Key military and security delegates from around the world will gather to attendAsia’s first ISIS-focused homeland security and counter-terrorism Conference and Exhibition, Global Security Asia (GSA) 2015, held at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre from 3 to5 March 2015.
Now in its 10th year, GSA 2015, now organised in partnership with MILIPOL, is behindAsia’s first ISIS-themed 2-day conference “The New Asian Threat Landscape”.The conference portion of the event will span 4 and 5 March, and will delineate the current and emerging Asian threat from ISIS and discuss state and societal responses. The rise of ISIS and the declaration of an Islamic State has presented a new global and Asian threat landscape, and the ongoing spread of ISIS ideology inAsia through well-planned use of technology and communications channels, including the Internet, means that the operational threat to the region has changed dramatically. The threat toAsia is no longer primarily from the resurgence of al Qaeda and its host Taliban in thePakistan-Afghanistan theatre but the growing appeal of ISIS.
Conference Chair Dr. Rohan Gunaratna will open the conference with a keynote address and will lead into various focused series of talks over the two days such as Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats by DrChua Teck Mean, Group CEO of Gaia One International Pte Ltd, Lt. Gen. (Dr) J R Bhardwaj, former Director General of the Armed Forces Medical Services ofIndia and DrDavid Trudil, A Smallpox and Anthrax specialist and President of NHDetect (USA). There will also be sessions on ISIS’ online and social media activities by Remy Mahzam, Associate Research Fellow, International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research and Nur Azlin Mohamed Yasin, Counter Terrorism Analyst at RSIS. Other speakers also include Major General DrTito Karnavian, Former Commander, Counter Terrorism Force,Indonesia and leading security and counter-terrorism practitioners and academics from the US,Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore will map the evolving threat and share governmental and community strategies to contain and mitigate the ever evolving threats.
In tandem with the conference is a public three-day exhibition opening on the 3rd March that presents opportunities for governments and security professionals to meet and interact with international manufacturers and resellers of security equipment, services and technology to discuss the latest solutions available to protect their borders, infrastructure and their populations against acts of terrorism and organised crime.