The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.
The event last ran in 2019 and has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But it is set to be the first major event in the security sector to welcome visitors since the government outlined its roadmap out of lockdown.
The Security Event is the leading UK exhibition that targets the commercial and residential security market, this free-to-attend event will bring together a world-class education programme, market leaders and industry experts back at the home of UK security.
Supported by the industry
The event was developed with support from a group of the industry’s major players to deliver a world class exhibition dedicated to UK security professionals, installers and integrators, providing opportunities for direct engagement across the supply chain. The nine Founding Partners who helped shape the event include Anixter, Assa Abloy, Comelit, Honeywell, Motorola Solutions, TDSI, Texecom, Tyco, Videcon. All of these leading brands will once again be on hand to showcase their latest innovations to visitors.
With more than 150 exhibitors already signed up for The Security Event, visitors can expect to see leading brands such as Ajax, Oprema, BT Redcare, CSL, CCTV Direct, Optex, Seagate, Suprema, Toshiba, ADI Global Distribution, Dahua and many more.
The industry has also backed the Security Event in a big way and bodies and associations supporting the event include Asis UK, The Security Institute, Linx International Group, Secured by Design, Tavcom Training, Association of Security Consultants, Irish Security Industry Association, SSAIB, National Security Inspectorate, Secured by Design, Fire & Security Association to name just a few.
The event is also supported by Security Matters Magazine as it’s Official Media Partner. Security Matters, which is the UK’s leading independent publication aimed at the largest collection of practising security and risk professionals in the UK. It reaches more than 240,000 named individuals through print, online and e-mail platforms.
Unrivalled CPD content
The Security Event will play host to four theatres offering CPD content to all visitors. Dedicated to the needs of the fire and security installers and integrators, the Installer Theatre will provide important industry updates and guidance for practitioners and business owners.
In the Security in Practice Theatre, leading expert speakers will uncover the emerging technologies, latest trends and best practice case studies for security professionals. With a specially curated agenda, attendees will come away with plenty of inspiring ideas and actionable strategies that can be applied to their respective business and profession.
The Security Innovation Theatre (sponsored by Honeywell) will give visitors the opportunity to discover the breakthrough technologies shaping the security sector. Learn how these innovations will impact how you specify, integrate and install your solutions, and find out how you can stay ahead of the curve. While, The Tavcom Training Theatre will offer practical training tips and guidance for security installers and integrators.
Returning for this year’s event is the popular Designing Out Crime Zone, which is being organised in association with Secured by Design, Police Digital Security Centre (PDSC), Alarms and Police Crime Police Academy (PCPA). This exciting feature will showcase the latest police techniques to reduce crime and keep local communities safe. It is a unique opportunity to discover best practice and learn about this important national Police Crime Prevention Initiative (PCPI).
PCPI is a police-owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service throughout the UK to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and police demand reduction initiatives. It acts as a catalyst to bring organisations together to reduce crime and the fear of crime, and create safer communities. Its partners include the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Local Authorities, British and European standards authorities, trade associations, test houses, certification bodies, the construction industry, manufacturers and many other organisations. This provides PCPI with the ability to influence and support the wider police service.
National Cyber Security Show
New for 2021 is the National Cyber Security Show, which will be co-located with The Security Event. The event’s tagline is uniting the UK approach to tackle cyber threats and protect our digital world. There has never been a more important time to put cyber security high on every SMEs agenda. National Cyber Security Show will help SMEs gain a better understanding of the current mitigating threats, increase SME cyber resilience and showcase the products and solutions that will better protect your business.
The National Cyber Security Show will offer a one-stop-shop for visitors to unite from across the country and is expected to welcome 2,500+ visitors all looking to improve their cyber security. The National Cyber Security Show will showcase more than 50 leading brands as exhibitors and has been created in partnership with its own set of Founding Partners who are an alliance of key cyber security brands, who recognise the need for a UK cyber security exhibition focused on SMEs.
The Founding Partners include 3B Data Security, Cyberfit Security, CyberGuard Technologies, CyberSmart, Darktrace, Equalibrium Cyber Security Services, Protos Networks, Red flags from ThinkCyber and TecSec.
Visiting The National Cyber Security Show is the perfect way to view and interact with the latest cyber security products from some of the top suppliers and SMEs in the industry. Visitors can meet experts face-to-face and get hands-on product demonstrations, letting you find the solution that best suits your business needs. Visitors will be able to engage with some of the sector’s biggest brands, including ADS, The Cyber Security Association, CyberSecurityJobsite.com, The Cyber Security Review, techUK, The North East Business Resilience Centre, The Cyber Resilience Centre, and The UK Cyber Security Forum.
Leading names in Cyber
The focus for the event is being driven by a special Advisory Council, which boasts 26 of the industry’s most influential names. The council is chaired Professor Ciaran Martin, former CEO, National Cyber Security Centre, and Professor at Oxford University. The council consists of the most credible Government, industry and leading academic stakeholders who engage us all year-round adding value and sharing knowledge to help shape our agendas and maintain the top-level content.
Members of the council include Dr Vladlina Benson (Director - Cyber Security Innovation Centre), Tracy Buckingham (Deputy Director Security and Cyber Security Exports, DITUKDSE), Paul Chichester (Director of Operations, National Cyber Security Centre), Alison Hurst (Director, The West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre), Graham Ingram (CISO, University of Oxford), Mahbubul Islam (CISO, HM Courts & Tribunals Service), Henry Pearson OBE MA (Cyber Security Ambassador | UK Defence and Security Exports, Department for International Trade), Angela McLaren (Assistant Commissioner, City of London Police), to name but a few.
With one small business in the UK successfully hacked every 19 seconds, according to Hiscox, and new ‘cyber’ certification standards coming into play for both physical access control systems and intruder alarm installations in 2021, there has never been a more important time to put cyber security high on every SMEs agenda.
The National Cyber Security Show will help SMEs gain a better understanding of the current mitigating threats. The event will feature its own Cyber Security Conference, which will offer free CPD-accredited seminars that are aimed at SME business owners who are now needing to become educated about ‘Cyber Essentials’ due to increased threats to their business.
The conference will also cater for the thousands of installers who will be affected by the new standards around cyber vulnerabilities in physical security installations, with dedicated sessions that will offer practical training and advise around the changes to their working practices.
The content in the conference will centre around four key areas: managing cyber security, securing your networks and connections, securing your IT equipment, protection and recovery. The seminars will offer practical and easy easily-digestible advice for UK businesses and UK business owners to really get under the skin of what good cybersecurity looks like and help protect their businesses.
One pass six events
Both the Security Event and The National Cyber Security Show are uniquely co-located with The Health and Safety Event, The Fire Safety Event, The Facilities Event, and The Emergency Services Show. This means that delegates only have to register once to have access to all six events, which form part of Nineteen Group’s Safety and Security Series, giving them access to six major events in one unmissable opportunity.
The organisers are expecting more than 28,000 delegates to attend across the three days and there are already more than 900 exhibitors signed up to showcase the latest products, services and training and the events span over 54,000 square metres – making these events the biggest of their kind in the UK.
Across the Safety and Security Series there will be more than a dozen educational theatres offering 300+ hours of CPD content. These seminar sessions are all free-to-attend and visitors are urged to reserve the places for any sessions in advance when they register to attend the event.
The Security Event and The National Cyber Security Show present countless options for connecting with new and existing contacts and industry peers both onsite during the show or out of hours. On 7 September, there will be VIP networking event for the security industry at The Vox, which is on site at the NEC. Delegates will be able to network with their peers will enjoying drinks and canapés.
The NEC, Birmingham provides the perfect venue for these events as it is the UK’s most accessible exhibition venue in the UK. With an international airport, mainline train station, easy access to the UK’s motorway network and over 16,500 car parking spaces, the NEC is the number one option for both exhibitors and visitors alike. In another first, the events will offer free parking on site at the NEC. This will further enforce that the NEC is the most accessible venue for any event in the security sector.