7:30 Opening of the Exhibition / Registration / Welcome Coffee

09:00 Welcome to the Congress

Christoph Flury, Deputy Director of the Federal Office of Civil Protection (BABS) Switzerland, President of the Congress 2019 & R. Uwe Proll, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Behörden Spiegel

09:15 Opening Speech

Florian Pronold, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

09:45 Models for mutual civil protection assistance

Raed Arafat, State Secretary, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania

10:15 Current Developments in Research

Volker Rieke, Director-General, Directorate-General 7 Provision for the Future – Basic Research and Research for Sustainable Development, Federal Ministry of Education and Research

10:45 Effects of climate change on disaster risk management – a new role for the federal government?

Franz-Josef Hammerl, Director-General, Directorate-General KM Crisis Management and Civil Protection, German Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Building and Community

11:15 Coffee break

11.45 Panel – Session 1

  • 1A: Impacts of climate change: droughts & forest fires
  • 1B: Operations in case of CBRN-hazards: training, practice, operational tactics
  • 1C: Logistic in Disaster Medicine I
  • 1D: Constructional Protection

13:15 Lunch

14:30 Panel – Session 2

  • 2A: Areas and possibilities for practice for security authorities
  • 2B: Digitisation: Challenges and opportunities for civil protection
  • 2C: Logistic in Disaster Medicine II
  • 2D: Networks for flood protection – results, trends and discussion
  • 2E: Civil protection: modern equipment

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Energy transition: what does the introduction of LNG means for the fire brigads?

Mag Franz Petter, Fire brigade operations management, Hamburg

16:50 Climate change - Challenge for the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement

Dr Johannes Richert, Deputy General Secretary and Head of the National Relief Society, German Red Cross

17:10 Outlook: how will the European climate evaluate in the future?

Tobias Fuchs, Head of Unit Climate and Environment Consultancy, Deutscher Wetterdienst

17:30 DEBATE: The adaptability of the European disaster management to the climate change

Chair: Marian Wendt, President, THW Federal Association of Volunteers and Sponsors & CDU/CSU-parliamentary group, German Bundestag

  • Paola Albrito, Chief Regional Office for Europe, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
  • Albrecht Broemme, President, Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)
  • Luigi D‘Angelo, Operational Director for Emergency Coordination, Italian Civil Protection Department

18:30 Hanno-Peter-Award

awarded by Prof Dr med Leo Latasch, President, German Society of Disaster Medicine e.V
18:45 Buffet and Networking
7:30 Opening of the Exhibition / Registration / Welcome Coffee

8:55 Lessons Learned: flood catastrophe in Iran in March 2019

Prof Hamidreza Khankeh, Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

9:25 DEBATE: Protection of mass events

Chair: Bernd Manthey, Commander-in-Chief of the Public Order Support Forces (rtd.)

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Fiedrich, Public Safety and Emergency Management; Wuppertal University
  • Dirk Fleischer, Managing director Operations, DB Sicherheit GmbH
  • Jochen Stein, Chair of Working Community of the Head of Professional Fire Brigade Germany, Head of the Fire Department Bonn
  • Fred Weingardt, Head of Unit National Relief Society, DRK district of Dortmund e. V

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Panel – Session 3

  • 3A: Artificial intelligence: an instrument for disaster management?
  • 3B: Warn, alert, inform
  • 3C: Building the case for a European CBRN Support Center
  • 3D: Research for Civil Security

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Panel – Session 4

  • 4A: Protection of critical infrastructure
  • 4B: How do I save volunteering?
  • 4C: Hanno-Peter-Preis
  • 4D: warn, alert, inform II

15:00 Coffee break

15:15 DEBATE: Territorial Hub – architecture for a common situation

Chair: Jürgen Schreiber, Secretary General, German Society of Disaster Medicine e.V.

Introduction: Major General Carsten Breuer, Commander, Command Territorial Tasks of the German Federal Army

  • Andreas Backhoff, Commander-in-Chief of the Public Order Support Forces, German Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Building and Community
  • Dr Rod McCall, Environmental Research and Innovation Department (ERIN), Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
  • Christoph Flury, Deputy Director of the Federal Office of Civil Protection (BABS) Switzerland
  • Daniel Lohmaier, Head of Division German Joint Information and Situation Centre (GMLZ/BKK)

16:15 End of congress
contemporaneous panels 27th August 2019, 11:45 – 13:15

Panel 1A - Impacts of climate change: droughts & forest fires

Chair: Dr Alexander Götz, Head of Unit 3, Ministry of the Interior and Sports Lower Saxony

  • Frank Degen
  • Raimund Engel, Chief Forester, State Forestry Service Brandenburg
  • Alexander Esser, Division II.1General Policy Issues of Civil Protection; Voluntary Service; Risk Analysis, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)
  • Jochen Stein, Head of the Fire Department Bonn Chair of Working Community of the Head of Professional Fire Brigade Germany
  • Dennis Wolf, Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW), State association Bremen, Lower Saxony

Panel 1B - Operations in case of CBRN-hazards: equipment, training, practice, operational tactics

Chair and Intro: Jürgen Schreiber, Secretary General, German Society of Disaster Medicine e.V.

  • Dr Carlos Rojas-Palma, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN)
  • André Schild, Professional firefighter, Fire department Essen
  • Christian Spörri, Deputy head of fire brigade, Head CBRN brigade, GVZ Gebäudeversicherung Canton Zurich
  • N.N., Robert Koch Institute

Panel 1C - Logistic in Disaster Medicine I

Chair: Dr. rer. nat. Michael Müller, Professor of Structural Engineering, University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich

  • Dr. med. Andrea Vincenzo Braga, MBA Rochester, CEO, bragamed GmbH
  • Ursula Steffens, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)
  • Dr. med. Erika Wichro, International Consultant

Panel 1D - Constructional Protection

Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Gebbeken, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences, Research Centre RISK, University of the Bundeswehr Munich

  • Jan Bäumer, Directorate II – Risk Management, International Affairs, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)
  • Dr. Bernhard Fischer, Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR)
  • Jörg Michael Rock, Head of Supervision Berlin Uniformed Police, Berlin Senate Department for the Interior and Sport
  • Paul Warnstedt, Institute of Structural Analysis, University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich

contemporaneous panels 27th August 2019, 14:30 – 16:00

Panel 2A - Areas and possibilities for practice for security authorities

Chair: Ulf Langemeier, Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)

  • Lieutenant Denis Burada, General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, Romania Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • Dr Christos Katzidis, MP, CDU parliamentary group North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Jürgen Schart, President, German Search and Rescue Dog Association
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Wippich, Command Territorial Tasks of the German Federal Army

Panel 2B - Challenges and opportunities for civil protection

Chair: Erko Grömig, Head of section, Association of German Cities

  • Veith Bosenbecker, Disaster Prevention & Planning Section Frankfurt Fire & Rescue Service
  • Albrecht Broemme, President, Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)
  • Pablo Gómez, Strategic Marketing Director of Genasys, LRAD
  • Dr Monika John-Koch, Head of Division Critical Infrastructure Protection Strategy; Cyber Security CIP, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)
  • Dr Klaus Pfaffelmoser, research associate, ModulaTeam GmbH
  • Martin Schuster, Senior Incubation Champion, Deutsche Telekom ISP GmbH

Panel 2C - Logistic in Disaster Medicine II

Chair: Dr. rer. nat. Michael Müller, GGerman Society of Disaster Medicine e.V

  • Sebastian Gold, THW-Commissioner of the regional office Berlin, Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt, Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)
  • Dr. Andreas Müller Cyran, Crisis intervention team (KIT) München
  • Jürgen Schreiber, Secretary General, German Society of Disaster Medicine e.V.

Panel 2D - Networks for flood protection - results, trends and discussion

Chair: Dr. Christian Illing, Project coordinator DAREnet, Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)

  • Dirk Barion, auditor for the flood and heavy rain risk management, German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA)
  • Marc Scheibel, HochwasserKompetenzCentrum (HKC)
  • Iris Schneider, FIRE-IN and MEDEA, Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Ulbrich, Institute of Meteorology, Freie Universität Berlin

PANEL 2E - Civil protection: modern equipment

Chair: Peter-Michael Kessow, President DLRG State Association Brandenburg e.V.

  • Dietmar Massino, CEO, CTM Fahrzeugbau Berlin GmbH
  • Mag Franz Petter, Development and introduction of drones, Fire Department Hamburg
  • Mikael Svanberg, President, European Fire Fighters Unions Alliance
  • Valentino Tagliafierro*, Chair, komba Bundesfachbereich Feuerwehr und Rettungsdienst

contemporaneous panels 28th August 2019, 11:00 - 12:30

Panel 3A - Artificial intelligence: an instrument for disaster management?

Chair: Heinz-Dieter Meier, Director Bundespolizei a.D.

  • Annika Nitschke, Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)
  • Dr Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, Organizational unit Multilinguality and Language Technology, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
  • Aleksandar Stojanovic, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, AVA

Panel 3B - warn, alert, inform

Chair: Gerd Lehmann, Behörden Spiegel

  • Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Grobelny, Research associate at the Institute of Fire Service and Rescue Technology (IFR), Fire Department Dortmund
  • Tobias Herr, Head of BOS digital radio of Hesse
  • Jürgen Kormann, Head of Produktmarketing Funk-Systeme, SELECTRIC Nachrichten-Systeme GmbH
  • Harald Rickmeyer, Development & Projects division, HÖRMANN Warnsysteme
  • Hendrik Roggendorf, Head of Division I.2 Warning of the Population, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)
  • Dirk Warneke, Sales Executive Public Services, F24 AG

Panel 3C - Building the case for a European CBRN Support Center

Chair: Dr Carlos Rojas-Palma, Belgian Nuclear Research Center (SCK•CEN)

  • Dr Per-Erik Johansson, European CBRNE Centre, Sweden
  • John Jones, senior expert in CBRN CoE Project 65 in Central Asia
  • João Oliveira Martins, Head of the Department for Emergencies and Radiation Protection, Portuguese Environmental Agency
  • Peter Tulkens, Politics Matters, Belgium

Panel 3D - Research for Civil Security

Chair: Dr. Olav Teichert, technology consultant, VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH

  • Dr. Julia Gerz, project manager, Kühn Geoconsulting GmbH
  • Harm Bastian Harms, Head of Unit for International Projects and Cooperation (IPC), Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V.
  • Achim Six, consultant for project „HoWa-innovativ“ at department 45 (flood forecasting centre), Saxon state office for environment (LfULG)

contemporaneous panels 28th August 2019, 13:30 - 15:00

Panel 4A - Protection of critical infrastructure

Chair: Dr. Hans-Walter Borries, Deputy Chair, Federal Association for the protection of critical infrastructure (BSKI e.V.)

  • Per Kleist, Fire brigade Berlin
  • Christian Kunz, scientific advisor, Federal Office for Civil Protection, Switzerland
  • Dr Marcus Wiens, Institute for Industrial Production (IIP), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Panel 4B - How do I save volunteering?

Chair: R. Uwe Proll, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Behörden Spiegel

  • Roland Draier, CEO, topocare GmbH
  • Dr Serge Embacher, , Civil Society and Democracy, National Network for Civil Society
  • Harm Bastian Harms, Head of Unit for International Projects and Cooperation (IPC), Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V.
  • Dr Matthias Münch, Landesfeuerwehrverband Berlin e.V.
  • Wolfgang Lindmüller, Federal spokesman, Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)

Panel 4C - Hanno-Peter-Award

Chair: Colonel (medical Corps) (ret.) Ulrich Grüneisen, Vice President of the German Society of Disaster Medicine e.V.

  • Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Christoph Amelunxen
  • Lars Burmann, M.A.
  • Nils Ellebrecht, M.A.
  • Jens Tobias von den Berken, M.Sc

Panel 4D - warn, alert, inform II

Chair: Gerd Lehmann, Behörden Spiegel

  • Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Grobelny, Research associate at the Institute of Fire Service and Rescue Technology (IFR), Fire Department Dortmund
  • Tobias Herr, Head of BOS digital radio of Hesse
  • Jürgen Kormann, Head of Produktmarketing Funk-Systeme, SELECTRIC Nachrichten-Systeme GmbH
  • Harald Rickmeyer, Development & Projects division, HÖRMANN Warnsysteme
  • Hendrik Roggendorf, Head of Division I.2 Warning of the Population, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)
  • Dirk Warneke, Sales Executive Public Services, F24 AG

Chair of the congress: Rainer Schwierczinski, Vicepresident (rtd.), Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)

*Speaker requested