From September 25 to 28, 2018, Security Essen will become the meeting place of the international security and fire prevention sectors. The leading event will take place on Messe Essen's modernised site for the first time, organised in a way appropriate for the market in six subject areas. In this respect, Security Essen will set standards with targeted focusing on digital security.

Exhibitors from the Cyber Security and Economic Security area will present their solutions in their own fair hall. In top-class conferences, experts will also pass on their knowledge relating to all aspects of this challenge which is becoming ever more urgent. For example, the Cyber Security Conference will be one new event.

Messe Essen will also provide a separate hall for the subjects of Cyber Security and Economic Security which are becoming ever more important

Eight halls for different security topics

In 2018, Security Essen will take place on a modernised site which will set new standards at the end of the last construction phase in 2019. Eight spacious and single-storey halls as well as a lot of daylight will offer perfect conditions in the future. During the coming event, a new hall numbering system will therefore be valid for the first time.

And Security Essen will be reorganised with regard to the subjects too: Visitors will find Services in Hall 1, Access, Mechatronics, Mechanics and Systems in Halls 2 and 3 and the Galeria, Perimeter Protection in Hall 3, Video in Halls 5 and 7 as well as Fire, Intrusion and Systems in Halls 6 and 7. With the new Hall 8, Messe Essen will, for the first time, also provide a separate hall for the subjects of Cyber Security and Economic Security which are becoming ever more important.

Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen: "This year, we have sharpened the profile of Security Essen: The trade fair has become considerably more digital, more modern and more interactive. Due to the optimised hall layout, we are offering our exhibitors and visitors the best possible experience at the fair with short paths and direct communication."

At the Public Security Forum in Hall 8, the visitors will experience digital security technologies for public spaces from the areas of sensors/IoT, cyber security and surveillance

Experiencing digital security technologies

Security Essen will be the ideal platform in order to obtain extensive information about current developments in the sector and to establish new contacts. The comprehensive supporting programme will offer numerous possibilities: At the Public Security Forum in Hall 8, the visitors will experience digital security technologies for public spaces from the areas of sensors/IoT, cyber security and surveillance.

The products and the solutions will be installed in four different building scenarios (town hall, school, hospital and library) and it will be possible to test them extensively. The target group will consist of, in particular, municipal decision takers and planners of public spaces. Lectures and discussions will make the Public Security Forum complete.

Dealing with digital and cyber security

Digital security technology is bringing more comfort but, at the same time, companies are making themselves vulnerable to attacks by hackers and data thieves. The new Cyber Security Conference in Hall 8 will deal with these problems and will concentrate on transferring knowledge and exchanging experience on all four days of Security Essen.

It is planned to include contributions which, in a form close to practice, will deal with situations relating to all aspects of digital security in the subject areas of ‘Chances & Risks of Cyber Security’, ‘Connected Building - Security in the Building of the Future’ as well as ‘Digital Possibilities for Identification’.

Non-Stop lecture programme on security subjects

At the Security Experts Forum in Hall 2, a continuous programme with more than 90 presentations will take place during the entire period of the fair. There, visitors will obtain information and solution ideas about all six subject worlds at the fair: Services, Access, Mechatronics, Mechanics and Systems, Video, Fire, Intrusion and Systems, Perimeter Protection as well as Cyber Security and Economic Security.

The programme will start with an exciting keynote lecture every morning and will finish with a live demonstration in the evening.

The Career Forum will concentrate exclusively on occupational fields and career opportunities in the security sector

Premiere for the Career Forum

Security Essen's Career Forum will be held for the first time on the first day of the fair, i.e. on September 25. In Hall 1, retrainees, students, trainees and graduates will encounter companies from the security industry. This Career Forum will concentrate exclusively on occupational fields and career opportunities in the security sector.

In this way, targeted and professional communication will be established between companies and job applicants. The Career Forum will be the ideal place to make contacts, develop networks or fill actual vacancies.

Application to keep the visitors informed

Security Essen will offer all the visitors a helpful app which will make their visits to the fair even more efficient. Amongst other features, it will include the latest list of exhibitors with booth numbers and contact data, an overview of the supporting programme as well as a hall plan for better orientation.

Two weeks before the event, the app will be available for downloading free of charge from the Google Play Store (Android) or the Apple App Store (iOS).

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