JSaRC Update – 6 October

Published on 06 October 2020

JSaRC Update – 6 October 2020

Security & Policing Special from JSaRC Head of Unit – Angela Essel

Welcome to the latest Joint Security and Resilience Centre Update. In light of the current environment, and constantly developing landscape I wanted to personally reach out to everyone to inform you of the very latest position on our plans to deliver Security and Policing in 2021.

Since the delivery of Security & Policing (S&P) 2020 at Farnborough, the joint delivery team have been working non-stop to plan for the 2021 event.

Planning around COVID-19

Sadly, but not unexpectedly, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our usual planning approach and, in a move to provide stability and ensure the safety of our community, we have taken the decision to host S&P 2021 as an online event.

Consultation with our respected industry partners has shown our joint ambition remains strongly behind S&P continuing to innovate and all involved welcome the opportunity to make definitive business plans for the coming year.

An outstanding opportunity

JSaRC will ensure that S&P 2021 will continue to provide an outstanding opportunity to engage with this complex marketplace. Our delegates will be able to meet, network and discuss the latest advances in delivering national security and resilience with UK suppliers, UK Government officials and senior decision makers across the law enforcement and security sectors.

Working with an innovative and secure digital platform, we will deliver online networking functionality and a comprehensive virtual exhibition that will guarantee engagement between our exhibitors, key stakeholders, international delegations, police services and Government departments.

Content has always been at the heart of S&P and the 2021 event will not falter in this arena. Attendees will continue to have access to an array of sessions, including immersive experiences, fusion forums, panel discussions and senior government keynotes that explore the three core themes of Resilience, Recovery and Rebuild in a multitude of live and pre-recorded formats.

Committed to working with industry

I’d like to add that JSaRC and our Government partners are committed to working with industry and academia to bring the very best of Security & Policing, online. Enabling the UK security and resilience sector to continue to develop and collaborate on the products, services and capabilities needed to cut crime, prevent terrorism, detect illegal immigration and promote growth.

And on a final note, please stay safe and well, and I look forward to welcoming you all to our premier online Security & Policing event in March next year.

Angela Essel