This year’s summit featured record attendances by foreign delegations from across Asia, including representatives from the Defense, Police, Military, and Para-military forces of Nepal, Myanmar, India, Georgia, Oman, Japan, Taiwan, Brunei, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Poland, UAE, Jordan, Somalia, and Bangladesh, among others.
With an estimated footfall of 500 visitors over the course of the 3 day conference, Harry Dhaul, Honorary Advisor of Security Watch UK (organizers of the event,) assessed “£20 million of business opportunities were generated during the course of the three day summit.”
Exhibitors who also participated in the Conference as Speakers received by far the keenest response. Mobile forensics company Cellbrite, who spoke about their products and services, faced an immediate clamor from half a dozen countries wanting to discuss business opportunities. Another exhibitor who was a featured Speaker flew back to a participating delegation’s country the next day.
In consideration of the fact that procurement agents from across Asia do not come to the conference fully informed of the applications and intricacies of the new technologies, products and services on offer in this highly dynamic industry, demonstrations and talks on the application of these proved crucial in getting the information across in a way that literature alone could not do. The result in terms of business generated was significantly greater for those exhibitors therefore who availed themselves of this facility.
In 2013 the format of the event will give even greater openings for exhibitors to speak at the conference. Exhibitors will be invited to speak in the domains of:
- Aviation and Transport Security
- Critical Infrastructure Protection
- Maritime Security and Piracy
- IED detection and Counter Measures
- Cyber Security and Forensics
In 2013, greater focus will be given to ensure access to dynamic conduits to channel participation by exhibitors into prolific business opportunities with Asian buyers.