Following the recent combination of UBM and Informa, IFSEC and FIREX are pleased to announce a dynamic and strategic new alliance with MEFSEC- the Middle East Fire & Security Exhibition which takes place at the Egypt international Exhibition Center. Fire safety & security This partnership represents a new opportunity for IFSEC and FIREX exhibitors to present their expertise and world class products to specifiers and purchasers from Egypt and its surrounding regions which is seeing significant levels of growth and investment in security and fire safety technologies. The Middle East security market is forecast to be worth £10.2bn by 2020 with the fire protection sector being valued at £4.2bn in the same period, so targeted opportunities to meet with these customers will be welcomed by all manufacturers targeting the region. MEFSEC has a long standing and proven reputation in Egypt for delivering a high calibre audience of over 2,000 specifiers and purchasers from civil defence, utilities, distribution, consultancies, installation, IT and construction which represents a definitive audience of major specifiers from the region. IFSEC’s partnerships with BSIA and FIA will also mean that a UK Security and Fire Pavilion will be available at MEFSExclusive partnership with BSIA & FIA IFSEC’s exclusive partnerships with the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and the Fire Industry Association (FIA) will also mean that a UK Security and Fire Pavilion will be available at MEFSEC in partnership with the Department for International Trade. IFSEC and FIREX Brand Director Gerry Dunphy states: ‘’We’re excited to be working alongside MEFSEC this year as it represents an instant gain from the recent combination of Informa and UBM. This is precisely the type of project we’ll see increasingly more of as the two organisations merge together as it provides IFSEC and FIREX exhibitors with access to an established event which caters for the Middle Eastern market.’’ UK Security and Fire Pavilion MEFSEC Exhibition Manager Ed Johnson states: ‘’MEFSEC welcomes this new partnership with IFSEC and FIREX which have long been considered to be leading global events in the security and fire safety sectors. MEFSEC receives a formidable audience of major purchasers from Egypt and the surrounding regions which will provide IFSEC and FIREX exhibitors with new avenues of business and opportunities in what is a rapidly growing market sector’’. BSIA Senior Business Executive John MacAskill states: ‘’Our partners at IFSEC have widespread experience of unlocking business potential for UK companies in growing markets and we welcome this new and exciting partnership with MEFSEC in Cairo. We look forward to welcoming members to the UK Security & Fire pavilion where they can make strategically important contact with major specifiers and purchasers’’.
The programme empowers parents, family members, civic groups and local businesses from the community There’s no doubt about it, annual school budgets are tight and with very little if any funding from federal or state sources, schools must find a way to help implement a strong, effective, multi-tiered classroom safety strategy. To help pave the way, Campus Safety Products (CSP), the producer of RhinoWare™ classroom lockdown and safety products, has launched the Safe@School™ programme that empowers parents, family members, civic groups and local businesses from the community to step up and take action to make sure their schools are safer for students, faculty and staff. Boosting school safety “Budgets are tighter than ever for public and private schools and school systems,” said Campus Safety Products CEO, Ed Johnson. “Schools need to implement a multi-tiered security strategy, but because of budget shortfalls, they have to make very hard decisions on what to implement now and what to implement later, if ever.” Let’s start at the core of providing safety which is the RhinoWare™ door barricade, a low-profile device that is easily engaged during an active shooter lockdown scenario to prevent unwanted intrusion as well as the distress and trauma that typically follows such an event. In addition, CSP proudly installs PSS Bullet and Blast-resistant Window Laminates made of multiple layers to prevent against flying glass shards from bomb blasts and resist bullets from firearms such as 9mm, 12-gauge shotgun, 357or 44 Magnum, AR15 and AK47 Full Metal Jacket. "We work hand-in-hand with them to create immediate success and are always available to assist until their objectives are met," says Ed Johnson CEO of Campus Safety Products Advantages of Safe School programme To help schools provide this protection and other complimentary security solutions, PTAs, parent leadership organisations, booster clubs, local businesses, etc. can choose to participate in the Safe@School™ programme that provides the following for FREE: All marketing materials from flyers and brochures to bumper and window stickers and even text content for radio and TV public service announcements; A customised Safe@School™ billboard for your school or school district; Sponsorship packs with ready-made forms; Sponsorship decals for participating businesses/organisations; and Cool prizes for top performing fundraisers including, t-shirts, tumblers, and laptop backpacks. “When a school or school district purchases CSP products, we immediately send a team to engage with and train their parent groups and booster clubs on how to kickstart Safe@School,” explained Patricia Morton, director of the Safe@School programme. “We work hand-in-hand with them to create immediate success and are always available to assist until their objectives are met.” At the end of the day, it’s all about availability and action. If schools have the funds available, they can take action to secure their educational environment. “We created Safe@School so that parent and booster groups could assist their school administrators in recouping much-needed funds so that measures like RhinoWare™ Door Barricade and our exclusive PSS bullet- and blast- resistant window and glass panel laminate could be put in place to save precious lives,” said Johnson. “When you figure it just comes down to a few dollars per student, this is something that an entire community can come together and solve.”