    The Political Planning Process for Rapid International Interventions
              Rebecca Hersman, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, USA

14:20    Experiences from Operation RECSYR
             Commander John G. Refsnes, Norwegian Navy, NOR

Session 2: Epidemics

14:40    Chair and Introduction
              LtCol MC Prof. Dr. Lothar Zöller, Bundeswehr Institute for Microbiology, DEU

14:50    The Global Risk of Epidemics
             Dr. Maurizio Barbeschi, GCR Department, World Health Organisation, WHO

15:10    Lessons Learned from the EBOLA Epidemic
              Wolfgang Rudischhauser, Director WMD Non-Proliferation Centre, NATO HQ

15:30    The Use of the Mobile Laboratory Units in Support of the Ebola Outbreak Response in West Africa
              LtCol MC Dr. Roman Wölfel, Bundeswehr Institute for Microbiology, DEU

15:50    Biological Outbreaks: Containment and Consequence Management
             Dr. Stefano Miorotti, Cristanini, ITA

16:10    Coffee Break / Dialogue with the Exhibitors

Poster Sessions from 16:15-16:55 during Coffee Break

Conference continues with parallel Panel Sessions 1-7

17:00    Parallel Panel Sessions 1-7
Panel 1: Detection, Identification, Monitoring (CHEM)
Panel 2: Detection, Identification, Monitoring  (FORENSICS)
Panel 3: Medical CBRN-Countermeasures and Support
Panel 4: Protection and Disinfection in Epidemics
Panel 5: Evaluation / Prognosis / Consultation
Panel 6: Integrated CBRN Detection Solutions
Panel 7: Public industrial Cooperation - a view from industry  

18:50    Continuation of the Dialogue at the Evening Reception
             Walking Dinner Reception | Eat, Drink and Talk      

22:00    End of day one