Security & Policing celebrates 40th anniversary success


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Security & Policing, the official UK Government global security event, celebrated a successful in-person return to Farnborough for its 40th anniversary.

This year’s closed event, held between 15-17 March 2022, welcomed over 6,000 approved attendees, including visitors and delegations from over 73 countries, over 300 leading industry exhibitors and a record 30 participating Government and law enforcement departments and agencies.

The three-day event centred around the theme of Protecting People, Places and Prosperity showcased leading content and insight as well as high-level engagement and partnership opportunities between UK suppliers, academia, Government officials and senior decision makers across law enforcement and security from the UK and overseas

Record UK government engagement and attendance

For the first time ever, Security & Policing welcomed The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Secretary of State for the Home Department on the show’s opening day for a packed keynote address and to meet with attendees across the show.

The opening morning also saw attendees fill the keynote briefing room to hear from The Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Minister for Security and Borders, visits from Mike Freer MP, Minister for Exports and Minister for Equalities, plus a host of thought-provoking sessions across the content zones throughout the day.

On Tuesday evening the show welcomed exhibitors, international delegations and guests for the opening reception where TapS0S were announced winners of the ADS Security Innovation Award 2022, for its TapSOS application which enables non-verbal 999 communications for those with physical, medical or situational barriers. Find out more.

On day two, The Rt Hon Kit Malthouse MP, Minister for Crime, Policing & Probation made his second visit to the event for another popular keynote session.

Attendees also filled the auditorium for keynotes from Dame Cressida Dick DBE QPM, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and Dr Paul Hollinshead OBE, Chief Executive, Dstl, along with a host of panel and challenge sessions in the Fusion Forum and Government updates and insights from the Centre Stage.

Finally, evening guests to the Evening Thought Leadership Panel & Dinner sponsored by Amazon Web Services (AWS), enjoyed an insightful panel discussion on National Resilience before a dinner speech from Matthew Rycroft CBE, Permanent Secretary, Home Office.

The final day saw more visits from The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP – Secretary of State for International Trade and Ranil Jayawardena MP, Minister for International Trade, as well as an audience with Phil Douglas, Interim Director General Border Force and array of Fusion Forum and Centre Stage sessions.

The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) Business Conference also took place on the final day of the event, centred around the theme of Protective Security Information for the Business Community.

You can review the full content programme across the three days here.

New for 2022, The Centre Stage located adjacent to the Government Zone gave visitors and exhibitors the chance to hear directly from speakers from Government departments and agencies on their latest priorities, developments and collaboration opportunities.

Find out more about the attending Government participants across the expanded Government Zone and Centre Stage here.

Unmissable immersive experiences

Security & Policing 2022 hosted the most expansive series of Immersive Features seen in the history of the event – Incident at Sea: Live Immersive Response. Hosted by the Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC), the features provided visitors with a series of narrative-led, content-rich, immersive experiences, which give an insight into technologies and solutions to solve the latest and future security challenges and threats.

The Immersive Experience focussed on showcasing solutions and technology across four key policy areas: Cybersecurity, Coastal & Maritime Surveillance, Supply Chain Resilience and Justice. The four interactive features took visitors through the repercussions of a ransomware attack on a shipping vessel in close proximity of a busy UK sea port. Find out more here.

Save the date for Security & Policing 2023

Security & Policing will return to the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre next year between Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 March, 2023.

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