The surveillance industry is very much organized around national and international trade shows and other events taking place regularly around the world. This page aims to list the events where physical surveillance devices designed to be hidden in spaces are likely to be presented or discussed.
Some events offer conferences and trainings to governmental agencies and private companies. Trade shows allow the clients of the surveillance companies – governments, law enforcement and security agencies, armed forces – to meet the company members, discover their products and services, and sign contracts. The list of companies exhibiting at a trade show is usually published on the event website, so that it is often possible to check if a given company is going to attend a given trade show.
European Police Congress
Official website : european-police.eu
Description : International congress for law enforcement agencies and the security industry, organized in Berlin, Germany every year since 2003.
Official website : eurosatory.com
Description : International trade show for the security and defence industry organized in Paris, France, since 1967. It is held every two years.
GPEC (General Police Equipment Exhibition and Conference)
Official website : gpec.de
Description : Trade show for law enforcement agencies organized in Germany since 2000.
Official website : https://idexuae.ae
Description : International trade show and conference for the defence industry, organized in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates every two years.
Official website : interpol-world.com
Description : International trade show for law enforcement agencies and private security companies organized in Singapore.
Official website : interpolitex.ru
Description : Trade show dedicated to the internal security of States organized every year in Moscow, Russia, by the russian government.
Official website : issworldtraining.com
Description : International gatherings of law enforcement and intelligence agencies, offering conferences and trainings. They are divided in five regular events : ISS World Middle East, ISS World Europe, ISS World North America, ISS World Latin America and ISS World Asia.
Official website : lea-der.org
Description : Event organized in Czech Republic every year since 2016. It offers trainings, conferences, workshops, and products exhibitions to law enforcement agencies. The 2019 edition specifically mentioned “covert video & audio surveillance” as one of the five topics of the event.
Official website : milipolasiapacific.com
Description : International trade show dedicated to the internal security of States, organized in Singapore every two years since 2005.
Official website : en.milipol.com
Description : International trade show dedicated to the internal security of States, organized in Paris, France, since 1984. It is held every two years since 1991.
Official website : milipolqatar.com
Description : Trade show dedicated to the internal security of States in the “Middle East”, organized in Doha, Qatar, every two years since 1996.
Mock Prison Riot
Official website : mockprisonriot.org
Description : Trade show for law enforcement agencies and the military, organized regularly in a former jail in Moundsville, United States.
NATIA National Conference
Official website : natia.org
Description : Annual gathering organized in the United States each summer by the National Technical Investigator’s Association (NATIA). It offers trainings, workshops and products exhibitions to law enforcement and intelligence agencies from the United States and elsewhere. They also hold smaller events called “Chapter Meetings” which are not made public.
Security and Policing
Official website : securityandpolicing.co.uk
Description : Trade show for british security and defence companies, organized by the british government in the United Kingdom every year.
Official website : shieldafrica.com/en
Description : International trade show for the security and defence industry organized in african countries (usually in the Republic of Ivory Coast) since 2013. It was organized every year between 2013 and 2015, and is held every two years since 2015.