IFSEC & FIREX know how important the UK’s distribution network is to the security and fire safety sectors, so they’re delighted to announce the introduction of the new Distributor Network to the 2023 shows at London’s ExCeL.
Recognising the pivotal role distributors perform in the UK buying chain, the Network will provide leading companies with an opportunity to host their customers and technology suppliers over a focused three- day period, with the aim of providing expertise and guidance across a range of major challenges.
The Distributor Network includes DVS, Nimans, CIE- Group, DTS Solutions and COP UK who’ll all be present on the show floor, located on strategic distribution hubs adjacent to headline exhibitors such as Texecom and HIKVISION UK & Ireland. Installer customers will be able to visit their preferred distribution partners, catch up on the latest incentives, discuss their challenges and meet with their major technology suppliers.
The distribution sector is now a significant learning and skills provider delivering training and advice on systems integration, AV installation, access control, video surveillance, multi-vendor estate management, 24/7 technical support, fire alarm system design and a host of accredited training programmes. They’ve moved a long way from the traditional view of the local trade counter as distributors are now a collaborative partner for professional security and fire installers. And the Distributor Network will enable them to tell their customers about the complete range of services and support they now provide.
Distributor Network partners will also deliver a series of talks and updates in the Tech Talks Seminar Theatre such as how to promote your sustainable business credentials to your customers, the advantages of managing an electric fleet of vehicles, recruitment and retention of apprentices and managing and maximising your social media accounts.
IFSEC knows how busy the installer customers can be, so there’ll be a series of pre-show breakfast opportunities on selected Distributor Hubs where installers can have early access to the halls to meet with their distributors and their manufacturer suppliers to engage in exclusive one on one conversations before the show opens to the general audience.
And without forgetting the after-hours relaxation, Distributor Network partners will have VIP tickets available for the IFSEC 50th Birthday Party which will take place at ExCeL from 6pm on Tuesday 18 May. It will be the biggest social event of the year, celebrating IFSEC’s half century and looking forward to the future, so make sure you don’t miss out.
There will be regular updates and invitations issued from the Distributor Network and IFSEC & FIREX prior to the show’s opening on 18 May so make sure you keep an eye on social media, email invitations and newsletters. Also look out for updates and initiatives in Professional Security and at the ST23 events across the UK.
The Distributor Network is looking forward to welcoming you to IFSEC and FIREX 2023 and celebrating this momentous year.
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Rebecca Morpeth Spayne,
Editor, Security Portfolio
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