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International Security Expo - it is unmissable

Complementing the high-level summits are a series of conferences covering International Forensics, Cyber Security, Aviation and Transport Security, Protecting Crowded Places, Designing in Security and Crisis Management and Business Continuity. Again, organisations responsible are taking a leading role in setting the foundation for these conferences with the likes of the Home Office Forensic Science Regulator, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Department for Transport (DfT), Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and more, all taking leading roles.

However, that’s not all of the content. A two-day dedicated Drone workshop will hear developments in drone and almost more importantly counter drone technologies from those that provide them and all of the other technologies and capabilities on display have the opportunity to speak in a dedicated technology workshop.

Talking about tech is not always the answer and from the moment people arrive at Olympia the entrance security processes will be demonstrating solutions with technology designed by Rapiscan and the methodology behind the demonstrator provided by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure’s (CPNI). This is the first of the live capabilities being demonstrated whilst also providing secure access to the event.  

An old favourite, the LPCB Live Product Test Lab, will be drilling, cutting and smashing physical security products throughout the 2 days of the show; demonstrating the capability of properly designed security products which have undergone the rigorous testing and passed the assessments conducted by LPCB experts.

Border Force demonstrator will showcase an immersive life-sized sea container unveiling the ingenuous realities of how serious and organised criminal entities frequently exploit containers to move illicit goods across border. Dealing with terror realities is the subject of the Counter Explosive Ordinance demonstrator which will engage a practical view of what the bomb disposal operators call ‘The Long Walk’.

This immersive training demonstrator will bring reality closer than ever before. Through a series of virtual reality training scenarios visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a crime scene carefully looking for and collecting evidence in the latest tool to help train professionals, fielded by Leicestershire Fire on a national remit.

All of this is great if the audience is right, many events struggle to keep fresh numbers dwindle but not with the International Security Expo. Year on year since its launch it has grown, grown in content, grown in exhibitors and grown in visitors with the international percentage of visitors steadily creeping up.  

There will be formal delegations from over 50 countries, brought to the event and hosted by the Department for International Trade, Defence and Security Organisation (DIT DSO).  International content will filter throughout the exhibition coming from Europe, Australia, the USA, Canada, Nigeria and more, with country pavilions from Canada, the USA and the EU.  How critical are our trade relations with their areas in a possible immediate post Brexit era?

DIT DSO is merely one element of a huge amount of government support and almost every level of related government departments and many organisations and agencies will be at the event, not just visiting, but with a presence on the expo floor, in the Government and Agency Zone, ready to engage with visitors to learn about new capabilities and update on their requirements.

Such is the commitment of many of the government departments and organisations, they are happy to be ‘partners’ of the event and we are confident that the Government and Agency zone is the largest, best represented in any open security related event. In addition to many of the organisations that have been mentioned already, we see representation from the Cabinet Office through the Home Office and JSaRC, NaCTSO, British Transport Police (BTP), the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC), Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), Defence Scientific and Technical Laboratories (DSTL) and so many more.

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