Published On: Wed, Feb 15th, 2017

Renowned Homeland Security Experts Take The Stage At Milipol Asia-Pacific 2017 Conference

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SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 15 February 2017 – The highly acclaimed Milipol Asia-Pacific Conference, returns this year from 4 to 6 April 2017 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, with a world class line-up of international speakers who will be sharing their latest insights on the homeland security environment. Themed “Emerging Threats — The Case for Collaborative Public Safety”, the three-day conference will expound on how governments and private organisations can build an effective internal and cross-border collaborative approach in tackling emerging threats to homeland security.

“In current times where the threats are ever present, solutions to national security have been evolving and developing in new ways. Public and private collaborations are no longer an option but a necessity,” commented Mr. Andrew Marriott, Managing Director of Comexposium Singapore. “Through Milipol Asia-Pacific 2017, we hope that attendees will not only have a better understanding of current key challenges, but also familiarise themselves with the roles that individuals can play in the areas of emergency preparedness, prevention, and recovery.”


Through keynotes and interactive panels, the insightful three-day conference programme will include presentations on three important areas of ensuring national security, specifically, “Threats and Responses”, “Protection and Emergency Management”, and “Innovation in Tactics and Equipment”.

Speaker Highlights

Leading International industry experts from Southeast Asia, Europe, Middle East, and the US form the line-up of conference speakers for the upcoming Milipol Asia-Pacific 2017. Together, they will be discussing on emerging regional threats, as well as the ways to mitigate, prevent and react to them.

Notable speakers who were directly involved with the critical response to recent emergencies caused by acts of terrorism and conflict in countries like France, Libya, Syria, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh will share their first-hand experiences, and how in the face of emerging and fast evolving threats, a complex landscape makes it necessary for the community to remain vigilant.
Day-1 Threats and Responses

Back at this year’s Milipol Asia-Pacific 2017, International Terrorism Expert, Dr Rohan GUNARATNA, Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR), and Professor of Security Studies at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, will update delegates on the current and emerging threats in the Asia-Pacific region.

For the first time in Asia, hear from the words of key people involved in the Paris attacks as well as lessons learnt, from speakers such as Chief Superintendent Eric GIGOU, Deputy Head of the French Police Special Forces anti-terrorism unit, and Chief Superintendent Dimitri KALININE, Central Commissioner of the 3rd Arrondissement and head of the Night Service Anti-Criminality Brigade, Paris Prefecture of Police, France.

Day-2 Protection and Emergency Management

Learn the evolving roles and workings of Counter-Terrorism Intelligence in regional security from Datuk Ayob KHAN Bin Mydin Pitchay, head of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) counter-terrorism division.

Further anticipated highlights not to be missed is the exclusive session by James LE MESURIER, director of the Syria Civil Defence support programme. The White Helmets as they are known as credited with saving more than 80,000 lives amidst the ongoing crisis in Syria. In addition to introducing the Developments in Civil Protection in Syria, he will also be sharing some of his extraordinary experiences on the ground since 2012.

Day-3 Innovation in Tactics and Equipment

Other panellists include, Director-General Dr Rakesh MARIA, who will discuss the latest intelligence and analytics involved in counter-terrorism intelligence, and Deputy Inspector General (Chief) Monirul ISLAM from Bangladesh. In his first conference stage appearance in Southeast Asia, the man behind the creation of Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s special CounterTerrorism Unit will lead us through the dark but real issue of The Evolving Terrorist Mind set.

With over 400 attendees from more than 30 countries expected, the region’s flagship homeland security conference supported by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore and the Ministry of the Interior of France is the premier event for all Trade and Professional Security Practitioners to attend.


In addition to the highlights of the main conference programme, there will also be a series of events taking place concurrently on site, as part of the Milipol Asia-Pacific exhibition. This includes the Drone Asia 2017 conference (5 April), Securex-Asia 2017 (5 & 6 April), and the IED Workshop 2017 (6 April).

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