Media Release: AFP leads 2012 Australian Bomb Data Centre Conference

Release Date: Wednesday, December 05 2012, 08:20 AM

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) will officially open the Australian Bomb Data Centre Conference Sydney today, bringing together domestic and international explosives experts to discuss trends in the unlawful use of explosives. 

The conference is an internationally renowned forum, where experts from across the field come together to share information and network with other professionals.

Director of the Australian Bomb Data Centre Phil Winter said the ABDC conference provides those in attendance with pivotal information.

“The conference is Australia's primary source of information and intelligence relating to the unlawful use of explosives”, Mr Winter said.

“The conference is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive and forward-looking international discussion forums for experts dealing with bomb incidents.”

“Of note are presentations from Pakistan Police on recent trends, a Russian delegation discussing past threats and an update from Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines on bombing incidents in the last year.”

This year’s conference includes attendance from 180 delegates from 18 nations, including the United States and United Kingdom, as well as participation from state and territory police. 

The ABDC Conference will run from 5-7 December in Sydney and is in its 23rd year.


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