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Technology & Counterterrorism, Prevention-Protection-Pursuit

Fourth Annual International Conference on Public Safety: Technology & Counterterrorism
Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA
March 14-15, 2005

About the Conference


This conference has become the premier gathering of international public policy officials in technology and counterterrorism, with officials from the U.K., New Zealand, Singapore, Australia and Europe now participating. Previous successful conferences took place in Whistler, British Columbia (2002), Bal Harbour, Florida (2003) and Ottawa, Ontario (2004).

Tom Gede Executive Director,
Conference of Western Attorneys General

This fourth annual conference provides a single venue for gathering information on policy, solutions and state-of-the-art technologies in public safety and counterterrorism.

With presentations from individuals such as:

  • George Tenet, former CIA Director;
  • Robert C. Bonner, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Rear Admiral ADM Lui Tuck Yew, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (one of the most technologically advanced ports in the world); and
  • Stephen Flynn, former U.S. Coast Guard Commander and key contributor to Operation Safe Commerce; and
  • Adrian Baciu, OIPC, Interpol Bio-terrorism Unit,

there is no comparable event of this kind in North America.

Mark your calendar now! We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco, March 14-15, 2005.

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Conference Focus

World-class professional development opportunities:

  • Leading advancements in counterterrorism technologies
  • Global perspectives on policy and public safety issues
  • Presentations by international senior executive subject matter experts
  • Incomparable networking opportunities with international public safety and security professionals

Plenary Sessions

More than 30 unique presentations will examine trends and new solutions to meet challenges in:

  • International Port Security
  • International Border Security
  • Sharing of Law Enforcement Information and Intelligence
  • Cyber-Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Biometrics Identification

Target Audience

From North and South America, Asia Pacific and Europe:

  • Law enforcement officials
  • Port security officials
  • Public safety officials, policymakers, practitioners and first responders
  • Coast Guard, Defense, Immigration, Customs and DHS
  • Specialists in the technology sector
  • Transportation and port terminal companies


  • George Tenet, former director, US CIA
  • Stephen Flynn, former commander, US Coast Guard
  • Tom Gede, Executive Director, Conference of Western Attorneys General
  • Phillip Webb, Police Information Technology Organisation, UK
  • Donald Santarelli, former U.S. Associate Deputy Attorney General
  • John Lewis, Deputy Assistant Director Counter-terrorism Division, US Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Adrian Baciu, OIPC, Interpol Bio-terrorism Unit
  • R.Adm.(NS) Lui Tuck Yew, Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
  • John Neily, Assistant Commissioner, Criminal Intelligence Directorate, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Raj Nanavati, Executive Director, International Biometrics Group New York
  • Robert Bonner - Commissioner, Bureau of Customs & Border Protection, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Kevin Hurst, Senior Policy Analyst, White House Office of Science and Technology
  • Edgar MacLeod, President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Jacques Duchesneau, President, Canadian Air Transportation Security Authority
  • Carol DiBattiste, Deputy Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
  • Noel Cunningham, Director of Operations and Emergency Management, Port of Los Angeles
  • Rear Adiral Kevin Eldridge, Commander, US Coast Guard District 11


Surrounded by the tranquil waters of the Bay, San Francisco sits amid the peaks and valleys of dozens of picturesque hills with an endless number of landmarks punctuating the horizon including Alcatraz, Coit Tower, the Palace of Fine Arts and the Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco's vibrant cultural heritage, incredible architecture and stunning views make it one of the most popular cities to visit in the world.

The Fairmont Hotel, the San Francisco�s premier meeting place, has hosted some of the most significant meetings and events held in the city. In 1945, delegates from 40 countries met in the historic Garden Room to draft the Charter for the United Nations.

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