IFSEC West Africa, sponsored by Guardia Systems Ltd is a world-class Commercial Security, Homeland Security, Fire and Safety Exhibition, which will be taking place at the EKO Convention Centre in Lagos from 5-6 March 2013.
“Now in its third year, IFSEC West Africa is the only event of its kind in the West African region that is supported by government and major Industry Associations,” says Ross Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at UBM Montgomery West Africa. “It provides exhibitors with the opportunity to expand business operations in an untapped and highly lucrative West African market, while offering local and international visitors with the widest range of local and international security, fire and safety innovations.” IFSEC West Africa 2013 includes the launch of a dedicated Safety Pavilion, providing those exhibitors that specialise in occupational safety and health products and solutions with the ideal opportunity to showcase products and educate visitors about new standards and best practice. The Safety Pavilion will provide a dedicated exhibition area for visitors to see and compare the widest range of innovative safety solutions while networking with industry experts from all aspects of safety.
Cullingworth says that IFSEC West Africa is the premier event for any security professional within the West African region to discover the latest local and global security products, technologies and innovations. “Jam-packed with leading local and international suppliers, manufacturers and distributors, IFSEC West Africa is the ideal place to source new products and services as well as compare supplier offerings from over 70 exhibitors,” he says. “It provides the ideal platform in an impartial environment to make the best purchasing decisions for your organisation.”
Over 40% of visitors to last year’s event came from Africa, mostly dynamic professionals looking to make connections and explore new opportunities. “We have visitors from Egypt, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria and South Africa, to name a few,” says Cullingworth. “Over the last few years, IFSEC West Africa has positioned itself as an African event with a strong international reputation, attracting security stakeholders looking to source security solutions from hundreds of top exhibitors.”
In 2012, IFSEC West Africa logged 1,750 visitors, firmly establishing itself as the premier event that brings an entire security supply chain together. Overall, the show is gaining traction in the marketplace, with top security brands such as Guardia Systems and Trivest Technologies coming on board as sponsors of the event. “Security in West Africa is a rapidly growing market with many people drawn to its vast scope and inherent opportunities,” he added.
With more than 2,000 visitors expected at IFSEC West Africa 2013, the expo provides the opportunity for both visitors and exhibitors to extend and maintain their network of contacts with like-minded professionals. In addition, IFSEC West Africa’s Educational Seminars provide a panel of high-profile industry experts answer specific questions on issues ranging from implementation to best practice examples, worldwide case studies and more.
The show focuses on CCTV installations and monitoring, access control, intruder alarms, IT security and guarding. It also caters for niche sectors, with sophisticated technology such as RFID and smartcards, night vision optics, counter terrorism and architectural hardware.
As an established global brand, IFSEC hosts events in the UK, India, Arabia, Asia and other parts of Africa, showcasing the best of the global industry but making it relevant to the needs of a local market. Most visitors to the show are involved in CCTV installation and monitoring, access control, biometrics, alarms and IT network security.
“IFSEC West Africa 2013 unites Africa in its quest to find the most innovative solutions for the future,” says Cullingworth. “As a show of distinction, it strives to offer security professionals and consultants a platform to expand their knowledge and do more with their budgets for the year ahead,” he concluded.
Visit www.ifsecwestafrica.com for more information.
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