Published on 26 April, 2010
|The venue shift comes at a time when organisers are trying to ensure the security of the Olympic Games|
After another largely successful year in 2009 which saw overall attendance figures up despite the economic gloom enveloping the corporate world, Transport Security Expo
announces that it is packing for London and will take up residence at the prestigious Olympia Exhibition Centre from this year. The shift in venue comes two years ahead of the capital playing host to the 2012 Olympic Games and at a time when organisers are shifting into top gear to ensure the safety and security of the Games."Even in this economically challenging times and as evidenced by the overall attendance figures at the 2009 event held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, transportation security remains a high agenda issue since transportation networks remain the target of choice for those who wish to do us harm,"
comments Peter Jones, Managing Director, Transport Security Expo.
The 2009 event brought regulatory bodies together with industry professionals and leading thinkers and featured two two-day high level conferences focused upon aviation, maritime and supply chain security, multiple specialist workshops and an extensive exhibition of the latest equipment from vendors in the transportation security market space."We are delighted to be able to announce that Transport Security Expo will this year be staged in London. This move has been planned to coincide with the build up to the 2012 Olympic Games and is designed such that those tasked with ensuring these Games are both safe and secure, have access to the brightest minds and are able to assess the latest security technology as they make final preparations for this global event,"
adds Mr. Jones.
With the city expecting to play host to almost 10 million spectators for the Olympic Game and the Paralympics Games, the organisers are aiming at the goal of this mass of humanity arriving and departing venues either by public transport, bicycle or on foot. The imperative for planners is therefore to ensure the best and most effective security solutions are deployed network wide.
Transport Security Expo 2010 will be held at the prestigious National Hall of the Olympia Exhibition Centre on 14-15 September."We are looking forward to bringing Transport Security Expo to London this year and contributing to the advance planning for what we fully expect to be a truly spectacular Olympic Games,"
concludes Peter Jones.