The Total Security Summit 2014 ran smoother than ever on the 20th & 21st October at Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Northampton. The event is key for Security professionals to source, sell, network and understand the trends that will determine the future of the security industry. The event saw over 50 delegates and 34 suppliers visiting and exhibiting, culminating in arranged meetings over the course of an intense 36 hours.
The Summit’s proven format of pre-matched meetings is beneficial to all parties by exclusively targeting only the most qualified buyers and bringing them together with suppliers who are pertinent to their needs. The event focuses on productive one-to-one appointments and multiple networking opportunities throughout the day to build valuable business relationships.
Alongside the face-to-face meetings, delegates had the chance to remain fully informed on the most critical issues and legislations facing today’s security professionals and advanced their career by attending a series of fully comprehensive seminars covering topics that are pertinent to their role.
This year’s Total Security Summit was opened with a presentation by Mike Gillespie from The Security Institute, who discussed “Cyberspeak, Crime and Prosecution”.
Further seminars throughout the event featured excellent and well know speakers, including Ian Ross, with a presentation entitled “The value of technology in crisis management”.
Alan Neill from The Alcumus Group, hosted a seminar on “Using security incident management sustems to predict trends in loss” plus the ever popular Daryn Flynn from Nedap spoke about “How do I sell my security project within my organisation”. Plus, security industry expert Dale Wilkinson from Infinity SDC Ltd hosted a seminar on “Data centre awareness – What are they and what should you expect from their security?” Finally, Dr Vibhor Gupta from Quantum Secure Inc hosted a seminar on “Ensuring compliance and reducing risk with respect to physical access governance”.
Attending delegate companies this year included professionals from Building Heroes, Caffe Nero, Centrica, Cinram Logistics, DFC Global Corp, DHL, Game retail Ltd, Hallmark Cards, HSBC, Interxion, Jaguar Land Rover, Kent Police, Louis Vuitton, Metropolitan Police service, Morgans Hotel Group, National Grid, Nationwide Building Society, NHS (Chase Farm Hospital), Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Sainsburys, Segro Plc, The Langham London, Thomas Cook Group, Travis Perkins Plc, University of Southampton, Whistles, Wickes, Wilko…plus many more well known names.
Just some of the feedback from our attendees…
“Great event, 25 minute face to face meetings with suppliers was critical and good time spent understanding my needs, well worthwhile attending.” – Building Heroes
“I was extremely happy with the outcome of this event, found it very informative and expect some new business to come out of it. Very well organised, I will definitely attend further summits.” – Hastings Direct
“For the busy manager this event has proved to be an invaluable 2 days. An informative introduction to potential sellers without the effort of having to search through a myriad of magazines to identify the key players in the industry, with the added benefit of networking and sharing best practice/solutions with likeminded professionals. I achieved in 2 days what might have taken 6 months.” – Western Union
“Fantastic event, met by key decision makers under one roof with an immediate pipeline for
business revenue” – Optyma
“This is our first trial of such an event and I intend to attend another. The format of ‘speed meeting’ was great and the caliber of customers was good” – Gunnebo
*The next Total Security Summit is taking place on the 16th & 17th March 2015*
If you wish to receive further information or to book your place for the 2015 Summit please contact Nick Stannard on 01992 374092 or email firstname.lastname@example.org