Wednesday, September 25, 2013

International Negotiators Working Group 2013 Conference

About this event

It is a great honour for the Australian Federal Police's Specialist Response Group to be hosting the International Negotiators' Working Group (INWG) 2013 conference.
The 2013 conference theme focuses on the complexities faced by government negotiators dealing with listed terrorist organisations. Presentations will be tailored to meet the needs of police negotiators and will provide you with the opportunity to hear from and connect with your police negotiator partners from around the world. The conference will be hosted in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is known to be one of the busiest commercial hubs in the Asia-Pacific. The city boasts a number of iconic attractions, some of the best-known being the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
This conference is only open to sworn law enforcement personnel who are part of, and have, a functioning in-country negotiator capability. If you have any specific questions in relation to the conference restriction please refer your enquires to
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
199 George Street
NSW 2000
9:00am Sunday 17 Nov 2013 to 5:30pm Friday 22 Nov 2013 (Australia/Sydney)
Closing date
Saturday 14 Sep 2013 5:30pm (Australia/Sydney)

About the International Negotiators' Working Group

The International Negotiators' Working Group (INWG) was formed in 2000 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The aim of the INWG is to improve negotiation methods and harmonize procedures across borders to develop an international network of police negotiators.

The INWG comprises members from numerous policing agencies from around the world. Members meet annually to exchange knowledge, experiences and latest developments and tactics concerning hostage and kidnap-related negotiations and current negotiation topics of interest.

The INWG conference provides the opportunity for negotiators to learn, network and build friendships. The alliances formed through the INWG have proven to be valuable in times when collaborations across boarders have been required.