Counter Terrorism and Extremism 2019: Protecting The Nation From Home And Global Threats


Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be involved in counter terrorism and extremism.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


Registration, Refreshments and Networking
Chair’s Welcome Address

Dr John Jupp, Lecturer in Law, Crime Research Centre, University of Sussex (invited)


Morning Keynote Address: CONTEST: The United Kingdom’s Strategy For Countering Terrorism
  • The aim of CONTEST: reducing the risk to the UK and its citizens and interests overseas from terrorism
  • Reflecting the findings of a fundamental review of all aspects of counter-terrorism, to establish the best response to the heightened threat in coming years
  • The four ‘P’ work strands: Prevent, Pursue, Protect and Prepare
  • The three key factors terrorists exploit: the proliferation of extremist attitudes; conflict, instability and poor governance; and developments in technology
  • Rehabilitation: enabling those who have already engaged in terrorism to disengage and rehabilitate

Abu Ahmed, Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, Home Office (invited)


Special Keynote Address: An Update On The Countering Violent Extremism Programme To Tackle The Threat From Violent Islamist Groups And Far-Right Extremists
  • Consulting with experts, local authorities and communities to drive forward urgent improvements across London
  • Working to strengthen communities, safeguard the vulnerable and stop the spread of violent extremist ideologies with a London-specific tool-kit
  • Empowering Londoners to speak out against extremism to help keep London safe
  • The three core objectives: working to strengthen London’s minority and marginalised communities, to safeguard the vulnerable and to stop the spread of extremist ideologies
  • Working with specialist community engagement experts to ensure a full and frank assessment of existing counter-extremism programmes and the work of the government’s Prevent agenda in the capital

Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, London City Hall (invited)


Key Supporter Session


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Case Study: Learnings From A Terrorist Attack: A Perspective From London Bridge And Bankside
  • Preparation, immediate response and recovery
  • Working to increase the resilience of our respective districts and member businesses
  • Sharing learning with other businesses, towns, cities and security professionals
  • CT Awareness Training e.g. ACT Awareness & Project Argus
  • Embedding a culture of preparedness by senior management downwards

Tom Harris, Operations Manager, Better Bankside (CONFIRMED)


Using The Experiences Of Former Neo-Nazis And Islamist To Fight Terrorism In The UK
  • Working to counter the ideas once followed to turn the tide against a surge of radicalisation
  • Working with young women and girls who are vulnerable to Islamist radicalisation as part of Prevent: Women Without Borders
  • Combatting the rise of of Isis recruiting more female members online resulting in around 900 women and girls leaving the UK for Syria since 2014
  • Giving young people an alternative, showing them the flaws in extremist arguments and giving them the capacity to challenge them and hope that there is another way forward
  • The risk for rising Islamophobic hate crimes of making more people vulnerable to extremists’ arguments

Hadiya Masieh, Director, CENTRI (invited)


Case Study: How Counter Terrorism Police In The West Midlands Are Tackling A Growing Far Right Threat
  • Dealing with the growing threat of right wing extremists in the region: spending 20% of time on thwarting plots hatched by activists
  • The recent case of six neo-Nazis jailed for being members of the banned group National Action who were trying to start a race war in the UK by spreading extreme right-wing ideology
  • Statistics showing how nationally in 2018 more white people were arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences than those from Asian backgrounds
  • Monitoring the 13 million passengers who use Birmingham airport every year
  • How cuts to neighbourhood policing budgets are impeding the ability of the counter terrorism unit to keep communities safe from terrorism

Detective Chief Superindendent Matt Ward, Head Of Counter Terrorism Unit, West Midlands Police (invited)


Questions and Answers Session
Lunch and Networking
Afternoon Keynote: The Impact Of Brexit On Terrorism and Radicalisation
  • The exploitation by the far right of Brexit tensions with their propaganda triggering rises in hate crime and creating an atmosphere that terrorists can exploit
  • The impact of a no-deal Brexit leading to a loss of intelligence and data-sharing with Europe
  • Using indicators to measure how communities are feeling and detecting increased tensions
  • Planning for public order difficulties because of Brexit
  • Continuing the relationship with European counterparts in the cross-border police and security service after Brexit: the impact of a no deal Brexit

Neil Basu, Assistant Commissioner, The Metroplitan Police (invited)


The Role Of Universites In The Prevention Of Terrorism And Violent Extremism
  • Ensuring that universities remain tolerant and intellectually stimulating spaces in which controversial and offensive ideas can be debated and challenged and freedom of speech within the law is secured
  • The role of higher education providers in assessing the risks associated with Prevent and drawing up a plan to mitigate them
  • Universities’ statutory duty to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent individuals from being drawn into terrorism’.
  • The framework for monitoring in higher education in England 2018-19 onwards
  • Ensuring effective oversight of the management of events on and off campus: reviewing risks and mitigating actions
  • Engaging students in the development and operation of Prevent-related policies and procedures

Yvonne Hawkins, Director of Teaching Excellence and Student Experience, Office for Students (invited)


Case Study: Community Collaboration: Working In Partnership To Safeguard Children And Young People Vulnerable To Violent Extremism
  • Ensuring child care providers adhere to the statutory guidance issued under section 29 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’
  • Maximising collaboration between the 10 Greater Manchester local authorities and Greater Manchester Police
  • Using the Channel approach: an effective multi-agency referral and intervention process to identify vulnerable individuals and safeguard them from radicalisation through early intervention
  • Identifying whether a child or young person has been subjected to ideological, political or religious influence from within or outside the UK
  • Establishing a pathway to provide a clear referral process for all professionals working with children for whom there are concerns regarding vulnerability to violent extremism or terrorism

Charlotte Ramsden, Director of Children’s Services, Salford Council (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Tackling Abuse, Hate And Extremism Online To Prevent Radicalisation And Terrorism
  • The role of social media companies in removing extremist and terrorist propaganda hosted on their networks
  • The cost to the taxpayer of using law enforcement agencies to police the web
  • The WePROTECT Global Alliance: a multi-stakeholder approach to tackling the issue of online child sexual exploitation, by bringing together governments, civil society, law enforcement and industry members to galvanise global action and eradicate this horrendous crime
  • the establishment of a new national police-led hub to tackle the emerging threat of online hate crime, ensure better support for victims and help drive up the number of prosecutions
  • Introducing a code of practice as laid out in the Digital Economy Act 2017

Baroness Joanna Shields, Founder, WeProtect (invited)


Case Study: Councils’ Role In Preventing Extremism
  • Birmingham city Council: developing the role of a schools resilience adviser to help them address the Prevent agenda
  • Bristol City Council: establishing a successful partnership with the Muslim community called Building the Bridge
  • Calderdale Council: working with taxi drivers to maximise the reach of its Prevent work
  • Cornwall Prevent Partnership: helping parents protect children online
  • London Borough of Waltham Forest: making early intervention a priority

Councillor Simon Blackburn, Chair, Safer and Stronger Communities Board, Local Government Association (invited)



Questions and Answers

Chair’s Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be involved in counter terrorism and extremism.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


Sponsorship and Exhibition

We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers across the local government sector
 Meet your target audience in the sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email [email protected] 


Prices and Discount

Public Sector Rate:

  1.    £379

Private Sector Rate:

  1.    £550

Voluntary Sector Rate:

  1.    £299

Event Documentation: *If you can’t attend the event you can purchase the event documentation

Electronic – £99 Printed – £99

Group bookings: If you would like to make a group booking of 5 or more please call 0330 058 4285 to find out if we can offer any more discount.

*All prices are excluding VAT

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


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