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At a loose end in the last week of June? No idea how to fill those empty weeks between the queen’s diamond jubilee and the Olympics? Forgot to buy tickets for the Counter Terror Expo at Earl’s Court at the end of April? Got a warehouse full of fighter jets and cattle prods you can’t offload because your European ‘partners’ have foolishly slashed defence spending as well as education and welfare budgets in the name of austerity? All is not lost. From 25 to 27 June, Securing Asia 2012 will be ‘bringing the Asian Homeland Security and Counter Terror Markets to the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre’ in Westminster:

Securing Asia 2012 is a first of its kind event, which aims to link the Asian Security Industry with Western Security suppliers and develop an ongoing forum for information sharing. This exclusive Summit, hosted in London, will offer attendees a unique insight into regional mindsets and perspectives on a global scale, in addition to direct access to customers from the Asian Homeland Security market, which is estimated at $1 trillion over the next seven years. As the driver of the world economy, Asia has new and complex Security requirements, which bring with them fresh challenges and therefore opportunities for Western Security suppliers. Understanding the procurement process is key to doing successful business in this nascent market, and will be a key theme of Securing Asia 2012.

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  1. Harry Stopes says:

    ‘Understanding the procurement process’ indeed. Translation, meeting the right people.

    • Thomas Jones says:

      Yes: it’s a heady mix of euphemism and straight-talking.

      • Bob Beck says:

        So I take it “the Asian security industry” refers to “the increasingly anxious Chinese government, resorting to ever more arbitrary and brutal measures, in an attempt to keep the lid on”?

        I struggle to imagone what other market could be worth $1 trillion — or even (allowing for perhaps pardonable exaggeration) $100 billion over the next 14, let alone the next seven years.

      • Bob Beck says:

        … but waittaminute… I’d momentarily forgotten about the increasingly anxious Pakistan and India, to say nothing of the positively panicky (one assumes) Afghanistan, or nominal government thereof.

        Maybe all this potential lolly could top out at something approaching $1 trillion, after all. (We’ll all have pie in the sky when we die, etc.) I doubt it, but one never knows.

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