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Chemical/Biological Terrorism: Concepts for Insurance & Risk Professionals
Fri 31 March 2017, 09:00 – 14:30 BST
The threat of chemical and biological terrorism is real, as is the threat of accidental or natural chemical and biological events. However, this is an area where specialty expertise is rare, exaggeration and hyperbole are commonplace, and numerous myths and urban legends proliferate. Much of the knowledge in this area has been relegated to niche sectors in the defence and emergency services sectors and has not been adequately adapted for serious consideration by the risk management and insurance sector.
Professionals, particularly those who need to understand the risks and implications of chemical and biological incidents, have acute needs for a more accurate understanding of the key concepts. The purpose of this professional development seminar is to demystify chemical and biological materials, weapons, and incidents. Our primary speaker, Dan Kaszeta, will do this by defining key concepts in ways that are easily incorporated into business and commercial settings. Also, Mr. Kaszeta will walk through a number of historical incidents, both of a terrorist nature and accidental, to illustrate key learning points. Case studies we will examine include, the 2001 Anthrax terrorism in the USA, the 1995 Tokyo subway attacks, and numerous incidents that the attendees may not have been aware of. We will also have a panel discussion at the end of the session, to adapt the knowledge to the insurance and risk management sectors.
Dan Kaszeta has over 25 years experience in chemical, biological, and radiological/nuclear (CBRN) defence issues. Starting in the US Army, his career includes 6 years as the CBRN advisor at the White House Military Office and 6 years in the US Secret Service, before moving to the private sector and relocating to London in 2008. He is the author of CBRN and Hazmat Incidents at Major Public Events (Wiley, 2012) and numerous articles in magazines and professional journals.
Dan Kaszeta will be assisted by Rachel Carter, co-founder and manager of the Journal of Terrorism and Cyber Insurance. There will be a keynote speech by Dr. Gordon Woo, a well known figure in terrorism insurance. Ms. Carter's and Dr. Woo's biographies can be found online here.
Lunch is included in the ticket price.
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Is there a dress code?
As we are holding the event in the City of London Club, minimum attire is smart business casual (no jeans or trainers) and jacket/tie or equivalent is suggested.
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