SINGAPORE, 14 November 2023
– HTX (Home Team Science and Technology Agency) is leading a delegation of scientists and engineers, and industry partners to showcase science and technology solutions for homeland security at the Singapore Pavilion at Milipol Paris 2023, which will take place from 14 to 17 Nov 2023 at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.
Milipol Paris is a renowned international event dedicated to homeland safety and security organised under the auspices of the French Ministry of Interior, carried out in partnership with the French National Police, Gendarmerie, Civil Defence Service, French Customs, City Police, Interpol etc. With over 1,100 exhibitors from 48 countries, Milipol Paris will feature 17 international pavilions, including Singapore’s.The Singapore Pavilion: Exponentially Impacting Singapore’s Safety and Security
The Singapore Pavilion, themed “Exponentially Impacting Singapore’s Safety and Security”, will profile selected cutting-edge homegrown homeland security innovations across five domains: (i) solving crimes, (ii) securing borders, (iii) saving lives, (iv) safeguarding public spaces, and (v) seeding innovation.
“As HTX works to enhance the Singapore Home Team’s Science and Technology capabilities, it is important that we look to the international stage and work with other leading government agencies and industry players. By bringing our key local industry partners to Milipol Paris to showcase Singapore’s transformative S&T solutions on the international stage, we believe we can better engage and expand our networks of partners and grow Singapore’s homeland security ecosystem”, said Mr Chan Tsan, Chief Executive of HTX, concurrently Deputy Secretary (Development), Ministry of Home Affairs.
Three of HTX’s key industry players, such as ST Engineering, Singtel and NCS, will showcase their solutions at the Singapore Pavilion. Their participation embodies the collaborative relationship HTX has with key local industry partners, which have expertise in different domains that are relevant to homeland security – working together to deliver science and technology solutions to the Home Team agencies in Singapore.
Mr Ravinder Singh, President, Defence & Public Security, ST Engineering, said, “As an integral member of the homeland security S&T ecosystem led by HTX, we are committed to ensuring a safe, secure and resilient Singapore. We have been building capabilities and technological solutions to support homeland security agencies to fortify homeland and maritime security, and protect critical infrastructures.”
Mr Ng Tian Chong, Chief Executive Officer, Singtel Singapore, said, “As a homegrown company, we feel a strong sense of responsibility to protecting our nation and our way of life. And that’s why we’ve been consistently investing in new technologies years in advance so Singapore can continue to innovate and grow with the right defences in place. We’re pushing the boundaries of 5G while building a quantum safe network to ensure we have the necessary infrastructure, technology and solutions in place to support our homeland security agencies as they protect and defend us from threats that are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and malevolent.”
Mr Sam Liew, Managing Partner, Gov+, NCS, said, “We are privileged to partner HTX in harnessing technology to secure and safeguard the nation and citizens of Singapore. As a trusted digitalisation partner, we are able to leverage our combined domain expertise in mission-critical operations and homeland security, foster a vibrant ecosystem, and co-create innovative solutions. NCS believes collaboration is key to using technology confidently and achieving the outcomes we all want. Together, we can make tomorrow safer for our communities.”
The Singapore Pavilion is a prelude to the inaugural Milipol Asia Pacific – TechXSummit (MAP-TXS) 2024 to be held in Singapore next year. Organised jointly by HTX, GIE Milipol, and Comexposium under the auspices of the Ministry of Home Affairs (Singapore) and the Minister of the Interior (France), the landmark event will bring together top Government officials, operational experts, industry leaders, and academia to discuss the latest solutions, strategies, and challenges; share technological trends; and foster greater collaboration within the international homeland security community.
For more information on the Singapore Pavilion, visit www.htx.gov.sg/techx/techxplore