10th GPEC International Exhibition & Conference for Police and Special Equipment: 20 - 22 February 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany


Patron: Prime Minister of Hessen Volker Bouffier


Equipment - Training - Operation

The 10th GPEC General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference takes place 20th to 22nd February 2018 in hall 11 of Messe Frankfurt. The anniversary event will further develop 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 is 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, 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 2016 6,694 security experts from 55 countries informed themselves with 526 exhibitors (348 national and 178 international ones) from 31 countries about innovations, technologies and trends as well as research and development in the field of police and special equipment.


The specialized conference Weapons and Equipment by the PTI of the German Police University DHPol is organized at GPEC 2018. The information and training programme comprises again the management conference of the Riot Police Forces, the session of the working group command, control and operational equipment on behalf of the UA FEK, the procurement seminar with Dr. Jan Byok as well as the specialized conferences on aviation security, deployment and equippment of special forces, IT forensics, ICT and cyber security as well as vehicle and traffic technology.


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 security and will give this leading position in Europe fresh impetus with the location Frankfurt am Main. As closed event GPEC is accessible only for members of authorities presenting a service ID card.


The registration as exhibitor is possible from now on. The registration form is available as download here.


We would be delighted to welcome you to GPEC in Frankfurt am Main in February 2018.


GPEC General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference is Europe's leading closed specialized trade fair for the target group security authorities. GPEC is regard as a service provider, market place and exhibition for 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
Honour board

General (ret.) Ulrich K. Wegener
Architect of GSG 9 and its first Commander

Chairman of the Advisory Board

Director in the Federal Police (ret.) Achim Friedl
Former Head of division B6; Technical equipment and logistics for the Federal Police and the Länder Riot Police of Germany
Federal Ministry of the Interior


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