Published on 19 May, 2014
|This year’s Counter Terror Expo saw a 10% rise in pre-registrations compared to 2013
Counter Terror Expo 2014, held on 29th and 30th April at Olympia London, proved to be as successful as ever, attended by some 8,691 industry leaders and delegations from across the world. Firmly established as the leading international event of its kind, this year’s show – the 6th edition – saw a 10% rise in pre-registrations compared to 2013.
As one visitor commented, “Counter Terror is an essential day for me. It prepares my business for the year ahead by allowing me to research new products and services as well as getting updated on new legislation. It’s also vital for me to be able to meet up and network to gain new ideas and debate the issues.”
Exhibitors themselves were impressed not just by the number of visitors attending but also by the high proportion of decision makers with a genuine interest in sourcing the latest equipment and services. The view of Peter Rogers, CEO of Sentinor, was typical of many of those exhibiting: “The show was fantastic; many of the people that we spoke with during the expo have already been in touch, asking for more information regarding our CobWeb Portfolio and WaterCress products. We’re pressed to keep up!”
This year, the organisers of Counter Terror Expo, Clarion Events, were particularly delighted to welcome Home Secretary Theresa May to the show where she was given a full tour of the exhibition and introduced to many of the exhibitors seeming genuinely interested in the wide range of products on display.
Complementary to the success of the show there was a rebooking rush on the final day with over 50% of the exhibiting companies booking space one year in advance for CTX 2015.
Tim Porter, Managing Director, Clarion Defence & Security, commented: “Counter Terror Expo 2014 was a great success and the feedback we have had from visitors and exhibitors has been outstanding. With so much interest already being shown in the 2015 show, it seems clear that Counter Terror Expo really is the ‘must attend’ event for anyone working in the world of counter terrorism and security.”