- The 7th GPEC® took place 11 - 13 September 2012 in Leipzig, Germany.
- 6,514 security experts from 59 countries met with 496 exhibitors from 29 countries
- Patron: Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich, Federal Minister of the Interior, Member of the German Bundestag
- 8th GPEC® takes place 9 - 11 September 2014 again in Leipzig
At the 7th GPEC General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference® 6,514 specialized visitors from 59 countries met with 496 exhibitors (335 national and 161 international ones) from 29 countries from 5 continents and informed themselves about developments, technologies and trends in the field of police and special equipment (2010: 6,204 visitors from 58 countries and 475 exhibitors from 24 countries), among them more than 1,000 international security experts.
Not just the increase in all figures of this closed specialized trade fair but also the very positive response and the high degree of satisfaction among visitors from authorities and exhibitors alike leads to the conclusion: Most successful GPEC® since its inauguration in 2000.
This record of success impressively confirms that GPEC® has once again proven and further expanded its standing as Europe’s biggest closed specialized event for police and special equipment in Germany.
The specialized trade fair and the numerous topics in the programme of fringe events expressed the increasing interdepartmental and international cooperation in solving state and joint security tasks and presented respective options for action as well as relevant products and solutions.
The versatile programme of fringe events with more than 15 specialized meetings, seminars and workshops, official working group meetings and events – in particular led by the Federal Ministry of the Interior – as well as specialized lectures and practical demonstrations offered a great wealth of information and interesting value of education and training for executives, technicians, procurement officers, instructors and end users in all fields.
GPEC® continues to be held every two years. The 8th GPEC® takes place 9 – 11 September 2014 in Leipzig. Organizer is Exhibition & Marketing Wehrstedt GmbH.
GPEC General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference® is Europe's leading closed specialized trade fair exclusively for members of authorities. The focus is on police equipment and special technologies, safety technology and respective services for authorities. This branch meeting that is unique in Central Europe addresses the following target groups:
- Border Guard
- Customs and Financial Bodies
- Prison Service and Justice
- Government Services and Agencies
- Special Forces
- Military Police
- Gendarmerie and Infantry
It reaches executives, technicians, procurement officers, instructors and end users at international, national and regional level. Members of parliament responsible for security tasks or budget matters are also admitted. A broad programme of fringe events with conferences, seminars and working group meeting round out GPEC® that took place for the first time in the year 2000. It takes place every two years in Germany. Organizer is Exhibition & Marketing Wehrstedt GmbH.
GPEC® aims at supporting:
- Interdepartmental and interdisciplinary exchange of information
- Tendencies and technologies for state-of-the-art equipment and training of state security forces as well as
- Strengthening of state security, the fight against terrorism and for homeland security
General (ret.) Ulrich K. Wegener
Architect of GSG 9 and its first Commander
Director in the Federal Police Achim Friedl
Head of division B6; Technical equipment and logistics for the Federal Police Germany
President of Police (ret.) Hans-Ulrich Herzberg
former SEK (SWAT) Commander in Baden-Wuerttemberg and President of Police of the Free State of Saxony
LRBD (ret.) Dipl.-Phys. Hans R. Damm
former Leader of the Institute of Police Technology of the German Police University