NY Metro InfraGard to host counterterrorism conference

Conference to feature a special keynote address on terror trials in Manhattan


Floral Park, NY - February 8, 2010- NY Metro InfraGard(r), an organization that connects security professionals around the world to help protect our nation's critical infrastructures, and Extreme Terrorism Consulting, counterterrorism training specialists, announce the launch of a brand new conference called "Counterterrorism NYC 2010: Are You Being Targeted?" that will feature a special keynote on Terror Trials in Manhattan - Challenges Facing The City.

This two day conference will take place on March 4th and 5th from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Price Waterhouse Coopers (300 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017) and will focus on the new faces of terrorism and the challenges facing New York City and other metropolitan centers. NY Metro InfraGard and Extreme Terrorism Consulting are hosting this important event to better prepare security professionals, first responders, government agencies, businesses, academics, and other citizens on how to detect and counteract terrorist activities.

NY Metro InfraGard and Extreme Terrorism Consulting are proud to have a distinguished panel of experts who will be providing the latest counterterrorism training for attendees. "The goal of the conference is to continue educating Americans on how to protect their interests through awareness," states Joseph Concannon, President of NY Metro InfraGard. "Attendees will be the first to hear new insights from some of the top terrorism experts in our country. They will walk away with timely, actionable information to help prevent terrorist acts and improve their organization's ability to respond to acts when they occur."

The conference features Major Richard J. Hughbank, US Army (retired) and President of Extreme Terrorism Consulting, LLC as host and primary lecturer. Keynote speakers include Steven Emerson, Executive Director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism; Dr. Michael Lerner, President of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress; and Dr. James Forest, Director of Terrorism Studies, Combating Terrorism Center, at the US Military Academy. Maj. Hughbank and other speakers will be featured on IGtvSM in the weeks leading up to the conference. For additional conference details and to register for the event, please visit www.nym-infragard.us and click on "Training-Conferences 2010," or www.bit.ly/CT_NYC_2010-reg.