Security on the agenda next week in London


The Transport Security Expo takes place from 2-3 December at London’s Olympia with more than 4,500 security professionals expected from all regions of the globe.

Now in its 13th year, the Expo brings government, industry and academia together to counter the threat against transportation networks, including aviation at airport, airlines and in cargo operations.

This year it will include delegates from 36 foreign governments; all aiming to strengthen global defences against the threat of terrorist attacks.

The organiser is Nineteen Events and its chief executive officer, Peter Jones says this year more than 20 buyers have already signed up for the buyer programme and, collectively, there are in excess of £47 million ($70 million) worth of security contracts to be awarded.

These include with the likes of Airports Company South Africa, Dublin Airport Authority, Heathrow Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, Iberia, London Luton Airport, PKP Cargo and TAP Portugal.

The organisers have been working with the Home Office and the UK Trade & Industry Defence & Security Organisation (UKTI DSO) to promote the expo to foreign governments as a platform for learning more about counter-terrorism techniques and systems, and for meeting and doing business with the developers and manufacturers of these solutions.

Representatives will come from companies specialising in aviation, maritime and rail security, as well as secure transportation, major events transport security and border security.

The Expo also features an exhibition with 200 suppliers to the transport security sector, as well as a range of conferences and security seminars.