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18 Sep 02. The organisers of Imdex Asia, announced the launch of Global Security International 2003 (GSI 2003), on September 18th 2002. GSI 2003 will focus on the many and complex aspects of Asymmetric Warfare. The 3-day conference, held in London from July 15-17th 2003 at the Novotel, London West, chaired by Peter Varnish OBE, will cover topics as diverse as The Threat, Cyber Terrorism, Crisis Management thru Biometrics and C4ISR.

There is a dedicated GSI 2003 web site http://www.globalsecint.com

The exhibition will feature many of the companies and products discussed in BATTLESPACE and other international specialist publications. A number of key overseas delegations will be attending the show.

“The three day conference held during Global Security International 2003 will focus on new and potentially destabilising threats, often referred to as asymmetric warfare. The novel use of existing technologies applied in an unconventional manner has recently been demonstrated in many parts of the world. The conference, which will include an ‘Out of the Box’ session, where international experts will espouse on their thinking of the unthinkable, as well as sessions on the more conventional topics of sensors, WMD, terrorism, crisis management and computer forensics. A technical committee of international experts (TPC) has been formed to invite and vet Papers from around the world. Their aim is to ensure that not only are the authors willing to give the latest details of their work or experiences but also represent an accurate balance from the pool of world knowledge,” says Peter Varnish, Conference Chairman

Peter Varnish will be very happy to receive Papers for the Technical Programme Committee to consider all submissions by email to peter.varnish@btopenworld.com before January 7th 2003.

The conference schedule permits 58 potential Papers organised in 10 sessions, and the TPC is particularly anxious to learn from recent operational experience

The Defence Manufactures Association (DMA), the UK-based Defence Association, has given its full support to GSI 2003. As a result of their support, they have reserved 200 square meters for their members. The latest individual bookings are BAE SYSTEMS, TRW and Smiths Defence. GSI Organiser, Roger Marriott told GSI News, “Furthermore following many enquiries from the United States, we have just appointed Tom Kallman as our U.S. agent. There is also strong interest from Russia, we are currently in negotiations with the Russian Defence Equipment Marketing Agency, Rosoboronexport, following a strong expression of interest in a pavilion for next year’s show.”

U.S. companies wishing to participate in next year’s show should contact Ellen Demarest on +1 201 251 2623, email ellenD@kallman.com

U.K. companies interested in participating in GSIO 2003 should contact Peter Bradfield, The Media Centre: Tel +44 (0) 1485 528020, email mcentre@aol.com

Other countries please contact Roger Marriott, +44 (0) 1732 862079 or email imdex-asia@r-marriott.demon.co.uk

Julian Nettlefold, Publisher of BATTLESPACE told GSI News, “We plan to support the show in the May 2003 issue of BATTLESPACE C4ISTAR TECHNOLOGIES. This issue will be dedicated to publishing in-depth papers plus a review of asymmetric warfare and global security issues. The June issue of BATTLESPACE NEWS will be devoted to a preview of GSI 2003 and will distributed prior to and during the three day show. In addition BATTLESPACE has been appointed publishers of the official GSI 2003 catalogue.”

For entries in the GSI 2003 catalogue entries please contact: Julian Nettlefold, BATTLESPACE Publications, PO Box 13708, North Berwick, East Lothian EH39 5YF, SCOTLAND, Tel: +44 (0) 1620 880650, Fax: +44 (0) 1620 880298, e-mail: j.nettlefold@battle-technology.com

For catalogue adverting please contact: (UK, Europe and Australasia), BSP Media, Brian C. Passey F.I.M.M., Sally Cole, P.O. Box 4421, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4WF, Tel/Fax: +44(

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