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Transport Security Expo to welcome over 30 delegations

[ September 14, 2015   //   ]

Transport Security Expo is set to welcome over 30 government delegations from across the globe including Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America – including four new countries. It will widen the opportunity for increasing knowledge and strengthening global defences against the threat of terrorist attacks, say the organisers, Nineteen Events.
Now in its 13th year, Transport Security Expo is recognised as the main global platform that brings government, industry and academia together to counter the threat against transportation networks. Its aim is to bring delegates up to date with regulations, developments and the latest technologies available to tackle terrorist threats. The expo, which this year runs from 2-3 December at Olympia, features an exhibition with over 200 of the leading manufacturers, systems integrators and SMEs supplying to the global transport security sector, as well as free-to-attend conferences and security innovation seminars.
Nineteen Events is 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. The DSO already promotes the UK’s expertise and innovation in counter-terrorism: the UK is widely recognised as a centre of excellence in the transport security sectors.
One of the main objectives of Transport Security Expo is to match the international delegates with relevant, useful exhibitors. With representatives from companies that specialise in aviation, maritime and rail security, as well as secure transportation, major events transport security and border security, the international delegates will have the opportunity to spend time talking to people from the areas that could be of most use to them. The delegates will also be able to network and make new contacts in the International Delegations Lounge.
Nineteen Events chief executive, Peter Jones, comments: “The UK is renowned throughout the world as having some of the world’s best security industry specialists and companies . The Transport Security Expo is a perfect platform to exemplify just how much demand there is for this expertise outside the UK and how this presents numerous export opportunities.”
Transport Security Expo is open to all professionals in the industry; for more information on how to book as an exhibitor and/or visitor at Transport Security Expo, please visit the website: http://www.transec.com
Follow Transport Security Expo on Twitter: @trs_expo
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Comments from the industry:
Admiral Lord West, former UK Security Minister (pictured)
“I started to realise some time ago that containers presented a particular security risk and a lot of work has gone on to make sure that we now monitor and control them – where they’re going, where they’ve come from – because, of course, we’re talking about tens of thousands of containers coming into the country every day.
“Within the ports, we now have methods of looking into containers without having to open them all up as well as equipment for detecting radioactive material. We also now have the kit for detecting drugs onboard boats which means we don’t need to take the whole vessel apart anymore which can obviously be very time-consuming.”
Admiral Lord West small

Andrew Fitzmaurice, chief executive of cyber secutirty specialist, Templar Executives
“The transport sector needs to develop a much greater awareness of the cyber threats that it faces. Most cyber-attacks so far have been against financial institutions and, as a result, they are rapidly developing better cyber security. The risk is, therefore, that attackers will now move to softer
targets.
“We have already done some work in the maritime sector and we know there is a potential cyber security threat there. The principles of cyber security are sector-agnostic and we see Transport Security Expo as a good opportunity to promote what we can do for the transport sector even if they don’t think they’re a target yet.”

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