As a result of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the introduction of government regulations and public health directives, Counter Terror Expo (CTX), Ambition, World Counter Terror Congress (WCTC) and its co-located events will no longer take place at ExCeL London on 8-10 September 2020.
This postponement and rescheduling covers the following events:
- Counter Terror Expo
- World Counter Terror Congress
- Forensics Europe Expo
- IFSEC International (organised by Informa Markets)
- FIREX International
- Safety & Health Expo
- Facilities Show
- Intelligent Building Europe
- Workplace Wellbeing Show
The decision been made in an effort to ensure the health and safety of exhibitors, speakers and visitors, while the trajectory of the pandemic remains unclear.
Focus on bringing the community back together in 2021
"CTX is an important milestone for security professionals from industry, infrastructure, government and policing to network and do business. So, while we are of course disappointed not to be holding the event this year, the decision is in the best interests of our customers, attendees, and suppliers. In addition, as a strategic counter-terror event with a global audience, a significant proportion of this audience typically travel from overseas. Given that governments around the world are continuing to advise against international travel at this time, we believe the most prudent course of action is to focus on bringing the community back together at CTX in May 2021. We will be working closely with our exhibitors and industry partners to shape a reunion to remember", commented David Townsend, Event Director, CTX, Clarion Defence & Security
"The right thing to do"
Chris Edwards, Group Director Informa, who is responsible for IFSEC, added: “We know how important these events are as a forum where our communities come together to learn, network and meet suppliers.
We have a proud track record of hosting the largest gatherings of any event in our industry in the UK, and often beyond, and no one is more disappointed in this decision than us, but after much deliberation we are sure that this is absolutely the right thing to do in the circumstances."
The next edition of these events will be hosted at ExCeL London on 18-20 May 2021. They will still take place alongside the Informa Markets events including IFSEC International.