The inaugural INTERPOL World 2015 saw 7,807 government leaders, together with representatives of international organisations and researchers converge to discuss strategies to develop safer and more secure cities. A global platform to develop security solutions for the rapidly urbanising world, INTERPOL World concluded last week with potential and new partnerships forged and a stronger collective resolve to develop a more secure, resilient and safer cities for people around the world.
Held from 14 to 16 April, the INTERPOL World Expo, together with the INTERPOL World Theatre and demo area, had showcased the latest developments and technologies from 258 companies globally, while the INTERPOL World Congress closed on 16 April with 437 delegate exchanging ideas in the thought leadership dialogues and business meetings.
“I am thrilled that INTERPOL World has been a tremendous success at its debut. The vibrant exchange of best practices, experiences and technologies across various government agencies and international organisations over the last week, underscores the event’s significance as the premier platform for global industry captains to have insightful exchange of conversations and to collaborate to find innovative solutions to address the various security challenges,” said Mr Jack Chia, Executive Director of the MP International.
A key theme that was discussed and debated during INTERPOL World was the issue of what makes the world safer and secure environment. There was broad agreement that it was a necessity to innovate and form multi-stakeholder partnerships in order to deliver solutions to the growing challenges of policing and security.
“The quality of discussions and participation at INTERPOL World was outstanding and we are very glad to have been a part of an excellent event where we were able to interact with potential partners and expert panels. The event provided a platform for NEC to introduce its latest innovations and to engage relevant authorities on current security issues,” said Mr Hironori Takahashi, Vice President, Public Business Unit, NEC Corporation.
Participants at INTERPOL World also stressed for greater dialogue and collaboration between public and private entities to create more innovative and cost-effective solutions to improve global security.
“INTERPOL World was a good platform for us to introduce our Large Crowd Monitoring Solution to the right target audience on a large scale. We were able to engage in comprehensive conversations with the audience and explore potential partnerships,” said Erel Rosenberg, Chief Executive Officer, DFRC Pte Ltd.
The next INTERPOL World will be held in Singapore in 2017.
INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 190 member countries. The role of INTERPOL is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place. The high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support from INTERPOL helps meet the growing challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century.
About INTERPOL World
INTERPOL World is a biennial trade event which promotes public private partnerships and serves as a business platform for security manufacturers and service providers to offer innovative security solutions to law enforcement agencies, government officials and security professionals from the commercial sectors. INTERPOL World creates an environment for public and private sectors to come together to identify, develop and drive security initiatives for real world security situations across four key domains: Cybersecurity, Safe Cities, Border Management and Supply Chain Security.
INTERPOL World is owned by INTERPOL and supported by Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs. The first INTERPOL World will take place in Singapore from 14-16 April 2015 and will be alongside the official opening of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) and the 22nd INTERPOL Asian Regional Conference. For more information, visit: www.interpol-world.com.