Ifsec 2019 Preview: Meeting Point London
Join the Global Security Industry at Ifsec International 2019
Taking place at 18-20 June at Excel London, the event brings over 27,000 visitors together with over than 500 exhibitors, showcasing more than 10,000 security products alongside a world-class programme of expert-led seminars, case studies and presentations and a bespoke networking experience.
Visitors can not only source products, but also see for themselves exactly how effective they are. Exhibitors can prove the efficacy of their products in live demonstrations and dedicated testing zones.
Ifsec’s ‘Show Me How’ feature gives you the chance to see on-stand product demonstrations, posing your questions directly to the dedicated technicians behind the tech. This gives you a unique opportunity to learn how products are installed, operated and maintained, ensuring your security strategy – whether you’re an installer, integrator, consultant or end-user – is based on practical knowledge.
This provides you with a unique opportunity to see not just solutions across physical security, but also the most innovative technology in action, including deep learning analytics, behavioural biometrics and smart locks, so you know exactly which products you can trust.
LPCB Attack Testing Zone
Show Me How also extends to the LPCB Attack Testing Zone, one of the most exciting features at Ifsec International. This area lets LPCB members put their accredited perimeter defence equipment to the test, demonstrating the performance difference between certified security equipment and products which – while seemingly similar – fail to deliver equivalent levels of protection.
Technicians will conduct exciting live attack tests on a wide range of perimeter and façade security products, as well as safes, security enclosures and padlocks, featuring products from leading suppliers such as Abloy, CLD Fencing, Insafe, Jacksons Fencing, Kingsley Plastics and Sunray Engineering among others. These rigorous tests help you source and identify the solutions best suited to your security strategy by proving their efficacy live on the show floor.
Ifsec’s comprehensive agenda of seminars, speeches, case studies and presentations comes in at over 35 hours of content hosted in several dedicated theatres.
At the Keynote Arena, security journalist Frank Gardner presents a world-class agenda of security thought leadership from global experts.
World-renowned speakers and industry leaders will discuss and debate some of the most critical issues facing the security industry, from cybersecurity and ethical and legal challenges to extremism. This year, video analytics, AI, machine-based learning, a year of GDPR, Brexit and smart cities are all on the agenda, overseen by security journalist Frank Gardner, the returning Keynote chair.
Theater: Areas of the Security Industry
Alongside the Keynote Arena, Ifsec International offers several theatres dedicated to specific areas of the security industry. At the Future of Security Theatre, brought to you by our education partner Tavcom, experts and industry leaders share their visions for the future of security, offering demonstrations, presentations and Q&As about critical topics and technologies, providing installers and integrators essential knowledge on how to adapt their business to the future.
Meanwhile, the Converged Security Centre offers educational sessions and seminars on the transformative value of integrating physical and cyber security. Across three days, this theatre will present a wide range of simulated security scenarios covering transport, utilities, open spaces and infrastructure, and reveal how integrated security systems and supplementary information sources such as social media can provide end users with a unique security strategy.
A Global Hub for Security Industry
With over 500 security suppliers exhibiting at Ifsec International 2019, visitors can gain an intimate picture of the entire security market. Among the exhibitors confirmed are HID Global, Cortica, CSL, Jacksons Fencing, BT Redcare, Genetec, Traka, Vidsys Inc., AnyVision, Hisilicon, Abloy UK, Anixter, Avigilon, MIT Technologies, Azur Drones, Hanwha Techwin, Idis and Texecom.
Furthermore, Ifsec attracts the support of major industry bodies, including British Security Industry Association (BSIA), The Security Institute, Building Research Establishment/LPCB – as well as accreditation bodies NSI and SSAIB.
You can also discuss products and developments with organisations on the show floor. The BSIA has its own dedicated stand, while technical experts from interoperable building safety suppliers demonstrate their solutions at the Plug & Play and Trade Counter stands respectively.
Exclusive Networking Opportunities
And since networking is at the very heart of Ifsec, you have the chance to meet, share ideas, generate new business and build critical relationships with exhibitors and organisations from across the industry. It’s now easier than ever to tailor your visit to Ifsec around these meetings thanks to the 1-2-1 Meetings Service, which lets you build an agenda of pre-arranged formal meetings with the suppliers most important to you.
But the event also facilitates informal, impromptu meetings with peers, clients and old colleagues in a range of meeting spaces, from relaxed park areas to lounges and bars including the SSAIB Ice Bar. VIP guests can secure exclusive access the VIP & Hosted Buyers Lounge, where visitors have the opportunity to build connections with high-profile facilities management professionals.
Fire Safety and Security Together
The Ifsec International 2019 ticket lets visitors enhance their security strategy with complementary access to three co-located events: Firex International, Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show, focused on fire protection, health and safety and facilities management respectively.