INTERPOL World 2017: Fostering Innovation for Future Security Challenges
INTERPOL World 2017, an event owned by INTERPOL, supported by Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB), and the World Economic Forum (WEF), is set to bring law enforcement agencies, government bodies, academia, security professionals and solution providers together over four days of networking and information exchange this July.
The public safety and security market size is estimated to grow from USD 247.53 Billion in 2016 to USD 456.56 Billion by 2021 and this global exhibition and congress aim to stimulate collaborations between stakeholders to address future challenges and innovations in public security. The second edition of INTERPOL World Congress will happen from 4 to 6 July while the Trade Exhibition will take place from 5 to 7 July 2017 at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.
INTERPOL World Congress
This year, the INTERPOL World Congress will see a brand-new conference structure to give attendees a more guided experience with an end-to-end approach. Featuring over 40 speakers across the public and private sectors, the Congress will address pressing concerns via three dedicated tracks – Cybercrime (4 July), Safe Cities (5 July) and Identity Management (6 July). All three days will begin with a dialogue to highlight the spectrum of future security challenges from a macro perspective. This will be followed by a segment covering strategic perspectives from practitioners, researchers and academia, who will cast light on technologies that are available to address the security challenges. The days will end with insightful case studies featuring real-life applications and results that some organizations have achieved in different parts of the world.
Participants at the Congress will hear from leading security solutions providers such as Kaspersky Lab, Microsoft, NEC, Securiport and SICPA, as well as thought leaders from Police Departments and Security Research Institutions such as:
- Arthur Holland Michel, Co-Director, Center for the Study of the Drone, Bard College
- Cheri McGuire, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Standard Chartered
- Dr Donato Colucci, Senior Regional Immigration and Border Management Specialist, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
- Jim Pitkow, Chair Technical Task Force, Thorn
- Michael Hershman, Group CEO, International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS)
- Nils Andersen-Röed, Operational Specialist / Project Leader Darkweb Team, Dutch National Police
- Rob Leslie, Chief Executive Officer, Sedicii Innovations Limited (World Economic Forum’s 2015 Technology Pioneer)
Delegates to the INTERPOL World 2017 Congress will also experience NEC’s facial recognition technology, NeoFace® together with Zoom Tech’s Zoom Gate. The delegates’ identities will be checked against NEC’s Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), which consist of face verification and badge validity to ensure that only the rightful badge holder can enter the Congress premises. For face verification, delegates’ live captured facial images will be matched against the pre-enrolled face images in the database (Gate PC). To check on badge validity, the barcode on the badge will be scanned at the gate to retrieve badge holder’s identity information for verification. Zoom Tech’s Zoom Gate will be deployed at the entrance of the INTERPOL World Congress and the seamless entry gate, when integrated with any facial recognition software, will provide fast authentication, granting access to the delegates and attendees without delaying the entry process.
INTERPOL World Exhibition
The Exhibition will feature international manufacturers and solution providers presenting their latest cutting-edge technologies across cybersecurity, public safety, biometrics, identity solutions, forensics and investigations and many more to over 10,000 security professionals and buyers from both public and private sectors. Market leaders such as Canon, Cellebrite, Entrust Datacard, Gemalto, Kaspersky Lab, Microsoft, Oracle, Meiya Pico, NEC Corporation, Securiport, and SICPA have confirmed their participations at INTERPOL World to further strengthen their presence in the security landscape.
International visiting delegations from various law enforcement and private sectors have already booked their interest. The dedicated Visiting Delegation Programme is a vital part of the INTERPOL World event to ensure a perfect match of buyers with suppliers. Each delegation will have a customized itinerary in line with their profile and interest to maximize their time spent at the event. To date, visiting delegations from Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and the
Philippines have been confirmed. The World Association of Detectives (WAD) and HTCIA will also be leading delegations to INTERPOL World 2017.
INTERPOL World 2017 sees strong participation from national groups led by trade offices, chambers of commerce and associations. Featuring the best capabilities and latest innovations from their countries, confirmed national groups include France led by Business France, Israel led by Israel Export Institute, and Singapore led by Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) and Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF). Participating for the first time as a National Group will be Italy led by Italian Chamber of Commerce Singapore, Japan led by Japan Network Security Association (JNSA), South Korea led by National Computing and Information Service (NCIS), Switzerland led by Switzerland Global Enterprise and USA led by the U.S. Commercial Service. This strong international presence reaffirms the recognition of INTERPOL World as an important platform for all to come together regularly for dialogues and sharing of ideas.
INTERPOL World also receives stronger support from international trade associations this year. (ISC)2, Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA), Biometrics Institute, Cloud Security Alliance, European Corporate Security Association (ECSA), International Aviation Security Association (IASA), ISACA, and Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) are some of the associations that have confirmed their support, recognizing INTERPOL World as an event for their members to source, learn and network. Trade organisations supporting the event for the first time include APSCA, Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP), Cross-border Research Association (CBRA), EC-Council, IEEE Communications Society, Secure Identity Alliance, and World Association of Detectives (WAD).