Visitor increased announced for CTX 2013
9% attendance increase cements Counter Terror Expo’s position as the leading global counter-terrorism and security event
London, 02 May 2013
Counter Terror Expo 2013, which was held 24 – 25 April at Olympia, London, today announced a 9% attendance increase on the 2012 event. The 5th edition of the show attracted 9264 attendees and took place amidst an ongoing heightened security status, but also during a period of 12 months where the UK Police and Security Services have successfully safeguarded the public during a number of high profile events.
Counter Terror Expo has and will continue to serve the wider counter-terrorism and security industry in its quest to discover innovative solutions, share best practice and successful case studies and learn from some of the sharpest minds to protect nations, borders, crowded places, critical national infrastructure, companies, assets and individuals from the threat of terrorist attack.
Exhibitors were impressed with the quality of visitors who they met and were prepared to do business across 2 days of packed aisles and stands inside the Grand Hall, Olympia.
Simon Foster, Head of Sales & Marketing, Air & Ground, commented;
"CTX 2013 has been an outstanding show for us. The visitor quality has been exceptionally high; predominantly the visitors were there ready to buy. We have taken orders on the stand and made crucial contacts. Excellent show"
First time exhibitors, Vauxhall, who took part in the Armoured & Support Vehicle Zone, were equally delighted with the success of the show.
"This was the perfect platform for us to meet international buyers, and the quality of visitor has exceeded all our expectations. We have already booked our stand for 2014 and are looking forward to returning." Dick Ellam, Manager Vauxhall Special Vehicles, Vauxhall Fleet
Key highlights from the show included:
- Brand NEW at CTX 2013 were feature areas dedicated to; Maritime/Anti-Piracy Security, On/Off Shore Oil & Gas Security and Integrated Security.
- The free to attend workshop programme saw over 60 new products and case studies discussed and there were a number of new innovations demonstrated in the IEDD and Live Team Demo Area.
- The extensive conference programme played host to a number of high level speakers from; UK Home Office, United Nations, NATO, Europol, LOCOG, Metropolitan Police, UK Border Agency, Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO).
- Private meetings held by: Tall Buildings Group, NATO, Security Institute, PSSA, ISSA-UK, Major Events International and Sodexo.
- The inaugural co-located Forensics Europe Expo received over 3000 visitors
Joe Lawless, Projects Director, DYNASYSTEMS, also commented on the show’s success;
"I believe that the 2013 Counter Terror Expo has proved to be a valuable return on our investment of both time and money. We have seen a very high level calibre of visitor, the majority of who seem to be buyers.”
Speaking about the success of Counter Terror Expo 2013, Philip Hunter, Event Director, Clarion Defence & Security announced;
“Counter Terror Expo has once again demonstrated its unique ability to service the complex requirements of the counter-terrorism and security industry. We’re delighted to have seen an increase in attendance to the event further cementing CTX’s position as the leading global counter-terrorism and security event. We look forward to engaging with all stakeholders over the next 12 months to deliver an even more relevant and successful event in 2014”.
Companies interested in exhibiting at Counter Terror Expo 2014 are advised to book early as demand is already high for current floor space. Interested companies should visit www.counterterrorexpo.com/2014 to find out more.
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Notes to Editors
Clarion Events organises more than 200 events (a mixture of exhibitions, conferences and seated events) annually across the globe. More than 12,000 companies trust us with their custom each year and over 700,000 people give their valuable time to visit our events. This success has come from identifying high-value, niche audiences in difficult-to-reach markets and then building them into market-leading products.