10th GPEC, 20 - 22 February 2018, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Equipment - Training - Operation

  • New record number of visitors and exhibitors
  • Europe’s leading closed trade fair for police and security authorities
  • Patronage: Prime Minister of Hessen Volker Bouffier


We say thank you! The 10th GPEC General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference® has set a new record: 7,442 visitors from 63 countries and 581 exhibitors from 32 countries represent an increase of 11.2 % (visitors) and 10.4 % (exhibitors) compared to the 9th GPEC® 2016.

As most representative product showcase of all relevant operating resources for law enforcement and homeland security GPEC® 2018 covered literally all fields of responsibilities. Market leaders and innovative competitors once more exhibited state-of-the-art products and worldwide innovations. A total amount of 17 police and security authorities – more than ever before – contributed to GPEC®’s success by being exhibitors themselves. Overall the 10th anniversary GPEC® was able to increase exhibitors’ and visitors’ satisfaction once again.

This year’s framework program made GPEC® 2018 an indispensable venue for the entire sector. Established conferences such as the 15th Official Control Rooms Congress, the Aviation Security Conference and the Procurement Seminar have been enhanced by the specialized conference “Weapons and Equipment by the PTI Police Technology Institute of the German Police University”. Once again the working group Command and Operational Equipment with representatives from Federal and Länder governments held its scheduled meeting at GPEC®. The specialized forum “Digitalization for security authorities” reached a wide audience. Most recent topics like the “International Conference of the Wildlife Justice Commission” with participants from four continents added new aspects. And the police intervention training of Hesse’s police forces turned out to be a big highlight of GPEC® 2018.

Since its launch event in 2000 GPEC® has evolved into Europe’s leading closed trade fair for police and security authorities – for many years under the patronage of the Federal Minister of the Interior. GPEC® is aimed at saving public resources being a one-stop-shop and reflecting official requirements. Due to GPEC®’s restricted characteristic a regular confidential sphere is granted for top-level executives, procurement operators, technicians and operators in the field – from Federal to regional, from Germany and the world alike.

Thanks to the increasing international popularity GPEC® now has relocated to the international hub Frankfurt am Main – securing measurable success. Under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Hessen the 10th GPEC® 2018 represented competence “Made in Germany” for public security experts from all over the world.

Save the date: 11th GPEC® on April 21st – 23rd 2020 in Frankfurt am Main!

GPEC® 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018
Visitors 2.950 3.441 4.678 6.093 5.971 6.204 6.514 6.387 6.694 7.442
Countries 35 40 48 48 62 58 59 62 57 63
Exhibitors 205 318 440 471 524 475 496 503 526 581
Countries 12 18 21 26 28 24 29 28 31 32
Statistics of GPEC 2018
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Visitor profile 2018
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Product groups 2018
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Geographical visitor breakdown GPEC 2018
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International visitors GPEC 2018