The 21st Annual International CBRN Symposium is taking place for its second year in the new Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre. This event, organised with our special interest group CBRN UK, brings together practitioners, end users, policy makers, and suppliers from UK and overseas to discuss the latest developments in this sector.

The continued threat and the continued learning from recent events in Syria, Salisbury and Malaysia continue to highlight the challenges in preparing for mitigating and recovering from events involving these materials. This year’s CBRN conference will address CBRN, counterthreat and resilience with a comprehensive speaker programme with representatives from across Government, industry, and academia. An extended exhibition area will permit access to vendors with the latest developments in CBRN and counter-threat related products. In parallel with this and embracing an innovation theme, this years event is pleased to be presenting some of the research outcomes following completion of Phase 1 of the MOD-STFC funded Nuclear Security Network ( in a poster session on Day 1. We are additionally delighted to be hosting a 1-day exhibition of European Union funded CBRN-related research programmes on Day 2 in conjunction with the ENCIRCLE project. The main ENCIRCLE workshop will take place on 14 November at the same venue for which a separate registration will be required, details to follow. 


  • Counter-threat
  • Shared situational awareness
  • Military operations
  • Countering IEDs
  • Humanitarian operations
  • Protection
  • Security incident first responder


  • Government
  • Practitioners
  • Emergency responders
  • Industry and academia


This unique event is open to everyone working in the CBRN and counter-threat sector including national and local Government, emergency responders, industry and academia, from UK and overseas. The event will provide the environment to engage and network across the spectrum of counter-threat capability and provide attendees with the outcomes that will support and develop their own activities. 

Government attendees are entitled to a reduced delegate fee. If you wish to book at the government rate of £245.00 please contact Alan Buddle.

The following companies are exhibiting at the event:

  • 3M
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Air Techniques International
  • Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd
  • Avon Protection Systems
  • Bruhn New Tech Ltd
  • Bruker (UK) Ltd
  • EMCEL Filters Limited
  • Juma Communications Ltd
  • Leidos
  • MDH Defence
  • NIC Instruments Ltd
  • Peli Products (UK) Ltd
  • Riskaware Ltd
  • SEC Technologies, s.r.o
  • Southern Scientific
  • Specialist Response Solutions
  • Survitec Group
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Messtechnik GmbH
  • W.L.Gore & Associates (UK) Limited

Please click here for the latest floor plan and here for the latest agenda and list of confirmed speakers.


There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available. Please view packages and costs.


BCD Meetings & Events have been appointed as our accommodation agency for this event. To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you book as early as possible. Check availability and rates or contact Sarah from BCD: 01332 285 590 or


Options and prices

Name Cost
21st International CBRN Symposium 2019 - table top
Membership Type Price (ex. VAT)
  • Member
  • Affiliates
  • Public
21st International CBRN Symposium 2019 - gold sponsorship package £1,250.00
21st International CBRN Symposium 2019 - silver sponsorship package £500.00
21st International CBRN Symposium 2019 - bronze sponsorship package £250.00