Counter-Terror Expo quadruples in size
by Annie Byrne
The Counter-Terror Expo 2010 will feature the latest security technology, possibly including the controversial full-body scanners recently introduced in American airports, and soon to come to Britain.A sign of the times, the counter-terrorism industry is booming. The 2010 show expects fill 3,500sqm at Olympia, quadrupling last year’s floor space.“There is no other event globally that focuses on counter-terrorism,” says Niche Event MD Peter Jones. “Like anything in business, if something creative has that much momentum, it spreads quickly.”Security will be tight due to the sensitive subject matter, and every guest will be scanned.“The recent news has really brought the imminent threat to the foreground. It will do nothing but drive new and greater attention to our show,” Jones says.Although the manufacturers of the full-body scanners have not confirmed that they will bring the machines, Jones says it would be a prudent move considering the media controversy surrounding them.He hopes the show will continue its exponential growth, and says Niche Events has already started taking reservations for the 2011 show.