NCT eXplosive Asia 2016

For the fifth edition of NCT eXplosive Asia, the leading C-IED show in Asia is coming back to Malaysia! Thanks to the outstanding success of the three-day event in 2015 and the continued interest of Malaysian stakeholders in hosting the show, NCT eXplosive Asia will again take place in Kuala Lumpur from November 8-10, 2016. Since 2012, NCT eXplosive Asia has been held in Mumbai (2012), Bangkok (2013), Siem Reap (2014) and Kuala Lumpur (2015), assembling annually more than 150 end-users from more than 15 countries, specifically from Southeast Asia.

But not only did NCT eXplosive Asia become the largest and leading C-IED and EOD forum in Asia during the last four years. Also the kind of IED threats, related challenges in several countries, TTPs of international and regional terrorist networks, as well as available solutions provided by the international industry changed dramatically: After the withdrawal of ISAF from Afghanistan in 2014, the wars that took place in the Middle East in the 2000s as well as consequences of the Arab Spring are increasingly showing their challenging legacy for regional stability.

At the same time, Southeast Asia is facing an increasingly present IED threat – tragically highlighted by the IED attacks in Bangkok in August 2015. Besides the continuing conflict in Southern Thailand, IED attacks in the Philippines reached a five-year peak in 2014 resulting from activities of terrorist networks such as the New People’s Army, Mindanao Khilafa Islamiyah, Secessionist Groups in the Southern Philippines and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters especially in the Mindanao and Lugon Area. And also Malaysia is increasingly fighting an internal threat in the Eastern Sabah Safety Zone.

NCT eXplosive Asia 2015 will discuss these threat developments and respective requirements for regional capability building during the three-day event, including a live EOD/C-IED exercise, high-level conference and state of the art industry exhibition. In case you want to receive more information on the event in Kuala Lumpur, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team via eventsteam@ib-consultancy.com.