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21/02/2019

Ifsec forms alliance with Security & Counter Terror Expo

London, UK

Clarion and UBM have announced the co-location of two of the most important events to the UK security industry in a ground-breaking strategic alliance, from May 2020 onwards.

It has been revealed that next year will see Ifsec move to a brand new dateline of 19 - 21 May and it will welcome three prestigious events alongside it at Excel London; Security & Counter Terror Expo (SCTX), Ambition and Forensics Europe Expo.

Building on a rich history of the two exhibitions - Ifsec steeped in the trade and commercial security world and Security & Counter Terror Expo immersed in national security – the collaboration of these key events has been designed to meet the strength of demand for a central focal point for the security industry.

The additional synergies between the first responder focused, Ambition and Forensics Europe Expo, which currently run alongside SCTX, and Firex International as well as the wider security community, also lend additional diversity and strength to this new alliance.

Excel London will become the global destination for the security community, pushing the boundaries of security product innovation and expertise. 38,000 trade, commercial, public and policing security professionals will unite at one venue to discover the most extensive range of security suppliers on offer. In doing so, the industry will see a single marketplace for the security ecosystem made up of installers, government end users, corporate end users, integrators, manufacturers and distributors.

The announcement of the move to stage Ifsec and SCTX together at London’s Excel from 2020 is already being warmly welcomed, as the security industry look forward to seeing one sole event for the whole community.

“This has come at the perfect time for the security industry. The BSIA are excited to be supporting this major new partnership between the UK’s two leading security exhibitions. We have a long-standing partnership with Ifsec and we look forward to extending our welcome to SCTX.” Mike Reddington, CEO, BSIA

“Dahua is excited to see this partnership between Ifsec and SCTX in 2020. It will provide a rewarding balance of end-users, consultants, installers and integrators. This presents a fantastic opportunity for likeminded end-users and integrators to exchange ideas with manufacturing security professionals.” Steve Norman, Sales Director, Dahua Technology UK & Ireland

“Hikvision are pleased to hear the news that Ifsec and Security & Counter Terror Expo will run alongside each other in 2020. This is a good move forward for the security community, and we look forward to supporting this.” Justin Hollis, Marketing Director, Hikvision UK & Ireland

Discussing this move for the market, the organisers of Ifsec and SCTX share their thoughts as they announce the culmination of these 18 month-long discussions to co-locate these events.

“The security industry is both broad and complex – and in recent years Clarion and UBM have come to realise that in this environment both Ifsec and SCTX had evolved in ways which were seeing them become increasingly complementary in both profile and audience.” said Tim Porter of Clarion Events.

"SCTX is by far the most prestigious and market leading event in the counter terror arena, with a proven track record in drawing a high calibre audience of government specifiers, law enforcement and related crime intelligence agencies.” added Gerry Dunphy of Ifsec. “This is a great fit for Ifsec as it strengthens our message of the critical nature of security as a major global issue. Ifsec will also highly complement this offering by continuing to champion integrated security for the trade and commercial markets. The prospect of these events, working in harmony, promoting expertise and guidance for the broader security environment has already been met with immense anticipation by the security community.”


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