What to expect at Security Essen

Following the 2020 Security Essen cancellation, the event is back, showcasing over 950 international companies ready to show the latest advancements in security technology 

After the pandemic destroyed the events industry and brought cancellation upon cancellation of exhibitions, the return of Security Essen will be welcomed with open arms. The event will be a fantastic opportunity to reunite the industry and enable members of the security sector to grow their networks, as well as reunite with connections they haven’t seen in years.  

Security Essen will take place from September 20 to September 23 at Messe Essen, Germany. The wide exhibition spans over eight halls of the Messe Essen, focusing on the range of products and services presented is on innovations in the field of electronic and mechanical security technology, as well as cyber security, services and fire protection. The last event in 2018 attracted more than 36,000 professional visitors, predominantly experts from the industry, installers and participants from the security sector, with a significant interest in new products and businesses, with a strong willingness to invest. 

After the pandemic, the security industry is booming. Whether it’s technical high-end solutions or highly professional services, almost all sectors reported an increase in turnover last year. “These are the best preconditions for Security Essen 2022”, Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen says. “We offer the industry a top-class platform to present new solutions compactly and efficiently to decision-makers, buyers and other experts.”  

Special guests 

It has recently been announced that the UN Delegation will be in attendance of Security Essen. The representatives attending will present the UN’s procurement system, as well as discover new advancements in the security market, with the possibility of investing in new technology. Through its procurement system, it purchased goods and services with a total value of 22.3 billion US dollars in 2020 alone. 461 million of this was in the categories of public policy and security services and equipment. 

Taking place over the three days, there will be a seminar entitled “How to business with the UN” on the programme, allowing companies to get to know the procurement structures in the UN, and be given the opportunity to network with the representatives. There will also be a roundtable with industry experts and the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with the UN representatives.  

Day of training and further education 

The first day of the event will see a day of training and further education being held. Trainees, students and those in the industry who wish to polish their skills can attend lectures, get the opportunity to network with those in the industry and the day will conclude with an award ceremony, awarding the best trainees of the day.  

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Media contact 

Rebecca Morpeth Spayne, 

Editor, Security Portfolio 

Tel: +44 (0) 1622 823 922

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