IFSEC SEA 2015 is a highly anticipated event among industry professionals Next week, South-East Asia’s leading Security, Fire and Safety exhibition and conference, IFSEC Southeast Asia (IFSEC SEA), will open its doors from 2 - 4 September, 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia. As part of the world’s leading portfolio of security, fire and safety events, IFSEC SEA 2015 is a highly anticipated event among industry professionals. “While the police force has taken a number of initiatives to combat and prevent crime, success in reducing crime can only come about with the co-operation of all parties involved. I urge all Malaysians to stand together with our police force to prevent loss of lives and properties. I also call upon the security personnel to adopt technology that will improve effectiveness and productivity. International exhibitions and conferences such as IFSEC Southeast Asia play an important role in the introduction of new technologies and promoting business networking and, more importantly, act as a platform to develop regional co-operation in tackling issues in security,” said the Inspector General of Royal Malaysia Police, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Khalid Bin Abu Bakar, who will be officiating the event. More exhibitors and visitors Over 350 participants, including national pavilions from the United Kingdom, Taiwan, China and Singapore, will showcase their latest technological advancements, solutions and services at this must-attend show for industry-related experts. Key industry players include Panasonic, Sony, Samsung Techwin, Dahua, Fingertec and Bricomp and more. For 2015, the event will be bigger and better, with more exhibitors and visitors and a new hall layout that takes advantage of Hall 2 at KLCC. IFSEC SEA is strongly supported by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA), Ministry of Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government of Malaysia (KPKT), the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP), CyberSecurity Malaysia, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) and the Asian Professional Security Association (APSA) Malaysia Chapter. APSA, which had been a strong supporter of IFSEC SEA, will organise its own conference themed “Strategising Public & Community Security in a Developing Nation”, along with a gala dinner which will host YAB Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, as the guest of honour in conjunction with IFSEC SEA. "IFSEC Southeast Asia play an important role in the introduction of new technologies", says Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Khalid Bin Abu Bakar, Inspector General of Royal Malaysia Police For 2015, IFSEC SEA is introducing a new event called Safe Cities. Safe Cities is a much-favoured approach to urban security, featuring the ability to efficiently and effectively react, respond to and monitor incidents related to crime, terrorism, accidents or natural disasters. The four main focus areas within Safe Cities at IFSEC Southeast Asia are: Critical National Infrastructure, Public Order, Cyber Security and Counter-Terrorism. Co-located with Safe Cities is Rail Business Asia 2015. This third edition is themed “Evolving Rail Industry in Asia: Sustainability, Connectivity and Safety”, and is co-hosted by the Land Public Transport Commission (S.P.A.D) and the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia, and supported by the Institute of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE). Free-to-attend seminars As well as visiting the exhibition, visitors will benefit from a free-to-attend seminar, the IFSEC Global Security Technology Showcase. The seminar will introduce 17 topics delivered by Security, Fire and Safety experts. Speakers include industry experts such as YBhg. Datin Paduka Dr. Dahlia Rosly, Director-General of Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, Malaysia; Gaku Hikada, Manager of Panasonic System Solutions Asia Pacific; Brian Lee, Regional Business Development Manager of MicroEngine Technology; Rocco Vitali, Product Manager Electronic Security Products of ISEO Serrature S.p.A Italy; and Philip Saint-Pere, Managing Director of Stratel (M) Sdn Bhd. The sessions will focus on the latest challenges and solutions in the industry. Please note that these are free seminars that any security professional and trade buyer should not miss. UBM Malaysia, the organiser, is confident that the event will be the best platform to discover new technologies and innovations while building networks and businesses with other professionals and industry players. Visitors can register online for free entry to the show at www.ifsecsea.com. The event is open to trade professionals and those 18 years and above.