Mr John Shi
Secutech India 2015 assembled government officials and commercial firms to exchange market knowledge The fourth edition of Secutech India closed successfully from 12 – 14 March 2015 at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. Bringing together 123 exhibitors from 10 countries and regions, the fair spanned over 10,000 sqm of exhibition space and attracted 15,354 industry professionals and buyers from 12 countries throughout the three-day event. Jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd and Asian Business Exhibition & Conference, Secutech India was supported by the Government of Maharashtra and various leading industry organisations. Officiating the opening ceremony was Mr Shri Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, the Honourable Governor of Maharashtra. He shared at his keynote address: “Secutech India is maturing into a world class platform, and I am impressed by the quality of exhibitors and products, as well as the speaker line-up which will soon present on critical security issues. Police force, safety and security professionals must visit this show to see the development in safety products, features and preventive measures which they can adopt. I am hopeful that the seminar discussions and Secutech India itself will benefit the city.” Opening the ceremony also were other Government of Maharashtra officials, together with representatives from Bengaluru City and the commercial sector. They included: Mr Dhananjay Kamlakar, Mumbai Police, Government of Maharashtra Mr MV Deshmukh, Fire Advisor, Government of Maharashtra Mr B Dayananda, I.P.S. Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Bengaluru City Mr Ramakant Jha, Managing Director & Group CEO, Gujarat International Finance Tec – City Company Ltd Reflecting on the 2015 show’s results, Mr John Shi, General Manager for Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd noted, “Secutech India 2015 has recorded stable growth in terms of the exhibition size and number of participants. I am proud that the show has become an annual gathering for industry players to join together and seize business opportunities available in the emerging India market. In light of the Indian Government’s roadmap to achieve “100 Smart Cities”, demand for advanced security and safety technologies is expected to surge and support the market’s growth beyond 2015. The show will not only continue to facilitate trade but also promote idea exchange to cope with the challenges in the future.” "The show will not only continue to facilitate trade but also promote idea exchange to cope with the challenges in the future" Exhibitors and visitors praise making new business connections at the fair Participants reinforced the idea that Secutech India is an effective trade platform in Asia. Many of their objectives were to network, conduct industry research and launch new innovations. Responding with enthusiasm was Mr Pema Lin, Regional Sales Manager of Merit Lilin Ent Co Ltd from Taiwan. He shared, “Merit Lilin have been participating at Secutech India for years. Every edition, we learn about the needs in the Indian market through discussions with both existing and potential clients. In 2015, we are presenting a newly developed host of new IP and surveillance solutions which were customised for the banking, jewelry and industrial segments in India. Without a doubt, Secutech India is helpful for us and we will definitely come back for the next edition.” Fellow Indian exhibitor, Larsen & Tourbo Ltd also reflected similar sentiment. Mr R Srinivasan, Vice President and Head of Renewable Energy, Smart Grid & Security Solutions for the firm mentioned: “The personal meetings, dialogues and panel discussions at Secutech India provided us a wonderful chance to connect with industry professionals and articulate all aspects of a smart city from a master system integrator’s perspective. Integrated security solutions combining infrastructure and IT are the need of the hour and we are here to showcase our comprehensive range of solutions. The response has been very positive at the show.” Honeywell, one of the market leaders in the safety and security industry, joined the exhibitor line-up again in 2015. Mr Shirshendu Gupta, Head of Marketing for the company noted: “Secutech India is a very good industry platform allowing us to reach visitors of high quality and get in touch with end-consumers and consultants. Our main aim at the fair is to strengthen our brand presence in West India and certain key verticals, which Secutech India has helped us achieve well.” "We can see a lot of interesting innovations and explore the upcoming trends here thanks to the top quality exhibitors" Having participated at Secutech India since the show’s establishment, loyal exhibitor QNAP Systems Inc from Taiwan has witnessed the growth of the show. In 2015, the company has enlarged their booth space to display their unique integrated solutions for storage and NVR systems. Mr Alvin Wu, Sales Manager of the Surveillance Business Division in the company expressed: “India is an important market for QNAP. Therefore, we participate at Secutech India together with our local agent and partner to raise brand recognition in the market. I am pleased that as a Taiwanese brand we are well received in India. Local professionals applaud the quality and cost effectiveness of our products. Through the show, we are able to meet existing clients and develop contacts with prospective customers and partners. It is important to be present at trade fairs so as to raise brand awareness in the country.” During the three-day fair, visitors were offered a diverse assortment of products and solutions from world-class brands to help them keep up with the latest trends. Mr Nitin B Avhad, Assistant Manager – Security & Vigilance for BSE Ltd (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd) came together with his team to source innovations to upgrade existing security measures in his company. He noted: “I saw a wide range of advanced access control solutions, surveillance systems and IP-based products, which are of very high quality. We are able to compare similar systems and I have found an access control system by Safe Pvt Ltd, which effectively limits the entry of visitors to only approved destinations. We will probably close this deal after further discussion. The show is remarkable for us to keep pace with industry advancements and to source products. I will recommend the show to my colleagues and peers.” Mr Dilshad Gani of Winsor Technologies Pvt Ltd is a system integrator coming from Kolkata particularly for the show. He mentioned: “This is my first visit and I am interested in office and home automation solutions. I am impressed with innovative technology and products available here. I paid a visit to my existing partner, Hikvision, and learned about their new products, such as their new series of analogue camera and Wi-Fi router NVR. I have also talked to some other brands and I think the show offers a wealth of knowledge for all industry players. The trip is beneficial to my business and I will certainly consider coming back again next year.” Industry expert, Mr Vijay Bhatia, Joint Director – Security, World Trade Centre (India) also applauded the show’s significance. “I have been working in the security industry for 24 years. For me, Secutech India is a leading trade fair which allows industry peers to network and exchange ideas. At the same time, we can see a lot of interesting innovations and explore the upcoming trends here thanks to the top quality exhibitors,” he said. Concurrent conference on Smart Cities proves popular "Secutech India is a leading trade fair which allows industry peers to network and exchange ideas" Over the fair’s first two days, Secutech India Safety and Security Conclave (SISSC-2015) assembled government officials and commercial firms to exchange market knowledge and look at the most challenging security issues India is now facing. With the key theme of “Smart Cities”, the conference invited more than 40 industry experts who were engaged in a series of thought-provoking discussions, covering issues and opportunities such as network security, banking security, and oil & gas and energy in the intelligent-cities-to-be. Mr Pramod Bhatt, Director, Security & Intelligence of Sanofi India Ltd was a guest speaker at the session “Smart Security Solutions for Smart Cities”. He noted: “Having attended conferences and seminars around the world, I can say that Secutech India is on par with international standards. Organised alongside the exhibition, they are well attended and hence offers a genuine opportunity for manufacturers, vendors, speakers and corporate professionals to connect for business opportunities. As a speaker, I am inspired by my fellows and very delighted to have attended the event.” Conference delegates shared mutual satisfaction for the Conclave’s exceptional quality. Mr Sanjiv Munj, Head Security – South Asia, Hindustan Unilever Ltd shared: “The conclave is an interactive and informative platform where I get updated on what is latest in the market. The discussion is insightful. It covers topics not only relevant to what is currently happening in the industry, but also how the future of security in smart cities will look like. It is very interesting!” The next edition of Secutech India is scheduled to take place from 14 – 16 April 2016 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India.
As a professional sourcing destination, Secutech Thailand attracted thousands of local and international visitors Secutech Thailand successfully concluded its fourth edition with 145 exhibitors showcasing the latest safety and security products and technologies. The show, held from 26 – 28 November 2014 at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre, attracted over 3,000 visitors from 22 countries and regions. The show was organised by Messe Frankfurt New Era Media Business Ltd and its new partner, Asian Exhibition Services (AES). Additional support came from various Thailand official bodies and industry associations. Opening the event was Mr Mom Rajawongse Sukhumbhand Paripatra, the Bangkok Governor (Bangkok Metropolitan Administration). He discussed Bangkok’s safe city projects and surveillance initiatives, and how they are expanding to other parts of the country. Mr Paripatra commented: “Bangkok has established itself as a hub destination for the MICE industry here in Southeast Asia. There has been no better time than now to welcome the Thailand edition of Secutech, as Bangkok leads the way with safe city infrastructure developments.” Fellow guest Mr Nopparat Maythakulchai, the President of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), agreed by stating: “Secutech Thailand is well established in Thailand, and is set to expand and develop along with the market’s rapid expansion. TCEB has been pleased to support the show’s organisers in developing their global marketing campaign through exhibitions to reinforce Thailand as the regional hub for their events.” Mr John Shi, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt New Era Media Business Ltd, further noted: “As Thailand’s political environment is becoming more stable, government-funded infrastructure and transportation projects are resuming after a pause last year. Effective city surveillance, smart access controls, safety and security are major focuses that will lead to a surge in the demand for high-quality related products and integrated solutions. Secutech Thailand serves as a holistic platform where engineers, system integrators and importers can connect with overseas exhibitors. As a result, they can learn about and acquire next-generation technologies.” Industry professionals regard show as a networking and trade hub Recognised as a premier trade networking and trade hub for Thailand’s security industry, exhibitors from 16 countries and region joined to display their solutions over 3,000 sqm of fairground space. For returning exhibitor, Dahua Technology Co Ltd from China, the fair offered an important opportunity to broaden their business network in Thailand. Mr Tim Shen, Marketing Director for the company’s Overseas Business Centre, shared: “Dahua entered the Thailand market a few years ago and we see the potential for new projects in the public sectors. Secutech Thailand 2014 has attracted a larger crowd of local visitors than the last edition. On the show’s first day, we acquired a number of contacts from professionals and industry insiders. This forming of more partnerships and dealerships is imperative for promoting our brand and extending our network.” "Secutech Thailand 2014 has attracted a larger crowd of local visitors than the last edition" Leadtek Research Inc from Taiwan was a first-time exhibitor, and specialises in integrated security and data management solutions for hospitals and healthcare centres. Mr Kevin Tay, Sales Manager in the Broadband Communication Product Business Unit, expressed: “With the growing trend of medical tourism in Thailand, we noticed that the demand for intelligent solutions in hospital and healthcare centres is increasing. It is the right time for us to enter the market, so we decided to participate in Secutech Thailand. We are hoping to network with local industry players, and we are delighted that Taiwanese products are well-received by local professionals. We are always busy dealing with enquiries during the show. Hopefully we can close distributorships with the new leads generated here. The results are satisfying and we will consider exhibiting at the fair again.” Fellow exhibitor, Coretech Corporation Co Ltd, is a leading supplier of comprehensive security products and solutions. Coretech took part in various large-scale public facilities projects, one of which involved the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. Mr Nuttawaj Chieobangyang, the company’s CEO, shared: “Secutech Thailand is popular among local security industry professionals, making it a must-attend event for us. We have exhibited at Secutech Thailand many times and it is always a remarkable occasion for meeting new customers, existing partners and end-users. This year, Coretech presented a full series of IP cameras and visitors are very much interested in our showcase. Here, we hope to promote not only our concepts and products, but also the importance of security in domestic and industrial sectors. We are happy with the results so far and look forward to participating in the next edition.” As a professional sourcing destination, Secutech Thailand attracted thousands of local and international visitors. Among attendees was A2MG from Hong Kong, an exporter of security products to Europe and Africa. Mr Arnaud Keyren, Trade Agent for A2MG, came to Bangkok solely for Secutech Thailand. He said: “I came to source CCTV products, such as IP cameras and NVR from suppliers in China, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. I also want to learn more about the market and how it will develop in the near future. At the fair, I have met some manufacturers and suppliers which I am already quite familiar with who carry some interesting products that I am interested in. The fair is effective for sourcing since I can meet them under one roof.” Mr Kiatchai Chirapornsuk, Senior Product Development Manager at Computer Union Co Ltd from Thailand, was also impressed with the fair. He noted: “My clients are mainly from the banking sector. They are demanding high-quality surveillance systems, access controls and related security products. I came to source new IP-based solutions needed to upgrade my customers’ existing analog systems. I am interested in products from China, Taiwan and other overseas countries, where the markets are more mature. I have acquired some good contacts and it is highly possible that I will “The fair is certainly helpful to our business since it gathers all important industry players in one place" place orders after the show. This trip was fruitful and I will attend the show again.” Global Digital Surveillance Forum (GDSF) Thailand delivered market intelligence The annual GDSF Thailand was held alongside Secutech Thailand on 26 November, adding value to participants’ experience. Leading brands were invited to share the latest news and their opinions on market trends. These brands included Hayagriva, Hikvision, Osram, WD and others. Mr Adam Zhan, Asia Business Team Project Manager of Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd (China) in Thailand, held a presentation on his company’s latest Video Management Software (VMS) for CCTV systems. He mentioned: “The fair is certainly helpful to our business since it gathers all important industry players in one place. GDSF Thailand offered us a chance to promote our VMS, which potentially brings more convenience to end-users from different industry sectors. I hope to start thought-provoking discussions among attending system integrators and potential partners, so we can exchange ideas on how we can meet their expectations and demands with our technologies and services. The results have been positive.” Seminar attendee Mr Kyaw Lwin Oo, Managing Director of May Tech (Myanmar) Co Ltd, affirmed that he gained a wealth of knowledge from the event. He noted: “The presentations were informative and I am particularly impressed by the session with Hayagriva. It talked about the implementation of their face recognition technology in CCTV systems and their newly launched mobile application which generates smart incident reports. All the technologies presented were new to me, and I am pleased to have learned more about the brand's concepts and latest innovations. The seminar has been helpful to my business.” The next edition of Secutech Thailand is scheduled to take place from 25 – 27 November 2015 once again at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC).