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20 January 2014

Media invitation to the INTERPOL Global Security and Counter-terrorism Convention

LYON, France - Police chiefs, heads of counter-terrorism units and international experts from academic, governmental and private sector institutions will gather in Sydney, Australia from 28 - 30 January for the INTERPOL Global Security and Counter-terrorism Convention.

Supported by the Canadian Government and Australian Federal Police (AFP), the event is aimed at identifying best practices in global security and counter-terrorism initiatives and will focus on a range of issues relating to evolving trends in transnational crime.

The Convention also aims to develop knowledge and awareness of INTERPOL tools and resources and member country expertise on key issues, including:

  • INTERPOL’s Incident Response Team (IRT) support to counter-terrorism investigations
  • Current terrorism trends including kidnapping for ransom
  • Transnational fighters
  • INTERPOL’s Integrated Border Management Taskforce (IBMTF)
  • INTERPOL’s Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Programme

The opening session and speeches by INTERPOL Vice President for Asia, Noboyuki Kawai, Australia’s Attorney General, Senator George Brandis and Canadian High Commissioner, Michael Small will be open to the media.

A press conference with senior INTERPOL and Australian officials will be held at 10.30 am. The rest of the conference is closed to media.

Journalists wishing to attend should register with the AFP National Media by Wednesday 22 January by sending their full name, media outlet, email address and mobile phone number to

Journalists who are not pre-registered will not be granted access to the event.