GMV takes part in the latest International security Conference

On 29 and 30 November, as a key supplier of the Spanish Interior Ministry and a recognized security expert, GMV took part in the latest Jornadas Internacionales de Seguridad, an international security conference organized by the Directorate General of Police (Dirección General de la Policía) and the Guardia Civil, in collaboration with the Spanish Association of Space, Aeronautics and Defense Technology Companies (Asociación Española de Empresas Tecnológicas de Defensa, Aeronáutica y Espacio: TEDAE) and the support of the Intelligence Center against Organized Crime (Centro de Inteligencia Contra el Crimen Organizado: CITCO).

The theme of this year’s conference was “International Terrorism. Threats and Responses” and its aim was to show how the industry’s latest technological breakthroughs might help to solve the current challenges faced by state security corps and forces.

To do so the conference was organized round a series of panel discussions in which experts spoke about key aspects of today’s multi-front fight against international terrorism (cyberspace, border control, infrastructure protection, etc). José Prieto, business development manager of GMV Homeland Security & Defense, took part in the panel discussion “The anti-terrorist fight outside our borders: Deployments of the state security corps and forces”, sharing with the audience GMV’s viewpoint as prime contractor for development of the command and control system of the European External Actions Service and of FRONTEX’s EUROSUR network.

Jornada Seguridad I

The country’s leading security firms also showcased their state-of-the-art security technologies in a special exhibition area. GMV displayed its SOCRATES suite of command and control products for security corps and forces.

The event, which was a resounding success, attracted a turnout of over 120 representatives from security corps and forces from various countries plus national and foreign security experts from EUROPOL, the National Critical Infrastructure Protection Center (Centro Nacional para la Protección de las Infraestructuras Críticas: CNPIC), the Intelligence Center against Terrorism and Organized Crime (Centro de Inteligencia Contra el Terrorismo y el Crimen Organizado: CITCO) and the Interior Ministry and the Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Ministry, plus members of Spain’s security industry.

The closing speeches were given by the director general of the Guardia Civil, José Manuel Holgado, the director general of the National Police, Germán López, and the president of TEDAE, Adolfo Menéndez.