IFSEC hosts globally renowned security content and events, with shows in the United Kingdom, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea and the Philippines. Soon, the IFSEC brand will extend into mainland Europe with the launch of IFSEC Europe, a brand-new biennial security event providing a new gateway to the European integrated security market. Taking place for the first time on 20-22 September 2021 at RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, IFSEC Europe will create a pan-European home for integrated security, fire safety and intelligent buildings professionals in one of Europe’s most dynamic and accessible capitals. IFSEC Europe IFSEC has established itself as a widely-respected hub for launching products and solutions Co-located alongside Intelligent Buildings Europe, the new event will complement IFSEC’s flagship show IFSEC International, which will continue to take place annually at ExCeL London. This expansion is the result of a three-year research project to find the next hub for IFSEC’s global security community, designed to bring the expertise, prestige and comprehensiveness of the UK show to continental Europe. IFSEC has established itself as a widely-respected hub for launching products and solutions, as well as showpiece events such as 2019’s National Surveillance Camera Day. In 2019 it welcomed over 80,000 visitors across all of its events from over 120 countries. IFSEC Europe will better connect the major players in security manufacturing and distribution with key end-users, installers, integrators and consultants across mainland Europe. Source products and discover insights at IFSEC Responding to shifts in the European and global economy, IFSEC Europe offers UK, continental and international security professionals a platform from which to penetrate the European market. It’s a unique opportunity for firms to source products, discover insights and generate new business connections in one of Europe’s largest conference venues. IFSEC Europe will extend the IFSEC brand into a vibrant market" Moreover, RAI Amsterdam could not be better placed to accommodate the new event. Just fifteen minutes from the major hub at Schiphol Airport and boasting its own railway station, the venue offers convenient links to one of Europe’s most celebrated business centres and tourist destinations. IFSEC International security event Gerry Dunphy, Strategy Director of IFSEC International said, “IFSEC Europe will extend the IFSEC brand into a vibrant market to parallel and complement the London-based IFSEC International, which will remain IFSEC’s centre-piece event. It will provide a much-needed hub for the European security industry, and create a new entry point for the European market for the UK-based firms that already attend IFSEC International.” Gerry adds, “Amsterdam is centrally-located and easily-accessible, making it the ideal location for a pan-European security event. In addition, it’s a beautiful, dynamic and exciting city in which we’ve been working to launch an event since 2017, so it’s a joy to finally announce a major event there.” Integrated security tradeshow IFSEC International in London remains the most important event for the UK security market" Simon Young, Event Director of IFSEC International said, “We’re thrilled to announce this addition to the IFSEC portfolio. IFSEC International in London remains the most important event for the UK security market, but we feel this expansion into Amsterdam meets an urgent need for a sophisticated, comprehensive integrated security tradeshow in the European market.” The event is being launched in conjunction with some of IFSEC’s existing premier partners, including CSL, Texecom, UTC, Vanderbilt, Dahua and Euralarm, speaking to the high confidence these major security industry players have in the IFSEC brand. Partnership with CSL Pascal Zeegers, Director, CSL Benelux said “CSL is excited to be a part of the launch of IFSEC Europe at the RAI Amsterdam in 2021. We already have strong partnerships in the Benelux region and are rapidly growing our customers in the wider European areas, so the timing is perfect.” He adds ,“As a long standing IFSEC Premier Partner, CSL understands the value and legacy of a global brand such as IFSEC, so this new addition to the portfolio, in a major European destination, is welcome. I look forward to meeting all our customers in Amsterdam for what promises to be a rich and engaging event for the security and fire safety sectors.’’ Vanderbilt and Comnet to engage at IFSEC Europe IFSEC has been important for Vanderbilt and ComNet in reaching our UK customers" Sam Lord, Events Manager Vanderbilt International (UK) Limited, said ‘’IFSEC Europe is a new opportunity for Vanderbilt and ComNet to engage with our key European commercial partners in one of the world’s favourite cities, and an exciting prospect for us to showcase our world leading technologies. IFSEC has been important for Vanderbilt and ComNet in reaching our UK customers and we welcome this strategic decision to expand the show’s influence into Europe.’’ Jim Ludwig, Managing Director, Texecom Ltd., said ‘’Texecom is pleased to endorse and support the news that IFSEC Europe is coming to Amsterdam in September 2021. We have strong business partnerships across the whole of Europe so an event of IFSEC’s stature coming across to the Continent provides us with an excellent opportunity to meet with our partners and colleagues from key European markets. Texecom has enjoyed a long association with IFSEC for many years supporting various events in the UK, South East Asia and India so we’re looking forward to being a major participant at IFSEC Europe 2021.’’ Euralarm and Carrier excited about IFSEC Europe Martin Harvey, President, Euralarm, said ‘’Euralarm is excited to hear that IFSEC is coming to Amsterdam in 2021. As a dedicated and committed European organisation focused on the fire and security sectors, the event will provide us with a significant opportunity to engage with industry and market stakeholders in a truly focused way.’’ We are excited to learn that IFSEC is taking a strategic decision to expand into Europe" Kris Somers, Strategic Marketing & Communications Director, Carrier, said “We are excited to learn that IFSEC is taking a strategic decision to expand into Europe. As a long standing participant to IFSEC in London, we welcome the launch of IFSEC Europe in Amsterdam in 2021. It will provide an opportunity for leading stakeholders to engage with customers in a highly focused environment. As a global fire and security company providing the technology and solutions that protect and save lives, Carrier looks forward to exploring the potential this event has to offer.” Dahua and BSIA promote IFSEC Europe Lilia Zhang, General Manager, Dahua UK Limited, said ‘’Dahua is fully supportive of the launch of IFSEC Europe in Amsterdam. We have a proven and successful relationship with IFSEC in the UK so we’re excited to see this new development arriving in 2021.” Mike Reddington, CEO, BSIA, said ‘’BSIA and IFSEC have a strong and long-standing relationship which goes back many years, so we’re naturally excited to support the launch of IFSEC Europe in 2021. In view of the UK security industry’s export relationship with Europe, it is vital that its official trade association is taking a leading role at this new event and we look forward to working with our members at IFSEC Europe in Amsterdam.’’
IFSEC Global has announced that Microsoft CSO Mike Howard, security consultant Don Randall MBE and Baroness Neville-Jones, chair of the British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), star on a 30-strong judging panel for its ‘Top influencers in Security and Fire 2018.’ Lead judge Grant Lecky, co-founder of the Security Partners Forum, drew on his extensive contacts network to appoint a diverse line-up of judges. He said: “Many of these judges were appointed based on strong recommendations and all are award winners themselves – often multiple times. They could hardly be better positioned to identify the next generation of influencers coming through.” Acknowleding security professionals “Several have even appeared among IFSEC’s influencers in previous years. Though being a judge bars them from appearing this time round, they’re all only too happy to ‘send the elevator back down’ to other professionals doing great things in the fire and security industries.”, he added. Lecky himself featured in IFSEC Global’s list of top influencers in 2014 and 2017. In the last year alone, he has won five prestigious accolades, including a spot on the Canadian Who’s Who and an Outstanding Achievement in Global Cybersecurity (OAGCS) Award from the Ontario College of Management and Technology. Judging panel for ‘Top influencers in Security and Fire 2018’: Ahmed Qurram Baig, co-founder, CISOCONNECT Baroness Neville-Jones, chair, British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) Carol Osler, Senior VP, head of financial crimes, fraud management, enterprise project management Cath Goulding, head of IT security, Nominet David Burrill, co-founder, Burrill Green Denis Lauretou, Head of Security & Safety, chez Banque de France Diana Burley, executive director & chair, Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection Don Randall MBE, senior adviser, Pilgrims Group Dr Robert Docherty, MD, Flame Risk Solutions Francisco Poley Herrera, security director, European Federation of Security Directors GB Singh, editor, Security Today & Security Update Ian Moore, CEO, FIA Izabela Albrycht, chair, Kosciuszko Institute & CYBERSEC Jason Brown, national security director, Thales Lynn Mattice, MD, Mattice & Associates Lynwen Connick, CISO, ANZ Banking Group Martin Harvey, Tyco International Mike Howard, CSO, Microsoft Mike Hurst, vice chairman, ASIS UK chapter Pauline Norstrum, MD, NetVu Ltd Peter Houlis, MD, 2020Vision Systems Rachaell Saunders, CEO, National Protective Services Steve Durbin, MD, ISF Steve Lasky, editorial director, Southcomm Security Media Group Tacito Leite, director of security, Indra Theresa Payton, CEO, Fortalice Una Riley, CEO, iAudit Consultants Ltd Victoria Ekhomu, MD, Trans-World Security Systems Ltd & School of Management & Security Wendy Bashnan, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Security, NATO Yvan De Mesmaeker, Secretary general of the European Corporate Security Association The top influencers in Security and Fire 2018 will be announced in the IFSEC Security Briefing to be held in May 2018.
The BSIA Chairman's Awards awards recognise the significant or lifelong contributions to the security industry Five individuals and teams have been presented with prestigious British Security Industry Association Chairman’s Awards to celebrate the significant contributions they have made to the ongoing success of the UK’s private security industry.Personally selected by the BSIA’s Chairman, Dirk Wilson, Managing Director at Sector Security Services, the awards serve to recognise the significant or lifelong contributions in five different categories: Contribution to Standards, Contribution to the Community, Contribution to the Industry, Contribution to Training and Contribution to Exporting. The awards were presented at the Association’s flagship event, the BSIA’s Annual Luncheon, held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on the 12th July.This year’s winners are: Contribution to Standards The Chairman’s Award for Contribution to Standards was presented to Martin Harvey, Head of Regulatory Affairs at TYCO / ADT. Martin has been involved with the fire and security industries for more than four decades and has made a significant contribution to the development of standards within that time. Martin has been involved in various committees and organisations relating to standards, initially with the British Fire Protection Systems Association, before becoming Chairman of the Fire Industry Association in 2012. He is now involved in a number of BSI and CENELEC security systems committees using his expertise to shape and form standards. He represents the UK on three key standards committees for alarm systems, alarm receiving centres and integrated systems and has an enthusiasm to see the security industry keep pace with changes in technology. He is dedicated to the development of best practice in the security industry and a deserving recipient of this award. Studies suggest that as many as5,000 former services personnelare homeless in the UK at any onetime. Vigilance Properties’ trackrecord in rebuilding productive livesfor those struggling in such waysis very strong Contribution to the Community The award for Contribution to the Community was awarded to Vigilance Properties Ltd, a company that has its beginnings as a social enterprise, first established in 2008 with the aim of improving the lives of ex-service men and women. Studies suggest that as many as 5,000 former services personnel are homeless in the UK at any one time, with over 20% in London alone. Vigilance Properties’ track record in rebuilding productive lives for those struggling in such ways is very strong. The company’s commitment to the community extends beyond its recruitment ethos – which has nurtured over 600 former soldiers to develop civilian careers in security over the past 8 years – to its dedicated fundraising efforts, particularly around London Poppy Day in support of the Royal British Legion. Staff from Vigilance Properties volunteer with thousands of armed forces personnel across London to raise funds and in the last two years, they have raised a staggering £77,000 for this worthy cause.Contribution to the Industry The Chairman’s Award for Contribution to the Industry was presented to Detective Inspector Georgina Barnard who has been closely involved with the Police and Security (PaS) initiative since its inception in 2014. Her support of the private security industry through PaS has been extremely well received and has been instrumental in ensuring that the initial enthusiasm for the PaS concept has not stood still, but has been translated into positive actions and outcomes. Georgina has been extremely proactive in introducing and supporting discussion between the Metropolitan Police Service and the private security industry. Her boundless energy and enthusiasm for creating a positive atmosphere between the police and private security industry has contributed to significant steps forward in the relationship between both sides. In 2015, Securitas opened a newTraining and Development Academywith state-of-the-art trainingequipment and within the space of ayear, the company achieved itsstatus as a City & Guilds AccreditedTraining Centre, unique in the privatesecurity industry Contribution to TrainingThe Chairman’s Award for Contribution to Training serves to recognise those who have made significant contributions towards equipping the industry with the skills and knowledge it needs to develop and innovate. This year, the award was presented to Emily O’Mahony, Head of Learning and Development at Securitas UK. Securitas has had a renewed focus on the training and development of more than 13,000 staff and since taking up her post, Emily has created and led a strategy to change and secure the shift in skills and output as a result. In 2015, the company opened a new Training and Development Academy with state-of-the-art training equipment and within the space of a year, the company achieved its status as a City & Guilds Accredited Training Centre, unique in the private security industry. This was largely due to Emily’s leadership and tireless dedication to achieving this aim. Contribution to ExportingThe award for Contribution to Exporting was awarded to John Davies, Managing Director of TDSi and Chairman of the BSIA’s Export Council. John has been a driving force and keen supporter of the BSIA’s Export Council, serving twice as its Chairman. First elected Vice-Chair of the Export Council on 2008, John has worked very closely with the Association to provide advice and guidance to other security companies who are less experienced exporters. He then became Chairman of the Export Council in 2010 and became a strong figurehead for the industry. Around the same time, he served on the UKTI DSO’s Security Sector Advisory Group, assisting the Government in identifying security export opportunities. John started his second tenure as Chairman of the Export Council in 2015 and continues to be a strong voice for exporting in the industry. He now serves concurrently on the Home Office’s Security Resilience and Growth Partnership as an authoritative voice on exporting in the security sector. Commenting on the awards, BSIA Chairman, Dirk Wilson, said: “I am proud to be able to recognise these individuals whose commitment and dedication has made a lasting impression on our industry, both in the UK and abroad. The actions of this year’s winners have all served to promote our industry in a positive light and I am delighted to be able to commend the impact they have made.”
Each chairman guides their section at quarterly meetings and throughout term to improve private security sector on the whole Following its Annual General Meeting which took place on Wednesday 15th July 2015, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has elected chairmen and vice chairmen to serve its sections of membership. “The BSIA is very proud of its membership community, and the great contributions that they make to the private security industry. The development of the private security industry is largely due to its members’ dedication to their work and their commitment to progress the sector,” said James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA. “Each section’s chairman dually serves their member company as well as the Association. They must initiate vital discussions to guide their section at quarterly meetings and throughout their term to improve the private security sector on the whole. The work undertaken by section chairmen and vice chairmen creates new possibilities for their sections and broadens the potential scope that the BSIA has an impact on.” “Chairmen also represent their section on the Association’s Council, which creates the opportunity for every area of membership to engage and be involved with shaping the future of the Association. I would like to take the opportunity to express my gratitude to all previous section chairmen, and extend a warm welcome to each new chairman who will be taking up their new post.” Phil Wright of Brink’s Ltd was also elected at the Association’s AGM to serve as Vice Chair of the Association. Phil will bring a deep knowledge of the security industry from his experience working in secure logistics in both public and private sectors. The new list of section chairmen and vice-chairmen is as follows: BSIA Vice Chairman Phil Wright (Brink’s Ltd) Access and Asset Protection Chairman: Paul Adams (Kaba Ltd) Vice Chairman: Mike Sussman (TDSi Ltd) Asset and Property Marking Chairman: James Brown (Selectamark Security Systems Plc) Vice Chairman: David Northey (Retainagroup Ltd) Cash and Valuables in Transit Chairman: Rob Johnson (Loomis Ltd) Vice Chairman: Phil Wright (Brink’s Ltd) CCTV Chairman: Simon Adcock (ATEC Security Ltd) Vice Chairman: Clifford King (Kings Security Systems Ltd) Export Council Chairman: John Davies (TDSi Ltd) Information Destruction Chairman: Adam Chandler (Shred-on-Site Ltd) Vice Chairman: Simon Franklin (Shred Station Ltd) & Nick Williams (Brinnick Locksmiths) Leisure Industry Security Chairman: Tony Clarke (UK Security Facilities Ltd) Lone Worker Chairman: Craig Swallow (SoloProtect Ltd) Vice Chairman: Ian Johannessen (Rocksure Systems Ltd) Police and Public Services Chairman: Dirk Wilson (Sector Security Services Ltd) Security Equipment Manufacturers Chairman: Adrian Mealing (Texecom) Vice Chairman: Tony Allen (Dycon Ltd) Security Guarding Chairman: Tony Cockcroft (Independent Contractor Ltd) Vice Chairman: Dirk Wilson (Sector Security Services Ltd) Security Systems Chairman: Martin Harvey (Tyco Integrated Fire & Security Ltd) Vice Chairman: Colin Leatherbarrow (Chubb Fire & Security Ltd) Specialist Services Chairman: Mike O’Neill (Mike O’Neill) Vice Chairman: Ian Yexley (UniTrust Protection Services UK Ltd) Vacant Property Protection Chairman: Gideon Reichental (Clearway Environmental Services UK Ltd) Vice Chairman: Darryl Soekoe (Camelot Property Management Ltd) Please note that some sections of membership are yet to hold their AGM, at which section chairmen are newly elected or re-elected, and as such, have not been included in this list.