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17 December 2018

FSM shares the top 10 reasons why you need to visit The Security Event in 2019.

THE SECURITY Event is a major new event that has been created by security professionals, for security professionals. Taking place from 9-11 April 2019 at The NEC Birmingham, the brings together a  world-class education programme, market leaders and industry experts, to make it the most hotly anticipated exhibition for UK security professionals in 2019.

Hosted by Western Business Exhibitions (WBE), powered by Security Essen and in strategic partnership with Nineteen Events and International Security Expo, The Security Event offers the opportunity for direct engagement across the supply chain, by bringing together the best and brightest the industry has to offer. To whet the appetite even further, here are just 10 of the top reasons why you need to make The Security Event your must attend event in 2019:  The Security Event has been developed with support from a key group of the industry’s major players, to deliver a world-class exhibition dedicated to UK security professionals, installers and integrators. This level of involvement ensures the exhibition covers the latest trends and innovations whilst addressing the evolving challenges facing the industry today.

Leading companies confirmed

Visitors to The Security Event will have the opportunity to meet with many of the world’s leading security providers to gain first-class advice and assistance for any project or requirements.

Big-name providers already confirmed include: 2N, ASSA ABLOY, Avigilon, Anixter, Bold Communications, Comelit, Comnet, Controlsoft, Credit Card Keys, Dahua, Deister, Fastlane Turnstiles, Fujifilm, GJD, Gallagher, Genie Access, Honeywell, ICS Security, Luminite, IDIS, Insafe, Morse Watchmans, Risco, SatSecure, Suprema, TDSi, Texecom, Traders Warehouse, Tyco, Winstead, Videcon, Zitko and many more.

Leading organisers

Strategic partnerships with Security Essen and International Security Expo demonstrate that working collaboratively can provide a strong, sustainable, comprehensive range of events for the industry. The Security Event combines the expertise of its own experienced management team along with the support of these two complementary events organisations to cement its proposition as the go-to commercial security exhibition in the UK.

The highly focused programme investigates the evolving challenges and opportunities involved in the delivery of security projects throughout the supply chain. The Security Event will tap into the expertise of leading security professionals and explore the latest innovations from suppliers. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a broad but relevant programme of presentations and seminars which will offer insights and ideas on the latest solutions available for any type and size of project.

A tailored education programme

There will be three education theatres running throughout the event:

Innovation Theatre – This will offer a first-hand insight into the latest product and technology updates and their impact on the market. Technology leaders will educate attendees on how the latest innovations can positively impact security professionals - whether they specify, install or utilise these solutions. Attendees can also hear how the latest industry trends and regulatory updates may impact business, and what everyone needs to be aware of.

Security in Practice TheatreAttendees will hear from those who have been there and done that, and benefit from their first-hand experience. Taking attendees through a variety of case studies and security applications, speakers will share their learnings and offer invaluable advice for security professionals and end users. Whether you are sourcing a security solution, consulting for a client or want to learn how to better integrate security solutions, there’s plenty on offer.

Technical Seminar Theatre - This programme will offer practical training tips and guidance for security installers and integrators. Covering current and emerging challenges, specialist seminars will address the most pressing issues facing security teams and engineers to ensure they are equipped to meet the demands of an ever-evolving industry.

Association support

The Security Event’s wide network of recognised sponsors emphasizes a collaborative approach to building an inclusive platform, which provides outstanding value to manufacturers, distributors, installers, integrators and end users alike.

These partnerships ensure that visitors will have access to up-to-date information and guidance from the most relevant organisations that continue to influence and shape the UK security industry.

Location, location, location

The NEC Birmingham provides The Security Event with the most accessible exhibition venue in the UK. Its location is perfect for visitors and exhibitors arriving from across the country and further afield. With an international airport, mainline train station, easy access to the UK’s motorway network and over 16,500 car parking spaces, the NEC is the number one option for both exhibitors and visitors alike arriving from all directions.

Target audience

With an impressive network across the security industry, The Security Event is able to reach the relevant target audience to facilitate meaningful conversation. This means visitors and exhibitors can enjoy a broader scope of networking opportunities and in-depth discussions, all within one highly engaging event.

Co-located events

The Security Event is co-located at the NEC Birmingham alongside three other highly successful and established exhibitions from the WBE portfolio: The Fire Safety Event, The Health & Safety Event and The Facilities Event. This enables security professionals to get the most of their visit, by investigating integrated security solutions and networking with these closely related industries, to gain a wider picture of the services and technologies on offer as part of their free registration for The Security Event.

Unrivalled networking

The Security Event presents countless options for connecting with new and existing contacts and industry peers, both onsite during the show or out of hours. This truly is an industry event for the industry and will provide the ideal platform for meeting the right people and organisations, all looking to enjoy the networking benefits as well.  

Reconnecting the security industry

Many people fondly look at the NEC Birmingham as the traditional home of the UK commercial security industry. The Security Event offers a fragmented community a focal point, enabling the industry to reconnect over the three days. Speaking to people and businesses across the UK security industry, it became very clear to The Security Event’s organisers that there was a clear and obvious demand to re-establish the location as an annual opportunity for people to meet up from right across the UK.

The Security Event for the whole industry

Tristan Norman, event director of The Security Event sums up why the security industry should be excited, “It is not often that the security sector gets to experience a brand-new event of this type and size. There has clearly been demand for a fresh event and we are enjoying tremendous support from the security community as a whole since announcing it.” Tristan added, “We believe this is a ‘must see’ event for anyone and everyone in the UK security sector and are excited to welcome visitors and exhibitors to Birmingham next Spring.”

To find out more about The Security Event and the benefits of attending as a visitor or an exhibitor, visit www.thesecurityevent.co.uk