International Security Expo: its nearly time!

September 19, 2023

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International Security Expo returns to London next Tuesday and Wednesday (26-27 September 2023), backed by more Government agencies and industry partners than ever before and showcasing the widest range of solutions designed to improve the security and resilience of businesses, people and critical infrastructures.

In the face of ever-changing threats to global security, International Security Expo (ISE) will welcome a high-quality vetted audience of over 10,000 active buyers to London’s Olympia, and will play host to 300+ exhibiting brands offering the latest security solutions devised by the world’s leading suppliers.

The market-leading security event, chaired by former UK Security Minister Admiral Lord West, is once again co-located with International Cyber Expo, which brings an additional 5,000+ visitors who have free and open access across both events.

Exhibitors will be showcasing innovative products and solutions from across the entire security spectrum, including hostile vehicle mitigation, perimeter protection, access control & biometrics, intruder detection / monitoring, communication, drone / counter drone, IT / command & control, CCTV & surveillance and much more.

This year’s Premier Partners include Apstec Systems, Astrophysics, Audax Global Solutions, Gallagher Security, HS Security/ATG Access, Leidos, LINEV Systems UK, Mitie, Pitagone, Rapiscan Systems, Rohde and Schwarz, Smiths Detection Group and Weytec. ISE is also supported by over 50 leading associations and media publications, such as ASIS UK, ADS, The Emergency Planning Society, IPSA and The Security Institute.

International Security Expo live demonstrations & specialist zones

Organiser Nineteen Events, states the expo is the most interactive of its kind and will offer live demonstrations throughout both days of the show. British Transport Police will be showcasing a wide range of its equipment and tools including firearms and less lethal devices; the LPCB Live Testing Lab, in association with LPCB, supported by the PSSA and sponsored by Barkers Fencing, will feature professional forced entry specialists who will be put up against a range of physical security products, such as windows, fencing, and doorsets; and Counter-EO UK, CBRN-UK and DPAC will be conducting a series of counter threat scenario-based demonstrations.

A Perimeter Protection Zone, International Risk and Resilience Zone and Drone and Counter UAV Zone will help visitors expand their knowledge in these key areas, with the dedicated SCEG Pavilion also highlighting a number of companies that deliver security in challenging and complex environments on land and at sea.

The Government Zone is back bigger than ever to accommodate the overwhelming and continued support from UK Government. The larger space will provide a central meeting point for practitioners to network with key Government departments and agencies and find out about the latest projects and plans for the future.

Martyn’s Law updates you won’t get anywhere else

Across the Conferences and Summit there will be essential updates for those looking to make sure they know how to comply with the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill when it becomes law, including from those who drafted the legislation, those who will be implementing and enforcing it, alongside those who have been campaigning for it.

Shaun Hipgrave, Director Protect and Prepare for the Home Office, Office for Homeland Security, will discuss Martyn’s Law from a policy perspective and how it fits into the priorities for the Office for Homeland Security. This is a unique opportunity to understand the Government’s thinking behind the legislation that has been passed to Parliament.

NaCTSO (National Counter Terrorism Security Office) have been charged with ensuring Martyn’s Law is implemented once it hits the statute books, with preparations already underway to ensure it is ready. NaCTSO representatives will be at the event to talk about those preparations and how people can get real practical advice to ensure they are ready. Elsewhere, Amanda King, the new head of NaCTSO, will talk about how they support business and their events through counter terrorism measures.

Looking at the legislation from a different perspective, a panel discussion featuring Tobias Ellwood MP, Chair of the Commons Defence Select Committee, Chris Medhurst-Cocksworth, Head of Pool Re Solutions and a senior member of NaCTSO, will explore the practicalities behind Martyn’s Law from a parliamentary, implementation and insurance perspective.

Figen Murray OBE and Nick Aldworth will return with a panel delving into some of the areas within the draft legislation that may require amendment or clarifications, asking how the wider security community can help in the delivery of Martyn’s Law.

Latest security developments from renowned experts

International Security Expo has built a reputation for its world-leading content programme, all CPD-certified, and this year is set to be no different.

The Global Counter Terror & Serious and Organised Crime Summit will deliver high-level policy updates and strategic insights addressing the latest global terror and security trends and priorities.

Counter Terror Police UK will provide an operational overview of counter terror priorities, whilst the role of cyber espionage in terrorist activities and to how to detect and prevent such activities will be put under the microscope by Joel Aleburu from Microsoft. From NaCTSO, Helen Williams, National Coordinator Protect and Prepare, will discuss the national security and terrorism challenges in the UK today, whilst then new head of JSaRC (Joint Security and Resilience Centre) Abu Ahmed, will also be providing an update.

The popular realities of terror thread returns this year, with a panel of victims of terror discussing their experiences and the personal impacts it has had on them. Participants include Figen Murray OBE, Ann Travers, Advocacy Officer for the South East Fermanagh Foundation (SEFF) and former Irish Senator Máiría Carhill. This will offer insights from a perspective that is essential to consider.

From a serious and organised crime perspective, the National Crime Agency will give an overview of their priorities and recent successes. Lina Kolesnikova from ICPEM will explore narco-terrorism in Europe via case studies from the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam, whilst William Dill from Invisible Traffick NI will talk about enhancing security awareness around human trafficking. Other areas to be explored include OSINT, advanced persistent threats and how evolutions in information communication technologies are a critically important factor in determining global jihadist organisation and their targeting.

The International Security Conference, sponsored by Everbridge and CSL DualCom, will look at the practical implementation of new policies and how these should be applied within different areas. SCEG (Security in Complex Environments Group) will run a panel on each day, featuring its members discussing the challenges and opportunities supporting the efforts to keep Ukraine safe and prepare for the future.

Satia Rai, CEO of IPSA and Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for Securitas UK, will host a panel discussion on diversity and how it is essential to stop groupthink, which can be disastrous when developing a security ecosystem. Peter Drissell, Director of Aviation Security for the UK CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) and Frederick Reitz from SAFEsky Inc. will both give talks exploring aviation security.

Thomas Vonier from Chesapeake Strategies Ltd looks at security in public places, with case studies from Paris and Washington DC, whilst Brooke Tapsall from DroneALERT discuss the importance of adversarial testing (red teaming) for increased asset or location protection, using the FIFA World Cup as a case study.

The International Risk & Resilience Conference, in partnership with Resilience First and Crisis Response Journal, will give the latest thinking and practical insights from individuals and organisations who live, eat and breathe risk and resilience.

Jamie Shea, former Deputy Assistant Secretary General of Emerging Security Challenges for NATO, will host a panel discussion focusing on global challenges from a security, resilience and economic perspective. Lianna Roast from the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College will talk about learning and resilience and turning lessons into action, Verity Davidge, Director of Policy for Make UK will discuss navigating supply chain resilience through complex and troubling times
with Resilience4Ports, whilst Ed Morrow from Lloyd’s Register Foundation will talk about their World Risk Poll – the first global study of perceptions and experiences of risk to people’s safety – alongside Caroline Field from PA Consulting.

Commenting on the event, ISE Group Event Director Rachael Shattock explained: “International Security Expo 2023 will be an unmissable event for global security professionals. The content on Martyn’s Law will ensure visitors are in the best possible position to plan for and understand the legislation, but the overall quality and level of content this year is truly fantastic, and it’s all available for free.”

The full security picture

Former Security Minister and Chair of ISE, Admiral Lord West GCB DSC PC adds: “We are delighted to welcome back hundreds of the industry’s leading brands making ISE the best place to meet innovative global suppliers who can solve all your security needs. The added value that comes from full access to the co-located International Cyber Expo allows visitors to see the full security picture. We really hope to see you at Olympia this year on 26-27 September.”

ISE is completely free-to-attend, including invitation to the Networking Drinks Reception at the end of Day One.

For more information and to register to attend ISE International Security Expo on 26-27 September 2023, please visit www.internationalsecurityexpo.com.

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