The 3rd edition of INTERPOL World will take place from 2 to 4 July 2019 at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Owned by INTERPOL and supported by Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs, this year’s edition will focus on the theme of ‘Engaging Co-creation to Prepare for Future Security Threats’.
The focus on co-creation is key as the objective of INTERPOL World is to provide a strategic platform for key stakeholders such as thought leaders and experts from government agencies, private entities, academia think tanks and industry, to showcase and exhibit their capabilities and share findings to shape the future security landscape through exchange and dialogue. INTERPOL World 2019 will encompass these interlinked activities across three days:
- 32 Co-creation Labs that will focus on exploring solutions to specific real-life security problems. Police thought leaders will share their challenges with solution providers and academia and showcase innovative and unique solutions to security threats.
- Motivational keynote presentations elaborating on perspectives for the future and new capabilities aiding security and public safety. Topics include how technology impacts our lives and implications for public safety and security for our communities in the future.
- A series of INTERPOL Working Groups (attendance by invitation only), empowering law enforcement agencies with useful data and tools to continuously improve and strengthen relationships with the communities they serve.
- An Exhibition for more than 200 international industry partners to showcase their capabilities and services.
- Networking activities to provide opportunities to develop professional and personal networks across public safety and security organizations.
Co-creation Labs Drive Two-Way Participation from Both Speakers and Attendees
With the objective of providing a strategic platform to shape the future security landscape and encourage dialogue amongst key stakeholders, INTERPOL World 2019 seeks to enhance awareness of emerging security and crime issues by focusing on three main themes in the program:
- Global Safety Today (2 July 2019, Tuesday)
- Improving Security for Tomorrow (3 July 2019, Wednesday)
- Forecasting and Planning for the Future (4 July 2019, Thy)
The program will take on a new format this year with the introduction of Co-creation Labs. Instead of the standard panel discussions or Q & A sessions, the Co-creation Labs are interactive sessions that engage all participants in collaborative discussions, with the view of defining and identifying solutions to real-life public safety and security problems, exploring and challenging existing frameworks and practices to look at refinement through innovative processes and methods, thereby raising awareness of the challenges that the industry collectively face and areas for mutual collaboration. Each lab panel will consist of experts from law enforcement or a likeminded agency, academia and industry, facilitated by a moderator.
These one-and-a-half-hour sessions are deliberately curated with an audience size of 50 to 250 participants to facilitate more intimate discussions on the broad theme of the day. The Co-creation Labs are open for registration now at https://www.interpol-world.com/registration. Anyone who wishes to share their experiences and knowledge and contribute to critical discussions that seek to collectively improve public safety and security globally are welcome to join the sessions.
Motivational speaker Richard van Hooijdonk from the Netherlands will be helming a keynote session at INTERPOL World. He is a trendwatcher and futurist who offers inspiring lectures on how technology impacts the way we live, work and do business. More than 420,000 people have already attended his renowned inspirational sessions and his keynote session on Day 1 is a must-attend event. Richard will share about how technology impacts the way we live and work to ensure a safer world.
Another highlight is Dr Mary Aiken, cyberpsychologist and academic advisor to Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) who joins on the last day to speak at the keynote session on the future of our communities and our societies and the need to ensure public safety and maintain security, among many more.
In addition, INTERPOL organizes several high-level working groups, targeting specific topics, which meet regularly in different locations worldwide. Building on the successes of its previous editions, a series of closed-door working groups (by invitation only) will be organized alongside INTERPOL World 2019. These working groups aim to empower law enforcement agencies with useful data and tools in the areas of artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, Darknet, drones, and innovation. This will allow them to continue strengthening their global cooperation, share and discuss the latest regulations, in-depth challenges, best practices and strategies, enabling agencies to evaluate and implement in their operations.
The three-day trade exhibition will provide a platform for manufacturers, distributors, and R&D organizations to showcase their latest innovations and cutting-edge technologies to public and private entities in the law enforcement, security and likeminded industries. More than 200 international manufacturers and solutions providers will showcase emerging solutions in command and control systems, cyber-related technologies, identification technologies, information processing and data analytics solutions, smart systems and more, and more than 8,000 international attendees from law enforcement agencies, government departments and the commercial sectors are expected. Please visit www.interpol-world.com for more information.