20th Anniversary International Exhibition of Means of State Security Provision INTERPOLITEX-2016 was held in the territory of All-Russia Exhibition Center (VDNH, Moscow) on the special testing and shooting range of the Federal State Enterprise “Geodesia” in the town of Krasnoarmeysk, Moscow Region from 18 to 22 October 2016. The exhibition was organized by the Russian Federation Ministry of the Interior, Federal Security Service and Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation and exhibition operator was Exhibition Companies Group “BIZON”. According to the participants’ and specialists’ opinion the exhibition has become the central event of the Federal significance among all advertising and exhibition events in the sphere of national security held in Russia and CIS in 2016.
The inauguration of the exhibition was attended by: Mr. Oleg Bochkarev, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Military-Industrial Commission of the Russian Federation under the Government of the Russian Federation; Mr. Valery Semerikov, Deputy Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO); Mr. Alexander Gorovoy, the General-the Colonel of Police, First Deputy Minister of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation; Mr. Alexander Makhanov, the Deputy Minister of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation; Mr. Oleg Korshunov, Deputy Director of the Russian Federal Service for the Execution of Sentences; Mr. Alexander Chupriyan, Deputy Minister of the of Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters; Mr. Sergei Goreslavsky, Deputy General Director of State Corporation "Rosoboronexport", General Director of Exhibition Companies Group Mr. Sergei Marichev and other officials.
First Deputy Minister of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Mr. Alexander Gorovoy in his opening speech noted that "the main goal of this annual forum was and remains the task of assistance to the implementation of innovative technologies in equipment of the Russian Federation law enforcement bodies and other agencies and special services, whose activities are connected with national security and the security of citizens". Mr. Gorovoy expressed his gratitude to the organizers and participants of the exhibition.
Exhibition was located in all three halls of the exhibition pavilion with a total exhibition space of 25,500 sq. m. The event was presented as a fitting combination of several exhibitions and specialized expositions divided into five following sections: “Police Systems and Equipment”, Technical Systems and Facilities for Border Protection and Security “Granitsa” (Border)”, “Military Technical Salon”, “Unmanned Multipurpose Vehicle Systems”, “Protection and Security Systems and Technologies” and three specialized expositions: “Equipment Centre”, “Special Transport” and “Safe and Secure City”. For the first time Specialized Exhibition “Capabilities of Industrial Sector of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation” was organized within the framework of the Interpolitex Forum.
According to the information of the independent audit this year 451 domestic and foreign companies and organizations from 13 countries of the world took part in the event. This number included 56 foreign companies, from 12 foreign countries. Among them one could meet firms and companies from Belgium, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Sweden, South Africa, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Korea, USA.
Among the exhibitors one can meet such big and well known companies as: Rosoboronexport State Corporation, Central Research Institute “Cyclon”, OJSC “Pergam-Engineering”, Research & Production Company “Dedal”, ZALA AERO, IzhMash – Unmanned Systems”, “Oboronprominvest”, "Concern Vega”, JS “Shvabe”, “О.Т.К.-Centre”, “Magellan Group of Companies”, “BТК Group”, JSC Eleron, , Vympel Shipyard JSC, Moscow State Technical University after N. Bauman, Faradey Company, Steel Research Institute, “558 Aviation Repair Plant, Lotes ТМ Ltd., Eleron, Federal Federal State Institution “Criminal Expertise Centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation”, Speech Technology Center, Integra-S Consortium“, MicroSystemation AB (Sweden), Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization, FMS Enterprises Migun Ltd. and CAA Industries (Israel), Zebra Armour and Gelvenor Textiles (Republic of South Africa), Zhejiang ULIRvision Technology Co., LTD, Wuhan Guide Infrared Co. Ltd., ZHEJIANG DALI TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD (China) and a number of others. People’s Republic of China of China was presented by 28 firms and companies.
The companies – participants of the exhibition put on display more than 1000 of new and innovative products. Among them on display there were presented armored cars and multipurpose robotic systems, UAV and boats, protective suits, search and customs equipment, means of communication etc.
Within the framework of the exhibition wide science and business program were held 7 conferences, 6 workshops, 6 round table discussions and 7 presentations devoted to the most pressing issues of security of the state and its citizens. More than 2000 specialists took part in discussion of 150 reports and presentations.
One of the key events of the business program became conferences organized by the Russian Federation Ministry of the Interior – "Prospects of Developing of New Items of Armaments and Special Equipment of New Generation”, "Technical Security Equipment for Ensuring Integrated Security of Objects and Territories: Problems and Prospects of Development " and "Forensic and Technical-Criminalistic Support of Crime Investigation and Crime Detection". Federal Scientific-Production Association “Special Equipment and Communications” of the Russian Federation Ministry of the Interior organized a specialized research-to-practice conference devoted to some issues of information technologies. Besides conferences there were held a number of workshops including "MSAB: Evolution in the Field of Mobile Forensics, 2016", “New Developments in the Sphere of Data and Information Protection”. Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization Ltd. from Israel organized their own workshop: "Latest Developments in Mobile Forensics”. Border Service of the Russian Federal Security Service held their own special conference “Focal Areas of Technical Development of Protection of the State Border and Objects of Border Infrastructure at the Present Stage”.
A big number of events in which took part more than 20 enterprises and companies was held within the framework of the Forum of Non-Governmental Security Sphere (NGSS Forum) "Safe and Secure Capital". These events included the Forum Plenary Session and sections devoted to issues of cooperation and interaction between NGSS and Federal and municipal authorities, ensuring safety and security of citizens and objects of social infrastructure etc.
According to the information received from the Registration Desk the exhibition was attended by more than 20,000 visitors from 62 countries. Not less than 53% of the visitors were represented by top-management staff, i.e. decision makers.
26 exhibitors presented their products within the framework of the «National Security» Contest. The winners of the contest were awarded with the«Quality and Security Guarantee» Gold Medal and with the Diploma of Laureate of the Contest.
A number of enterprises and companies took part in live demonstration of technical, operational and combat capabilities of various types of police and military technical equipment for specialists, held on October 20 and 22 on the special testing and shooting range of the Federal State Enterprise “Geodesia” in the town of Krasnoarmeysk, Moscow Region. Within the framework of live demonstration program special units of the Russian Federation power structures showed their skills and abilities. The event was attended by more than 6000 visitors.
The next 21st International Homeland Security Exhibition INTERPOLITEX-2017 (http://www.interpolitex.ru) will be held from 17 to 20 October 2017 in Moscow on the territory of the All-Russia Exhibition Center VDNH (Pavilion 75).