Angela Essel, Head of JSaRC looks ahead to S&P2023

As we enter the one month countdown to Security & Policing 2023, Angela Essel, Head of the Joint Security and Resilience Centre at the Home Office looks ahead to Security & Policing 2023, which is set to take place at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre between 14-16 March 2023.

Outline speaker programme announced

The outline speaker programme has now been announced focused on three daily event themes of advancing national security and resilience, policing innovation and protecting our people and places.


(All times and speakers are subject to change and final confirmation.)

The extensive programme of keynotes and sessions will be led by senior UK Government officials, policing officials and industry speakers across three theatres – the Keynote Briefing theatre, Fusion Forum and the new Innovation Zone.

Innovation Zone participants confirmed

Government participants have also now been confirmed for the new Innovation Zone at Security & Policing, which brings together Government, industry and international partners to collaborate on how innovation, science and technology (IST) can help solve the latest security and policing challenges.

Participants include:

  • Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC)
  • Home Office Science and Technology Commissioning Hub (HOC)
  • Homeland Security Group Science and Technology (HSG S&T)
  • Forensic Capability Network (FCN) / Forensic Information Databases Service (FINDS)
  • Accelerated Capability Environment (ACE)
  • Department for Transport (DfT) Science and Technology
  • National Crime Agency (NCA) Science and Technology
  • jHUB, the MOD-wide Innovation Hub
  • Home Office Commercial
  • 5RD (Five Eyes Research and Development)

Government partners will present technical problems and demand signals on current and future capability gaps to engage with industry, as well as how they can provide gateway access to funding and/or collaboration opportunities to deliver IST solutions.

Government Zone participants confirmed

Government participants have also been confirmed for this year’s expanded Government Zone at Security & Policing, where approved visitors can meet and engage with senior decision makers, policy developers, officials and operational staff from a range of UK Government departments and law enforcement agencies to hear their latest priorities, developments and collaboration opportunities.

New for 2023, in addition to the usual blend of key Government partners, there will be a unique opportunity to get exposure to and connect with the people working in Border Security and Policing across Government within two dedicated zones alongside the core area.

Core Government Zone participants include:

  • Home Office – Protect & Martyn’s Law
  • Home Office – Radiological and Nuclear Unit
  • Home Office – Access to Explosives
  • Security Industry Authority (SIA)
  • FCDO Services
  • Home Office – Counter Drones Unit (CDU)
  • National Nuclear Laboratory Limited
  • Home Office – ICDDF

Policing Zone participants include:

  • Police Digital Service
  • College for Policing
  • International Police Assistance Service (IPAS)
  • National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) / National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (NCTPHQ)
  • National Crime Agency (NCA)
  • Police and Public Protection Technology  (PPPT)

The Policing zone will bring together key law enforcement agencies and officials to showcase latest developments including projects and programmes across our key themes: Policing of the future; Specialist capabilities; Shaping the future workforce and International perspective. 

Border Security Zone participants include:

  • Home Office – Future Borders and Immigration System
  • HMRC, Single Trade Window
  • Joint Maritime Security Centre
  • Border Force – Strategic Capabilities & Planning
  • Immigration Enforcement, Operational Capabilities Command

The Border Security zone will bring together key government officials across the full border security journey. From overseas, at the border and in-country, to goods and people, land, sea and air ports, you can learn more about some of the most innovative projects and programmes currently happening within Government. 

Register to attend now

Free visitor registration is now open for Security & Policing 2023 – the Official UK Government Global Security Event – which returns to the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre between 14-16 March 2023.

Security & Policing remains a closed event and all visitors are subject to Home Office approval and visitor criteria.


Enquire to exhibit

There is still time to join world-leading suppliers and service providers that have already booked their place at Security & Policing 2023.

Regardless of your company size, Security & Policing provides one of the world’s leading platforms for exhibitors to showcase the latest security and resilience technology and innovations to influential buyers and partners.

Find out more about exhibitor packages

Security & Policing remains a closed event and all exhibitors subject to Home Office approval and exhibitor criteria.