Counter Terror Expo continues to magnetise members of the global counter terror community in thousands...parades a galaxy of world renowned speakers
| 14 May 2012
The just concluded Counter Terror Expo 2012 held at Olympia in London between April 25 and 26.
London: This year’s Counter Terror Expo recorded a large turnout of exhibitors and visitors alike. In all, 8,519 members of the global counter terror community came together, between 25-26 April at Olympia in London where they saw 400 exhibiting companies, 5 conference streams, 12 workshops and a plethora of demonstrations, showcases as well as partaking in numerous private meetings at the show.
The overall figure is the largest in the events’ history, a 9.9% increase over last year’s attendance. This proves that combating terrorism is at the top of the agenda going forward, past this year’s Olympics, for key decision makers within the Government, Military, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, Private Sector, Critical National Infrastructure and the Security Services.
“Threats to the safety of the public at large continue to threaten us and dominate the news headline: from the Al Qaeda terrorist attacks in Syria this week; to the announcement that the “Underwear bomber” has been stopped; to Anders Breivik’s court case in Norway; the analysis and prevention of these sorts of events is the entire raison d’être behind Counter Terror Expo.” said Event Director Mr Philip Hunter.
Hunter added: “We gather world-leading experts in the field of counter terrorism together annually, to showcase, discover and debate current and emerging issues and solutions and determine necessary counter measures moving forward. Beating the terrorist threat is a collaborative process and Counter Terror Expo exists to foster close cooperation amongst the principal agencies, organisations and industry suppliers responsible for the wellbeing of the public”.
The international appeal of the event, which featured an extensive knowledge- centric workshop programme supported by a world-class technology exhibition of over four hundred exhibitors from across the globe, has never been higher.
According to Hunter Conference attendees received issue specific intelligence across the full gamut of areas concerned with counter terrorism, from over 150 top ranking specialist speakers including:
- Dr Jamie Shea, Deputy ASG, Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO
- Mr Charles Farr, Director General, Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, Home Office
- Mr John Tesh, Deputy Director, Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office
- Lieutenant General Ronald L. Burgess, JR., USA, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
- Deputy Chief Constable Stuart Hyde, Lead on e-Crime Prevention, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and President of the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace
- Ms Sue Hemming, Head of the Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
- Ms Michelle Russell, Head of Investigations and Enforcement, Charity Commission for England and Wales
- Dr. Michael Rubin, The American Enterprise Institute
- Mr Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Kaspersky Lab
- Mr John Lyons, Chief Executive, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance
- Mr Kasper Ege, Counter Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) and CTIFT Office, United Nations
In addition Admiral The Right Honourable, Lord West of Spithead hosted an extensive VIP and Delegation programme, which saw over 100 key VIP’s, including large International Delegation Groups from; Canada, Belgium, Russia, Netherlands, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, NATO, Norway, European ECSA and Pakistan. The VIP’s and Delegation Groups participated in hosted tours of the show, the Meet the Buyer Programme and our VIP lunch hosted by Lord West.
Incontrovertibly, Counter Terror Expo remains one of the rare events, which continually evolves to reflect the threat horizon, in conference, workshop and exhibition format.
According to Hunter as Clarion Events begins building on this year’s success to design Counter Terror Expo 2013 (taking place again in Olympia, London, 24th – 25th April) to look at both emerging issues and future threats, they already have plans to introduce a range of new features, demonstrations and zones for next year’s event.
These he said include: Cyber Security Zone, Anti-Piracy Zone, Integrated Security Zone and an Offshore Oil & Gas security Zone, as well as building on the success of this year’s IEDD Demonstration showcase and the Armoured Vehicle Zone.
On expectations for the show and the year ahead Hunter enthused: “Counter Terror Expo continues to deliver deep insight into the global, regional and national security issues faced by the primary agencies and organisations tasked with delivering solutions to ongoing and emerging threats, worldwide.”
- Counter Terror Expo 2013 dates, 24th – 25th April,Olympia, London,
- Governmental, Military, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, Private Sector, Critical National Infrastructure and the Security Services principal officials attended the event.
- A grand total of 8519 attendees gathered at Counter Terror Expo 2012.
- This represents a 10% increase on previous attendance
Clarion Events has grown to become one of the largest independent event organisers based in the United Kingdom. With a portfolio spanning the consumer and business-to-business arenas globally and offices in Germany, The Netherlands, Turkey, Brazil, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and the United States of America, Clarion Events is a world leader in event management.