11th GPEC International Exhibition & Conference for Law Enforcement and Homeland Security, 2020

Europe's largest closed trade fair for law enforcement, home affairs and homeland security.

18 - 20 February 2020, Messe Frankfurt, Germany

Patron: The Federal Minister of the Interior, Building and Community Horst Seehofer


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10th GPEC International Exhibition & Conference for Law Enforcement and Homeland Security

20 - 22 February 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Equipment - Training - Operation

581 exhibitors from 32 countries and 7,442 visitors from 63 countries

Patron: Prime Minister of Hessen Volker Bouffier

The 10th GPEC General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference took place 20 to 22 February 2018 in hall 11 of Messe Frankfurt. The anniversary event further developed the international character of GPEC. The trade fair location Frankfurt am Main can comply best with the increased demand from national and international visitors and exhibitors. Due to its central location and good accessibility from all over the world Frankfurt offers the possibility to visit GPEC even in the frame of a day trip.

For procurements in the field of internal, public and homeland security GPEC 2018 was again the only specialized European "One-Stop-Shop" for all management levels and subject areas for police, border guard, customs, government services and intelligence agencies, regional authorities, civil protection authorities, prison service and justice as well as armed forces, including all special forces.


Since the inauguration event in 2000 - even before the terrorist attacks of 9/11 - GPEC is the first and only representative overview of command, control and operational equipment for internal security in Germany. It displays all subject areas and fields of equipment - especially information and communication technologies, vehicle technology and traffic control, weapons, tactical equipment and devices, clothing and personal equipment, forensic and laboratory technology. Only GPEC informs specialized visitors in one place about requirements, product ranges, procurements, job-related advanced training as well as use in operations.


At the closed specialized trade fair GPEC 2018 7,442 security experts from 63 countries informed themselves with 581 exhibitors (348 national and 178 international ones) from 32 countries about innovations, technologies and trends as well as research and development in the field of police and special equipment.


On the occasion of the 10th GPEC, a first time organized event was the International Conference of the Wildlife Justice Commission.


Official working group meetings were for example:


The information and training programme comprised again the procurement seminar with Dr. Jan Byok as well as the specialized conference on aviation security, IT forensics, ICT and cyber security as well as vehicle and traffic technology.


Special training elements at GPEC 2018: Intervention

  • Hessian police officers presented live intervention training and the pedagogical idea of this training.
  • Trainer Frank Thiel trained mobile operations in urban areas, including shooting training and car shooting with simulation ammunition.
  • Dr. Karsten Ladehof (MD) trained in tactical and emergency medicine.
  • Operational trainings with the Laser Combat System (LACS) and the SEC-Alliance.net.


Under the patronage of the Federal Minister of the Interior GPEC has developed to be the European product show and independent information platform for authorities responsible for internal and public security and has given this leading position in Europe fresh impetus with the location Frankfurt am Main. As closed event GPEC is accessible only for members of authorities.


We would be delighted to welcome you again to GPEC in Frankfurt am Main 18 - 20 February 2020!

Patron is the German Federal Minister of the Interior, for Building and Community.


GPEC General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference is Europe's leading closed specialized trade fair for the target group security authorities. GPEC is regarded as a service provider, market place and exhibition for law enforcement, homeland security, police and special equipment. As inter-ministerial and international communications platform it is available for the following target groups:

  • Police
  • Border Guard
  • Customs and Financial Bodies
  • Prison Service and Justice
  • Government Services and Agencies
  • Special Forces
  • Military Police
  • Gendarmerie and Infantry

Thus it reaches decision-makers, executives, project and system managers, developers, technicians, procurement officers, instructors and end users at international, national and regional level.

GPEC takes place every two years in Germany. Organizer is EMW Exhibition & Media Wehrstedt GmbH.

GPEC aims at supporting
  • interdepartmental and interdisciplinary exchange of information
  • innovations and technologies for state-of-the-art and adequate equipment and training of state security authorities
  • the strengthening of state security, the fight against crime and terrorism and for civil protection
Advisory Board

Advisor Information and Communicaton Technology: Director in the Federal Police (ret.) Heinz-Dieter Meier

Former head of division 5 Centre for Information- and Communication Technology, Bundepolizeipräsidium, und CIO of the German Federal Police; Former senior advisor for Geospatial Intelligence and Security Research at the German Aerospace Center (DLR)

The Honorary Advisor General (ret.) Ulrich K. Wegener


General Wegener, the architect of the German GSG 9 and its first Commander, supported the GPEC from the beginning. We commemorate him and will honor him here as honorary advisor.


Photo: General (ret.) Wegener presents at GPEC 2012 on the occasion of 40 years GSG 9.






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