|GSA 2015 addressed key issues surrounding the ISIS threat to the region|
Demonstration from exhibitors:
The exhibition saw more than 5,000 visitors over three days and featured nearly 200 exhibitors from 32 countries. There to see the latest in security hardware and software were also 58 VIP delegates in attendance from 11 Asia-Pacific countries, including Cambodia, India, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan ROC, Thailand and Vietnam. VIPs, delgates and trade visitors got first-hand demonstrations from bellwether exhibitors such as Adani, SAAB, Lockheed Martin, Rafael, Cobham, Condor, iRobot, Cellebrite, Scott Safety, Glock, Norinco and others as they put advanced technology and equipment on display at what is the leading exhibition and conference covering all aspects of counter terrorism, internal state security, law enforcement and civil defense in the Asia Pacific.
“We are really excited to be represented here at GSA2015 and show that Rafael remains at the cutting edge of defense and security technology,” said BG (Ret) Zion Sapir, General Manager of Rafael Singapore. “It has been a very successful outing for us this year and it was an honor to demonstrate our systems to the many visitors at the show.” Guest of Honor Mr Masagoes Zulkifli, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, officiated the opening ceremony and had a tour of the exhibition.
VIPs and delegates were also enthused about the event. “This is an excellent event in terms of speakers and providing us with the opportunity to improve on global security issues and knowledge and the exhibition has given a significant boost to the importance for our business contacts and established good relationships with the,.” said Brigadier Jayampathi Tilakarathne of the Sri Lanka Army.
Key issues addressed:
"The exhibition saw more than 5,000 visitors over three days and featured nearly 200 exhibitors from 32 countries"
GSA 2015 also addressed key issues surrounding the ISIS threat to the region at its conference entitled “The New Asian Threat Landscape”. The two-day conference was attended by over 300 representatives from commercial and government organizations, who gathered to discuss the region’s threats and how best to mitigate, prevent and react to them.
“It is very encouraging to see people from all over, from both commercial and government organizations, come together to collaborate and build towards a common understanding and common strategy for fighting extremism,” said Conference Chair Dr. Rohan Gunaratna, Professor of Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Other speakers highlighted the prevalent threat of radicalisation via social media and the possible use of biological agents such as smallpox or anthrax as the key challenges facing national security efforts. Mr Andrew Marriott, Managing Director of GSA Exhibitions Pte Ltd looked forward to continued growth of the show in the years to come, “Our exhibitors and delegates were very positive about what they took away from our show. The various threats to national security keep evolving and growing in new ways and there is no doubt that we will see even stronger interest in MILIPOL Asia-Pacific in 2017, incorporating Global Security Asia, in Singapore, as collaboration across the region deepens.”