TranSec World Expo On Final Approach To RAI Amsterdam

TranSec World Expo 2009 is stacking up to be the biggest and best ever with just six weeks left before doors open for this preeminent exhibition and conference event in the transportation security calendar. Focusing specifically on core threats to the aviation and maritime transport sectors, the event brings regulators, technologists and the world's leading experts in security together for two days of informed debate to help shape policy and direction in securing transport infrastructure.

"Bucking the trend in these economically challenging times, we are delighted this year to deliver a much expanded event with a clear focus on the critical challenges facing these two industry sectors and delivering even greater value to those attending, comments Peter Jones, Managing Director, TranSec World Expo 2009.

Whilst it has been fashionable in some circles to downplay the threat posed to the transportation sector from international terrorism, major attacks of the past year demonstrate that the threat level remains acute.

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) statistics record multiple acts of unlawful interference against civil aviation resulting in loss of life and injuries in the past twelve months. International Maritime Bureau (IMB) statistics show that acts of piracy on the high seas has almost doubled in the first quarter of this year.

"While a major strike against civil aviation assets hasn't occurred for some time now, it's widely believed in some circles that it is only a matter of time before terrorists turn their attention back to this high profile transport sector and exploit weaknesses that still exist in security.

Meanwhile, acts of piracy have reached epidemic proportions fueled largely by the ease with which it is possible to extort huge sums of money for the return of precious cargo and release of ship crews, " adds Mr. Jones.

TranSec World Expo is being held at the all new RAI Elicium in Amsterdam. Located on Congress Square and between the two exhibition halls and the congress centre, this is the premier event and exhibition space in the Netherlands.

Key themes over the two days of TranSec World Expo include protecting passengers and cargo from international terrorism, organised crime including drug trafficking and people smuggling and the potentially growing threat presented by weapons of mass destruction. Free to attend workshops include the specialised areas of CCTV & Intrusion Detection; Baggage & Cargo Screening, Passenger Screening and Biometrics & Access Control to name but a few.

The exhibition features technology from over 100 of the leading vendors worldwide.

"TranSec World Expo is a truly multi-dimensional event. Dedicated and sector specific conferences on Aviation, Maritime & Supply Chain security are the principal learning centres and supported by an extensive workshop programme designed to enhance the opportunity to gain best practice knowledge across a spectrum of key topics. TranSec World Expo is a not to be missed event, " concludes Peter Jones.

With the RAI Elicium just fifteen minutes away from Amsterdam Schiphol and boasting fast metro connections to Amsterdam and Den Haag for high speed rail connections across Europe, TranSec World Expo 2009 is the best connected event in the transportation security calendar.

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