Oliver P. Kuhrt
Security Essen is continuing to consolidate its position as a platform for the security industry. Numerous companies have confirmed their participation in the leading international trade fair, which will take place at Messe Essen from 22 to 25 September 2020. Particularly pleasing: In addition to many long-standing customers, the registrations also include companies which will take part in Security Essen again for the first time after a break. Amongst others, Telenot and Securiton will present their innovations at Messe Essen. "We are delighted about the exhibitors' commitment to Security Essen," says Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen. "This emphasizes the significance of Security Essen as an important platform for the security industry". Innovations in burglar alarm technology The application specialist for everything to do with alarm and security systems will present its innovations Thomas Taferner, Head of Marketing and Sales at Telenot Electronic, justifies the return to Security Essen as follows: "We are delighted to be on board again at Security Essen 2020. In the past three years, we have increasingly tested smaller events. But Security Essen has proved to be the only all-encompassing trade fair for us where the entire industry from the installing specialist company to security officers from industry, planning offices, trade associations, building property insurers, CID advisory centers, fire departments and many other target groups obtains information. “The trade fair is particularly interesting for us in 2020, because Telenot will present extensive innovations and will greatly expand its spectrum. In addition to burglar alarm technology, we now also have fire alarm technology in our portfolio and, from 2020, access control technology, too." Also after a break, Securiton Deutschland will take part in Security Essen again. The application specialist for everything to do with alarm and security systems will present its innovations in Hall 3 - the exhibition area for access, mechatronics, mechanics, systems and perimeter protection. Locking technology and electronic access systems The two North Rhine-Westphalian companies Dom and Wilka have been continuous exhibitors at Security Essen for many years already. Moreover, they have already registered again for Security Essen 2020. Dom Sicherheitstechnik GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Brühl, is a manufacturer of innovative locking technology and electronic access systems. Wilka Schließtechnik GmbH is at home in the key Velbert region. Robert Schlieper, Managing Partner, Wilka: "In our industry, the focus is naturally on the security topic. For more than 150 years, Wilka has represented high quality standards in an area where it really matters that the product delivers what it promises. We are always looking forward to the interesting discussions on our stand""At Security, we have shown our (potential) customers exactly that for years already - patented mechanical cylinders, locks and locking systems for a wide range of requirements and the innovations from the field of electronics. And of course, we are always looking forward to the interesting discussions on our stand, because personal contact is rarely as easy to establish as it is there". Participation in Security Essen 2020 Many other companies - including market leaders, niche providers and new entrants - have also already confirmed their participation in Security Essen 2020. From Germany, these include Abus August Bremmicker Söhne, EVVA Sicherheitstechnik, Kötter Security, lunaHD, NSC Sicherheitstechnik, Salto Systems, T-Systems International, Videor E. Hartig and the Wagner Group. The trade fair will be a premiere, for example, for the Bosch start-up SAST. The young company will present its Internet of Things platform for security cameras for the first time at the trade fair. Security Essen is also seeded for international stars: Hanwha Techwin Europe, Hikvision, Inim Electronics, Vanderbilt International, Zhejiang Dahua and Zhejiang Uniview, among others, have confirmed their participation in the world's leading trade fair. Open, functional architecture After a construction period of around three and a half years, the modernisation of Messe Essen has been concluded since September 2019. From now on, exhibitors at and visitors to Security Essen will benefit from open, functional architecture, short distances, eight spacious, single-storey halls and plenty of daylight. For example, visitors can, for the first time, expect a complete and coherent range of available video products in the new Hall 5.
With Honeywell, one of the sector's big attractions is returning to the leading fair in the security industry. The internationally active company is professing its long-term allegiance to Security Essen and is now already expressing this with a contract relating to the fair editions in 2020 and 2022. Security industry Honeywell is justifying its step, amongst other reasons, with the unique character of the event as a comprehensive platform on which all the disciplines in the security industry present themselves. The next Security Essen will take place at Messe Essen from September 22 to 25, 2020. We need a strong leading trade fair for the security industry in Germany, and that is Security Essen" “We need a strong leading trade fair for the security industry in Germany, and that is Security Essen. It is the leading platform for our industry, where we reach decision-makers from a wide variety of sectors. For us as exhibitors, this is the advantage of Security Essen”, according to Klaus Hirzel, CEO of Novar GmbH and NOTIFIER Sicherheitssysteme GmbH, both group companies of Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT). HBT develops products, software and technologies, that are used in more than ten million buildings worldwide. Top-class supporting programme For Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen, the company's return is a confirmation: “The security sector needs a globally leading information, networking and ordering platform. Discussions with important companies have shown us that time and time again. With the new subject areas, our modernised site and the ideally tailor-made supporting programme, Security Essen is optimally set-up for visitors and exhibitors. We are very pleased to have now won over an outstanding market participant for the coming years with Honeywell.” Security Essen will be the meeting place of the international security sector and will take place on Messe Essen's modernised site. In conformity with the market, the event is divided into the six subject areas: ‘Services’, ‘Access, Mechatronics, Mechanics and Systems’, ‘Perimeter Protection’, ‘Video’, ‘Fire, Intrusion and Systems’ as well as ‘Cyber Security and Economic Security’. The fair will be rounded off by a thematically appropriate top-class supporting programme.
Security Essen 2018 presented itself as the international source of inspiration for the industry. 950 exhibitors from 43 countries showed their innovations for increased safety and convenience to over 36,000 trade visitors from 125 nations at Messe Essen on topics ranging from cyber security to innovations for building security and new solutions for the protection of valuables. The representatives of the companies, associations and institutions were in great demand as discussion partners. There was strong need for information and investment from trade visitors as a result of current events such as hacker attacks, challenges involving access control at airports, the still-high number of break-ins and increasing legal requirements. The exhibitors praised the significantly increased percentage of international visitors (eight percent up) and the strong decision-making authority of the trade visitors. Trend-setting solutions Security Essen attracted more than 36,000 professional visitors – including experts from industry and installers "Security Essen has underlined its position as a trend-setting international trade fair for all aspects of security. We were able to welcome significantly more visitors from abroad – 125 nations, that's an impressive number", says Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen. “Protection – whether public or private, digital or analogue – is the central theme of our time. Our exhibitors provided answers to these challenges and presented trend-setting solutions. The high number of first-time exhibitors who showed their services to the specialist world indicates the importance of our trade fair as an independent platform for the security industry." There were more than 200 new exhibitors, including Hoppe AG, PwC Cyber Security Services and AEG ID. The trade fair attracted more than 36,000 professional visitors – predominantly including experts from industry, installers and participants from the security sector – who were characterised by greater internationality, a significant interest in new products and new business contacts as well as a strong willingness to invest. There were more than 200 new exhibitors, including Hoppe AG, PwC Cyber Security Services and AEG ID Numerous new products Around 40 percent of the visitors came from abroad (2016: 32). The 76 percent of visitors were decision-makers within their companies and one quarter prepared their investments at the trade fair or concluded contracts directly. After all, the economy is still excellent. Industry sales in Germany alone are estimated at around 17.2 billion euros – a two-year increase of 18 percent. 62 percent of visitors rated the economic situation in the security sector as good to very good. Over 90 percent were satisfied with their visit to the fair and want to recommend Security Essen to others. The relevance of Security Essen as a pulse monitor for the security industry was particularly evident in the numerous new products. Once again, the influence of digitisation became clear: access solutions are becoming smarter and rely on smartphones or biometric identification as keys. Evaluate video data faster Protection of data and networked access was an all-encompassing topic for numerous exhibitors and many lectures Artificial intelligence helps to evaluate video data faster and more accurately. Apps display unsecured windows in the smart home or help keep track of valuable contents of safes. The protection of data and networked access was an all-encompassing topic for numerous exhibitors and many lectures. The winners of the Security Innovation Award attracted a great deal of attention. Seven exhibitors were honoured with this award for their pioneering innovations. UrbanAlps convinced the jury with Stealth Key, a forgery-proof key from the 3D printer. The Jansen Tore burglar-proof sectional door with WK5 classification, which also received a prize, is especially secure – suitable, for example, for museums, hazardous material stores or military headquarters. Kötter Security received one of the coveted awards for the new emergency call and service control center, in which high-tech infrastructure and digital processes ensure the best possible customer security. New service facilities Security Essen was held for the first time in the modernised halls of Messe Essen, which will set new standards once the final construction phase is completed in 2019. Spacious, single-storey halls, plenty of daylight, the new glass entrance area and new service facilities such as the Business Club have already delighted exhibitors and visitors. Security Essen also provided optimal visitor and exhibitor communication with a new hall structure organised according to exhibition areas. The guests of Security Essen praised the division of the fair into key topics. The exhibition hall for Cyber Security and Economic Security celebrated a successful premiere. Exhibitors such as the Federal Office for Information Security, Telekom Security, Advancis Software & Services GmbH and the newly founded Federal Association for Critical Infrastructure Protection (BSKI) presented here. Numerous campaigns and events relating to the actual trade fair events offered visitors genuine added value Thematically suitable exhibitors Numerous campaigns and events relating to the actual trade fair events offered visitors genuine added value. Thus on the ‘Day of training and further education’, which was organised by the Federal Association of the Security Industry (BDSW) and Messe Essen, 300 participants of the security industry were provided with information on training possibilities and career opportunities. At the new Cyber Security Conference, Arne Schönbohm, President of the Federal Office for Information Security, spoke about cyber security as a challenge for politics, business and society. The computer scientist Jan Krissler, known as Starbug, was also a guest at the top-class conference. Gregor Gysi, member of the Bundestag of the German party ‘Die Linke’, discussed the economic importance of cash at the BMWL (Federal Association of Medium-Sized Value Logistics Companies) booth. In the security experts’ forum, practical experts designed a non-stop programme with more than 90 presentations. The guided tours were expressly aimed at architects, planners, installers, operators, authorities and employees of construction and planning departments and stopped at thematically suitable exhibitors. Topic of digitisationCooperation between Western Business Exhibitions and Messe Essen offers a comprehensive platform for business The organisers are already setting the course for the next Security Essen, which will take place at Messe Essen from 22 to 25 September 2020. The new thematic hall structure will be further expanded and the topic of digitisation will be explored in greater depth. Numerous exhibitors have already confirmed their registration for the next event. 88 percent of the visitors have already stated their intention to participate in Security Essen 2020. The fair is also taking a further step towards internationalisation: From 9 to 11 April 2019 ‘The Security Event - powered by Security Essen’ will take place for the first time in Birmingham, Great Britain. This cooperation between the British trade fair organiser Western Business Exhibitions and Messe Essen offers the European security industry a comprehensive platform for business in Great Britain. Over one hundred of the world's leading security brands are exhibiting. Excellent platform 950 exhibitors from 43 nations presented innovations in the field of civil security at Messe Essen. The projection for the last day of the fair estimated 36,000 visitors from 125 nations including conference participants, VIP guests, delegation participants and journalists (including FKM projection of 33.000). The proportion of professional visitors was 99 percent. The hall distribution was particularly great success this year Andreas Straubinger, Region Manager D/A/CH, Vanderbilt International GmbH said, “Our stand position in the new Hall 6 was a very good choice. Visitor footfall was above average and the results were even better than we saw at the last Security 2016 trade fair. We thought the hall distribution was a particularly great success this year. The number and quality of our D/A/CH trade fair contacts were very good; not only this but we were delighted to see how many trade fair visitors attended from around the world, which was a great fit for Vanderbilt’s global orientation. The trade fair contributed to further developing the level of awareness of the Vanderbilt brand. We consider Security to be the leading trade fair for our industry. It is an excellent platform from which to present our solutions to a broad audience.” Extremely well informed Security Essen set up its own exhibition hall for cyber security this year for the first time, to us it was a logical step to come and present our products" Bernd Hohlfeld, Management Board, ALVARA Cash Management Group AG commented, “For us, Security Essen has been our most successful trade fair to date. The high levels of demand for our ALVARA Logistic App and ‘Digital Driver Legitimation’ were one reason, but not the only reason by any means. In particular, the BMWL joint stand brought together all of the stakeholders in cash services, offering an overall solution for efficient cash circulation. The joint stand was well placed not only to present the route to innovation but also to confirm it. The concept is very impressive and we will be back in 2020.” Knud Brandis, Managing Director of PwC Cyber Security Services GmbH said, “PwC Cyber Security Services GmbH is Germany’s leading consultancy firm for data security. As Security Essen set up its own exhibition hall for cyber security this year for the first time, to us it was a logical step to come and present our products and services here. The topics which were in particularly high demand were information security, data protection, emergency services and cyber security. The trade visitors were extremely well informed and precisely our target audience.” Invaluable validation stamp Sebastian Mosbacher, Managing Director, Stölting Service Group commented, “Stölting Security was extremely satisfied with Security Essen 2018 in Essen. As a large security services provider operating in Germany, we were able to present our services and position ourselves in the best possible manner. The second day saw high footfall and was of great significance for us as a trans-regional personnel service provider operating in the sector of cleaning, security and staffing. Stölting Service Group will be back in 2020!” Dr. Alejandro Ojeda, CEO and Founder of UrbanAlps AG said, “Security Essen was beyond our wildest expectations; it has been one of our best platforms to get in direct contact with our target audience at an international level. Furthermore, winning the Security Innovation Award 2018 for our core product the Stealth Key, the worlds’ first 3D metal printed key, has been an invaluable validation stamp from arguably the world’s leading security fair. It is clearly the place to be for security and we eagerly look forward to come back once again in 2020.” Topics discussed at Security Essen were information security, data protection, emergency services and cyber security Convenient contactless handles Rainer Schratz, Marketing Manager, HOPPE AG, Stadtallendorf commented, “HOPPE presented at Security Essen for the first time this year – and so far, we are extremely satisfied with the results of the trade fair. Security Essen is a good platform for HOPPE innovations and expertise in the field of protection and amenities; this is also clear from the high number of contacts we made at the trade fair – both with customers as well as visitors who came from segments which are new to us, for example from the electrical wholesale trade.” “Of course, the quality of the new contacts can only be evaluated after the trade fair but we are delighted with the high level of interest shown by visitors in our products – both from trade visitors and from the media. Visitors were particularly appreciative of our innovations such as the burglar-proof window handles SecuForte with automatic locking function and convenient contactless front door handles or the wireless window handle offering central locking.” Diverse possibilities offered Current aspects such as ‘Security technology in the smart home’ and ‘Digitisation and cyber security’ were afforded a great deal of attention" Norbert Schaaf, Chairman of the Federal Association of Security Technology (BHE) and Chairman of the Advisory Board for Security Essen said, “Trade fair visitors from around the world were able to seek information about the diverse possibilities offered by modern security technology from around 950 exhibitors. The new layout, with six primary areas, also received very positive feedback. The profile of the Security trade fair offers the right background for the entire security industry.” “As a specialist trade fair, it specialises in security and therefore offers the ideal platform for providers and users to share information and views. Current aspects such as ‘Security technology in the smart home’ and ‘Digitisation and cyber security’ were afforded a great deal of attention. The innovative spirit of the security providers also became particularly clear at the presentation ceremony of the Security Innovation Awards 2018.” Secured connectivity platform Serge Coppens d'Eeckenbrugge, Regional Manager BNL - DACH, Managing Director DACH, UTC Fire & Security commented, “Smart buildings and smart homes were the focal point of this year’s Security Essen. Thanks to UltraSync, the new secured connectivity platform, integrated smart home or smart building security solutions can be managed using the internet. UTC Fire & Security presented their Lenel range, which offers various security technologies (video, access, fire and burglary), which are integrated into both the home and larger-scale environments in a user-friendly manner.” “The trade fair offered us the ideal platform to present our upcoming new product range of cable and wireless fire alarm systems. The feedback we received from both the domestic market and neighbouring countries was outstanding. The relaxed stand design provided the perfect environment for intense yet enjoyable conversations. Security Essen was very successful for us and we are looking forward to taking part again.” The relaxed stand design provided the perfect environment for intense yet enjoyable conversations Digital burglary protection Dr. Florian Scharr, Press Spokesman, VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH said, “Our goals were surpassed at Security Essen. At times, our stand was besieged! The burglar protection was particularly important and the topic of digital burglary protection was in high demand, which was very pleasing. We are delighted that so many industry representatives as well as numerous installers and planners came to find out more about VdS. Security Essen is a very important trade fair for us.” For the first time, the three security associations -BDGW, BDSW and BDLS – presented themselves together at Security Essen" Dr. Harald Olschok, Managing Director, BDSW Bundesverband der Sicherheitswirtschaft commented, “Once again we can look back on a successful trade fair week. For the first time, the three security associations – Federal Association of German Money and Value Services (BDGW), Association of private security industry (BDSW) and Federal Association of Aviation Security Companies (BDLS) – presented themselves together at Security Essen.” Buy something specific “The expert visitors and interested guests were informed about the work of the security associations through various events and lectures in the trade fair forums. Alone on the ‘Day of training and further education’, which takes place in cooperation with Messe Essen, around 300 visitors again took part.” Friederike Nielsen, VP of Marketing, Dedrone GmbH said, “Two years ago, our subject area ‘protection from civil drones’ was still very new. Even then, we made a great deal of interesting contacts with German and international customers and partners at Security Essen. Since then, our market has seen a great deal of additional growth. A great deal of visitors has come to our stand with a specific intention – many of them have an intention to buy something specific. We are leaving the trade fair very satisfied and will definitely be back.”
Newly modernised halls with lots of daylight will house hundreds of exhibitions and conference events at the upcoming Security Essen 2018 at Messe Essen, Germany. A new layout and hall numbering system will be unfamiliar to past attendees but promises to simplify the experience as it brings together attendees and exhibitors. European physical security market Security Essen is an international trade fair, but the emphasis is more on German, Austrian and Swiss companies. In all, Security Essen will feature 1,000 exhibitors from 40 nations. The trade fair has more of a continental European “flavour” compared to IFSEC, which focuses more on the U.K market. At the last Security Essen in 2016, organisers reported about 40,000 visitors including conference participants, VIP guests, members of various delegations and journalists. Security Essen 2018 has more of a continental European “flavour” compared to IFSEC, which focuses more on the U.K market “This year, we have sharpened the profile of Security Essen,” says Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen, a trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. “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 with short paths and direct communication.” Newly modernised Messe Essen The newly modernised site of Security Essen will encompass eight halls, newly renumbered and with the subject areas reorganised, too. Visitors will find Services in Hall 1; Access, Mechanatronics, Mechanics and Systems in Halls 2 and 3 and the Galeria; Perimeter Protection in Hall 3; Video in Halls 5 and 7; and Fire, Intrusion and Systems in Halls 6 and 7. A helpful smart phone app, downloadable free from the Google Play Store (Android) or the Apple App Store (iOS), will be available two weeks before the event and include a show floor plan; the exhibitor list with booth numbers and contact information; and an overview of the supporting programme. A separate hall – Hall 8 – will house new Cyber Security and Economic Security categories. Cyber Security Conference At the new Cyber Security Conference, located prominently at the new East Entrance, experts will share their knowledge about the more pressing challenges and potential of cybersecurity. The programme opens and closes on 25 and 28 September with the main topic “Opportunities and Risks of Cyber Security”. On 26 September, discussions and lectures will centre on “Entry, Admission, Access: Identification Options”.A helpful smart phone app, downloadable free will be available two weeks before the event and include a show floor plan On 27 September, the topic will be smart homes and focus on “Connected Building, Security in the Buildings of the Future”. Speakers will include the president of Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security, who will address cybersecurity as a challenge for politics, business and society. The fair organises the conference in cooperation with the BHE Federal Association of Security Technology and the technical support of the Federal Office for Information Security. In Hall 8, a new Public Security Forum will enable visitors to experience digital security technologies for public spaces from the areas of sensors/IoT, cyber security and surveillance. The products and 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 forum, including lectures and discussions, will target municipal decision makers and planners of public spaces. Comprehensive programme A Security Expert Forum in Hall 2 will present a continuous programme with more than 90 presentations during the period of the fair. Visitors will obtain information and solution ideas about all six subject areas covered at the fair, and the programme will begin with a keynote lecture each morning and finish with a live demonstration in the evening. On the first day of the fair (25 September), Security Essen’s Career Forum will introduce retrainees, students, trainees and graduates to companies from the security industry. Targeted and professional communication will be established between companies and job applicants to facilitate making contacts, developing networks, and filling actual vacancies. Thursday (27 September) will be observed as Fire Prevention Day, and a Drone Course will be provided each day in Hall 7. One day admission to Security Essen is €41; a four-day ticket is €105. Advance sale tickets are discounted.
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).
This year's edition of the global fair for civil security will focus on innovative, digital subjects more strongly than ever before. The Advisory Board for Security Essen was recently able to convince itself for this. The fair management presented the realignment of the fair, the renting level and the comprehensive supporting programme to the members of the Advisory Board. The unanimous tenor: The experts, including managing directors of renowned companies in the security sector as well as associations, see Security Essen 2018 as being optimally positioned. Due to advancing digitalisation, cybercrime is regarded as one of the greatest dangers in the 21st century - opportunities to transfer knowledge and to exchange experience are becoming all the more important.The Cyber Security Conference will be tailored to users and will be convenient and quick to reach directly Focus on cyber and economic security For the first time, Security Essen from September 25 to 28 will take place in the modernised halls at Messe Essen. This has opened the possibility of completely new structuring of the fair. For optimum orientation and placing for exhibitors and trade visitors, the event will be divided into six subject areas. "We have deliberately decided to give the Cyber Security and Economic Security areas which are becoming ever stronger their own hall - in an absolutely prominent place at the East entrance to the fair site," according to Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen. The focusing will be accompanied by a new, attention-grabbing supporting programme. For example, the Federal Office for Information Security and the Federal Association for Security Technology will stage the Cyber Security Conference that will be tailored to users and will be convenient and quick to reach directly in the happenings at the fair. Security decision-makers' congregation Moreover, the Discussion Circle on Internal Security will take place with participants from the police, scientific, judicial and political fields as well as from local authorities and the security industry.The booking rate is above the high level at the preceding event Furthermore, companies will design a large special show area under the guiding motto of 'Public Security Forum' in Hall 8 in which live scenarios for the protection of public spaces will be shown. The realignment is proving Security Essen right: The booking rate is above the high level at the preceding event. The Advisory Board for the Fair showed that it was very satisfied with this development. Norbert Schaaf, Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Fair and simultaneously also the Chairman of the Board of BHE Federal Association for Security Technology: "We are expressly supporting the new positioning of Security Essen. The consistent hall allocation, the stronger alignment to future subjects and the sector-specific supporting programme will make the fair the meeting place for decision takers from all fields of security in 2018." Direct dialogue with security professionals This realignment is also reflected in the line-up of the advisory board for the fair. For the first time in its history, Security Essen has appointed not only representatives of associations but also entrepreneurs to this body. "In this way, we are moving even nearer to the sector. It is important to us to constantly be in close and direct dialogue and thus to be able to accommodate the wishes of our exhibitors and visitors in an even better and quicker way," according to Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen.
A festive ceremony with around 500 invited guests from the political, economic, media and fair sectors took place at Messe Essen in order to celebrate the conclusion of the first phase of the modernisation of the fair site right on time. With the opening of the new glass foyer which covers an area of 2,000 m² and has directly adjoining new congress rooms, the construction project started in May 2016 is reaching its most important milestone.The first half of the new Hall 6, which covers an area of 11,000 m² and offers a direct view into the Grugapark is going into operation at the same time. The North Rhine-Westphalia Minister for Economic Affairs, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, personally congratulated the city and the fair company on its new architectonic landmark. Around 2,300 tonnes of steel, 125 km of cables, 15,000 m² of mastic asphalt and 3,000 m² of tiles - these are just a part of the building materials which the general contractor, Implenia, has processed since the beginning of the construction work on May 2, 2016.Around one-and-a-half years after the start of the project, it is definite: Messe Essen has attained its stage objectives within the set time and budget frames as well as in accordance with the calendar of events. Reason enough to celebrate the successful conclusion of the first construction phase and the inauguration of the new East Foyer together with around 500 invited guests, customers and partners of Messe Essen. Modern exhibition conditions "The new portal of the East Fair Building combines a high quality of stay and modern exhibition conditions." "The new portal of the East Fair Building combines a high quality of stay and modern exhibition conditions. Thus, Messe Essen is safeguarding its future viability and is also providing stimuli for the economic location of North Rhine-Westphalia," was the summary made by Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. One of the technically most innovative fair sites in Germany is now going into operation in Essen. Simple orientation, logistical flexibility and a modern infrastructure are meeting the most important demands of exhibitors, guest organisers and visitors. "With the new Messe Essen, we are sending a strong signal for the economic location of Essen," according to Thomas Kufen, Lord Mayor of the City of Essen and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Essen. "With Messe Essen's inviting new entrance with an open design, we are emphasising that we are happy to play host to people from all over the world. The new foyer is a new figurehead for our fair company and our city - one which is a sight to behold." Glass East entrance enhances connectivity The glass foyer in the East entrance area covers an area of around 2,000 m². From now on, it is serving as an inviting starting point into the day at the fair and is linked directly to the underground railway by its distinctive, deep-projecting canopy. As a result of its spacious architecture flooded with light, it is also suitable as an independent event location. From the foyer, there is direct access to the new East Press Centre and to the new conference rooms in the East Congress Centre which are all equipped with ultramodern event technology and are connected with the Grugahalle via the transparent fair bridge. "I am very pleased that we have fulfilled the planning assumptions of the first construction phase completely" From the foyer, visitors can also walk directly into the fair halls which are being restructured in the course of the modernisation. Thus, 18 sometimes small-scale and, in part, two-storey halls until now are being turned into a total of eight large halls on one level. That will simplify the orientation and the logistics and will offer totally new possibilities for booth construction. The area balance of 110,000 m² will be retained upon the conclusion of the modernisation, too. First construction phase on schedule The prerequisite for ensuring that it was possible to conclude the first construction phase on schedule with ongoing fair operations was the meticulous definition of the individual steps in the construction process and their coordination with the calendar of events. "I am very pleased that we have fulfilled the planning assumptions of the first construction phase completely as far as not only the schedule but also the finances are concerned," was the comment made by Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen. "All in all, the conversion planning precisely right down to the day and the professional cooperation between our Messe Essen team and the external specialists have paid off. My thanks go to everybody involved and to our customers and visitors for their patience." Upcoming technical modernisation Until the late summer of 2018, the next construction section will now be dedicated to the demolition of Halls 4, 4A and 5. The southern part of the new Hall 6 will be created in their place. Then, the exclusive Guest Club with its own entrance and a separate access road will also be accommodated here. The technical modernisation of the halls in the northern part of the site will take place at the same time. The conclusion of the overall project with an investment volume of around Euro 90 million is scheduled for the autumn of 2019.
The Advisory Board for Security Essen recently passed a resolution in favour of the new allocation and at its meeting set decisive points for the next event The global fair for civil security will put itself on a new footing as far as both the contents and the spaces are concerned. Starting with the coming event from September 25 to 28, 2018, exhibitors and visitors will profit from a new hall allocation at Messe Essen. In the future, the structure will be oriented even more strongly to the range offered by the around 1,000 exhibitors and will be divided into six higher-level subject worlds: Services in Hall 1; Access, Mechatronic/Mechanical Equipment and Systems in Halls 2 and 3 and the Galeria; Video in Halls 4 and 5; Fire, Burglary and Systems in Hall 6 and Perimeter in Hall 7. With the new Hall 8, Messe Essen will also reserve a separate hall for the subjects of Cyber Security and Economic Protection for the first time. Moreover, it is planning a high-ranking specialist congress together with the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and BHE Federal Association for Security Technology. Thematic hall allocation The Advisory Board for Security Essen recently passed a resolution in favour of the new allocation and, at its meeting, thus set decisive points for the next event. Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen: "The thematic hall allocation was the logical consequence of the refinement of the event with regard to the contents and the spaces. The concept is meeting with great approval in the sector. A large proportion of the booth areas has already been allocated over one year before the fair." On the occasion of Messe Essen's modernisation, the new hall numbering will be valid at the coming Security Essen for the first time. The new Halls 4, 6, 7 and 8 as well as the glass foyer on the East Fair Building will have been completed by then. Security Essen 2018 will thus take place on a largely modernised site which will set new standards after the work has ended in 2019. Short paths, eight spacious and single-storey halls as well as a lot of daylight will offer perfect conditions in the future.
One in four visitors placed their orders directly at the fair, a plus of eight percent in comparison with 2014 Security Essen has highlighted its position as the global fair for civil security in an enduring way: Four days long, 1,040 companies from 45 nations redefined the standard for civil security at Messe Essen. They presented to the over 40,000 trade visitors from 119 nations innovative products and services from smart video surveillance via the safeguarding of properties and companies right up to protected data transport. "In this respect, we were particularly pleased about the strong presence of digital and networked innovations. Security is becoming smarter," according to Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen. "The response of the expert world to the solutions of our exhibitors was enormous. The visitors were very satisfied with their visits to the fair and have used Security Essen as a high-ranking platform for contacts and orders." One in four visitors placed their orders directly at the fair, a plus of eight percent in comparison with 2014. The exhibitors reported good deals and around 60 percent are expecting good to very good post-fair business, too - that is a plus of five percent. In this respect, Security Essen was moving in a strong economic environment: In Germany alone, the turnover amounts to around Euro 14.5 billion, a rise of around 17 percent in comparison with two years ago. One in three visitors rated the future development of the economic situation in the security sector as strongly upward, an increase of over 30 percent. Perfect conditions for Security Essen which exploited to the full its strength as a comprehensive trade fair for international civil security. The experts came from 119 countries in order to obtain information, maintain contacts and place orders in Essen. One in three trade visitors travelled from abroad. In this case, Great Britain as well as Africa and Asia registered particularly strong pluses. Security Essen is more digital and networked In the fair halls, it was possible to clearly see where the development in the security sector is heading: Security technology is becoming more networked and more digital. No matter whether the padlock which can be controlled using a smartphone, high-resolution and mobile 4k video cameras, alarm technology connected with the building automation or drones for versatile uses with a linked control room - the exhibitors demonstrated the state of the art in modern security. What clever buildings can already do today was shown by the specimen building for smart security set up by BHE Federal Association for Security Technology and Messe Essen. Divided into the areas encompassing office buildings and private rooms, it was possible to see products, solutions and complete scenarios relating to how smart houses receive guests and react in the event of burglaries or fires. On the first day of the fair, Messe Essen distinguished particularly innovative solutions with the Security Innovation Award. There were 84 submissions for the Oscar of the security sector. The prize winners included the vehicle light protection kit from Hutchinson GmbH, the needs-oriented distance learning courses of DFBI Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fern- und Onlinebildung mbH as well as the multicopter inspection device for fire alarms from Air Inspector GmbH. Comprehensive supporting programme enabling exchange of ideas With a comprehensive supporting programme, Security Essen offered exhibitors and visitors numerous possibilities for an informative exchange of ideas, the imparting of knowledge and networking. It all started with the top-level discussion on the first day of the fair. Under the leadership of Ulrich Grillo, President of the Federation of German Industries, experts from industry and associations congregated in order to focus on topical subjects in the security sector. In the popular Security Forum on all the days of the fair, associations, manufacturers and practitioners gave answers to topical security questions in lectures, live demonstrations and round tables. Hendrik Große Lefert, Security Officer of the German Football Association, provided information about the qualification of security and stewarding services in professional football and Dr. Hans-Georg Maaßen, President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, spoke about the current security situation as a challenge for the German inland intelligence service. Security technology is becoming more networked and more digital In cooperation with the Federal Association of Guard and Security Companies (BDSW), Security Essen staged the Training and Further Education Day for the third time. Around 500 trainees, students and retrainees took the chances to obtain information about the security sector within short distances and to establish valuable contacts to companies. Re-Visit intentions The trade visitors praised the range on offer at Security Essen, the internationality of the fair and the innovations on show. Now, 89 percent of them and 91 percent of the exhibitors already said that they would be involved in the next Security Essen which will take place at Messe Essen from September 25 to 28, 2018. Now, the newly introduced prebooking already led to great interest in Security Essen 2018. On the spot, 74 percent of the exhibitors have already confirmed that they will participate once more. Security Essen 2016: Figures in detail 1,040 (in 2014: 1,045) exhibitors from 45 (40) nations presented innovations relating to all aspects of civil security at Messe Essen. Also counting the forecast for the last day of the fair, over 40,000 (40,000) visitors from 119 (110) nations came to the fair, including conference participants, VIP guests, delegation participants, journalists and participants in the loyalty programme (probably 35,000 of these according to the Society for Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics – FKM(36,200). The trade visitor proportion was 99.5 (99) percent. Exhibitors' opinions Tobias Bartels, Marketing Director, Aug. Winkhaus: We are very satisfied with the course of this year's Security Essen. The frequency and quality of the visitors to our booth were outstanding. Our appearance focused on a lot of refinements of existing products: For example, our electronic access system called blueSmart is now equipped with an app for the administration of remote authorisations. The purchasers of such systems include, amongst others, airports, hospitals and companies - i.e. customers for which security plays a predominant role. From our viewpoint, its location is also a factor in favour of Security Essen: The populous catchment area and the proximity to the international airport in Düsseldorf exert very positive effects on the number and internationality of the visitors. Veli Kirim, Pre-Sales Manager, Hikvision Europe B.V.: Security Essen was once again a total success for us. The number of visitors to the booth was extremely high. From our viewpoint, the quality and, above all, internationality of the visitors have grown in comparison with the preceding event. We were able to greet longstanding partners on our booth and to establish new business contacts, too. We will certainly be involved in Security Essen 2018 once again with a perhaps even larger booth. It is definitively the world's leading fair in the sector. Frank Blöbaum, Sales Manager, Master Lock Deutschand GmbH: For us, winning the Security Innovation Award constitutes a significant mark of distinction and achievement. It confirms us in our endeavour to refine our core segment of the padlocks constantly in an innovative way. For the first time, Security Essen 2016 is offering us an outstanding platform in order to introduce the strength and diversity of our brand in Germany and to continue to tread this path together with existing customers and with new customers won over here. 89 percent of trade visitors and 91 percent of the exhibitors already said that they would be involved in the next Security Essen Norbert Schaaf, Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Security Essen Fair: From alarm installations to access control: At Security Essen, around 1,000 exhibitors once again presented in an extremely impressive way everything that is feasible in matters relating to security. The leading global fair for security and fire prevention showed that it had its finger on the pulse of the times with new, innovative subjects and it was possible to recognise that the companies are dealing with the subjects of digitisation and networking to an increasing extent. This was illustrated, amongst others, by the specimen house for smart security and by the winners of the Security Essen Innovation Award 2016. The numerous visitors to the fair showed great interest in the many interesting products of the individual exhibitors. Lydia Limpach, CEO, DFBI Deutsches Fernbildungsinstitut: We had selected the world's leading fair Security Essen as a platform in order to introduce our innovative software for the qualification landscape of the security industry. The demand was above our expectations because Security Essen became an absolute success story for DFBI particularly as a result of winning the Silver Security Innovation Award in the "Innovative Services" category. Above all due to the amendment of the Industrial Code, decision takers approached us with concrete cooperation and investment projects. Peter Ohmberger, Managing Director, Hekatron Vertriebs GmbH: We at Hekatron understand networking not only on the level of technology but also especially in the connection between companies and people. Therefore, Security Essen is the most important platform for us in the dialogue with operators and constructors. There was particularly strong demand for the intelligent connection of products and services into new workable business models relating to all aspects of fire prevention. Tanja Pressler, Sales Assistant, Secplan Technik GmbH: We are 100-percent satisfied with the course of Security Essen. The interest in our protected house was very great and especially the demand for video surveillance systems for private use has increased to an extreme extent. We have been able to establish a lot of important contacts. All in all, we are thus looking back on a successful and effective appearance at the fair. We will certainly be involved once again in 2018. Volker Cestaro, Managing Director for Sales and Marketing, Atral-Secal GmbH: "At Security Essen, around 1,000 exhibitors once again presented in an extremely impressive way everything that is feasible in matters relating to security" Even after 25 years, Security is, for us, the right event for our Daitem brand time and time again. Here in Hall 3, we are reaching specialised traders, planners and influencers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Thus, we can present our portfolio in the field of wireless burglary protection and fire prevention in the appropriate environment. Dr. Urban Brauer, Managing Director, BHE Federal Association for Security Technology: The visitors showed extremely positive reactions to BHE's new and larger appearance at the fair. Already on the third day of the fair, the very great response on the BHE booth meant that many information leaflets and brochures which had been available in large quantities were out of stock. BHE members as well as all the visitors interested in questions relating to security technology showed that they were highly satisfied. Therefore, we are eagerly looking to the new Security 2018. Friedrich P. Kötter, Member of the Administrative Board, KÖTTER Security: We were able to establish a large number of new contacts and to intensify existing business relationships even further. Attention focused on the smart security solutions which extend from personal security and security technology via money & valuables services right up to risk and health management. Moreover, there was particular interest in, amongst other subjects, the KÖTTER automatic machine service portal with which our family-owned company offers web-based malfunction management, e.g. for cash dispensers, as well as the smartphone app for travel security. Dr. Harald Olschok, CEO, Federal Association of Guard and Security Companies: This year, too, the security service providers were able to register a successful week at the fair. We were particularly pleased about the 7th Training and Further Education Day which was very well-visited once again and featured the presentation of the 4th BDSW Training Prize which we organise together with Messe Essen. This year, many hundreds of young people were once again able to gain a particular insight into our sector and to obtain information about innovations. In the future, these will also include security solutions with ever greater integration. Together with the Association for Security Technology (VfS), BDSW introduced these and an elaborated recommendation for action in this field within the framework of Security Essen. Christopher Millar, CEO, Gatekeeper Security: As a first time exhibitor at Security Essen, the show had far exceeded our expectations on the first day, and therefore we booked our booth for 2018. Based on the quality of attendees, we look forward to having a presence in Essen. Peter Krapp, Managing Director, Safety and Security Division of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI): We are satisfied with our appearance at this year's Security Essen. Many manufacturers, planners and constructors came to our booth in order to obtain information about practical and legal questions relating to all aspects of security technology. Attention focused on the subjects of qualification and further education. There is a great need here because of the advancing digitisation and networking in the sector.
Gregor Lehnert, President of BDSW and Dr. Markus Heering, MD of VDMA were elected as Vice-Chairmen The Advisory Board for the Security Essen Fair has elected the Chairman of the Board of the Federal Association for Security Technology (BHE), Norbert Schaaf, as its new Chairman. Thus, a successful partnership is being continued even further. Because: BHE has been a companion and patron of the world's leading fair for security and fire prevention in Essen since its inception. Interest in all aspects of security "For over 40 years, we have been en route together in matters relating to security. I am glad to continue this successful work even further in my new function as the Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Fair and to prepare Security Essen for the future in the interests of all the security suppliers and people responsible for security," according to Norbert Schaaf. Gregor Lehnert, President of the Federal Association of the Security Industry (BDSW), and Dr. Markus Heering, Managing Director of the Security Systems Association in the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), were elected as the Vice-Chairmen. Messe Essen sees a positive signal in this election result. "With our Advisory Board and, above all, with BHE and Norbert Schaaf, we have the entire competence of the sector behind us. Thus, our joint matter of interest relating to all aspects of the subject of security is well-positioned for the future," according to Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen. The global market for security is booming The Advisory Board rated the economic situation in the security sector as absolutely positive. No matter whether the digital networking of existing systems, protective facilities for private properties or the safeguarding of refugee accommodation - a lot of fields are characterised by strong growth potential. That is also reflected in the registration level of Security Essen: Over 1,000 exhibitors are expected on the occasion of the world's leading fair for civil security from September 27 to 30 - the current registration level is well above that of the last event.
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