NCT Virtual becomes NCT Virtual Hub!


After a successful year of the NCT Virtual events series, we are pleased to announce that the NCT Virtual Platform will keep its doors open for a whole new series of monthly mini events: NCT Virtual Hub. The monthly editions of NCT Virtual Hub will enable the CBRNe, C-IED, EOD and Demining community to remain up to date on the latest and most crucial topics in the world of CBRNe and EOD, while maintaining the CBRNe community connected.

NCT Virtual Hub & the NCT Magazine

One week prior to each NCT Virtual Hub event, the NCT Magazine will offer you a foretaste of the event themes by sharing contents from our panelists as well as our industry partners. Learn more about our panelists through interviews, case studies, organization profiles and articles and take this opportunity toprepare yourself for engaging and thought provoking panel discussions!!

Panel Sessions

Based on the model of its famous NCT Events, the CBRNe Society will give the floor to high-level panelists during a virtual panel discussion moderated by BG (Ret.) William King, Former Commander of the US Army 20th CBRNE Command, and Ms. Anna Paternnosto, Vice President of the CBRNe Society, addressing trending topics in the field such as: Novichoks and Pharmaceutical Based Agents, Pandemic Response and Preparedness, Enhancing Nuclear Security, Syn-Bio: The Threat of “Designer Pathogens”, Mine Action and EOD: The Way Ahead, and the Future of Decon.


In addition to the panel discussions, the virtual industry exhibition will showcase the newest technologies available to counter these threats and the networking areas will provide the opportunity to attendees to interact with each other. As a new feature of NCT Virtual Hub, companies will be able to broadcast live demonstrations of their products to the audience. Furthermore, government agencies will promote their activities and missions in interactive booths where informative digital material will be made available for download.

Networking opportunities

Multiple networking opportunities will offer the possibly to interact with delegates and exhibitors through private chats, group discussions, and video chats. The event will provide a unique setting to discuss potential cooperation and learn about future projects and mission requirements from the leaders of the CBRNe, C-IED, EOD communities.

The networking lounge will bring attendees together via private chats for personal conversations and thematic group chats for open dialogue. Additionally, like in an in-person event, attendees will be able to initiate conversations, “handout” catalogs and products information, upload promotional videos and of course get the support from the NCT Event team whenever needed!

Novichoks and Pharmaceutical Based Agents will be the first topic to be addressed as part of this new monthly series of the NCT Virtual Events on Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 at 9:00 AM (US Eastern Time)! The event will gather eight experts in two different panels, including Hon. Andrew Weber, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Defense Programs, US Department of Defense, Mr. David DiGregorio, Director, Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Division, Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, USA and Dr. Christina Baxter, Former CBRNE Program Manager, Technical Support Working Group (TSWG), Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), US Department of Defense.

The panel will address topics such as:

  • The Threat of Novichoks & Pharmaceutical Based Agents (PBAs)
  • Challenges of Novichoks & PBAs for First Responders & Warfighters
  • CWC & BWC Treaties vs. Novichocks & PBAs
  • Challenges in FGAs & PBAs Detection & Protection
  • Lessons Learned: Recent Events Involving Novichoks & Fentanyl
  • The Malicious Potential of Emerging Technologies

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