INTERPOL World 2017 builds up momentum with strong support from public and private sectors
SINGAPORE, 9 February 2017 - The second edition of INTERPOL World has garnered strong support from public and private sectors, both locally and on the international front. Owned by INTERPOL, the world’s largest police organization with 190 member countries, the event is supported by Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the World Economic Forum and CyberSecurity Malaysia, an agency under Malaysia’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
INTERPOL World provides a strategic platform for mutually beneficial collaborations, information sharing, innovations and solutions in response to security threats. It encapsulates the vision of a safer world through a multi-stakeholder approach by engaging the government, private and public sectors to address future security menaces.
“INTERPOL World is a unique opportunity for law enforcement and industry to build partnerships for developing innovative solutions to the global security challenges of tomorrow,” said Jürgen Stock, INTERPOL Secretary General.
To stay ahead of the game, law enforcement agencies and commercial organizations need to embrace current and future technologies to detect, prevent and investigate, so as to safeguard assets, property and citizens. Innovations in securing the cyberspace, public safety technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, drones, and identity management solutions such as biometrics, forensic sciences and investigations are some of the key enablers to better equip law enforcers and commercial entities with the necessary tools and solutions to counter future security challenges.
At least 300 international manufacturers and solutions providers will present their latest cutting-edge technologies to 10,000 security professionals and buyers from both public and private sectors. Market leaders such as Canon, Datacard, Gemalto, Kaspersky Lab, Microsoft, Oracle, NEC Corporation, Securiport, SICPA and Symantec have confirmed their participation at INTERPOL World to further strengthen their presence in the security landscape.
INTERPOL World 2017 will also see 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) 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.
With five months to the event, 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.
INTERPOL World will also see 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) 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, Security Identity Alliance, and World Association of Detectives (WAD).
The INTERPOL World Congress will happen from 4 to 6 July while the INTERPOL World Exhibition will take place from 5 to 7 July 2017 at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. Please visit www.interpol-world.com for more information.
INTERPOL’s role is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place. A high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support helps meet the growing challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century.
INTERPOL’s range of global policing capabilities to support its 190 member countries include databases of police information on criminals and crime, operational support, forensics and analysis services, and training on how to use its tools.
All these policing capabilities are delivered worldwide and support three global programmes that INTERPOL considers to be the most pressing today: Counter-terrorism, Cybercrime, and Organized and Emerging Crime.
INTERPOL’s General Secretariat is based in Lyon, France, supported by the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore, seven regional bureaus and Special Representative offices at the European Union, the United Nations and the African Union. Each member country runs an INTERPOL National Central Bureau, staffed by national law enforcement officials.
About INTERPOL World
INTERPOL World is a strategic platform for the public and private sectors to discuss and showcase solutions to evolving global security challenges. The biennial exhibition and congress event aims to connect law enforcement, government bodies, academia, international security professionals and buyers with security solution providers and manufacturers. The event fosters mutually beneficial collaboration, information sharing, innovation and solutions to ensure faster and more accurate responses to security threats.
INTERPOL World is an event owned by INTERPOL and managed by MP International Pte Ltd. For more information, please visit www.interpol-world.com.