Record attendance at Counter Terror Expo reflects threat from terrorism remains high
London, 21 April 2010 – in excess of 6900 attendees passed through Olympia's National Hall doors for Counter Terror Expo 2010 last week, 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.
The very high attendance figures indicate, as if such an indication were needed, 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 of this fact. 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.
“Terrorism clearly remains a top agenda issue for governments the world over. 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.
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 moves 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.