Monday, 8 December

INTERPOL World is owned by INTERPOL - the world’s largest international police organization with 190 member countries – and supported by Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs. It will comprise four pillars: Public-Private Partnership, an Expo, a Congress and a Dialogue, which together will create an environment for INTERPOL and the private sector to identify new technologies to co-create solutions for real world security challenges.

The first INTERPOL World will take place in Singapore in April 2015 alongside the official opening of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation and the 22nd INTERPOL Asian Regional Conference.

Presented by: Dr. Thomas Herko, Assistant Director International Partnerships & Development, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, Singapore

Dr. Thomas Herko is an official of the Federal Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Austria seconded to INTERPOL since June 2014. Prior, he acted as Head of the INTERPOL Bureau of the Criminal Intelligence Service Austria in Vienna and among others cooperated closely with the National Central Bureau Jerusalem. From 2001 to 2004 he played a major role in facilitating payments to former victims of National Socialist forced labor under the auspices of the Austrian Reconciliation Fund. Dr. Herko is a graduate in law and studied at universities in Vienna, Dijon, Salzburg and Bologna.