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Opening conference speakers announced for Milipol Paris 2019 

Milipol Paris 2019, the international event for homeland security and safety, will take place from November 19-22 2019, at the Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition centre. More than 1,000 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors are expected at stands, workshops, demos and at the new Innovation and Research stage.

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Although the opening conference discusses the fight against terrorism, themes such as smart cities, cyber security and the security of public places also feature heavily. Image: ramcreative|123rf

For its 21st edition, the opening conference will feature two renowned experts in the fight against terrorism, Ali Soufan and Kumar Ramakrishna.

Soufan is managing director of the Soufan Group, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to research, analysis and strategic dialogue related to international security issues and emerging threats. His experience as a former FBI agent has seen him investigate and oversee extremely delicate and complex cases of international terrorism, including the US embassy bombings in East Africa and the events of 9/11.

Ramakrishna is a tenured associate professor, head of Policy Study and head of the National Security Studies Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. His current research is focused on British propaganda in the Malayan Emergency, propaganda theory and practice, the history of strategic thought, and counter-terrorism with a focus on radicalisation.

To explore the leading theme of ‘The Internal/External Security Continuum’ a series of conferences will be held on November 20-22. Included in the series are private security, large event security management, safe and smart OG 2024: Management of multiple and secured flows, E-ID and smart borders. Also featured will be the fight against terrorism, cybersecurity: the Paris call for trust and security in cyberspace one year later, AI and predictive analysis, civil defence and crisis management, security of public places, safe and smart cities and regional government.

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