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Security & Counter Terror Expo launch

The terror threat is constantly evolving and after recent events in Europe, national security and counter terrorism are at the top of government agendas. Security & Counter Terror Expo will reflect these developments, say event organisers, with a showcase of technology and exploration of the latest strategies. Pictured is last April’s show floor.

Returning to Olympia, London on April 19 and 20, 2016, it is an event for all looking to preserve national security, protect assets and individuals against terrorism, and deliver effective security strategies. The two-day event will showcase technology, equipment and services designed to assist border control, critical national infrastructure protection, cyber security, major events, offender management, policing and counter terrorism, and the emergency services.

David Thompson, Event Manager, said: “The recent events across Europe remind us that the issue of security has never been more paramount. Targets are becoming more diverse, as are the methods employed by those that seek to do us harm. Terrorists will continue to adopt tactics that help them avoid detection, so the security sector as a whole must stay one step ahead by investing in new technologies and intelligence solutions that protect against current and future threats.”

Geoquip, NEC, Aselsan and Jackson’s Fencing are among the companies to already confirm their presence at 2016 show. Alongside the exhibition, cyber security will take centre stage at the 2016 show with figures discussing the latest advances at The Cyber Threat Intelligence conference. Presented by techUK, the representative body for the UK’s technology industry, it will bring together all those who work to prevent cyber terrorism and crime.

Talal Rajab, Programme Manager for techUK’s Cyber, National Security and Criminal Justice programmes, added: “What was once considered a niche area in the wider national security debate has emerged front and centre in many government’s priorities. Security & Counter Terror Expo offers the ideal platform for the industry to learn from some of the most prominent figures, while networking with key decision makers.”

Features at the 2016 exhibition include the Policing and Special Ops Zone that will showcase the latest products, strategies and thinking for Law Enforcement and Special Operations teams. The Hosted Buyer Programme also returns, affording officials seeking equipment or technology the opportunity to pre-arrange meetings with relevant vendors.

Running alongside the exhibition, the World Counter Terror Congress is designed to deliver perspective to threats. Workshops, debates and plenary sessions offer an examination of issues.

The centre piece of the programme is the paid-for World Counter Terror Congress, which will feature some of the security industry’s most prominent figures. Mark Rowley, Assistant Commissioner, Specialist Operations at the Metropolitan Police; Dr Jamie Shea, Deputy ASG, Emerging Security Challenges at NATO; and Sir Malcolm Rifkind QC, former Chair of the UK’s Intelligence and Security Committee, are names confirmed to speak.

Specialist free-to-attend conferences on Transport Security and Advanced Technologies are also planned. Security & Counter Terror Expo 2016 is co-located with Ambition – the EPRR Expo – and Forensics Europe Expo. To register to attend or exhibit visit http://www.counterterrorexpo.com/.


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