Dec. 30, 2018

Intersec Forum 2019: Update for connected building and security technology at ISH

A discussion about the efficient connection of technologies and system security is essential when it comes to the future of building, energy and air-conditioning technologies. As a conference for connected security technology, Intersec Forum will accompany next year’s ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water.

On 12 and 13 March 2019, Intersec Forum will put the focus of interest in the industry on topical aspects of connected security for tomorrow’s buildings with around 30 expert lectures: the four main themes are ‘Fire protection: early detection and alarming’, ‘Cybersecurity: connectivity and new business models’, ‘Security in planning: BIM for building services and technical installations’ and ‘Semantic interoperability: platforms and protocols’.

The subjects of the Intersec Forum are closely linked with the challenges facing planners and installation contractors for building-services technology and security systems. “Thus, as the annual conference for connected security technology, Intersec Forum complements ISH perfectly. The world’s leading trade fair not only offers conference participants a first-class overview of the sector but also gives ISH visitors an excellent opportunity to update their specialist knowledge”, says Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Messe Frankfurt.

This will be the fourth edition of Intersec Forum, which is held concurrently with the ISH and the Light + Building trade fair for lighting and building-services technology in alternate years and organised in close cooperation with the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. – ZVEI). "Security technology in buildings – whether commercial or private – is increasingly focusing on digitisation and connectivity. Cybersecurity plays a central role here. The electrical industry sees itself not only as a supplier of technologies, but also as a competent partner for users and politicians. The Intersec Forum is an important platform for discussing framework conditions and innovations in building technology with planners, installers and other experts on all aspects of buildings," says Uwe Bartmann, Chairman of the ZVEI Security Association and Head of the Building Technologies Division Germany at Siemens.

Conference programme to be published in early January 2019

Intersec Forum will be held on the second and third days (Tuesday and Wednesday) of ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water, in Hall 10.3 – in the immediate vicinity of exhibitors showing plant, room and building automation and energy management.

There, visitors will find lecture and exhibition areas with partners from the fields of Building Information Modelling (BIM), building services and technical installations, the real-estate business and universities. Günther Mertz, Chief Executive Officer of the German Association of the Building Services and Technical Installation Industry (Bundesverband Technische Gebäudeausstattung e.V. – BTGA), says, “The focus of Intersec Forum is on connecting security and building-services technology. Accordingly, it is a must for suppliers and planners in the field of building services and technical installations.” The Intersec Forum programme will be published online in early January 2019. Participation is included in the price of the ISH admission ticket.

Trade-fair expertise in the fields of safety, security & fire

In the rapidly expanding field of civil safety and security, Messe Frankfurt ranks as one of the world’s leading organisers of fairs and conferences with twelve events at present. The company’s events for the safety and security sector are held in Asia, Europe, the Near and Middle East and South America and offer optimum access to these dynamic growth markets.

Intersec Forum is the annual conference for connected security technology in Frankfurt. This specialist event focuses on the connectivity of security systems in buildings and has been held concurrently with the Light + Building and ISH trade fairs since 2016.


Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt
Phone: +49 69 7575 0
Telefax: +49 69 7575 6607

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