The Counter Terror Expo, held at Olympia, London, last week had a number of notable businesses and organisations from the glass and specialist glazing industry
The organiser stated that ‘records were broken’ at this year’s Counter Terror Expo (CTX) exhibition and conference for the security and counter terror sectors demonstrated its international appeal.
Held at Olympia London, it attracted VIP visitors from over 30 countries, a 30% increase on the 2014 show.
The World Terror Congress, one of the high profile conference streams staged at CTX, made the news around the world as keynote speakers, including Mark Rowley, Head of Specialist Operations and Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police and Jamie Shea, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, warned about new terrorist ‘threats’. On the exhibition floor, a record number of exhibitors rebooked for next year’s event, stating they had been delighted with the numbers of quality visitors coming on to their stands.
Among those expressing satisfaction was the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) which had a busy stand and exhibition stand and two expert seminars on window film and safety and security glazing. “It was a fantastic show, said Steve Rice, Director of Glazing, GGF. “The GGF’s stand looked great and it not only raised the Federation’s profile but really highlighted the GGF’s specialist groups and companies who operate in this industry sector.”
The two speakers involved were Ian Penfold, Chairman, GGF Window Film Group who talked about ‘How window film can enhance protection against terrorist attack’ and Richard Kells, Chairman, GGF Special Application Glass Group who presented, ‘Technological advancements that make glass and glazing more resistant to terrorist attack’.
MyTradeTV which was the only trade publication from the glass and glazing sector was able to see that stands such as Essex Safety Glass and Selectaglaze were busy with representatives expressing their pleasure with business done.
Caption The busy GGF stand which had a “fantastic first day” according to Steve Rice, its Director of Glazing.