Home Office security minister John Hayes to open Transport Security Expo 2015 at Olympia

John Hayes MP

John Hayes MP

On Wednesday 2 December, John Hayes MP (UK Security Minister at the Home Office) will be officially opening this year’s Transport Security Expo at Olympia, London. An MP since 1997, Hayes has held a number of shadow ministerial and Government roles, including Minister of State at the Department for Transport and senior Parliamentary Advisor to the Prime Minister.

Now in its thirteenth edition, Transport Security Expo has become the main global platform bringing Government, industry and academia together to counter the threat against our transportation networks. Sectors covered by the event include aviation security, maritime security, rail security, major events transport security and border security.

Attracting over 4,500 international security professionals last year as well as 200 leading brand name global exhibitors, over 30 official Government-hosted country delegations and 15-plus UK stakeholder agency delegations, the event provides a high-level environment for decision-makers and influencers with significant purchasing power.

Continually evolving to reflect both the changing security landscape and the industry developments designed to meet emerging threats, Transport Security Expo will feature a number of new initiatives in 2015. These include:

Future Borders Experience

The Future Borders Experience will provide a unique insight into next generation border security capabilities both through its exhibition features and its dedicated Presentation Theatre.

World of Perimeter Security

World of Perimeter Security will make Transport Security Expo the first-ever trade show to offer a complete end-to-end integrated solution for protecting critical and sensitive sites, all delivered in a single interactive tour.

VIP and International Delegations Lounge

Co-ordinated with the assistance of the Home Office and the UKTI Defence and Security Organisation, the International Delegations Lounge will be at the very heart of the Expo, ready to welcome over 30 official Government-hosted delegations.

Security Vehicles Zone

From vehicles designed to transport cash and valuables through to high-end luxury limousines protecting VIPs and diplomats, the Security Vehicles Zone will be the largest-ever at Transport Security Expo.

Supporting the exhibition will be a conference programme designed in close collaboration with an expert Advisory Board. Open to everyone to attend, free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis, the sessions will feature some of the most renowned opinion leaders in the industry.

Peter Jones, CEO of Transport Security Expo’s organiser Nineteen Events, commented: “This is an important milestone in the history of Transport Security Expo. It will be the first time the event has been officially opened by a Minister of State. That directly reflects the closeness with which we are now working with Government – including the Home Office and UKTI DSO – and the support they are providing, including the official invitation to international delegations to the event.”

*Registration for Transport Security Expo is free of charge and includes access to the exhibition as well as all conferences and Workshops and the evening networking reception to be hosted on 2 December

**Click here to register

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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