Following the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak in Europe, Nineteen Group have taken the decision to reschedule The Security Event, The Fire Safety Event, The Health and Safety Event and The Facilities Event to 22-23 September 2020. The company stated: “The decision has been taken in consideration of the recent spread of the virus, as well as the impact of current and likely future travel restrictions. Whilst government guidance has not restricted mass gatherings, we feel we need to uphold a duty-of-care to our community and have listened to our customers.” Record-breaking pre-registration “All four events are twice the size of last year, have exceeded their targets and even in the last weeks are enjoying record-breaking pre-registration, but we feel this new date will be safer and gives the market time to deal with these unprecedented circumstances. The NEC has worked hard to provide a slot in September to give the market clarity and provide an even larger visitor base to do business with.” Stand bookings and visitor registrations will be transferred to the new dates" “The location of the NEC provides the best location to create a truly national event for the security, fire, health and safety and facilities markets. Stand bookings and visitor registrations will be transferred to the new dates and our team began personally calling each customer on Monday to help them through this process. The new dateline also creates the opportunity to co-locate the existing series with one of Nineteen Group’s other event - The Emergency Services Show.” Creating unprecedented business opportunities The following events will co-locate: The Emergency Services Show The Fire Safety Event The Security Event The Health & Safety Event The Facilities Event Peter Jones, CEO of Nineteen Group said; "We have listened to the concerns of our customers regarding the escalation of Covid-19. Standing in their shoes, what is clear is we need to stand united with our community, and in a safe and responsible way, tackle the challenges that this virus brings.” “We’ve held off sending out a blanket communication until today to allow our team to personally call each exhibitor. Feedback from the industry has been extremely positive. We would like to thank all our exhibitors, stakeholders and visitors for their continued support. We are committed to creating unprecedented business opportunities for the markets we serve.” Another UK-based tradeshow IFSEC International has also been postponed to September due to fears about the coronavirus.
Western Business Exhibitions (WBE), host of the industry’s newest exhibition – The Security Event – powered by Security Essen, is pleased to announce another ground-breaking strategic partnership with Nineteen Events and International Security Expo. The collaboration aims to provide clarity to the marketplace and demonstrate the comprehensive coverage of complementary industry segments that each platform offers. The Security Event is a brand-new exhibition for the UK’s security industry, taking place on 9–11 April 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham. The core vision of the event is to create a dedicated platform that levels the playing field, enabling exhibitors, installers and end users alike to reconnect. Spearheaded by ten of the industry’s major players, The Security Event will host over 100 of the world’s leading security brands. With the support of both Security Essen and International Security Expo behind it, The Security Event is continuing to go from strength to strength The initial market reaction to The Security Event since its launch in January has been incredible, leading to WBE extending its tenancy to 2020. Now with the support of both Security Essen and International Security Expo behind it, The Security Event is continuing to go from strength to strength. Focussed on different security markets Peter Jones, Chief Executive of Nineteen events comments, “I am delighted to engage in this partnership to support The Security Event. Its organised by a professional and very credible team who have finally brought the show back to its rightful home at the NEC, Birmingham. There is a clear difference between our shows with International Security Expo in London focused primarily on End-User/Government and The Security Event at the NEC primarily focused on the Channel market. “Furthermore, with the two shows being held at opposite ends of the calendar, April & November, it’s a perfect alliance. We will fully support the Western team with our 16 years of security sector know-how, marketing/PR support and alignment with our global database of over 180,000 security professionals. We look forward to two very busy shows and a long-term successful partnership.” Event to be held at NEC The inaugural edition of The Security Event will be co-located at the NEC in Birmingham alongside three highly successful and established exhibitions from the WBE portfolio: The Fire Safety Event, The Health & Safety Event and The Facilities Event. It will be the first time a major security event has been held at the venue for more than five years. The NEC has developed a strong relationship with WBE and we are delighted to welcome The Security Event to our venue" Richard Mann, Market Development Director at the NEC commented, “Over many years, the NEC has developed a strong relationship with Western Business Exhibitions and we are delighted to welcome The Security Event to our venue. Furthermore, the combined industry knowledge and experience resulting from WBE’s partnership with Nineteen Events and Messe Essen further supports our own commitment to providing the very best experience for organisers, exhibitors and all our visitors.” Collaborating to create the best platforms Tristan Norman, Founder & Event Director of The Security Event adds, “We are thrilled to be working with Peter and the team at Nineteen events, they have a tremendous pedigree in the sector and run a world-class event at Olympia every year. As event organisers, we felt that there is a need to clarify the positioning of each event to the industry and that working together will enable us both to create the best platforms possible for our different segments of the industry. “We are immensely excited about the potential of what can be achieved together to support the growth of the UK security industry and look forward to the first opportunity to collaborate with Peter and his team at the International Security Expo in November.”
DFT is to benefit from an increase in capital investment in Britain’s transport network up to £61 billion, in the period to 2020 The organisers of Transport Security Expo are pleased to see that the Department for Transport, one of the UK Stakeholder Delegations attending the upcoming event, is to benefit from some significant new investments announced in the latest Spending Review, including an increase in capital investment in Britain’s transport network by 50%, up to £61 billion, in the period to 2020. Double funding for aviation security More specifically, there will be a doubling of the funding for aviation security, both in the UK and international airports used by UK nationals, 112 major roads schemes worth more than £15 billion, and a new £300 million Transport Development Fund to support the development of transformative transport infrastructure projects. Peter Jones, CEO of Nineteen Events, organisers of Transport Security Expo, commented: “The UK is one of the strongest countries in the world for security; we lead the way globally. Keeping our country and its transport systems safe and secure for passengers, cargo and high value goods in transit is an enormous challenge, requiring major investment. So this new planned spending by the Government is very welcome.” The importance of the Government’s role was emphasised by Dr Hugo Rosemont of the Centre for Defence Studies, King’s College London and a speaker at Transport Security Expo: “We need to ensure that we have a joined-up approach to … security that covers all forms of transport. Achieving that, as I’ll be stressing in my presentation, depends on co-operation between Government, industry and academia.”
Mr Hayes has held a number of shadow ministerial and Government roles including Minister of State at the Department for Transport On 2nd December, the Rt Hon John Hayes MP, UK Security Minister at the Home Office, will be officially opening this year’s Transport Security Expo at Olympia London. An MP since 1997, Mr Hayes has held a number of shadow ministerial and Government roles, including Minister of State at the Department for Transport and senior Parliamentary adviser to the Prime Minister. Transport Security Expo, now in its 13th edition, has become the main global platform bringing government, industry & academia together to counter the threat against our transportation networks. Sectors covered by the event include Aviation Security, Maritime Security, Rail Security, Major Events Transport Security, Secure Transportation and Border Security. Attracting over 4,500 international security professionals last year as well as 200 leading brand name global exhibitors, over 30 official Government-hosted country delegations and over 15 UK Stakeholder Agency Delegations, the event provides a high-level environment for decision makers and influencers with significant purchasing power. Continually evolving to reflect both the changing security landscape and the industry developments designed to meet emerging threats, Transport Security Expo will feature a number of new initiatives this year, including: Future Borders Experience The Future Borders Experience will provide a unique insight into next generation border security capability both through its exhibition features and its dedicated Presentation Theatre. World of Perimeter Security World Of Perimeter Security will make Transport Security Expo the first ever trade show to offer a complete end-to-end integrated solution to protecting critical and sensitive sites, delivered in a single interactive tour. VIP & International Delegations Lounge The International Delegations Lounge, co-ordinated with the assistance of the Home Office and UKTI DSO, will be at the heart of the Expo, ready to welcome over 30 official Government-hosted delegations. Security Vehicles Zone From vehicles designed to transport cash and valuables to high-end luxury limousines protecting VIPs and Diplomats, the Security Vehicles Zone will be the largest ever at Transport Security Expo. Supporting the exhibition will be a conference programme, designed in close collaboration with an expert Advisory Board. Open to everyone to attend, free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis, the sessions will feature some of the most renowned opinion leaders in the industry. Peter Jones, CEO of Transport Security Expo’s organisers, Nineteen Events, commented: “This is an important milestone in the history of Transport Security Expo. This will be the first time the event has been officially opened by a Minister of State and it reflects the closeness with which we are now working with Government - including the Home Office and UKTI DSO - and the support they are providing, including the official invitation of international delegations to the event.”
Transport Security Expo have brought together speaker and opinion leaders from government, industry and academia Transport Security Expo will this year be delivering more learning opportunities than ever before – and all of them will be free-to-attend for all delegates on a first-come, first-served basis. The conference and seminar sessions will cover the full range of transport security sectors – Aviation, Maritime, Rail & Public Transport, Secure Transportation and Border Security. Working closely with its Advisory Board, the organisers of Transport Security Expo have brought together a roster of top-level speakers, all highly acclaimed opinion leaders, from across Government, industry and academia, including : - Ben Lowater, Deputy Director, Critical National Infrastructure, CESG Kashif Chaudry, Head of International Strategy & Engagement, Aviation Security, Department for Transport (DfT) John Lamond, General Manager - Safety Security & Business Continuity, Hong Kong International Airport Assistant Chief Constable Steve Thomas, British Transport Police (BTP) Assistant Commissioner Tim Cutbill, Head of Operational Resilience Department, London Fire Brigade Peter Drissell, Director of Aviation Security, The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Guido Peetermans, Project Manager - Smart Security, IATA Rear Admiral Cristiano Aliperta, Maritime Attaché, Embassy of Italy in the UK Speakers at the conference Chris Stevens, Technical Security Director at SIDOS UK who will be speaking at the conference about emerging threats to transport infrastructures, commented: “I have attended every Transport Security Expo that has ever been run in the UK, and I’ve always found that it focuses on the audience’s needs, and on the specific areas that are critical to a country’s wellbeing – transport being one of these. I have presented at the Transport Security Expo for the past four years ... Transport Security Expo is a truly global conference, one that deals with very real issues, and I am delighted to be a part of it once again for 2015.” Robert Missen, Head of Unit: Land and Maritime Security, Directorate-General for Mobility & Transport, European Commission added: “… for me, Transport Security Expo is the most important UK event to attend: not just because of the UK’s eminence in the field of transport security, but because of the conference’s excellent international focus.” There will be two conference theatres located in the heart of the main exhibition area and all of the sessions will be CPD-accredited, courtesy of the Security Institute. There will also be a dedicated Presentation Theatre forming part of the Expo’s Future Borders Experience and offering a rolling programme of half-hour presentations delivered by leading experts in the field. In addition, the Security Innovation Seminars theatre, also free-to-attend, will host a full two-day programme of presentations and live demonstrations from a wide range of the event’s exhibitors who will be revealing some of the very latest technologies in numerous areas including: airport check point, perimeter security, large area monitoring, digital railways, surveillance solutions, biometrics, supply chain security and integrity, maritime security and text analytics. A number of Transport Security Expo partners will also be running their own seminars and workshops across the two days of Transec, including a Kidnap and Ransom workshop delivered by NYA International, the world-leading global risk and crisis management consultancy. Peter Jones, CEO of Nineteen Events, organisers of Transport Security Expo, commented: “We are very excited about the variety and the outstanding quality of the conference and seminar programme we have put together this year. The fact that all of this leading edge content will be free-to-attend for all delegates will undoubtedly make Transport Security Expo a must-attend event for anyone involved in any area of transport security.”
The event will be providing visitors with an insight into the implications of UAVs for all sectors of the transport industry The recent growth in the number of UAVs - from the highly sophisticated devices deployed by the military to low-cost recreational versions - has been truly exponential. From a security perspective, it’s a phenomenon that presents both opportunities and threats. Whether it’s a port or a train station, a stadium or a border, UAVs can provide an instant 360-degree aerial view of any facility that needs to be protected. At the same time, however, they can be used to subvert traditional security safeguards. According to Jörg Lamprecht, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Transport Security Expo exhibitor, Dedrone, some 400,000 UAVs from a growing number of manufacturers are currently being sold globally every month and their capabilities are increasing all the time. In the hands of inexperienced users, they can present significant problems, including potential collisions with aircraft. In the hands of criminal gangs or terrorist groups, they can be used for anything from smuggling drugs into prisons to delivering lethal payloads. UAVs have also been used for industrial espionage. Positive & negative aspects of UAVs Both the positive and the negative aspects of UAVs will be fully represented at Transport Security Expo with a number of exhibitors showcasing some of the very latest technologies. Excelerate, for example, the market-leading provider of real time data, video and voice transmission systems for harsh and remote environments will be showcasing their UAV as part of a fully enabled, integrated situational awareness solution. Lightweight and agile, the device can broadcast video or still images to a PC or tablet over a range of up to 2km. On the Dedrone stand, the company will be showcasing their DroneTracker. With a unique system of interacting optical, acoustic and frequency sensors, DroneTracker is able to reliably detect all types of drones and is available as a fixed installation, enabling the protection of whole buildings and facilities, and in a mobile version which can be installed anywhere. Jörg Lamprecht will also be giving a presentation in the Security Innovation Seminars theatre under the title "Drone Detection Technology: How to Protect Your Airspace against Rogue Civil Drones". Peter Jones, CEO of Transport Security Expo’s organisers, Nineteen Events, commented: “UAVs are very much a hot topic at the moment and look set to remain a major security issue as their numbers increase dramatically along with the range of uses, good and bad, to which they are being put. Transport Security Expo will be providing visitors with an unparalleled insight into the implications of UAVs for all sectors of the transport industry. ” Registration for Transport Security Expo is free of charge and includes access to the exhibition as well as all conferences and workshops and the evening networking reception hosted on the 2nd December.