Where is the ExCeL Exhibition Centre?
Excel is London's newest Exhibition centre. Offering large exhibition halls and state of the art conference facilities, many shows are starting to move to this Docklands Location. Excel is located opposite the Docklands Light Railway station at Custom House and is within easy access of the M25, M11, A406 and A13 by car.
The Jubilee line is the best option to travel on, changing to the Docklands Light Railway at Canning Town station. If you are travelling by car, ExCeL has parking spaces for over 4,000 cars. The best advice is to pay for your parking before leaving the exhibition centre at one of the pay stations inside that accept cards and cash as the pay stations on the way out only accept cards. You can also book and pay for one of the spaces in advance.
Located in London's Docklands, ExCeL is no more then ten minutes away from Canary Wharf where you can explore three shopping malls or relax in one the many waterfront bars, restaurants or traditional English pubs. Also only fifteen minutes away is the 'South Bank' where you can walk along and around Bankside taking in some of London's best attractions such as the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and Tate Modern.
About the ACPO-ACA Summer Conference
The ACPO-APA Summer Conference and International Policing Exhibition is an annual event co-hosted by the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Association of Police Authorities. This 3-day conference and 2-day exhibition is designed to unite the most senior ranking professionals throughout England, Wales & Northern Ireland, who work within the police forces, police authorities & police agencies, security services, the Crown Prosecution Service, probation service, prison service, HM Customs & Excise, Immigration Service, Home Office, National Criminal Intelligence, Drug Action Teams, Crime & Disorder Partnerships, local authorities and vehicle fleet management. The aim of the event is to further educate senior members and to provide time for networking between departments.
This event is being held at ExCeL London exhibition centre from 23rd May to 25th May 2006, and it is the perfect opportunity for attendees to learn about and experience the most up to date technology, systems, services and products covering areas such as anti-theft, criminal intelligence analysis, explosive detection, security systems and fraud investigation. It is an extremely important event for seniors to attend to be able to pass on invaluable information to their staff. There will be free to attend seminars and presentations providing current information on topical policing matters, as well as various other features including: the 'Innovations Zone' - where newly developed technology is to be discovered, the 'Comms & IT Zone' - for learning about the latest communications information technology equipment such as crime recording systems and IT security, the 'Special Operations Zone' - focusing on equipment and services for situations needing body armour, anti-riot equipment or fraud investigation, and the 'Security Zone' covers everything from alarms to surveillance equipment.
The 'conference' and 'exhibition' run alongside one another and times/dates are as follows:
CONFERENCE: Tues 23rd May, 11am to 5pm - Wed 24th May, 9am to 5pm - Thurs 25th May, 9am to 4.30pm. The conference is a paid closed session and a variety of attendee packages are available.
EXHIBITION: Wed 24th May, 9.30am to 5pm - Thurs 25th May, 9.30am to 4.30pm. The exhibition is free to attend post registration.
ACPO-ACA Summer Conference Gallery