It has been announced that next year will see IFSEC move to a brand-new dateline of 19 - 21 May and welcome three prestigious events alongside it at ExCeL London; Security & Counter Terror Expo (SCTX), Ambition and Forensics Europe Expo. Focal point for security industry Building on a rich history of the two exhibitions - IFSEC steeped in the trade and commercial security world and Security & Counter Terror Expo immersed in national security – the collaboration of these key events has been designed to meet the strength of demand for a central focal point for the security industry. The additional synergies between the first responder focused, Ambition and Forensics Europe Expo, which currently run alongside SCTX, and FIREX International as well as the wider security community, also lend additional diversity and strength to this new alliance. Extensive security products on display ExCeL London will become the global destination for the security community, pushing the boundaries of security product innovation and expertise ExCeL London will become the global destination for the security community, pushing the boundaries of security product innovation and expertise. 38,000 trade, commercial, public and policing security professionals will unite at one venue to discover the most extensive range of security suppliers on offer. In doing so, the industry will see a single marketplace for the security ecosystem made up of installers, government end users, corporate end users, integrators, manufacturers and distributors. The announcement of the move to stage IFSEC and SCTX together at London’s ExCeL from 2020 is already being warmly welcomed, as the security industry look forward to seeing one sole event for the whole community. “This has come at the perfect time for the security industry. The BSIA are excited to be supporting this major new partnership between the UK’s two leading security exhibitions. We have a long-standing partnership with IFSEC and we look forward to extending our welcome to SCTX.” Mike Reddington, CEO, BSIA Dahua Technology to participate in IFSEC, SCTX “Dahua is excited to see this partnership between IFSEC and SCTX in 2020. It will provide a rewarding balance of end-users, consultants, installers and integrators. This presents a fantastic opportunity for likeminded end-users and integrators to exchange ideas with manufacturing security professionals.” Steve Norman, Sales Director, Dahua Technology UK & Ireland “Risk UK, Benchmark and Professional Security Installer welcome the news that Security & Counter Terror Expo is running alongside IFSEC in 2020. We have a long-standing association with this market sector via Risk UK magazine and associated media. We look forward to supporting SCTX and IFSEC in 2020.” Mark Quittenton, Managing Director, Risk UK, Benchmark and Professional Security Installer Magazines Hikvision to take part in SCTX and IFSEC 2020 Hikvision are pleased to hear the news that IFSEC and Security & Counter Terror Expo will run alongside each other in 2020" “Hikvision are pleased to hear the news that IFSEC and Security & Counter Terror Expo will run alongside each other in 2020. This is a good move forward for the security community, and we look forward to supporting this.” Justin Hollis, Marketing Director, Hikvision UK & Ireland “IFSEC is always a great success for BRE Global / LPCB and we’re looking forward to showcasing the dynamic Attack Testing Zone to the SCTX and IFSEC 2020.” Richard Flint, LPCB Physical Security Certification Scheme Manager, LPCB / BRE Global security industry to attend “IFSEC never stops surprising me. Great move for the whole security industry, getting SCTX alongside IFSEC in 2020. It’s going to be a massive set of shows.” Roy Cooper, Managing Director, Professional Security Discussing this move for the market, the organisers of IFSEC and SCTX share their thoughts as they announce the culmination of these 18 month-long discussions to co-locate these events. “The security industry is both broad and complex – and in recent years Clarion and UBM have come to realise that in this environment both IFSEC and SCTX had evolved in ways which were seeing them become increasingly complementary in both profile and audience.” said Tim Porter of Clarion Events. SCTX 2020 to be global Counter Terror arena This is a great fit for IFSEC as it strengthens our message of the critical nature of security as a major global issue" ‘’SCTX is by far the most prestigious and market leading event in the counter terror arena, with a proven track record in drawing a high calibre audience of government specifiers, law enforcement and related crime intelligence agencies.” added Gerry Dunphy of IFSEC. “This is a great fit for IFSEC as it strengthens our message of the critical nature of security as a major global issue. IFSEC will also highly complement this offering by continuing to champion integrated security for the trade and commercial markets. The prospect of these events, working in harmony, promoting expertise and guidance for the broader security environment has already been met with immense anticipation by the security community.” Bringing the events together will offer exhibiting manufacturers and distributors an unrivalled opportunity to access the entire end-to-end security audience, with a greater number of security product buyers in one venue than any other security event across the globe. Over 600 exhibiting companies will join to represent all aspects of the security sector, ranging from the latest developments in commercial and corporate security through to critical national infrastructure and policing.
Clarion Events’ Defence & Security division has appointed Grant Burgham as the new Event Director for Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). With 17 years of experience working on major global events for organisers such as Reed Exhibitions, the Dubai World Trade Centre and Centaur exhibitions, Grant joins Clarion with a wealth of experience from the high-tech British engineering sector, IT & communications and the international maritime industry.Grant's skilled leadership and experience managing large-scale international events is a beneficial addition Event expertise DSEI is a major international event that brings together the global defence and security sector to innovate and share knowledge. The event represents the entire supply chain on an unrivalled scale. DSEI 2019 will have five key sector-focused Zones: Air, Land, Naval, Security and Joint, all showcasing the latest equipment and systems. Grant said: “It is a pleasure and an honour to have the responsibility of delivering DSEI, at a time when defence and security continues to dominate the global agenda. DSEI is known across the events industry to be 'best in class', and I am dedicated to ensuring that DSEI continues to evolve to meet the expectations and requirements of the industry we serve.” Tim Porter, Managing Director of Clarion Events’ Defence & Security division, said: “We are delighted to welcome Grant to the DSEI team. His skilled leadership and experience managing large-scale international events is a highly beneficial addition to the Clarion Events defence and security portfolio and will enhance our success and global recognition.”
Clarion Defence and Security Ltd. has announced that it has joined forces with GSE Media to run the world’s first major trade event in the rapidly expanding people analytics field. The People Movement and Management Show (PMMS) will take place at London’s Olympia from 6-7 March 2018 during UK Security Week, alongside the successful Security and Counter Terror Expo (SCTX). The move will help establish PMMS as the key pan-European trade show for the people analytics industry and will showcase a range of technologies alongside SCTX’s 200-plus exhibitors, which cater for all areas of the security industry. Technological innovation in people analytics field At the event in March, visitors will be able to discover a plethora of technological innovation in this field which will provide insights into the future of operations from mass transit, retail, passenger terminals and universities to sports stadiums, shopping centres and urban events. The solutions will ultimately aid with the modelling and design of urban spaces from a people movement perspective. The technologies on show will range from real time data acquisition to maximise space utilisation, to wayfinding, circulation efficiency, retail revenues, operational effectiveness, resilience and the securing of crowded places and ultimately visitor experience. Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to hear and meet world-leading experts in this field, in a range of high-level presentations delivered across a varied two-day agenda. Event partnership benefits Tim Porter, Managing Director of Clarion Defence and Security commented, “We are pleased to welcome the PMMS event to run alongside SCTX under the UK Security Week umbrella. The challenges inherent in securing crowded spaces and major events are already high on the agenda of our visitors at SCTX, so the emerging new technologies and solutions on show at PMMS will only add to the high-quality experience that both visitors and exhibitors already enjoy. With five events now under one roof – SCTX, Ambition, Forensics Expo Europe, The World Counter Terror Congress and now PMMS – UK Security Week 2018 is shaping up to be a compelling proposition for the communities all five events serve.” Ken Davies, Managing Director of GSE Media, said, “The emergence of technologies around how people interact with their surroundings, and the use of this data to optimise the design, operational logistics and customer experience in public buildings and urban spaces, continues to provide fascinating new opportunities. Following the great success of the launch event in 2017, we are delighted to transfer the event to Olympia. SCTX provides the perfect partner event given its high-quality footfall of professionals involved with the management of urban spaces.”
This year’s Counter Terror Expo saw a 10% rise in pre-registrations compared to 2013 Counter Terror Expo 2014, held on 29th and 30th April at Olympia London, proved to be as successful as ever, attended by some 8,691 industry leaders and delegations from across the world. Firmly established as the leading international event of its kind, this year’s show – the 6th edition – saw a 10% rise in pre-registrations compared to 2013. As one visitor commented, “Counter Terror is an essential day for me. It prepares my business for the year ahead by allowing me to research new products and services as well as getting updated on new legislation. It’s also vital for me to be able to meet up and network to gain new ideas and debate the issues.” Exhibitors themselves were impressed not just by the number of visitors attending but also by the high proportion of decision makers with a genuine interest in sourcing the latest equipment and services. The view of Peter Rogers, CEO of Sentinor, was typical of many of those exhibiting: “The show was fantastic; many of the people that we spoke with during the expo have already been in touch, asking for more information regarding our CobWeb Portfolio and WaterCress products. We’re pressed to keep up!” This year, the organisers of Counter Terror Expo, Clarion Events, were particularly delighted to welcome Home Secretary Theresa May to the show where she was given a full tour of the exhibition and introduced to many of the exhibitors seeming genuinely interested in the wide range of products on display. Complementary to the success of the show there was a rebooking rush on the final day with over 50% of the exhibiting companies booking space one year in advance for CTX 2015. Tim Porter, Managing Director, Clarion Defence & Security, commented: “Counter Terror Expo 2014 was a great success and the feedback we have had from visitors and exhibitors has been outstanding. With so much interest already being shown in the 2015 show, it seems clear that Counter Terror Expo really is the ‘must attend’ event for anyone working in the world of counter terrorism and security.”