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EXHIBITIONS AND CONFERENCES

EXHIBITIONS AND CONFERENCES

Aug 08. APDS, the international, tri-service, integrated, defence and security exhibition will be held 11-13 November 2008 in the Adelaide Convention Centre. The exhibition already has prolific bookings for stand space, including a group organised by the Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA). Defence and security companies wishing to take advantage of the opportunity to exhibit in an environment compatible with doing business with customers in Australia and Asia-Pacific, the world’s fastest growing defence and security market, are being encouraged to take part in this inaugural event. The South Australian Government is providing a range of support to the event, including financial. South Australia’s Premier and Minister for Economic Development, Mike Rann states “Adelaide is the defence industry and technology capital of Australia and is pleased to be hosting APDS. South Australia is home to a range of sophisticated defence projects including the largest in Australia’s history to build air warfare destroyers for the Royal Australian Navy. Adelaide is the Australian leader in advanced defence technology. The event will showcase an outstanding range of naval, aerospace and land products and services – providing an unparalleled opportunity for the major players in the Asia Pacific defence sector to see and be seen”.

Aug 08. Defence suppliers seeking to access the rapidly expanding security arena have a purpose designed platform for showcasing their wares at ISNR London, the international security and national resilience exhibition to be staged at Olympia on 2 and 3 December. High on the agenda at the co-located ISNR London conference is the 2012 Olympics. Hosting the Olympic Games will present the UK with one of the greatest security challenges it has faced in peacetime. The police and other emergency services, together with the intelligence services, will be in the front line, but the Olympic effect will be felt in many other areas connected with security. Tarique Ghaffur, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner and Olympic Security Coordinator, will be explaining what is involved in simultaneously protecting the competitors, visitors, infrastructure, host city and ethos of the Games. The challenges and opportunities associated with the 2012 Olympics are new ground for the UK security industry and Assistant Commissioner Ghaffur will be describing the strategies that are being employed in key areas such as staffing, partnership and procurement. He will also talk about building a legacy of security at the 2012 Games. A major feature of the ISNR London exhibition is a focus on all aspects of the security challenges facing London’s businesses and the infrastructure of the capital itself. Mounted with the support of the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), ‘The Secure London Initiative’ will provide a forum for security professionals across all business sectors to learn, both from their peers and representatives of leading security agencies, how London’s commercial enterprises are planning to ensure the security of their people, businesses and assets. Taking the security of London as an international model for proficient security and resilience practices, ‘The Secure London Initiative’ will have its own focus area on the exhibition floor where leading experts will present current case studies detailing the latest approaches and best practice.

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