The Fusion Forum

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Returning by popular demand, the Fusion Forum is an interactive and accessible ‘theatre’ on the exhibition floor, designed to promote new and integrated ways to delivering security solutions across government, industry and academia.

It includes a range of exciting new content to incorporate a blend of keynote addressesfusion panel sessions and live industry challenges.

About the Fusion Form

The UK’s National Security Strategy has been placing a strong emphasis, through the Fusion Doctrine, on the need to fully integrate private sector contributions into the country’s approach to mitigating security risks and issues, and driving resilience across the UK.

Reflecting this, the Home Office has been placing a high priority on harnessing private sector contributions to implementing the latest edition of the UK’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy, CONTEST, both through the Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC) and other mechanisms.

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Delivered with the support of the National Security Adviser, the Fusion Forum helps deliver this vision in a practical way. Taking a more accessible and thought leadership feel than seen at previous iterations of the event, the event feature supplements existing major Keynote Addresses, and brings together the public and private sectors in a blend of lively panel discussions, thought provoking interviews and challenges to industry on the major policing and security risks facing the UK.

Content appearing in the Fusion Forum is closely aligned with the aims and objectives of CONTEST, and focuses on exploring how Government, industry and academia can work together to:

  • Disrupt threats earlier
  • Share information more widely across our HMG partners
  • Build resilience with our local communities
  • Prioritise our efforts better overseas
  • Provide a more integrated relationship with the private sector

Live Challenges

Within the Fusion Forum, a selection of exhibiting companies will ‘pitch’ solutions to panels of experts as part of three S&P  live challenges set in cooperation with Government stakeholders including the Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC).

Watch highlights from the Fusion Forum at S&P 2020