Clarion Events welcomed the Home Secretary, Theresa May, to Counter Terror Expo 2014 on Tuesday 29th April. She was shown around the event by Lord West, former Chief of the Naval Staff and Minister for Security and Counter-Terrorism from 2007 to 2010 and by Stephen Phipson, the Home Office’s Director of Security Industry Engagement. During her visit, the Home Secretary was introduced to a number of exhibiting companies, including members of the Industry Partnership Programme.
Now in its 6th edition, Counter Terror Expo has become the premier international event of its kind, bringing manufacturers and service providers together with buyers and specifiers from across the world. In addition to the exhibition, Counter Terror Expo features a high level conference programme, structured this year to reflect the four workstreams of CONTEST, the UK Government’s strategy for countering terrorism – Pursue, Prevent, Protect and Prepare.
Also this year, for the first time, Counter Terror Expo is being co-hosted with two other shows, Ambition and Forensics Europe Expo. Between them, they are covering the entire counter-terrorism picture – from the prevention of terrorist attacks, to the emergency services response if an attack does occur, to the forensic examination of the scene after the event.
Tim Porter, Managing Director, Clarion Defence & Security, commented: “We were delighted that the Home Secretary was able to join us at Counter Terror Expo 2014. Her decision to visit highlights the fact that the event really has become one of the world’s most important arenas for everyone concerned with counter-terrorism and security.”