A journey from the present to the future of security technology at IFSEC 2011

IFSEC 2011
IFSEC 2011

IFSEC 2011, 16 – 19 May 2011, NEC Birmingham, www.ifsec.co.uk

IFSEC, the world’s largest annual security event, returns to the NEC Birmingham from 16 – 19 May 2011. The 38th edition of the award winning event* will offer security professionals the opportunity to discover innovative security solutions in the industry as well as providing a glimpse into the future of security through the extensive exhibition, comprehensive educational programme and innovative feature areas.

James Blue, Portfolio Director – Fire & Security at UBM Live, organisers of IFSEC, said: “Every year, thousands of visitors come to IFSEC to source the most up-to-date technology in this evolving industry. As the organisers, we see it as our responsibility to be at the forefront of the security market so for 2011, we are expanding the seminar content and introducing new features to demonstrate what the future of this industry will hold. This will enhance the IFSEC experience for visitors as we also see the return of established, interactive features, including the Intelligent Integration Zone, and our industry-leading exhibition.”

Divided into six product areas, the IFSEC 2011 exhibition will house more than 700 of the world’s leading companies, including Dallmeier, Dedicated Micros, HID, HIK Vision, Norbain, Panasonic, RISCO, Samsung, SATEL, Tyco and Y3K. Assa Abloy also return for 2011 and are sponsoring the Access Control product area of the exhibition.

Hosting more than 22,000 visitors every year, including an international audience of more than 6,500 professionals, this is the central meeting place for the international security industry. Several countries will also have dedicated pavilions to house leading manufacturers and suppliers from the respective countries. China, France, Italy, Taiwan and USA are just a few to benefit from this initiative.

Since its inception, IFSEC has prided itself on providing unparalleled educational content to its thousands of visitors and 2011 will be no different. The ‘New Security Products & Technology Showcase’ seminar theatres will offer hours of free educational content looking at the newest technologies available in the marketplace. The IFSEC Conference 2011, the world’s leading security conference dedicated to the end user, also returns with a jam-packed programme of unique and topical content. Please visit www.ifsec.co.uk/conference for the very latest information.

IFSEC 2011 will also see the launch of the Future of Security Competition, produced in association with the Global Security Challenge. Bringing together the brightest minds from all over the globe, the next generation of security innovations will be unveiled at the event as they are pitted against each other in a Dragons Den-style live judging session. Please visit www.ifsec.co.uk/FutureSec for further information about how to enter or become involved in shaping the competition.

Finally, the IFSEC Security Industry Awards, organised in association with the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), will acknowledge the people, products and technological advancements that have played a big part in the security industry over the past year. Please visit www.ifsec.co.uk/awards to enter your company or book your place.

UK companies interested in exhibiting at IFSEC 2011 should contact Peter Poole on 020 7921 8284 or peter.poole@ubm.com. International companies should contact Kristan Johnstone on +44 (0)20 7921 8057 or kristan.johnstone@ubm.com.

IFSEC will be co-located with three other industry leading events – Safety & Health Expo 2011, The Facilities Show 2011 and International Firex 2011. Further details on IFSEC 2011 will be announced in the coming weeks. Please keep visiting the website at www.ifsec.co.uk, follow us on twitter @IFSEC and join our LinkedIn group for the latest information.

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