IFSEC Europe launches to extend the IFSEC brand

IFSEC is the world’s leading portfolio of security content and events, hosting shows in the United Kingdom, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea and the Philippines. Soon, the IFSEC brand will extend into mainland Europe with the launch of IFSEC Europe, a brand-new biennial security event providing a new gateway to the European integrated security market.

Taking place for the first time on 20-22 September 2021 at RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, IFSEC Europe will create a pan-European home for integrated security, fire safety and intelligent buildings professionals in one of Europe’s most dynamic and accessible capitals.

Co-located alongside Intelligent Buildings Europe, the new event will complement IFSEC’s flagship show IFSEC International, which will continue to take place annually at ExCeL London. This expansion is the result of a three-year research project to find the next hub for IFSEC’s global security community, designed to bring the expertise, prestige and comprehensiveness of the UK show to continental Europe.

IFSEC has established itself as a widely-respected hub for launching products and solutions, as well as showpiece events such as 2019’s National Surveillance Camera Day. In 2019 it welcomed over 80,000 visitors across all of its events from over 120 countries.IFSEC Europe will better connect the major players in security manufacturing and distribution with key end-users, installers, integrators and consultants across mainland Europe.

Responding to shifts in the European and global economy, IFSEC Europe offers UK, continental and international security professionals a platform from which to penetrate the European market. It’s a unique opportunity for firms to source products, discover insights and generate new business connections in one of Europe’s largest conference venues.

Moreover, RAI Amsterdam could not be better placed to accommodate the new event. Just fifteen minutes from the major hub at Schiphol Airport and boasting its own railway station, the venue offers convenient links to one of Europe’s most celebrated business centres and tourist destinations.

Gerry Dunphy, Strategy Director of IFSEC International said:

“IFSEC Europe will extend the IFSEC brand into a vibrant market to parallel and complement the London-based IFSEC International, which will remain IFSEC’s centrepiece event. It will provide a much-needed hub for the European security industry, and create a new entry point for the European market for the UK-based firms that already attend IFSEC International. 

Amsterdam is centrally-located and easily-accessible, making it the ideal location for a pan-European security event. In addition, it’s a beautiful, dynamic and exciting city in which we’ve been working to launch an event since 2017, so it’s a joy to finally announce a major event there.”

Simon Young, Event Director of IFSEC International said:

“We’re thrilled to announce this addition to the IFSEC portfolio. IFSEC International in London remains the most important event for the UK security market, but we feel this expansion into Amsterdam meets an urgent need for a sophisticated, comprehensive integrated security tradeshow in the European market.”

The industry reacts

The event is being launched in conjunction with some of IFSEC’s existing premier partners, including CSL, Texecom, UTC, Vanderbilt, Dahua and Euralarm, speaking to the high confidence these major security industry players have in the IFSEC brand.

“CSL is excited to be a part of the launch of IFSEC Europe at the RAI Amsterdam in 2021. We already have strong partnerships in the Benelux region and are rapidly growing our customers in the wider European areas, so the timing is perfect.

“As a long standing IFSEC Premier Partner, CSL understands the value and legacy of a global brand such as IFSEC, so this new addition to the portfolio, in a major European destination, is welcome. I look forward to meeting all our customers in Amsterdam for what promises to be a rich and engaging event for the security and fire safety sectors.’’

–          Pascal Zeegers, Director, CSL Benelux

‘’IFSEC Europe is a new opportunity for Vanderbilt and Comnet to engage with our key European commercial partners in one of the world’s favourite cities, and an exciting prospect for us to showcase our world leading technologies. IFSEC has been important for Vanderbilt and Comnet in reaching our UK customers and we welcome this strategic decision to expand the show’s influence into Europe.’’ 

–          Sam Lord, Events Manager Vanderbilt International (UK) Limited

Texecom is pleased to endorse and support the news that IFSEC Europe is coming to Amsterdam in September 2021. We have strong business partnerships across the whole of Europe so an event of IFSEC’s stature coming across to the Continent provides us with an excellent opportunity to meet with our partners and colleagues from key European markets. Texecom has enjoyed a long association with IFSEC for many years supporting various events in the UK, South East Asia and India so we’re looking forward to being a major participant at IFSEC Europe 2021.’’ 

–          Jim Ludwig, Managing Director, Texecom Ltd

Euralarm is excited to hear that IFSEC is coming to Amsterdam in 2021. As a dedicated and committed European organisation focused on the fire and security sectors, the event will provide us with a significant opportunity to engage with industry and market stakeholders in a truly focused way.’’ 

–          Martin Harvey, President, Euralarm

“We are excited to learn that IFSEC is taking a strategic decision to expand into Europe. As a long standing participant to IFSEC in London, we welcome the launch of IFSEC Europe in Amsterdam in 2021. It will provide an opportunity for leading stakeholders to engage with customers in a highly focused environment.  As a global fire and security company providing the technology and solutions that protect and save lives, Carrier looks forward to exploring the potential this event has to offer.”

–          Kris Somers, Strategic Marketing & Communications Director, Carrier

‘’Dahua is fully supportive of the launch of IFSEC Europe in Amsterdam. We have a proven and successful relationship with IFSEC in the UK so we’re excited to see this new development arriving in 2021.”

–          Lilia Zhang, General ManagerDahua UK Limited

‘’BSIA and IFSEC have a strong and long-standing relationship which goes back many years, so we’re naturally excited to support the launch of IFSEC Europe in 2021. In view of the UK security industry’s export relationship with Europe, it is vital that its official trade association is taking a leading role at this new event and we look forward to working with our members at IFSEC Europe in Amsterdam.’’

–          Mike Reddington, CEO, BSIA

Informa Markets is delighted to announce further growth for the 2019 edition of IFSEC International, FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show

Taking place on 18-20 June 2019 at ExCeL London, the shows demonstrated notable visitor growth, representing 39,188 unique visitors – including thousands of international visitors from 128 countries – boasting an overall combined budget of £45.7 billion.

IFSEC International

IFSEC International welcomed a total of 34,756 visitors, seeing growth in high-quality visitors representing 117 different countries and a combined annual purchasing budget of £23 billion showing the potential scale of investment our visitors were in a position to make. IFSEC also saw a substantialincrease in visitors coming in from neighbouring shows – FIREX International, Facilities Show and Safety & Health Expo – and engaging with exhibitors.

This year saw a huge volume of installers and integrators attending the exhibition, a significantly higher number than any other UK event. In particular, IFSEC attracted thousands of installers from London and the South of England, with a combined spending power of over £470 million to spend on new products. Representation from large installation companies and TFMs this year included Pointer, Kings, Banham, Mitie, Frontline, Secom, Magnum andTrinity.

IFSEC’s growth was also demonstrated in a greater increase of distributors and channel partnerships, with the diverse range of international visitors allowing exhibitors to establish buying chains in a number of new territories, in particular the UK, Italy, Spain, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, the Nordic countries, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and more.

The growth in security end users could be particularly felt in the construction and real estate sectors, with representation from Kier, Costain, Ballymoreand Mace – among others – as well as critical national infrastructure and government organisations such as Arriva Rail, Dubai Police, UK Power Networks, the United Nations, the Ministry of Defence. These numbers are particularly encouraging for next year’s co-location with Counter Terror Expo.

The positive response to IFSEC International was driven by a number of key highlights, in particular the first ever Surveillance Camera Day, launched by Tony Porter, the UK’s Surveillance Camera Commissioner. This centred on a new minimum requirement for surveillance cameras – Secure by Design – which was introduced and discussed by Porter across several well-attended keynote sessions.

Simon Young, Exhibition Director commented, “IFSEC International 2019 was another huge success. It’s encouraging to see the security market shift in a direction that better signifies the complementary relationship between the installer, the distributor and the end user, but also the increasing importance of the auxiliary markets in the security buying process, including facilities and health and safety. This is a goal we’ve worked hard to meet, and we’re thrilled to see it reflected in this year’s results.”

The year ahead

These strong numbers represented the four events’ continued centrality to their respective industries. Showcasing the most innovative products, providing education and helping connect thousands of professionals with hundreds of leading exhibitors, each has proved itself an essential part of the industry calendar, reflected in the visitor growth and their continued innovation.

Next year, IFSEC International, FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show will take place on 19-21 May 2020. The date change, announced earlier this year, has been made so that all four events will better reflect the industry calendar and give exhibitors and visitors a longer period of time in which to continue their conversations before the summer period – don’t forget to add it to your diaries.

Smart Buildings Expo will expand to become its own event alongside Facilities Show, and the Smart Buildings Experience in association with Vanti will return with a new, wider remit aiming to integrate even more suppliers into its programme.

Joining the events at ExCeL London next year will be Security & Counter Terror Expo, which previously took place at Olympia London. Together with IFSEC International, this will create an even more comprehensive and diverse global hub for the security industry, giving attendees a unique opportunity to access all segments of the market.

Security correspondent Frank Gardner OBE and Counter Terrorism expert Dave Sloggett to deliver IFSEC International 2019 Keynotes

  • AI, IOT, drones, cybercrime and the digital switchover all lead the agenda at IFSEC 2019
  • IFSEC International / 18-20 June / ExCeL London 

The revered broadcaster and security journalist Frank Gardner OBE and counter terror expert and Drone Warfare author Dr Dave Sloggett have been confirmed as keynote speakers for this year’s IFSEC International, taking place 18-20 June 2019 at ExCeL London.

Gardner has reported on many headline events, from Afghanistan and piracy off the Somali coast to Arctic challenges. Shot six times at close range while on assignment in Saudi Arabia in 2004, he was left severely wounded and dependant on a wheelchair. Awarded an OBE by HM The Queen in 2005, he is the author of three bestselling books.

Alan Taylor Research Fellow at The University of Oxford, Dr Dave Sloggett, has over 40 years of experience in the military and law enforcement sectors, is an authority on counter terrorism with his work taking him to Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans, West Africa and Northern Ireland, and author of Drone Warfare.

Gardner and Sloggett will deliver their presentations in the IFSEC Keynote Arena, host to a 21-session strong, free-to-attend programme designed to help visitors improve their security strategy, learn from real-life case studies and be inspired by some of the industry’s most influential figures.

“We’re delighted to announce such high-profile keynotes book-ending a fantastic line up in this year’s Keynote Arena, where speakers will discuss and debate some of the most topical and critical issues facing the security industry, from cybersecurity and ethical and legal challenges through to extremism, in this year’s IFSEC Keynote Arena,” said IFSEC event director Gerry Dunphy.

“If ever there was a face of security in the UK, it’s Frank Gardner, and we’re thrilled he’ll be presenting the opening keynote at IFSEC International this year, as well as returning to chair the Keynote Arena programme. And, with drones dominating hundreds of column inches over the last six months, we’re confident Dave Sloggett’s closing keynote will be equally packed out. Dave wrote Drone Warfare five years ago, one of the very first books to examine the development and use of aerial drones, and is more than an expert on the subject.”

Additional Keynote Arena sessions include:

  • Converged security operations centre
  • Securing football stadiums in 2019 – NFC using FLIR systems
  • What takes precedence: cost or safety & security?
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle technology – securing the future
  • Unmanned matters
  • Social media and security: a challenge and opportunity
  • Private public partnerships in security
  • Secure by default (and design)
  • Mitigating low technology threats
  • Tackling the cyber threat
  • Artificial Intelligence and machine learning for security: has its time come?
  • Modelling risk and crisis management for 2030

IFSEC has also confirmed the line-up for this year’s Future of Security Theatre brought to you by Tavcom. Sessions in this theatre are CPD-accredited and have been designed to providing installers and integrators with critical insight at the issues at the centre of the security industry.

Complementing the AI session in the Keynote Arena, tech journalist Darren Wildgoose will ask how AI will change the face of cyber security. Justin Pringle will lead a debate on the threats and countermeasures of drones, and the programme will also address hot issues including cybercrime, IOT and smart homes, how to hack autonomous vehicles, security in the museum sector, CCTV, GDPR and data storage.

IFSEC International is part of the Protection & Management Series of events, which hosts over 1,600 leading suppliers showcasing 200,000 products, along with education sessions and networking for the security, fire, facilities, health & safety, and service management industries.

An IFSEC visitor pass gives unlimited access to the entire Protection & Management Series, which includes FIREX International, Facilities Show and Safety & Health Expo.

To register for a free visitor pass to all four shows taking place 18-20 June at ExCeL London, please visit ifsec.co.uk/keynote

IP EXPO Manchester 2019 Highlights

Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower, Christopher Wylie Kicks Off

Manchester, UK – 03 April 2019 IP EXPO Manchester, co-located at Digital Transformation EXPO, opened today with Christopher Wylie, ex-Cambridge Analytica employee turned whistleblower.  Wylie gave visitors the inside track on one of the most notorious data scandals to date and shared his insights on what governments, technology vendors and regulatory bodies should be doing to better protect personal data in the future.

Drawing parallels with other sectors such as aviation and utilities, he questioned why technology was the only industry where the burden was placed on the consumer; “As consumers we’re not told if you don’t want to get electrocuted, don’t use electricity. There are regulations in place and accountability lies with the provider not the user. Why isn’t that the same with technology?”

Wylie went on to reiterate why this was critical in an increasingly connected, smart world, posing questions about the effectiveness of current regulation such as GDPR. In a data-consent complex world – when people are asked for consent from everyday devices from a toothbrush to a car, the burden of responsibility should not rest with the consumer. He argued that technology was so fundamental to how we live, work and communicate that there has to be a new cross-governmental, cross-industry approach taken to data regulation to ensure it is fit for purpose and used responsibly.

Commenting on the opening of this year’s event, Gordon Sockett, Senior Content Manager, said; “We aim to push the boundaries every year and we felt that Christopher Wylie personified both the opportunities and the challenges that we face as an industry and within society. Data presents so many opportunities to do good, especially as we move into an AI-powered world; but it needs to be the right data and used responsibility. We’re proud to have so many of the leading technology brands involved in ensuring this, as exhibitors at the event – from DarkTrace to MicroSoft and Oracle to Nutanix.”

Additional highlights from Day One at IP EXPO Manchester 2019 include:

  • Chris Testa-O’Neill of Microsoft, demystified the capabilities and ethics of AI, and described the processes for integrating AI technologies into business solutions.
  • Dr Nicola Millard of BT, discussed the digital reinvention of the workplace and how, in today’s society, employees and customers are connected by communication networks rather than face-to-face.
  • Steven Bryen of Amazon Web Services, showcased how companies such as Hotels.com, Netflix and Tinder, are exploiting the latest machine learning technology to improve their products and services for customers.
  • Paul Fletcher of Sainsbury’s discussed the company’s digital transformation and shared the hard lessons he learnt from his and others’ experiences across a number of industries.
  • Lively panel discussion from Brad Brooks of OneLogin, Ian Pitfield of Netacea and Sophie France of Tessian forecasted the biggest cyber security trends and threats for the year ahead.

IP EXPO Manchester 2019 ends with a stark reminder: Anyone can be a victim of a scam or cyber-attack

Manchester, UK – 04 April 2019 IP EXPO Manchester, co-located at Digital Transformation EXPO, opened for the second day with scam expert Alexis Conran, best known for his appearance in the BBC’s Real Hustle. In his captivating keynote speech, Alexis took to the stage to engage the audience by using real life examples showcasing just how easy it is to be a victim of a scam – no matter how secure you believe you are.

We live in a world where we are increasingly reliant on technology, in both work and our everyday lives. With this in mind, Conran discussed how the human element is just as important as the technology itself when it comes to digital security, commenting “Tech doesn’t fail, humans do.” No matter how secure technology may be, human error means we are always at risk and vulnerable. Conran provided attendees with insight into the psychology behind the scams and the necessary steps needed to protect themselves.

Discussions of cyber security continued throughout the day, with an in-depth panel debate on the future of cyber security, chaired by Dr Daniel Dresner of University of Manchester, it brought together Jenny Williams of North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, Anant Shrivastava of Clarenet, Edward Whittingham of Defence Works and Adam Brady of Illumio.

Commenting on Day Two of the event, Gordon Sockett, Senior Content Manager at IP EXPO Manchester said; “It’s been another stand out day at IP EXPO Manchester. Cyber security continued to be a dominant theme throughout the day and we’ve been lucky to have some of the most influential leaders in this space join us to discuss how we can defend and protect ourselves. We want to thank all of our exhibitors and speakers at IP EXPO Manchester 2019 who have covered the latest industry issues and trends, from AI and IoT to networks and infrastructure. Attendees are now able to walk away with a holistic approach to how technology can drive their business forward.”

Additional highlights from Day Two at IP EXPO Manchester 2019 include:

  • Digital skills evangelist, Dr Sue Black shared her fascinating tale of how she saved Bletchley Park, including insight into how technology and education can save lives
  • Ian Pattison of Google discussed the history of the cloud and forecasted future trends we are likely to see in the cloud market over the coming years.
  • Martin Hingley of ITCandor explained why leaving the EU in the way we are could present many opportunities and challenges for consumers and suppliers.
  • Jake Moore of ESET delved into his experience of hacking a police station, as part of an experiment to demonstrate what could be achieved if a targeted attack were to occur.
  • Neil Trevains of Cisco analysed the shift in consumer loyalty from brands to experience, and explained why we must embrace this ‘Perpetual Evolution’ in order to achieve exceptional customer experience.

IP EXPO Manchester returns next year on 25th to 26th March 2020 at Manchester Central. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information, please visit www.ipexpomanchester.com or get involved on Twitter following @IPEXPO or the#IPEXPOManchester hashtag

IFSEC International 2019 welcomes back the Converged Security Centre powered by Vidsys

Taking place 18-20 June 2019 at ExCeL, London, IFSEC International is Europe’s largest integrated security event.
Registration is now open.

One of the outstanding highlights from IFSEC 2018, the Converged Security Centre returns to this year’s show on an even bigger and better platform to showcase the very latest in integrated security management technology. Conceived and delivered by Vidsys, the Centre is a state-of-the-art demonstration area which expertly highlights the advancement of Converged Security Information Management (CSIM) and how software, hardware and all forms of information media can be expertly used to gain a complete overview of a developing security situation.

Each day at IFSEC 2019, the Converged Security Centre will present a wide range of simulated security scenarios. These will relate to situations such as transport, utilities, open spaces and infrastructure, and reveal how integrated security systems can be aligned with supplementary information sources such as social media to provide end users with the whole developing picture.

As a security professional, if your role is to manage the security of a large-scale asset, then the Converged Security Centre is an absolute must-attend feature; it will expertly show you how this technology provides a vital and integrated approach to situation management. The Converged Security Centre will crucially show how, with a fully converged security system, users can correlate multiple events into one situation, track major assets, execute efficient building management operations, mitigate cyber threats, monitor social networks and most importantly enable high level information security resilience.

The Vidsys CSIM technology is the perfect integration platform for multiple systems and hardware to work in a fully integrated manner. This year Vidsys will be welcoming support from a number of glonal partners, including Ipsotek and Micro Focus, to show how a vast range of related technologies can work in tandem, to provide a truly effective and highly efficient security solution.  Converged Security and Information Management provides a real time technical solution enhanced by Artificial Intelligence, meaning large volumes of data can be interpreted and processed to enable a more efficient response.

Experts from Vidsys will be on hand at IFSEC to help explain and guide visitors on the uses of CSIM, as well as how this integrated approach to security management can provide effective and long-term resilience for any major asset or installation.

The Converged Security Centre is a cornerstone feature in IFSEC’s role as a platform to show security professionals technologies and capabilities in real time, delivered by world leading experts with solutions they can trust. It is also a key part of the IFSEC ‘Show Me How’ programme, providing direct access to learning and insights they would otherwise struggle to see.

James I. Chong, CEO, Vidsys says: “We’re thrilled to be part of the Converged Security Centre’s return at IFSEC International 2019 and to be working with our global partners and experts to showcase and share what a truly converged security solution can provide to organisations worldwide. Today, there is a rapidly growing requirement for a converged security solution that monitors both physical and cyber security events under one, unified software platform, especially due to the ever-increasing amount of data created in the world of IoT and Smart Cities.”

Gerry Dunphy, Exhibition Director IFSEC, says: ‘’IFSEC is delighted to welcome Vidsys back to this year’s show as the key partner in The Converged Security Centre. The feature made a major impact at last year’s IFSEC, showcasing how integration and resilience can be achieved through the strategic use of CSIM. IFSEC visiting customers with key roles in safeguarding major assets will directly benefit from seeing the capabilities on display.”

James Willison, Founder, Unified Security Ltd and Sarb Sembhi, CISO, Virtually Informed, added,

“We are delighted to be working with UBM, Visdsys and their partners to bring together physical and information security professionals and converged technologies in one operations centre. The last few years have shown how important it is for physical security vendors to ensure that their products are resilient to cyber physical attacks, and it’s important for them to ensure that their products can integrate with enterprise threat intelligence tools. This theatre showcases some of what is possible with integrated solutions.”

Interphone announces product innovation and training event for commercial residential sector

Interphone, the leading security and building systems integrator, is hosting a product exhibition and training day for managing agents, facilities managers and other property-related professionals. The company has teamed up with a number of its key partners to showcase the latest building technology developments for the commercial residential sector. This will run alongside a programme of seminars including Gate Safety and GDPR for property management businesses.

The event will take place at the Building Centre in Fitzrovia, Central London, on Wednesday 11th September, and is free to attend. It will run throughout the day from 9.00am to 5.00pm, with morning and afternoon training courses including presentations from keynote guest speakers. A Gate Safety session will cover the safety issues and risks associated with powered gates and barriers, while a GDPR session will provide insight into how data protection is impacting the property management marketplace.

“Security and building systems are constantly evolving, so it is critical that professionals within the commercial residential sector keep up-to-date with the latest developments and innovations,” explains Julian Synett, CEO of Interphone. “The Building Centre is a hub for the built environment, providing a platform for the exchange and development of knowledge, so is the perfect place for us to bring together a mix of technology leaders and industry influencers to provide valuable insight.”

The event will cover a wide range of management and control solutions including the latest door entry, locking systems, CCTV cameras, access control and automated gates, providing an interactive experience with live demonstrations from industry specialists. The products on display will include the key components of any security solution in the multi dwelling unit.

“We are involved in a wide range of events throughout the year including hosted functions, trade shows, training sessions and awareness courses. With more than 55 years of experience providing design, installation and maintenance services, we have unrivalled understanding of the technology challenges faced by the property management, development and specifier communities. As part of our commitment to the commercial residential marketplace, we wish to share our knowledge by offering useful guidance and support,” concludes Synett.

Anyone wanting to book a place can register here: http://interphone.co.uk/events/product-open-day/. Interphone will also be hosting a Health and Safety & Fire Awareness training on Wednesday 3rd April at its head office in Harrow.

International Security Expo 2018 Post Event Review

The Olympic Gold

The tension in the air was palpable, international media filled the VIP lounge whilst selected members had privileged seats. The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP was to give the governments first post BREXIT deal speech at the International Security Expo, his every word being broadcast live across the globe.  He started by stating that the International Security Expo was “leading the way” in delivering an event that brought industry and government together and how right he was!

Jason Wakefield from Todd Research summed up his experience from an exhibitor perspective when he said, “you know it’s a good show when
every coffee you get goes cold where you haven’t got time to drink it.”  He wasn’t the only one, David Roskelly from TruOffice said, “I heard from an exhibitor that they sold 20 units of their product in the first two hours of the event.  They said the buzz was infectious!”

The buzz was infectious because of the 350 exhibitors showing over 1000 products whilst 13 free to attend conferences gave attendees something to complain about, the common complaint was there was too much outstanding content and not enough time to listen to it all.  In fact, over 120 hours of CPD accredited training was provided and available for the Security Institute members over 2 days of the ABC people who came
through the doors from 75+ countries.

“I am responsible for the physical security of the worlds most popular music venue, this event gives me opportunity to engage with a variety of suppliers as well as listen to workshops, in particularly case studies, sharing best practice and challenges is very valuable to me, I look
forward to the 2019 event.” Paul Williams, Head of Security, AEG Europe, The O2

So, what of that content? Rowena Fell from EY was speaking at the cyber conference just as Ben Wallace was making his speech, “I thought I would be talking to empty seats as everyone would be listening to the minister, but even with all of that going on there were people standing 3 deep around the lecture theatre to listen to me, it was amazing,” she said.

The first time co-located International Disaster Response Expo was full until the close at the end of day 2 as were almost all of the conferences in the International Security Expo. One of the speakers, Darren Stanton, the Human Lie Detector, who was giving tips at the Aviation and Borders conference, proved so popular he could be found explaining his skills on several of the stands on the expo floor.

The content across both expos came in for one piece of criticism that the organisers are happy to admit to, paraphrasing the comments from several visitors they said, “There was just too much great content, we really had to cherry pick what we attended but we would have loved to have got to much more, is there any way it could be done again?” If that is the only criticism, then we are happy.

At the core of the International Security Expo was the Protecting Urban Spaces Demonstrator, all 300 square metres of it. An expo first, having a replica urban space built in the centre of the show floor and acting as a practical demonstration for technologies designed to protect those spaces.  The feature brought together government agencies with industry to demonstrate what is achievable.

However, focusing on today is not enough, a key part of day one was looking at tomorrow and not just with the huge innovation streak running through the event, but also looking after our next generation of security professionals.  30 children from the Police Cadets were hosted around the show by the Security Institute as the launch of their Next Generation initiative.

The International dimension to the show was evident with pavilions from the USA, Canada, China and the EU, not that the BREXIT word was far from people’s lips. 45 International delegations were hosted around the event and the worlds press descended to visit and has the opportunity to report Ben Wallace’s BREXIT speech live with Frank Gardner from the BBC and Erin McLoughlin from CNN quizzing him.

International was the underlying theme at the collocated International Disaster Response Expo with its own AAA visitors listening to 40 presentations and discussions with subjects ranging from building the Ebola Hospital in Sierra Leone, through the global landmine crisis as seen by the HALO Trust, to mentoring the Black Mambas, a South African all female anti-poaching unit all enhanced by exhibitors from across the globe. At its core the Government and NGO Zone had DFID, UNHCR, WFP, BRC and the Cabinet Office EPC all packed with visitors.

The Secured by Design team summed up the events perfectly when they said, “Fantastic couple of days where we were among the many exhibitors at this flagship security show, which attracted representatives from Government, Law Enforcement, Military, Transport and Borders, Cyber Security, and Public & Private sectors.”  Now is the time to firmly ink into your diaries 3rd and 4th December 2019 when the next International Security and International Disaster Response Expos will be held back at Olympia and this time even bigger than before!  If 2018 was an Olympia Gold, just think how good the 2019 will be.

Interested in attending International Security Expo 2019? You can reserve your free pass here: www.internationalsecurityexpo.com/PSR-RYI

Please note: Official registration for International Security Expo opens later this year.

Keeping up with the changing face of security. By Philip Ingram MBE

We have been lucky in 2018 after the terror that tore across Europe and the UK in 2016 – 2017 with vehicle, knife and bomb attacks happening in Nice, London Bridge, Westminster, Manchester and Barcelona. These are just a few of the places left reeling from a wave of extremism targeting people going about their normal lives and enjoying themselves. The often crudeness of the weaponry used belies the sophistication of many of the attacks.

2018 has been successful for the security services with a number of attacks being stopped, but the UK Counter Terror Police continue to remind everyone that they have approximately 600 active investigations going on with over 3000 people of immediate concern and another 20,000 on their radar!

2017 was marked by some of the most virulent global cyber-attacks with Wannacry infecting more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries disabling parts of the UK’s health care in the NHS, the Spanish Telecoms giant, Telefonica and FedEx. North Korea was blamed for this incident.

In another state blamed attack, Russia was blamed for unleashing the NotPetya attack on the globe which hit many government systems in the Ukraine and elsewhere but had a massive impact on global logistics with the shipping giant Maersk falling victim and having to shut down its terminals in 4 different countries for a number of weeks costing the company an estimated $200 million in losses.

2018 has seen a development of the threat environment with the introduction of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) meaning that data breaches could well have huge implications for companies that suffer them with a €20 Million or 4% or global annual turnover fine brining additional focus to the cyber security environment.

In addition, whilst not a terror attack, we saw the first use of the colourless, odourless, virtually undetectable nerve agent Novichok, used on the streets of the small, sleepy English city of Salisbury. The attack, against a former Russian intelligence officer who defected to the West, Sergei Skripal, resulted in 7 people being contaminated and one dying. The British government quickly blamed the Russians and the international community followed suit.

At the same time, ISIS and Al Qaeda terror videos and propaganda are advocating the use of drones against crowded places, during the FIFA World Cup in Russia an ISIS propaganda video was released in which the terrorist group claim that they would attack with drone bombs. The recipe and design for chemical weapons and chemical dispersion devices is freely available in the extremist circles according to Aimen Dean, a former MI6 spy inside Al Qaeda in his book ‘Nine Lives.’

Andrew Parker the Director General of MI5 said in May this year that, “Europe faces an intense, unrelenting and multidimensional international terrorist threat. Daesh continues to pose the most acute threat, but Al-Qaeda and other Islamist terrorist groups haven’ gone away.”

Keeping abreast of the threats, the countermeasures, the developing technologies, having a platform to discuss and share best practice is always a challenge for the security community. This is where Peter Jones, the CEO of Nineteen Events comes in. He recently said in a blog, “all I want to do, with my team, is something to help make it a little less chaotic and bring the chance of a little more safety and security. If I can do that, then it is all worth it and will leave the world a little better for my loved ones!”  This is his mantra behind the International Security Expo.

What many don’t realise is a big part of his team consists of 40 Advisory Council members who come from all aspects of the security community including Government, Industry & Academia, all at senior levels and they assist in the development of International Security Expo and help shape the content to attract the highest calibre visitors.

That content is delivered in 12 free to attend conferences held over the 2 days and these conferences include: Retail, Hotel, Education, Maritime and Transport, CNI, Crisis Response and Business Continuity, Protecting Crowded Places, Night-time economy, Designing Out Terrorism, Cyber, Data and Information Security, Aviation and Border security and finally Facilities Management security. Some of the speakers come from the Advisory Council but many are industry leaders in these spheres and are not generally on many conference circuits.

The International Security Expo provides a unique platform for the entire security industry to come together to source products, share experience and gain the knowledge needed to address current and emerging security challenges. It and all of the conferences are free-to-attend and unite the entire security community allowing shared learning and collaboration from Government, CNI, Law Enforcement, Military, Major Events, Transport & Borders, Cyber Security, Facilities and Public and Private sectors.

A key theme running through the two days of the expo is that of innovation and many new technologies will be on display, ranging from a cost effective British built drone with thermal and optical zoom cameras that has a flight time of an hour, to the Protecting Urban Spaces feature. This new immersive demonstration area will showcase physical products, technologies and have live scenarios to illustrate how urban spaces can be protected from mass casualty terrorist attacks.

Given its ambition, the UK Government has come on board in strength and forms the core of the Government Agency and Department zone. The USA, Canada, China and the EU all have their own zones but it is expected that representatives from over 50 countries across the globe will attend the event. In fact, over 12,500 are confidently expected to attend over the 2 days, the networking alone will be amazing.

With the rapidly changing threat landscape the one place to come for 2 days to be brought up to speed with everything that is needed, is the International Security Expo. This is one not to miss. Visit internationalsecurityexpo.com for further details and register to attend the free conference series.


Larger – with an additional hall – and even more international and closer to the market it represents. SICUREZZA 2019, the event organised by Fiera Milano that will take place next year from 13 to 15 November, aims at achieving these objectives.

Drawing on the important results achieved last year – 25,569 certified professional visitors (+35%) and 465 direct exhibitors (+40%) – SICUREZZA 2019 is ready to continue its international development, which has turned it a into major European event for the Security & Fire industry. The project will focus on the challenges of this industry, its constant evolution, and the changing roles and professions.

In an increasingly digitised and interconnected world, given the growing integration and interoperability between different systems, security technology has become essential in any field. From a simple protection tool, it has turned into an important strategic element. Technologies don’t just perceive an alarm. Today, they also monitor and connect different processes, collect and manage data, interpreting them in a smart way.

That’s why the 2019 edition of SICUREZZA will focus on integrated solutions and cyber security, a cross-cutting topic for the management of increasingly smarter technologies that are also asked to protect and transmit data.

Moreover, given the increase in demand for public security, SICUREZZA 2019 will pay special attention to urban security, an application field to which companies are dedicating quite a number of solutions.

In the background, the Italian market continues the positive trend of the past few years, thanks to its constant evolution and increasing demand for security at all levels. 2017 closed with an overall turnover increased by 7.2%, +6.6% of exports (source: ANIE Sicurezza, June 2018).

This sector confirms to by dynamic. On the one hand, Italy has the production and technological capacity to penetrate into international markets, and on the other hand it represents an interesting market for international players who are looking for new opportunities.

That’s why SICUREZZA aims at being an internationalisation tool. And to do so, it keeps investing in international presentations and incoming top profiled buyers from interesting countries from a business point of view, especially Southern Europe and the Mediterranean Basin.

The international roadshow has already started. It will be an opportunity to meet players from all over Europe and present the project and the opportunities that the Italian market can offer. SICUREZZA will give a few presentations in different countries during workshops, events, and trade fairs.

There will be also presentations in Italy. The first stop of the national roadshow will be at Smart Building Levante, the event dedicated to building automation that will take place in Bari in November. Here, SICUREZZA will have the chance to meet players and producers from the South of Italy and show them the latest news of the new edition.

Its presence falls within the collaboration with Pentastudio. Even in 2019, the event will take place simultaneously with Smart Building Expo, the trade fair organised by Pentastudio and Fiera Milano, which will add other two product areas in this edition: smart city, which will focus on 5G connectivity, and renewable energy production, respectively.

A safe and smart city will be the common thread of the two events, in a context of increasing synergy. There are many common elements between smart building and security technology. This bond is getting closer in relation to the integration between systems that connect civil plant engineering with advanced technologies, which require security solutions that ensure protection.

Shifting from advertiser to educator: IFSEC’s customer-led success in 2018

UBM EMEA is proud to announce yet another successful IFSEC International. 2018 marked the show’s inaugural year of change following an intensive customer-led insight project, which saw demands from the security industry steer the show towards a high level integrated security summit. As evidence of its success, IFSEC International 2018 welcomed 27,353 visitors and a 10% increase in visitor density.

Gerry Dunphy, Brand Director of IFSEC International commented, “It’s a privilege to let to the global security industry guide the direction of the show. Ultimately, it’s created to provide solutions to the world’s most pressing problems – whether that solution is a new piece of technology, an expert answer to an anxiety about security or a tried and tested piece of physical equipment. IFSEC International held every answer under one roof.”

The show’s shift from advertiser to educator was palpable, with thought-provoking panel debates, training sessions and keynotes striking a new wave of interest from industry leaders. Attendance from some of the most senior security professionals was a testament to this, and overall, the event attracted a higher quality of visitor and a far more exclusive array of experts than in previous years.

Jim Ludwig, Managing Director of Texecom echoed his views in 2017 by calling IFSEC International 2018 “3 days of adrenaline.”

Jo Vause, Marcoms Manager UK & IRE, Honeywell Security Solutions explained, “We feel very positive about some of the leads we generated… We are looking at booking demonstrations with a couple of the visitors.”

In today’s landscape, there is no conversation more critical than security. As a platform for this discussion, IFSEC International 2018 welcomed the brand new Keynote Arena, which hosted a catalogue of world class speakers to drive and reflect on the most pressing questions today. Crowds watched Christian Horner, Team Principal of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, Frank Gardner, the only British journalist permanently assigned to cover the War on Terror, Michael Chertoff, the former U.S. Security of Homeland Security, Silvino Schlickmann, Director of Cyber Crime at INTERPOL and many more.

Created in partnership with City Forum and London First, the Securing the Open Society of 2030 programme also consisted of an unparalleled series of masterclasses and summits which set a new and critical standard for thought-leadership assemblies across the UK security industry.

The show also celebrated the newly exclusive partnership with Newbridge Events, who brought in some of the biggest security buyers, with budgets of over £1 million to the show as part of the Hosted Buyers Programme. David Woodbridge, Managing Director of Newbridge Events said “We are delighted to be working with IFSEC & FIREX International to deliver the VIP Hosted Buyer Programme for IFSEC & FIREX. This bespoke and high-level programme offers carefully selected buyers a personalised schedule of meetings to allow them to maximise their time at the event and proactively enhances the process of meeting the right people. For exhibitors it brings highly relevant buyers onto their stands and delivers real lead generation where every meeting has a purpose.”

The Government Pavilion welcomed The Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC), Defence & Security Organisation (DSO), the Department of International Trade (DiT) and The Department for Transport. Visitors had the exclusive chance to pose their burning questions to the governmental bodies orchestrating their legal guidelines. In turn, IFSEC successfully created a platform to achieve the answers keeping the security industry up at night. The continued presence of the Home Office added further gravitas to IFSEC’s criticality and credibility within the security industry.

A vital part of the show’s change was the introduction of ‘Show Me How’ features across the show floor. The customer-insight project unanimously revealed that security professionals want to be shown how to make use of emerging technologies with the terms ‘Show me how to install the latest kit’, ‘Show me how my business can move into new areas’, ‘Show me the capabilities’ commonplace.  In addition to impartial Show Me How demonstrations on the show floor, IFSEC introduced Speakers Corner, which gave businesses the chance to pitch their products in 10 minute slots before Q&A sessions.

Likewise, tailoring to the growing demands of installing security equipment, The Future of Security Training Theatre, powered by Tavcom and sponsored by Panasonic UK, offered jargon-free training into cloud base platforms, cyber convergence, smart IoT enabled solutions and fully integrated building management systems.

Also new to show’s educational programme was The Converged Security Centre, brought to you Vidsys, whilst The Home Automation Theatre sponsored by CEDIA and KNX returned for another successful year. 

Jeremy Rees, Acting CEO, ExCeL London, commented “We were delighted to welcome IFSEC to ExCeL London. Our teams are working closely with UBM to support their ambitions for growth and we are delighted that they had another successful event with us. This event, together with the wider P&M series, is playing a vital role in maintaining and creating safe and secure environments, something that resonates strongly with us. We look forward to welcoming visitors and exhibitors again next year, when they will be able to travel to ExCeL more quickly than ever before via the Elizabeth line.”

IFSEC 2019 takes place from 18 – 20 June 2019 at ExCeL London. For more information about participating either as an exhibitor, sponsor or visitor please visit www.ifsec.events/international or contact rachel.eaton@ubm.com

About IFSEC International

IFSEC International is organised by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world. To learn more and for the latest news and information, visit www.ubm.com and www.informa.com.

SALTO products on show at IFSEC 2018

SALTO Systems is set to showcase a range of security products at IFSEC in June, with a strong focus on mobile and cloud based access control solutions. Find us on stand G100.

The SALTO team are taking part in IFSEC’s Show Me How programme which means our product experts will all be wearing ‘Show Me How’ badges. Go up to any member of the SALTO team wearing a Show Me How badge and ask for a product demonstration at any time during the show.

Along with demonstrations of our technology and software, visitors can explore the wide range of products that SALTO has to offer including:

The new version of our class leading JustIN Mobile solution combining BLE and NFC capabilities in a single app. The JustIN mobile platform is one of the most complete and powerful mobile platforms on the market. With just a single app, depending on the type of mobile phone used, it will activate its BLE or NFC element, enabling users to open doors just by presenting the smart phone to the BLE or MIFARE equipped handle set, cylinder, wall reader, etc. Thanks to its live bi-directional communication, you can make changes to the user’s access plan remotely and on the go. All access rights are sent directly OTA (Over The Air) no matter where the user is, directly from SALTO ProAccess SPACE software to the user’s smart phone, so they will always have up to date access rights.

JustIN mobile is a bi-directional system that converts any offline access control device into an online device without additional hardware, without installation, just by using JustIN mobile technology. And, with its multi-site application enabling users to have different keys for different sites, it also enables messages to be sent to the user for different sites and locations, i.e. where a hotel is or where a site you need to visit is located. All the information you need is there: a picture of the site, a phone number for the site, the address linked to the GPS app, messages for the user and more. It’s much more than just a key to access a door!

SALTO KS ‘Keys as a Service’ is the most advanced and flexible cloud locking solution on the access control market. Its proven reliability and stability in cloud-based access control means SALTO KS offers a solution with no need for complex IT infrastructures and provides superior functionality and performance over traditional security solutions. This makes it ideal for those kinds of projects such as co-working spaces or retail services where the users can move from one location to another.

With SALTO KS there is no need to give physical keys to users, administrators can manage the system and access it remotely. It requires minimum maintenance and provides increased flexibility , access control from anywhere and is cost-effective. Users can also integrate multiple cloud services through SALTO KS access control including cameramanager, a Cloud platform that allows users to manage cameras and monitor live streaming and record door events – openings, rejections etc.

Smart homes are here, so open the door to the latest in home security with our Danalock residential smart lock. Danalock can replace the traditional home door key with an electronic system that allows users to use their smart phone to control their doors, their guests and their home. Designed to simply retrofit most existing doors, Danalock is incredibly easy to install and set up. Just download and install the Danalock App on your phone and be guided quickly and simply through the calibration and setup of the Danalock.

Besides these products, we will also be showcasing XS4 One, XS4 Mini, Aelement and Aelement Fusion with BLE and BLUEnet wireless capabilities, mullion readers, panel readers, long distance readers, ProAccess SPACE 5 software and much more.

So, stop by and take a look at our products, technology and software. We look forward to meeting you at stand G100.

Edesix to showcase wearable cameras for VMS market at IFSEC 2018

New and improved VideoTag-100 will also be on show

IFSEC 2018, Exel London

19-21 June 2018

Stand No. C340

Edesix, market-leaders in the provision of Body Worn Cameras (BWC), will be showcasing its integration to leading Video Management Service (VMS) platforms at IFSEC 2018.

ONStream integrates Edesix’s VideoManager software with existing VMS, traditionally used to showcase fixed IP camera footage. This software enables ONVIF compliant VMSs to display Body Worn Camera footage, allowing live feeds from wearable cameras to appear alongside CCTV footage, meaning captured video can be instantly shared and viewed by security staff.

“Body Worn Cameras have been proven to help improve the safety of those in public facing roles, whilst producing compelling legal evidence when needed,” explains Richie McBride, managing director of Edesix.

“One of the most important recent innovations in the BWC market has been the ability to integrate the cameras with existing VMSs, enabling organisations to unify a site’s security and monitoring system, and create mobile and first-person viewpoints whilst adding contextual detail to footage.

“Fixed security cameras connected to a VMS are a powerful tool for monitoring and securing many different environments, from retail floors to distribution centres. This gives security teams the ability to view unparalleled detail of incidents as they unfold. The software furthers the potential of your VMS, protects valued staff, and captures concrete and secure footage for future review. It enables immediate response by security teams and offers reliable footage for later review by supervisors. It also means live streams can be recorded as evidence, which can then be securely shared with third parties, including the police. The service is fully encrypted with audit trails to protect the evidential quality of footage stored.”

Edesix’s VideoTag VT-100

Edesix will also be showcasing its new and improved VideoTag VT-100 camera, where the incident recorder meets the Body Worn Camera.

The VT-100 is recording device specifically designed to meet the needs of retailers, lone workers and other public facing businesses. It is similar to the VT-50 incident recorder, which was launched at IFSEC 2017, but with the benefits of greater durability and a longer battery life.

The VT-100 has been proven to deter aggression, protect staff and provide secure evidential-quality footage on demand. It is robust and weatherproof, while remaining lightweight, unobtrusive, cost-effective and easy to use. The VT-100 can record up to four hours of continuous footage, requires no extra training, streams live footage if required, and has a standby battery-life of up to six months, meaning users don’t need to worry about charging the device often.

McBride comments: “We are delighted to announce the launch of the VideoTag VT-100. The beauty of this product is that it bridges the gap between the smaller incident recorder and the more powerful Body Worn Camera. The VT-100 will allow staff in public-facing roles, who are not always part of the security team, to create a safer working environment for themselves and their colleagues. It offers a cost-effective, secure and practical approach to wearable security for incident recording and workflow management.”

Edesix will be showcasing its VMS integration and the VT-100 at this year’s IFSEC. If you’d like to meet with Edesix at the event for a live demo, please email marketing@edesix.com or call +44 131 550 3827 to set up a meeting.

For further information about Edesix please visit www.edesix.com.

Join the critical security conversation this June at IFSEC International 2018

IFSEC International is Europe’s leading security event and the only global stage committed to co-creating the future of integrated security. It is the critical, measured response to a world of ever-evolving threats, inviting every vertical of the security industry to forge the global agenda.

In 2018, IFSEC International’s magnetism will stem beyond its status as a world-class security exhibition and conference show. Whatever your role in the industry, you have a part to play in global security. IFSEC International is your platform to share ideas, discover best practice and get hands on with the latest physical and integrated security products.

IFSEC International 2018

Security is the world’s most critical challenge and IFSEC International is here to drive global safety. It is here to innovate, inspire and transform professionals, products and places.

The global security landscape has shifted. 2017 saw attacks take on new shapes, become more insidious and more intrusive. In order to keep pace with these ever-evolving threats, IFSEC is evolving too – with a change directed by you.

2018 marks the beginning of IFSEC’s evolution, with three carefully curated days designed to give you the answers to the security questions keeping you up at night.

IFSEC’s unparalleled seminar programme is a testament to this. New to 2018 and in partnership with City Forum and London First, the IFSEC Keynote Arena will welcome leading security strategists from government, academia and industry to drive and reflect on topics around ‘Securing The Open Society of 2030’. By taking a pivotal role in thought leadership and attracting a world-class calibre of speakers, this feature sets a new standard for security events around the world.

This is an exclusive opportunity to hear Mr Michael Chertoff, Co-founder & Executive Chairman of The Chertoff Group, discuss 2030 forecasts of emergent threats to national security. You’ll hear Dr Pippa Malmgren, Founder of DRPM Group and former Special Assistant to the President of the United States, George W Bush, share how everyday signs can help us navigate a turbulent world. Mr Silvino Schlickmann, Director of Cyber Crime at INTERPOL, will also join to talk about the changing face of cyber criminality. The brand new Keynote Arena will also connect you to inspirational global learnings from industry pioneers, including Christian Horner, Team Principal of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and Frank Gardner, the only British journalist permanently assigned to cover the ‘War on Terror’ as they tackle today’s biggest security questions across CCTV, cyber criminality and emerging threats.

Also new to 2018, the Converged Security Centre, brought to you by Vidsys, which complements the show’s focus on the convergence between physical security and IT, striving to help you understand your role as an installer, integrator and end user. Powered by the pioneering architects of Converged Security and Information Management, this will feature a range of simulations and case studies detailing the capabilities of a fully converged security system.

The show will also feature The Future of Security Training Theatre, powered by Tavcom, sponsored by Panasonic UK, the Drone Zone, the BRE Global/LPCB Attack Testing Zone and the adrenaline-packed finals of the Engineers of Tomorrow competition.

Whatever your role in the security industry, IFSEC is for you. Discover the possibilities for your business and gain a valuable understanding of the latest technology, whilst talking to the experts and learning skills you can implement and benefit from immediately.

IFSEC is evolving

IFSEC is evolving and is designed to deliver the message that security is critical in today’s society. Security professionals around the world are asking to be shown their way around the future of integrated security, and IFSEC 2018 has been built around this request. Following extensive research, IFSEC’s focus is expanding to encompass the growing convergence between physical and cyber security.

In response to the pleas of the global security industry, IFSEC 2018 will show you how to install the latest kit, show you what it does and show you what it takes to maintain it. IFSEC will show you the future, and it will show you how you can take advantage of emerging opportunities and the vendors you can trust. A vital part of this is our ‘Show me how’ demonstrations: Wherever you see a designated technician or enabler wearing a Show Me How badge, you can expect a detailed explanation of a product. IFSEC will bridge the knowledge gap, and take the lead on demonstrating the latest technology. Make real-world sense of products through hands-on demonstrations.

IFSEC International is also introducing the Government Pavilion, new for 2018. The Government Pavilion adds further momentum to the show’s mission to host the global security conversation. In connecting the wider security industry to governmental bodies in such a way, IFSEC acts as the vessel of communication, driving and reflecting on critical industry movements whilst providing leading bodies with the platform they need to share their expertise and answer the questions security professionals have about the changing security landscape.

Security is critical – IFSEC 2018’s new features mean it continues to be the place to be a part of the conversation.

Education and Seminars

IFSEC will tackle every vertical to deliver a behind-the-scenes look at security’s changing technology trends. Dedicated to showing you how to tackle the latest technologies, these sessions will answer the security questions keeping you awake at night.

City Forum and London First will also co-host security summits and masterclasses at IFSEC 2018. To secure your place at a security summit you will need to book your ticket in advance. With a catalogue of world-class speakers, the two half-day security summits add further authoritative impetus to Europe’s largest annual security trade show.

Introduced to give security strategists a focused opportunity to hear and debate a formidable range of subjects, the half day summits take place on Wednesday 20th June and Thursday 21st June in the gallery suites between 9:45am to 1:00pm, away from the exhibition floor and will focus on the following key themes:

Wednesday 20th June 2018: Thinking through the impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – humans, machines and data

Thursday 21st of June 2018: Smart safe cities, people and resilience

Half day summits will be hosted by City Forum and London First – to purchase your ticket, visit https://www.cityforum.co.uk/event/ifsec-international-2018/

Speaker’s Corner

An extension of ‘Show Me How’, the dynamic Speaker’s Corner is where solution providers showcase their most cutting-edge products in 15-minute time slots, followed by interactive Q&A sessions.

The Future of Security Training Theatre, powered by Tavcom, sponsored by Panasonic UK

A rare chance to sit down and be taught by experts in essential CPD accredited presentations. The Future of Security Training Theatre will help you learn exactly how to make sense of the future – and how to capitalise on the emerging possibilities that come with it.

Borders & Infrastructure Expo

Borders & Infrastructure Expo is home to the BRE Global/LPCB Attack Testing Zone, the Drone Zone and the Government Pavilion. Collectively, Borders & Infrastructure Expo focuses on products, solutions and learnings for large scale security issues faced by border control, critical national infrastructure, transport, healthcare and key strategic assets.

The BRE Global/LPCB Attack Testing Zone

Watch expert technicians from LPCB/BRE put perimeter and protection solutions to the test in a series of real-life attacks, live on the IFSEC show floor. Witness LPCB accredited fencing, shutters, doors and covers tested against non-certified alternatives and see how they fair.

The Drone Zone

Back for its third year, the Drone Zone is larger than ever before. Exhibitors with drone and anti-drone technology will be once again brought into a dedicated area of IFSEC to showcase their high-quality UAV products. It is a unique chance to see the live application of UAVs and better understand how they can help you protect your business and play a critical part of contemporary security management.

Engineers of Tomorrow

The Engineers of Tomorrow competition, which sees young engineers and apprentices compete against each other in a live installation challenge, returns to IFSEC International for its 20th year.

This year the competition is taking a further step towards tackling the growing engineering skills gap by adding a live installation challenge for fire apprentices, as well as for those from the security sector, following a successful trial in 2017. The competition will pit more than 60 young engineers – working in teams of two – against each other. Heat winners will be invited to the Security & Fire Excellence Awards in November 2018, where an overall winner will be announced and claim a £1,000 prize.

Meetings Service and Networking Areas

Speak directly with your preferred suppliers and solution providers by pre-booking meetings with them before you arrive. IFSEC’s free meeting service ensures you speak with the people who are important to you.The SSAIB ICEBAR is your dedicated networking area, where you can meet old and new connections and chat about the issues you face as a business. ASIS and Security Commonwealth members also have exclusive access to the ASIS Lounge, designed to ignite collaboration.

IFSEC takes place from the 19 – 21 June 2018 at ExCeL London. Get your badge by clicking here

Utilise tools and training to enhance your business, says SGS at this year’s Infosecurity Europe

Utilise tools and training to enhance your business, says SGS at this year’s Infosecurity Europe

SGS United Kingdom Ltd (SGS), the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, will attend this year’s Infosecurity Europe event from 5-7 June to engage with visitors about business improvement tools, consultancy services and workshops designed to identify and enhance individual areas of business operations.

Experts at SGS will be on hand to speak to visitors about how they can improve their business by utilising tools, workshops and services that are the ideal fit for their specific concern. Drawing on a deep understanding of international standards, SGS can provide guidance on appropriate standards, to help facilitate improvement.

Gary Baker, Business Enhancement Manager at SGS, explains: “There are a great number of international standards applicable to the information security industry. They offer a global benchmark on how organisations should work; SGS is best placed to assist businesses in singling out the right standards for their area of improvement, and that will be our focus at Infosecurity.”

SGS has also developed a unique online GDPR tool to streamline the new data protection process for businesses. The online tool, GDPROnline, enables an organisation to align current practice to the new regulations, while enabling smaller businesses to demonstrate to all stakeholders the good data management of personal data.

As well as being able to gain guidance on popular standards such as 27001 (Information Security Management) and ISO 22301 (Business Continuity Management), visitors will also be able to find out about other global benchmarks on Cloud Held Data, Information Integrity, Personal Information Protection and Risk Management and Energy Management in data centres.

Infosecurity Europe visitors will also learn about the SGS Academy – a dedicated SGS team which works with organisations to develop their workforce using training solutions, both face-to-face and online.

As well as a wide range of bespoke solutions, the Academy also offers a variety of courses on Information Security Management, GDPR Practitioners’ implementation workshops, and Business Continuity Management.

Visit the SGS team at Infosecurity Europe on stand G70 or for more information please visit www.sgs.co.uk/cyber-security or contact uk.nowisthetime@sgs.com.