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Counter Terror Expo is huge success with record numbers of visitors

 Counter Terror Expo witnessed record numbers of delegates, exhibitors and visitors with a huge success  Counter Terror Expo has once again surpassed records in terms of exhibitor, delegate and visitor numbers. Held against a backdrop of greater instability and heightened tensions globally, this world-beating event saw the numbers swell to unprecedented proportion. Provisional figures indicate that some eight thousand people passed through the Grand & National Hall doors at London...

Transport Security Expo to focus on aviation security following Bin Laden’s death

  Transport Security Expo focusses on aviation security and security of global supply chain networks across the globeThe capture and death of Osama Bin Laden has prompted a global step up in security in case of retaliatory action by those loyal or affiliated to the Al Qaeda terrorist organisation. Bin Laden's demise was announced in the early hours of the morning (UK time) by the White House and followed an American led operation on his heavily fortified hideout in Pakistan. The announ...

Counter Terror Expo to focus on terrorism in the 21st century

Dr Dave Sloggett will debate on the implications of political changes from transnational terrorism in the westThe Counter Terror Expo being held in Olympia in April 2011 comes at a time of dramatic changes in the political landscape in the Middle East. In this piece Dr Dave Sloggett debates the implications of these political changes for Al Qaeda and how that may change the nature of the threat from transnational terrorism in the west. The horrific scenes of September 11th 2001 will not rea...

Counter Terror Expo 2011 to focus on enhanced infrastructure protection to prevent terrorist attacks

 Counter Terror Expo has been a platform to discuss measures and ways to tackle with the menace of terrorism Recent suicide attack in the busy international arrivals meet and greet area at Moscow Domodedovo Airport, serves as a chilling reminder that transportation hubs and other high profile locations where people gather, remain potent targets for those with the intent to kill and maim. This message has been voiced regularly at Counter Terror Expo, the world leading event held annually in...

The conference programme for Counter Terror Expo 2011 is now available

 Conference programme brings along more than hundred security experts under one roof across six streamsCounter Terror Expo taking place on the 19 - 20 April, Grand Hall, Olympia, London has announced that the much awaited 2011 conference programme is now live.Counter Terror Expo's carefully researched conference programme brings over one hundred world renowned issue specific experts together across six streams to deliver insight, analysis and perspective to the threats faced, across fo...

Counter-terrorism community on high alert after recent IED discoveries

Security of airfreight has long been considered the soft underbelly in the overall aviation security regimeThe recent discovery of two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) already in transit to target through the airfreight transportation system, has prompted a near global clampdown on the movement of cargo from Yemen, fear that more such devices may be en-route or have reached target and a manhunt for the master bomb maker thought to be responsible.The devices, founded en-route to the United Sta...

Counter Terror Expo 2011 to bring forth advanced counter surveillance tools for end-users

Counter Terror Expo's new look website delivers in-depth information for participantsCounter Terror Expo is shifting to the prestigious Grand Hall at London Olympia next year. The move has been prompted by unprecedented demand from exhibitors and delegates alike and marks Counter Terror Expo out as being the premier global event for professionals at the sharp end in delivering a robust defence against the threat presented by international terrorism."The counter-terrorism world is dynamic an...

Transport Security Expo 2010 registers growth in visitor numbers

 The event was dominated by high level conferences focusing on the travails in the aviation and maritime sectorsTransport Security Expo saw a significant upswing in visitor numbers during its first outing in the capital, over 2000 attendees visited the exhibition and conference across the 2 days. The visitor hike reflected a heightened level of concern over high profile actual and attempted strikes against the system during the course of the year and emphasised the need to do more, often ti...

Transport Security Expo 2010: Security on the high seas

The Russian warship 'Marshal Shaposhnikov' which undertook the rescue operationsWhen the supertanker 'Moscow University' was seized by Somali pirates off the coast of Yemen in May of this year, the attack could well have ended up with the vessel, its 80,000 tonne cargo of crude oil and the crew being held for ransom for an indeterminate length of time. In the event the pirates were thwarted by the twin facts that this was a vessel well prepared for the eventuality of an attack and in relatively...

Effective security for freights on passenger flights a key issue at this year's Transport Security Expo

August will see another deadline missed to deliver effective security for belly-hold freight on passenger flightsAugust will see another deadline missed to deliver effective security for belly-hold freight on passenger flights. The news was broken by Gale Rossides, Acting Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in testimony before the Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on Homeland Security in the US House of Representatives in early March.Rossides told the subcomm...

Transport Security Expo 2010 - A perfect asset for Olympic Games 2012

The venue shift comes at a time when organisers are trying to ensure the security of the Olympic GamesAfter 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 a...

Transport Security Expo to highlight need for improved aviation security measures after bombing attempt on Northwest Airlines

Transport Security Expo is the pre-eminent event in the security calendar this yearTransport security is once again firmly in the spotlight following the Christmas Day attempt to down Northwest Airlines (NWA) flight 253 during its descent into Detroit Metro airport. The incident exposed serious flaws in aviation security which, combined, allowed a known individual with apparent links to Al-Qaeda to board an airliner with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which only by good fortune failed to...