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Evening Receptions

Day 3: The PMSC Industry & Peacekeeping Operations

Conference Language: English ONLY
*Please note that this is still a provisional agenda and may change at any time without notice. Please check back regularly, as new speakers and topics are being added frequently.
30 April 2015 (Thursday)
09:30Registration & Pass Collection
10:00Panel 5 - The PMSC Industry
  • US Government Perspective on Managing Private Security
  • The new ISO/DIS 18788 standard
  • Developments in the regulation of the industry
  • Self-regulation of the UK PMSC industry: pros, cons and alternative solutions

George Manos
President & CEO
T-H-O-R Executive Security Teams Inc, US

Dr. Eugenio Cusumano
Leiden University, Netherlands

Col. (Ret.) Christopher Mayer
Contractor Standards and Compliance, Department of Defense, US

Dr. Marc Siegel
Commissioner, Global Standards Initiative
ASIS International
Chairman, ISO/PC284 Committee

Dr. Ian Ralby
Executive Director
I.R. Consilium, UK

Ioanna Peeva
Managing Director
Haldane Systems Ltd, UK

11:30Morning Coffee Break
12:00Panel 5 - Continued & Discussion
13:00Networking Lunch
14:00Panel 6 - Peacekeeping Operations
  • OR Support to ISAF
  • Current aspects of Bulgarian participation in peacekeeping operations
  • Emergency response & crisis situations
  • Early Warning Practices – Cooperation or Rivalry?

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dr. Dieter Budde
Senior Advisor to COMTESSA
Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich

Lt. Col. Petar Marinov, PhD
Head Assistant Professor
Land Forces Chair of Command & Staff Faculty
National Defence Academy G.S. Rakovski, Sofia

Col. (Ret.) Alexander Dimitrov, MD, PhD
Emergency Response Unit
Military Medical Academy, Sofia

Prof. Atanas Gochev, DSC, PhD
Professor of International Relations
University of National & World Economy, Sofia

15:00Afternoon Coffee Break
15:30Panel 4 - Continued & Discussion
16:30Conclusion & Closing Remarks

Dr. Ivo Trayanov
Epsilon Arms Ltd, Bulgaria

Ioanna Peeva
Managing Director
Haldane Systems Ltd.

16:45Networking Reception
Platinum Sponsor
L-3 TRL Technology
Bulgarian Land Forces Association
Media Partners
Bulgarian National Television
Haldane Systems
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