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UBM to launch new homeland security show in San Diego in February

San Diego, site of
new homeland security
trade show in February

UBM, an organizer of government and commercial security events, announced on April 20 the launch of National Security Technology Expo, which will be held at the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) in California on February 6-8, 2012.

UBM has 40 years of experience organizing security exhibitions in the UK, India, South Africa, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.
National Security Technology Expo is a new annual exhibition and conference which will provide a unique opportunity for representatives from across the U.S. Government responsible for protecting the U.S. air, sea and land borders to see the latest security technology, available both within and outside the U.S.

The event will address the requirements for all the sectors of airport, border and maritime security and disaster management, and will provide a unique showcase for international and U.S. innovative new technology solution providers, said UBM in a news release issued on April 20.

Delegates and visitors to the Expo will include representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (TSA, US Coast Guard, Customs & Border Protection and FEMA), FBI, NSA, police and law enforcement departments, airport and port authorities, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Defense.

On the West coast there is a high concentration of U.S. Government personnel, including the 11th District Coast Guard headquarters and the U.S. EOD School in San Diego.

San Diego airport is the busiest single-runway commercial service airport in the U.S. and eight out of the top 11 of the world’s largest defense companies have a sizable presence in San Diego County.
Alongside the Expo will be conference with senior U.S. and international government speakers and a two-day technology workshop, which will include a series of briefings by the Department of Homeland Security on its future requirements.

Day 2 of the technology workshop will give participants an opportunity to meet with homeland security personnel for more detailed discussions.

“National Security Technology Expo presents an ideal access to the US market for both international and US security companies,” said James Blue, portfolio director at UBM Live, in the news release. “National Security Technology Expo will promote international innovation and technology in the fight against international terrorism, criminal activity and the threat of chemical and biological attack. Our experience in providing events and media channels to the security market in the UK, India, South Africa, West Africa and Saudi Arabia will ensure we provide an exhibition that sits at the heart of this dynamic market.”

“UBM is one of the world’s leading event organizers with over 300 events worldwide and over 40 events in the USA including industry leading brands Black Hat, Interop and Cruise Shipping Miami,” said John Stuttard, senior vice president of UBM.


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