Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Visitors,
Welcome to the Security Trade Fair in München. I am pleased to have the patronage of this very interesting event.
It is the duty of the State Government of Bavaria to protect the business location of Bavaria from dangers occurring inside or outside the state by a applying consistent security policy. One part of this policy is to provide inner security, which is not only a basic right of each individual person but also an important location factor.
Security is a vital factor for our companies: economic success cannot be ensured without adequate standards of security. Our consistent security philosophy has made us market leaders in Germany for many years: Bavaria is the most secure state in Germany, München is the most secure megacity.
In order to continue this strategy, we rely on a constructive and productive dialog between the public authorities and industry. We will continue this dialogue over the next coming years.
The Security Trade Fair München has established itself in recent years as an important event and as an important meeting point for those responsible for security in the economy of Bavaria. It has gained an extraordinary reputation in international committees.
I wish the Security Trade Fair München and the exhibitors the same success as in the past years and all visitors many interesting hours at the trade fair.
Bavarian Minister of Interior