GovSec, TREXPO and CPM East 2013 Attendance Increases By 7 Percent

The leading government and homeland security event, GovSec, featuring TREXPO and held in conjunction with CPM East, attracted 3,514 attendees and 175 exhibitors for its 12th year.

“GovSec along with CPM East was successful in all respects this year. Despite the challenges of sequestration, attendance increased an additional 7 percent after an increase of more than 20 percent in 2012. The event featured 175 exhibitors, an increase of 14 percent, with the expo floor growing by 19 percent. This year’s results reinforces GovSec as the leading event for government security products, education and networking,” said Don Berey, Senior Event Director for GovSec and CPM East.

Among the highlights of the collocated events were addresses by:

  • General Stanley McChrystal, a four-star general and former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan and the former leader of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), which oversees the military’s most sensitive forces.
  • Joe Theismann, entrepreneur and former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins. Currently, Theismann works for the NFL Network as an analyst, broadcasting the Thursday Night NFL games. He is also a co-host for the NFL Network show Playbook.
  • Dave Grossman, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army (ret.), an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime.

There were also numerous on-the-floor demonstrations featuring K9s, knife tactics and active shooter response training.

“The continued growth in both attendance and exhibitors showcases the importance of the event to all aspects of the marketplace,” said Kevin O’Grady, President of the Security, Safety, and Health Group of 1105 Media.

GovSec, TREXPO and CPM East featured a comprehensive conference and exhibition, which included industry-leading exhibitors that demonstrated a wide variety of products for first responders and government security professionals from agencies, departments, and organizations from the federal, state and local level.

“GovSec 2013 was my first experience in DC as well as at the federal security level. It was a very eye-opening experience, as well as a comforting one. Up until this point, I hadn't really considered the scope of what it means to be involved in National Security…seeing it in real life in front of you really helps put it into perspective. I truly appreciate attending GovSec for helping me to increase my contacts, job prospects and overall security sector viewpoint.” (2013 Attendee)

“This show over the last 6 years…has proven to be exceptional in bringing in all the Government Agencies we deal with. I will continue to attend this Expo and the locale is perfect.” (2013 Exhibitor)

GovSec, TREXPO and CPM East will be held May 12 – 14, 2014. Law Enforcement Appreciation Day will be on May 14, the day prior to Peace Officers Memorial Day in Washington D.C.

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