The exhibition has concretely supported the SRE 2018' theme. In relation to previous editions, SRE 2018 gave greater emphasis to the exhibition area with around 50 projects showcasing their results. Attendees had the possibility of testing with hand the products and services stemming from the different European funding schemes including the Internal Security Fund (ISF), and the Austrian Security Research Programme (KIRAS). The agenda of the event was designed accordingly to allow participants enough time to fully explore and take advantage of the exhibition area. On this occasion the SRE was closely tied with two other events, the Meeting of the International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation (IFAFRI) chaired by the European Commission, and the events of the Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies.