International Explosives Safety Symposium & Exposition

  • 8/6/2018 - 8/10/2018
  • Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
    1380 Harbor Island Drive
    San Diego,  CA  92101
    Tel: 619-291-2900
  • Theme : Explosives Safety and Munitions Risk Management
    Event Type : Symposium, Exhibit
    Event Code : 8651


Why Attend:

Join NDIA and co-host, DoD Explosives Safety Board, as we unite to collaborate with leading explosives safety experts from military, government agencies, industry, and academia. This multi-faceted event hosts a networking environment with an exposition and an extraordinary educational platform with technical sessions and/or training workshops. Explosives safety communities should attend this forum for knowledge sharing, aligning best practices, and new approaches for the advancement and communication of the technical aspects of explosives throughout the munitions life cycle.

Topics and Issues crucial for the explosives safety community:

  • Explosives Safety Policies/Practices
  • Risk Analysis/Management
  • Accident Prevention
  • Operational risk assessments of munitions
  • Hazard Classification
  • Explosives Safety Siting
  • Protective Construction
  • Lightning Protection
  • Insensitive Munitions
  • Weapons disposal






Who Attends:

International and domestic safety professionals from industry, military, government, and academia who are working within the explosives safety community should attend this forum.


Call for Papers:  

Coming soon – February 2018.


Who We Are:

The National Defense Industrial Association is the trusted leader in defense and national security associations. As a 501(c)(3) corporate and individual membership association, NDIA engages thoughtful and innovative leaders to exchange ideas, information, and capabilities that lead to the development of the best policies, practices, products, and technologies to ensure the safety and security of our nation. NDIA's membership embodies the full spectrum of corporate, government, academic, and individual stakeholders who form a vigorous, responsive, and collaborative community in support of defense and national security.

The Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board (DDESB), formerly called the Armed Forces Explosives Safety Board, was established in 1928 and provides oversight of the development, manufacture, testing, maintenance, demilitarization, handling, transportation, and storage of explosives, including chemical agents on DoD facilities worldwide. The DDESB mission is to provide objective advice to the Secretary of Defense and Service Secretaries on matters concerning explosives safety and to prevent hazardous conditions to life and property on and off Department of Defense installations from the explosives and environmental effects of DoD titled munitions.




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Ms. Renee Despot
(703) 247-2599

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