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The Security Event Overview:

2019 will see the return of a UK focused security exhibition, back at its traditional home at the NEC, Birmingham. The Security Event has been carefully developed with consultation and guidance from leading players in the industry to specifically address the needs of the commercial security market in the UK.

Spearheaded by ten of the industry’s major players, the exhibition will host around 100 of the world’s leading security brands. The Security Event - powered by Security Essen will attract thousands of attendees over three days with key features including a tailored content programme and networking opportunities out of show hours.

Our core vision is to create a dedicated platform that levels that playing field, enabling exhibitors, installers and end users alike to reconnect at the NEC, Birmingham. The Security Event has been designed to provide the UK security industry with an ideal focus point to come together, facilitating meaningful interactions for exhibitors and visitors.

We aim to make exhibiting as accessible and affordable as possible. Along with Security Essen’s vast knowledge and expertise, The Security Event – powered by Security Essen has brought together a remarkable team, ideally placed to create the perfect event for the UK market.

The Security Event is organised by Western Business Exhibitions Ltd (WBE), owner of the highly successful and respected Health & Safety, Facilities and Fire Safety events. With our 25 years of experience we have built an unrivalled reputation for delivering incisive, timely and pertinent content across a diverse range of sectors. Delivered via a portfolio of market leading exhibitions, events, print and digital publishing.

  • Products
  • Access Control
  • Alarms & Monitoring
  • Biometrics
  • CCTV
  • Fire Control
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Systems Integration
  • Urban Security
  • Wireless Applications
  • IT Convergence
  • Industries
  • Airports & Ports
  • Banking & Finance
  • Education
  • Gaming & Casinos
  • Government
  • Health
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Retail
  • Transport

The Security Event news

Renowned security industry innovators and subject experts lined-up to speak at The Security Event 2019

With only three weeks to go until The Security Event 2019, details of the fantastic speakers taking part in the professional seminar programme has been released. Security training sessions Sessions in the free-to-attend programme have been designed to give attendees practical training and best practice advice on new techniques and technologies on the market and are CPD certified by The Security Institute. By attending these innovative sessions and workshops, attendees can earn up to 35 CPD points across the three-day event. The speakers for the programme have been hand-selected by the content team as some of the UK Security industry’s most experienced voices The speakers for the programme have been hand-selected by the content team as some of the UK Security industry’s most experienced voices. They have been there, done that and are now ready to share their experience and know-how with interested parties. Visitors can hear from experienced industry speakers who will share their learnings and offer invaluable advice for on a range of topical issues at The Security Event 2019. Notable speakers list includes: Chris Aldous, Director, ASIS UK Phil Cain, Digital Voice Industry Engagement, BT David Gill MSc CSyP FSyI, Chartered Security Professional, Linx International Group Rick Mountfield, Chief Executive, The Security Institute Andrew Palmer, Gatwick Airport, Border Security Manager Dr Emma Philpott, CEO, IASME Consortium Mark Lindsay, Associate - Resilience, Security & Risk, Arup Professor Martin Gill, Director, Perpetuity Research Andrew Sieradzki, Director of Security and Technology, Buro Happold Andrew Palmer, Border Security Manager, Gatwick Airport Darren Stanton - The Human Lie Detector And many more

WBE announces names of its founding partners for The Security Event 2019

The Security Event has built a platform which is truly designed by the industry, for the industry, with game-changing collaborations with manufacturers, distributors, service providers, associations and industry leaders, industry media and complementary events. Spearheading this approach, a truly outstanding group of global companies has been selected from a range of disciplines to help shape this game-changing new exhibition. The Security Event is proud to have support of its ten founding partners - Anixter, ASSA ABLOY, Avigilon, Comelit, Dahua, Honeywell, TDSi, Texecom, Tyco and Videcon. Comelit managing director Francesca Boeris commented: “Comelit are extremely excited to become a founding partner of The Security Event 2019. The events concept and UK focus aligns perfectly with Comelit’s aims moving forwards.” Notable security experts The Security Event will delivery exactly what the commercial security market has been waiting for"Andy Croston, Owner/Director at Videcon Ltd echos this sentiment, “As one of the first Founding Partners to come on board we saw the huge potential of this exhibition from the very beginning. We’re certain The Security Event will delivery exactly what the commercial security market has been waiting for." As Dahua’s UK & Ireland head of operations Ben Perkins puts it, The Security Event “Gives Dahua the opportunity to get in front of the UK market.” The event has already created a buzz within the industry and is expected to welcome over 6,000 visitors across the three days. Along with notable security experts and respected industry bodies, the event will also host around 100 security brands, including the 10 founding partners. Engaging with security professionals For these companies to come on board as founding partners reaffirms the goals of The Security Event as a concept, with a vision to create a dedicated platform that levels the playing field, enabling exhibitors, installers and end users alike to reconnect. “We believe The Security Event is exactly what the UK security industry needs and are excited to come on board as a founding partner,” says Gareth Ellams, ASSA ABLOY Group Sales Director. He continues, “At ASSA ABLOY, we are looking forward to the opportunity to engage directly with security professionals as well as end users, to present our solutions.” The Security Event is proud to host a tailored education programme, featuring professionally accredited seminars, designed specifically for UK security professionals in the trade and their end users. Innovation Theatre to host seminars All ten founding partners will be welcomed into our Innovation Theatre hosting seminars on a broad range of disciplines Delivered across three theatres, industry bodies, technology leaders and renowned experts will provide the latest industry developments and technology updates. As well as participating in the exhibition itself, all ten founding partners will be welcomed into our Innovation Theatre hosting seminars on a broad range of disciplines. Location is of huge importance to The Security Event and was a key deciding factor for many of the founding partners also. Gordon Morrison, Sales Director, Access & Video, GB, Tyco Security Products recognises that, “The opportunity to take an active role as a Founding Partner in an industry event at the location that so many of our customers consider ‘home’ was extremely welcome." John Davies, TDSi Managing Director also says: “We look forward to meeting our partners and customers in the heart of the Midlands again in 2019.” Excellent opportunity to showcase products The Security Event will be the first time a major security exhibition has been held at the NEC Birmingham for more than five years and many feel the NEC has always been the true home of UK Security. Texecom marketing director Clym Brown agrees: “We’re partnering with The Security Event because it gives us the chance to reconnect with our installer base in the Midlands and North of the country.” This event provides an excellent opportunity to showcase our security portfolio and enhance our relationships with installers" Mick Goodfellow, GM Honeywell Security EMEA also expresses his delight at joining: “This event provides an excellent opportunity to showcase our security portfolio and in a location that allows us to enhance our relationships with our installer base.” Connecting with integrators Jarod Booth, Strategic Relationship Manager of Anixter shows his support “There is a gap in terms of opportunities to connect with integrators, end-users and installers outside of London and the South of England, and we feel that the location of The Security Event will help bridge that gap.” With 10 of the world’s most recognised security brands supporting the development and launch of the first edition, the industry can be assured that The Security Event will be the place to do business going forward.

WBE announces strategic partnership with International Security Expo for The Security Event 2019

Western Business Exhibitions (WBE), host of the industry’s newest exhibition ­­– The Security Event – powered by Security Essen, is pleased to announce another ground-breaking strategic partnership with Nineteen Events and International Security Expo. The collaboration aims to provide clarity to the marketplace and demonstrate the comprehensive coverage of complementary industry segments that each platform offers. The Security Event is a brand-new exhibition for the UK’s security industry, taking place on 9–11 April 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham. The core vision of the event is to create a dedicated platform that levels the playing field, enabling exhibitors, installers and end users alike to reconnect. Spearheaded by ten of the industry’s major players, The Security Event will host over 100 of the world’s leading security brands. With the support of both Security Essen and International Security Expo behind it, The Security Event is continuing to go from strength to strength The initial market reaction to The Security Event since its launch in January has been incredible, leading to WBE extending its tenancy to 2020. Now with the support of both Security Essen and International Security Expo behind it, The Security Event is continuing to go from strength to strength. Focussed on different security markets Peter Jones, Chief Executive of Nineteen events comments, “I am delighted to engage in this partnership to support The Security Event. Its organised by a professional and very credible team who have finally brought the show back to its rightful home at the NEC, Birmingham. There is a clear difference between our shows with International Security Expo in London focused primarily on End-User/Government and The Security Event at the NEC primarily focused on the Channel market. “Furthermore, with the two shows being held at opposite ends of the calendar, April & November, it’s a perfect alliance. We will fully support the Western team with our 16 years of security sector know-how, marketing/PR support and alignment with our global database of over 180,000 security professionals. We look forward to two very busy shows and a long-term successful partnership.” Event to be held at NEC The inaugural edition of The Security Event will be co-located at the NEC in Birmingham alongside three highly successful and established exhibitions from the WBE portfolio: The Fire Safety Event, The Health & Safety Event and The Facilities Event. It will be the first time a major security event has been held at the venue for more than five years. The NEC has developed a strong relationship with WBE and we are delighted to welcome The Security Event to our venue" Richard Mann, Market Development Director at the NEC commented, “Over many years, the NEC has developed a strong relationship with Western Business Exhibitions and we are delighted to welcome The Security Event to our venue. Furthermore, the combined industry knowledge and experience resulting from WBE’s partnership with Nineteen Events and Messe Essen further supports our own commitment to providing the very best experience for organisers, exhibitors and all our visitors.” Collaborating to create the best platforms Tristan Norman, Founder & Event Director of The Security Event adds, “We are thrilled to be working with Peter and the team at Nineteen events, they have a tremendous pedigree in the sector and run a world-class event at Olympia every year. As event organisers, we felt that there is a need to clarify the positioning of each event to the industry and that working together will enable us both to create the best platforms possible for our different segments of the industry. “We are immensely excited about the potential of what can be achieved together to support the growth of the UK security industry and look forward to the first opportunity to collaborate with Peter and his team at the International Security Expo in November.”