Advanced strategies and technologies to protect both people and infrastructure from threats posed by terrorism will be promoted at an upcoming counter terror event in Abu Dhabi.
The inaugural Counter Terror Expo will run from October 30 to November 2 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Organized by Clarion Events Middle East, the event will feature companies offering services such as information management and security, location tracking, airport and transport security, covert surveillance and communication.
Other products and solutions would include maritime and off shore security, weapons and ammunition, blast containment, special vehicles for detection of explosives and transportation, technical clothing and protection, screening, scanning and emergency response equipment.
The conference will also include lessons from operations, demonstrations of sophisticated techniques and advanced technologies designed to deter and defeat both existing and emerging terrorist, criminal and other violent threats and identifying the best ways to get the public proactively involved in counter-terror strategies.
It will also feature cross-examining global counter-terror strategies to identify best practices and the lessons learned; considering cyber threat to critical infrastructure and understanding the solutions available to tackle this growing challenge, among others.
A recent report published by Forecast International revealed that in 2010 the GCC countries invested $68.3 billion in defense and security, with an estimated rise to $72.4 billion in 2011, and $82.5 billion by 2015.