Save the date 2019

3rd Conference with Crashtests

18 + 19 September 2019


Münster/Wolbeck, Germany



Counter-terror vehicle barriers 2018

2nd Conference with Crashtests


19 - 20 September 2018 in Münster, Germany

with simultaneous translation German-English for international conference participants and exhibitors


For terrorist attacks vehicles are increasingly used to rally in crowds or destroy buildings and facilities. Amok drivers represent a further danger.
This latent threat is omnipresent and needs consistent consideration at events as well as at busy places, shopping streets or pedestrian streets. In addition to certified and proven systems, there are currently non-certified and untested offers of anti-terrorism vehicle barriers and access blocks.

This unique event, now in its second session, was focused on this issue, providing the more than 300 participants with up-to-date information exchange, networking and testing systems to protect against vehicle attacks.

Target groups
Police, regulatory and construction offices, armed forces, ministries, manufacturers, associations and organizations, media




  Wednesday, 19 September 2018  
12:00 Registration, snack, coffee and visit of the exhibitors  
13:30 Welcome Dr. Uwe H. Wehrstedt, Organizer and CEO, EMW Exhibition & Media Wehrstedt GmbH
13:45 Standards in access barriers according to ISO IWA 14-2 Christian Schneider, MBA, Expert, Initiative Breitscheidplatz
14:30 Presentation of the new German Technical Guideline „Mobile Vehicle Barriers“ Dipl.-Ing. Annika Potthast, Police Technology Institute of the German Police Academy
15:15 Crashtest triple bollard Perimeter Protection Germany GmbH
15:30 --- Coffee break, visit of the exhibitors ---  
16:00 Integrated urban landscape security concepts - focus on access protection - current state of affairs Detlev Schürmann, M.A., Crime and police scientist, German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community; Christian Weicht, Consultant crime prevention
16:45 Vehicle restraint systems to protect against lane departure Dipl.-Ing. Linda Meisel, Department V4 - Road Equipment, Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt)
17:15 Demonstrations to protect against explosives and arson attacks Haverkamp GmbH
18:00 --- End of first day ---  
  Thursday, 20. September 2018  
08:00 --- Entry and visit of the exhibitors ---  
08:30 Certification procedure for vehicle barriers and vehicle restraint systems in the accredited test laboratory of CTS Peter Schimmelpfennig, CEO, CTS GmbH
08:45 Virtual certification of mobile protection barriers Bernhard Buchmeier, TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH
09:05 Finite Element Simulation as a complementary tool for assessing anti-intrusion product effectiveness in various conditions Joseph Marra, Crash & Dynamic Department Manager, GDTech S.A.
09:25 US Antiterrorism Design Standards - Comparison with European standards and systems Scott Turygan, Guardian Consulting GmbH
09:45 Crastest van against a truck as vehicle barrier CTS
10:00 --- Coffee break, visit of the exhibitors ---  
10:30 Responsibilities for security concepts and the deployment of vehicle barries for events Harald Scherer, 4events - Planung . Sicherheit . Training
10:50 Holistic security planning for public, heavily frequented squares - requirements, procedures and interfaces Roland G. Meier, CEO, VDS GmbH; President of the Federal Association for Event Security (
11:10 Operation of mobile vehicle barriers and selection criteria Francis Seijas, CEO, Consel Group AG
11:40 Lectures on solutions and products of mobile vehicle barriers
- Folding containers as vehicle barriers
- High security solutions

- Developing the mobile barrier Publifor HVM

- Mobile Solutions and Street Furniture

Martin Siegbert, CEO, INDUTAINER GmbH
Martin Burgdorf, Head of Sales, ZABAG Security Engineering GmbH
Jörg Kaufung, Sales and Marketing, Betafence Deutschland GmbH
Yvonne Kolatschek, Perimeter Protection Germany GmbH
12:30 Crashtest mobile vehicle barrier TiSO Global
12:45 --- Snacks, visit of the exhibitors ---  
14:00 End of the conference  

EMW Exhibition & Media Wehrstedt GmbH

also organizer of the international law enforcement and home affairs event GPEC and publisher of the German police technology and management magazine pvt POLIZEI VERKEHR + TECHNIK.



CTS GmbH in Münster

The competence center and accredited crash test facility by DAkk



Amelunxenstraße 30

48167 Münster

Current action plan of the European Commission

Action Plan to support the protection of public spaces

Impressions of the 2nd conference with crashtests 2018 with more than 300 participants
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View of the conference hall (Photo: EMW)
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View of the crash-test area (Photo: EMW)
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Crashtest: Van 1,9 t against truck 7,5 t as a provisional barrier (Photo: EMW)
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Poor concrete foundation does not stand up (Photo: EMW)