The 20th Annual International CBRN Symposium is taking place in the new Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre. This event brings together practitioners, end users, policy makers, and suppliers from UK and overseas to discuss the latest threats and developments in this sector.

Recent events in Syria, Salisbury and Malaysia have demonstrated the real threat to both defence and security organisations from CBRN agents. This year’s CBRN conference will address the overall concept of counter-threat including improvised CBR devices, shared situational awareness and the protection and enabling of those specialists and generalists who are themselves under threat.


During the symposium counter-threat solutions and methodologies will be demonstrated and discussed. Live demonstrations and  inter-related sessions addressing military operations, security incident first responders and disaster and humanitarian operations.  Companies, departments and establishments will display their equipment or advertise their capability. 


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

Please click here for an updated agenda, including confirmed speakers and timings. 


  • Government
  • Practitioners
  • Emergency responders
  • Industry and academia


  • Dave Butler, KBR, Ex British Army
  • Grp Capt Paul Weaver Smith and Colonel Tim Chapman, UK MOD CBRN Capability 
  • Dr Matthew Healy, Defence & Security Cranfield University 
  • Malcolm Baker, Ex Superintendant in the Met Counter-terrorist Command unit 
  • Dr Jan Schumacher, Kings College, St Thomas NHS Trust 


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.

Sponsorship opportunities 

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available. Please click here to view our different packages and costs. 


Booking fees cover your attendance for two days of the conference and the evening reception on 20 November. 

Table top display packages are also available on a first come first served basis. Each table top package includes one delegate place for the two conference days.

We are pleased to offer government delegates a discouted rate of £195.00 for the two day conference. For delegates wishing to book at the government rate please contact Jemma Keen.

Options and prices

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CBRN Symposium 2018 - early bird registration (CBRN-UK and ADS Members only) - SOLD OUT
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  • Affiliates
  • Member
CBRN Symposium 2018 - non-member
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  • Public
CBRN Symposium 2018 - table top package early bird rate - SOLD OUT
Membership Type Price
  • Affiliates
  • Member
CBRN Symposium 2018 - table top package - non-member SOLD OUT
Membership Type Price
  • Public
CBRN Symposium 2018 - Member rate
Membership Type Price
  • Affiliates
  • Member
CBRN Symposium 2018 - table top package - SOLD OUT
Membership Type Price
  • Affiliates
  • Member
CBRN Symposium 2018 - Bronze sponsorship package £250.00
CBRN Symposium 2018 - Silver sponsorship package (u00a3500 to cover both days of the conference) £500.00
CBRN Symposium 2018 - Gold sponsorship package £1,250.00