13:00 - 14:00

Doors & On-site Registration Open

14:00 - 15:30 Plenary Room

Opening Keynote

CIPRE Opening Keynote session

Lieutenant-General Vladimir Vlcek, Ph.D., MBA Lieutenant-General Vladimir Vlcek, Ph.D., MBA Director General, Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic
Jozef Sikela Jozef Sikela Minister of Industry & Trade of the Czech Republic
Dr. Eng Adrian Victor Vevera Dr. Eng Adrian Victor Vevera General Director, National Institute for Research and Development, Informatics ICI Bucharest, Romania
John Donlon QPM SFyL John Donlon QPM SFyL Chairman, International Association of CIP Professionals (IACIPP)
15:30 - 16:00

Networking Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30 Plenary Room

Interdependencies and Cascading Effects across the CI Communities

It is the interoperability between independent critical national infrastructures that is the catalyst for multiple failures in the so called cascade effect. As more infrastructure becomes increasingly interdependent, how do we identify the weaknesses to enhance resilience across industries to prevent and/or mitigate the effects of a natural disaster or man-made attack? How should the CI community build situational awareness to mitigate the cascading effect across infrastructures.

Frédéric Petit, Ph.D. Frédéric Petit, Ph.D. Project Officer, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy
Christopher Rodriguez Christopher Rodriguez Director, Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Alessandro Lazari Alessandro Lazari Senior Key Account Manager, F24 AG
Martin Hromada Martin Hromada Researcher / Academical worker / Vice dean, Tomas Bata University in Zlín
Catherina Piana Catherina Piana Secretary General CoESS
John Donlon QPM SFyL John Donlon QPM SFyL Chairman, International Association of CIP Professionals (IACIPP)
17:45 - 19:30

Networking Reception

09:00 - 10:30 Track One

Emerging Threats against CI

The ever changing nature of threats, whether natural, through climate change, or man-made through terrorism activities and insider threats, and coupled together with the latest challenges with cyber attacks from many directions, creates the need to continually review and update policies, practices and technologies to meet these growing demands. But what are those emerging threats, both physical and cyber, and how can we identify, monitor and manage their levels of potential damage?

Colonel Assoc. prof. Jan Farlik Colonel Assoc. prof. Jan Farlik Head of Air Defence Department & Vice Dean for Public relations and Development, Faculty of Military Technology, University of Defence
Lina Kolesnikova Lina Kolesnikova Security Expert, Consultant, Belgium
Daniel Golston Daniel Golston Associate Programme Officer, Action Against Terrorism Unit, OSCE
09:00 - 10:30 Track Two

Crisis Management, Coordination & Communication

Planning and preparation is the key to ensuring that CI and venue operators have the right equipment, processes and procedures in place to respond in the event of an emergency. Coordination and information sharing is essential for situational awareness and can improve the planning process. How do we better coordinate and co-operate to enhance protection and resilience.

Markus Epner Markus Epner Head of Academy, F24 AG, Germany
Ivana Cesarec Ivana Cesarec Head of Critical Infrastructure and Cultural Heritage Department, Ministry of the Interior, Civil Protection Directorate, Croatia
J. Javier Larraneta J. Javier Larraneta Secretary General, Spanish Technology Platform on Industrial Safety PESI
K. Harald Drager K. Harald Drager President, The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS)
Jaroslav Pejcoch Jaroslav Pejcoch Chairman of the Board T-SOFT, The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS)
11:15 - 12:30 Track One

Power & Energy Sector Symposium

The energy sector has become the most critical of sectors. Without power, driven by oil, gas and renewable energies, all other CI stops. Recent cyber attacks on the energy sector, as well as natural hazards, from hurricanes in the Gulf to fires in California, gives much room for thought on how we best protect our most vital assets, including IT/OT and SCADA systems. How can we mitigate the impact of an attack or outage on the wider community and society.

Julian Stafford Julian Stafford Secretary General, European Utilities Telecoms Council
Ing. Jindrich Sip MBA Ing. Jindrich Sip MBA Head of Business Continuity Management, CEZ, a. s., Czech Republic
Arto Niemi Arto Niemi Research Team Leader, DLR, Germany
11:15 - 12:30 Track Two

Government, Defence & Space Sector Symposium

As we rely more and more heavily on satellites for communications, navigation, observation and security/defence, the requirement to ensure that space based systems are both secure and resilient becomes more urgent. Government networks and systems need to lead security and resilience across agencies and departments for confidence throughout the CI sectors and communities. What impact does the Government, Defence and Space based systems have as a growing role in CI resilience.

Anita Nikova Bundovski Anita Nikova Bundovski Country Director, CIDR/North Macedonia, DAI, North Macedonia
Roya Ayazi Roya Ayazi Secretary General, Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS)
Eugen-Liviu Militaru Eugen-Liviu Militaru Senior Security Officer, the Head of Protective Security and Continuity Sector, The European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA)
Ondrej Nekovar Ondrej Nekovar CISO, Chief Deception Officer, State Treasury Shared Services Centre, Czech Republic
14:00 - 15:30 Track One

Communications Sector Symposium

Communications is key to any community and its infrastructure assets has become increasingly threatened. Without communications, business will be lost, and any emergency coordination would be a disaster. The internet has become a vital part of communications for all. Protection of communication assets and their resilience is vital for businesses, government and all sectors of CI.

Julian Stafford Julian Stafford Secretary General, European Utilities Telecoms Council
Jean-Philippe Berillon Jean-Philippe Berillon Group Chief Security Officer, GEOPOST, France
Alexandru Georgescu Alexandru Georgescu National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics ICI Bucharest
14:00 - 15:30 Track Two

Information Technology (CIIP) Sector Symposium

Securing the digital infrastructure. Information technology is responsible for such a large portion of our workforce, business operations and access to information and data, Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) through cybersecurity and network security, is vital to protect information assets. Recent ransomware attacks and other threats, such as Malware, Stuxnet, etc and the continued cyber threats and intrusions, means we have to be more vigilant to protect our information assets.

Martin Sveda Martin Sveda Head of the Private Sector Regulation Unit, National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NÚKIB), Czech Republic
Dr. Eng Adrian Victor Vevera Dr. Eng Adrian Victor Vevera General Director, National Institute for Research and Development, Informatics ICI Bucharest, Romania
Dr. Sandeep Pirbhulal Dr. Sandeep Pirbhulal Senior Research Scientist, Norwegian Computing Centre, Norway
Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Information Security Analyst, Saudi Aramco
16:15 - 17:30 Track One

Transport Sector Symposium

The movement of goods and people is vital to a local and national thriving economy. Without a safe, secure and resilient transport network, an economy will crumble. The transport network, from rail, road, air and sea, is at threat from cyber attacks, terrorist threats and natural hazards and its protection and resilience is key for communities and countries to maintain their economies.

Babette Tecklenburg Babette Tecklenburg Researcher, German Aerospace Centre- Institute for the protection of maritime infrastructures
Jana Pelešková Jana Pelešková Chief Commissioner, Police Presidium of the Czech Republic, directorate of traffic police
John Laene John Laene Managing Director, RAILPOL
Natasia Kalajdziovski Natasia Kalajdziovski Senior Fusion Threat Intelligence Analyst, SecAlliance, UK
16:15 - 17:30 Track Two

CBRNE Sector Symposium

Sectors such as Chemicals, Nuclear and Water/Wastewater are as much at threat from an attack as a threat they pose that could include CBRNE agents in terrorist attacks against CI. The convergence of biological and cyber sector issues also characterises an evolving frontier in health security, and mitigation of such attacks is as much of a consideration as post attack resilience.

Frédéric Petit, Ph.D. Frédéric Petit, Ph.D. Project Officer, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy
Frantisek Paulus Frantisek Paulus Director, Population Protection Institute, Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic
Ing. Tomáš Fojtík Ing. Tomáš Fojtík Director, T. G. Masaryk Water Management Research Institute
09:00 - 10:30 Track One

Technologies to Detect and Protect

What are some of the latest and future technologies, from ground surveillance, space based or cyber technology, to predict or detect the wide range of potential threats to CNI.

Seyit Ali Kaya Seyit Ali Kaya Regional Manager, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Türkiye, Iris ID Systems
Jakub Kozak Jakub Kozak Regional Sales Manager, Genetec
09:00 - 10:30 Track Two

Risk Mitigation and Management

Being prepared for the changing threat environment can benefit greatly in mitigating its impact on infrastructure and the broader community, ensuring resilience, safety and security. How can we counter these emerging physical and cyber threats to minimise loss of service and financial impact?

Amr el Rahwan Amr el Rahwan International Security Expert, TPASCO (Terrorism Prevention & Anti Social Crime Organization), Netherlands
Peter Braun Peter Braun Sales Manager Drone Detection, Telespazio, Germany
Ollie Gagnon Ollie Gagnon Strategic Advisor, Idaho National Laboratory, USA
Sarah Jane Prew Sarah Jane Prew Aviation Security Consultant, Arup, UK
11:15 - 12:30 Track One

The Insider Threat

An insider threat is a perceived danger to your company that originates from individuals who work there, such as current or former employees, contractors, or business partners, who have inside knowledge of the company's security procedures, data, and computer systems. The main objectives of malevolent insider threats are espionage, fraud, intellectual property theft, and sabotage, for monetary, private, or malicious purposes, they wilfully misuse their priviledged access to steal information or damage systems. Here we take a deeper dive into the range of threats and how to mitigate and counter these.

Peter Nilsson Peter Nilsson Head, AIRPOL
Catherina Piana Catherina Piana Secretary General CoESS
Sarah Jane Prew Sarah Jane Prew Aviation Security Consultant, Arup, UK
John Donlon QPM SFyL John Donlon QPM SFyL Chairman, International Association of CIP Professionals (IACIPP)
11:15 - 12:30 Track Two

Business Continuity Management

How to we develop and plan the best resilience strategies within our CI community? Through discpline in information sharing and making infrastructure preparedness personal, we can help to build resilience into our infrastructures that benefit the whole community.

Boris Petrenj Boris Petrenj Senior Researcher, Politecnico di Milano, School of Management, Italy
Marco Buldrini Marco Buldrini Head of Major Risks Unit, NIER Ingegneria S.p.A., Italy
Stefano A. Fulgi Stefano A. Fulgi Head of Internal Audit, F.I.S. Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici S.p.A.
14:00 - 15:30 Plenary Room

EU Horizon Projects Overviews

A deeper look at the current range of Horizon Europe Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience projects and research programmes across Europe that are designed to enhance critical infrastructures and understandings for adapting policies and adopting best practices.

Dr. Tomas Trpisovsky Dr. Tomas Trpisovsky Manager for European R&D Affaires, IMA s.r.o., Czech Republic
Dipl.-Eng. Roman Schotten Dipl.-Eng. Roman Schotten Research Assistant, University of Applied Science Magdeburg Stendal
Tim Stelkens-Kobsch Tim Stelkens-Kobsch Project Manager / Aviation Security Expert, Project SATIE / DLR
Emilia Gugliandolo Emilia Gugliandolo Senior Researcher, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A, Italy
David Ilja David Ilja OT Cyber Resilience & Cyber Security Architect, KPCS, Czech Republic