Leading security companies support launch of new security event at the NEC
11 January 2018
WESTERN BUSINESS Exhibitions (WBE) has announced the launch of The Security Event - a brand- new exhibition for the UK’s security industry to be held from the 9–11 April 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.
The Security Event is backed by seven industry leading manufacturers and distributors as founding partners, all of whom will be exhibiting at the event including Anixter, Comelit, Dahua, TDSi, Texecom, Tyco and Videcon.
The launch event will be co-located with the already successful The Health & Safety Event, The Fire Safety Event and The Facilities Event. It will be the first time a major security event has been held at the NEC Birmingham for more than five years.
Commenting on the launch, Western Business Exhibitions director Tim Else said: “We are excited to be putting security back on the agenda at the NEC. We have long been told by the industry that they want to see a major UK exhibition back in this location and we are extremely pleased to have the founding partners who are throwing their full support behind the event.”
Texecom marketing director Clym Brown comments: “We’re partnering with The Security Event because it gives us the chance to reconnect with our installer base in the Midlands and North of the country.”
TDSi managing director John Davies adds: “Since security left its traditional Birmingham NEC venue we have noticed that some security professionals and consultants from the Midlands, Northern England and Scotland seem to be absent at other events. TDSi is very pleased to support The Security Event as an answer to these needs. We look forward to meeting our partners and customers in the heart of the Midlands again in 2019.”
“Gives Dahua the opportunity to get in front of the UK market”, agrees Dahua UK & Ireland head of operations Ben Perkins.
Videcon owner Andy Croston explains: “There is a gap in the market for an exhibition that really focuses on installation businesses in the UK and we believe that such an event needs to be in a more centralised location. Coming back to the NEC was a no-brainer for us and meant we just had to be part of this project.”
Anixter strategic relationships manager Jarod Booth adds: “There is a gap in terms of opportunities to connect with integrators, end-users and installers outside of London and the South of England, and we feel that the location of The Security Event will help bridge that gap."
Comelit managing director Francesca Boeris says: "Comelit are extremely excited to become a founding partner of The Security Event 2019. The events concept and UK focus aligns perfectly with Comelit’s aims moving forwards. We look forward to showcasing Comelit’s constant innovation and friendly technology to the UK Security Market at the NEC in 2019."
“The opportunity to take an active role as a Founding Partner in an industry event at the location that so many of our customers consider “home” was extremely welcome. Furthermore, the concept, focus and size of the show fits with our requirements and plans for a major part of our business”, concludes Tyco Security Products sales director, access & video, GB, Gordon Morrison.
The Security Event will feature professionally accredited seminar content and an exhibition comprising of the leading brands in the security sector. The free-to-attend event will attract end users, installers, specifiers, consultants and the full UK buying chain.
Western Business Exhibitions is calling on the industry to become involved. For those who would like to find out more please visit the website www.thesecurityevent.co.uk or contact Tristan Norman via Tristan@thesecurityevent.co.uk or 07552 237848.