Fighting terrorism still high on agenda

In excess of 6,900 attendees passed through Olympia’s National Hall doors for Counter Terror Expo 2010 in April, succinctly demonstrating that the threat from terrorism remains acute and demand for solutions to the issues we face continues to be high.

Held against a backdrop of a world beating high level conference programme and multiple specialist workshops, some 327 brand leaders in the counter terrorism sector exhibited the latest techniques and technologies to a global market space fully expected to double in value over the next eight years.

Top of agendas

The very high attendance figures indicate that the threat from international terrorism has not abated. The attack on a Detroit bound airliner in December of last year and the more recent bombings on the Moscow metro system are but two examples. Such continuing attacks worldwide demonstrate that much still needs to be accomplished to protect assets and people from those with the intent to do harm.

Whereas terrorist attacks were historically seen as attacks against the State and therefore for the State to address, recent years have seen a recognition build within the corporate world globally that it also has a role to play in protecting physical assets, workforce, and customer base. Consequently, the marketplace continues to expand exponentially,” comments a spokesperson for Counter Terror Expo.

Britain itself ranks sixth globally in terms of value of sales in the counter terrorism sector and believes it can expand with what it calls a leading edge in surveillance and bomb detection.

Focused specifically toward the needs of the counter terrorism sector, the event is firmly established as the top global forum in which to debate the threats we face, discuss solutions to them and identify leading providers to do meaningful business with.

Next year
Such has been the unprecedented demand from the sector, that Counter Terror Expo will move to the much larger Grand Hall of London’s prestigious Olympia Exhibition and Conference Centre in 2011. The move provides additional exhibition space, enhanced conference facilities and improved services for those attending or visiting the event including fast track registration.

Counter Terror Expo 2011 is already a near sell out with around 500 of the world’s leading solutions providers expected to attend. Counter Terror Expo 2011 will be held 19-20 April.

About Counter Terror Expo

Counter Terror Expo is the world leading gathering of internationally renowned experts in the field together combined with the world’s leading exhibition of technique and technology solutions. Held annually in the host city of the 2012 Olympic Games, this world beating gathering is the principal calendar event of the year for counter terrorism professionals from across the globe.

Counter Terror Expo is a secure exhibition showcasing the latest is specialist security technologies, products and solutions that form a crucial part of counter terror capabilities internationally. Counter Terror Expo offers a forum for senior buyers and specifiers to see the latest solutions that will assist in the prevention and protection from terrorists globally.

This years Counter Terror Expo provided a high level conference featuring over 75 leading international expert speakers who will debate the most critical and topical issues concerning the international counter terrorism community. The conference featured multiple streams covering: Infrastructure & Utilities, Transportation, Large Scale Events & Venues, as well as Border Control & Immigration, and Agency Co-operation & Information Sharing.

The centrepiece of this leading international event for security and counter terrorism was the prestigious two-day conference featuring leading international expert speakers debated the most critical and topical issues concerning the international counter terrorism community. As the international community grapples with the formidable and evolving threat from terrorism, governments, private businesses, and law enforcement and the security agencies in every country, together with their partner agencies, must be forever improving their response strategies and building new capabilities to defeat terrorism.

‘Countering Terrorism in a Changed World’ offered two streams of keynote and case study sessions from an impressive array of national and international expert speakers who will share their unique focus on the most significant global security issues. Delegates, themselves experts in their fields, contributed to the debate and discussion to provide a truly invaluable and memorable conference experience.

The conference also included a stream dedicated to ‘Protecting Crowded Places’ produced in association with the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO).

In addition to the main conference, Counter Terror Expo 2010 also featured a range of practical and technology focused workshops. The workshops format allowed an in-depth look at specific issues and policy, and provided a focused forum for debate. In addition technologies being deployed in the counter terrorism arena will also be explored through a series of real life case studies to provide understanding on the equipment and its role in the fight against terror.

Attendees had the opportunity to hear from key technology providers and experts as to the abilities and limitations of existing security systems. In addition future trends, threats and emerging technologies were debated during the panel discussions.

For more information
For more information about Counter Terror Expo, contact Nicola Greenaway-Fuller on 020 8542 9090 or e-mail


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