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GPEC General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference® – all for Internal Security and Law Enforcement

We are organizing the 15th GPEC® (13th closed event for authorities covering all subject and product areas) again the only closed event with an international exhibition, specialist conferences, a drone flight zone, training, and test areas from 6 to 8 May 2024 in Leipzig, Germany.

In 2024 are again expecting more than 500 exhibitors and participants from more than 50 countries

Since its inaugural event in the year 2000, GPEC® every two years has developed into a leading special closed event for internal security with trade fair and conferences – for many years organized under the patronage of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and in 2022 with 500 exhibitors, including authorities, from 32 countries and more than 7.000 participants from 55 countries on 5 continents. In 2024 are again expecting more than 500 exhibitors and participants from more than 50 countries. The Patron of GPEC® 2024 is State Minister Armin Schuster, Saxon State Minister of the Interior.

For the first time ever a National Exhibitor Pavilion will feature at GPEC®, organised by the Israel Export Institute. Like no other event in Germany, this unique overview is the “one-stop-shop” for authorities only as well as national and international information and networking platform for products and solutions in all specialist areas and equipment areas of internal security. GPEC® thus promotes the resource conservation of the authorities with regard to market inspection, and innovations as well as information exchange and regularly seeks to exchange information about their needs. You can learn more about it here.

As a closed trade fair for all management levels and subject areas with police, border guard, customs administration, state intelligence and security services, municipalities, civil protection and disaster control authorities, prisons and the judiciary as well as special and infantry units of the military, GPEC® regularly forms the confidential framework for the exchange with top executives, decision-makers and preparers, procurers, technicians, trainers and end users from Germany and around the world, competence “Made in Germany”.

The trade fair is only accessible to visitors from national and international authorities upon presentation of an official service ID card or legitimation. Market-leading suppliers and competitors present their innovative products and numerous new products in this most comprehensive overview of management and operational resources. Several police and security authorities and organizations also contribute as exhibitors and even more as speakers in the specialist conferences.

GPEC® has always been synonymous with a strong framework programme, Highlights of 2024 are among others:

  • Innovation-Radar for internal security: developing ideas that are ready for use
  • Financial Investigations
  • Forensics conference for securing, examining, and evaluating material traces
  • Video Intelligence
  • Automotive IT & automotive forensics
  • E-Mobility
  • 20thGerman Control Center Congress incl. OSINT
  • K9: Training and operation of detection and protection dogs
  • European Police Trainers Conference by PiD
  • Cyber and communications security and cyber forensics
  • Communication & Internet Monitoring
  • Conference Police 20/20 of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community
  • Workshop drones (UAS and cUAS) and outdoor drone flight zone in front of the exhibition hall
  • Workshop TEMS Tactical Emergency Medical Support
  • DPolG (German Police Union) specialist forum on traffic “The reality of automated driving – challenges for the police”
  • Meeting of the IPOA International Police Organization Academy
  • Seminar of the European VR & Police Network
  • Close range operational training and self-defence
  • Training courses and operational training by the AG Police of the German Ju-Jutsu Association
  • K9 dog operations

Only and exclusively at GPEC® official working group conferences take place, among others:

  • Spring meeting of the heads of German central services
  • Special-IAT (information and workshop meeting of the German presidents and heads of riot police)
  • Specialist conference traffic monitoring including traffic monitoring technology of the Police Technology Institute of the German Police Academy
  • Meeting of the German Police Presidents organization
  • Preliminary conference of the 44th BDBOS (Federal Agency for Digital Radio for authorities and organizations with security tasks) Board of Directors meeting
  • Spring meeting of the ICT Security Commission (meeting of the German information security officers of the state and federal police forces)
  • Traffic monitoring conference including traffic monitoring technologies from the Police Technology Institute of the German Police Academy

The decoupling GPEC® digital focusing on all digitalization topics of internal security that was first organized in 2019 was and remains part of this all-encompassing GPEC® every two years. We organize the independent event GPEC® digital in the intermediate years, the odd calendar years.

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