London plays host to Counter Terror Expo 2010

Counter Terror Expo, the pre-eminent specialist conference and exhibition dedicated to addressing the continuing worldwide threat from terrorism, will take centre stage at London Olympia, 14-15 April 2010. The event, now in its second successful year, brings together leading experts and professionals in the world of terrorism and counter-terrorism, to debate the threats faced and identify appropriate methodologies to neuter them.

“Counter Terror Expo launched on the world stage last year and has very rapidly achieved the status of being a must attend event amongst professionals in this challenging environment from across the globe. Such has been the success of the event, that we are delighted to announce a much expanded conference and specialist workshop programme, together with one of the most extensive exhibitions of its kind anywhere in the world,” comments Peter Jones, Managing Director, Counter Terror Expo.

Being held just over a year after the Mumbai terrorist attacks and against the backdrop of London soon becoming the focus of world attention as it plays host to the upcoming Olympic Games, the event will zoom in on the key challenges faced daily by sector professional worldwide and attempt to drive forward consensual countermeasures.

Counter Terror Expo’s key component is a conference featuring many of the worlds leading thinkers on counter-terrorism issues and those tasked with delivering meaningful results in the field. “Countering Terrorism in a Changed World” will deliver a holistic view of the current state of play in counter-terrorism globally and help to indentify where challenges remain.

Over two full days, the conference will debate how we should ensure a multilateral response to terrorism, tackle threat diversity, counter transnational terrorism, deliver critical national infrastructure and provide cutting edge security for high profile international events, amongst many other issues.

Principal speakers include Brigadier General Raymond A. Thomas III, US Army and Deputy Director for Special Operations, J-37, The Joint Staff, The Pentagon; Rt Hon Patrick Mercer MP, Chair All-Party Civil Contingency Group; Member Select Committee on Home Affairs; Chair Select Committee on Home Affairs Sub-Committee; Vice-chair All-Party Transatlantic and International Security Group; John Yates QPM, Assistant Commissioner, Specialist Operations, Metropolitan Police & Head: Terrorism & Allied Matters, ACPO; Ambassador-at-Large Dell Dailey (Lieutenant General, USA, ret) and formerly the Department of State’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism; Lord Carlile of Berriew QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation; Bencher, Gray’s Inn, London; Deputy High Court Judge and Chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, UK; Fellow, King’s College London and Peter Clarke, former Assistant Commissioner and Head of the Counter Terror Command, MPS.

“The depth of insight and operational expertise brought by these and many other of the principal speakers is what marks Counter Terror Expo out as being perhaps the most important such event in the calendar and we are deeply grateful for their time,” adds Peter Jones.

“Countering Terrorism in a Changed World” is supported by an extremely extensive worksop programme covering CbrNE Detection and Protection; Personal Protection Equipment (PPE); Perimeter Protection & intrusion Detection; Explosive ordnance Disposal (EoD) & improvised Explosive Device Disposal (iEDD); Building & Facilities Protection; CCTV & surveillance; Information & Communication Systems and Human Factors & Training.

In addition, the worlds leading specialist equipment vendors are flocking to Counter Terror Expo in droves. Over three hundred exhibitors are expected to attend, with the exhibition having doubled in size over the previous event.

“We are delighted at the unprecedented interest in and demand for this mission critical event and Counter Terror Expo 2010 is set to become the biggest and most talked about event of it kind,” concludes Peter Jones.

Counter Terror Expo will be held in the National Hall of London’s Olympia Exhibition & Conference Centre, 14-15 April 2010.