Co-creating the future of integrated security

IFSEC International is Europe's leading security event and the only global stage committed to co-creating the future of integrated security. It leads the way in inviting every vertical of the security industry to forge the global agenda

In 2018, IFSEC International's magnetism will stem beyond its status as a world-class security exhibition and conference show. Whatever your role in the industry, you have a part to play in global security. IFSEC International is your platform to share ideas, discover best practice and get hands on with the latest physical and integrated security products.

Security is the world’s most critical challenge and IFSEC International is here to drive global safety. It is here to innovate, inspire and transform professionals, products and places. The global security landscape has shifted. 2017 saw attacks take on new shapes, become more insidious and more intrusive. In order to keep pace with these ever-evolving threats, IFSEC is evolving too – with a change directed by you.

2018 marks the beginning of IFSEC’s evolution, with three carefully curated days designed to give you the answers to the security questions keeping you up at night. IFSEC’s unparalleled seminar programme is a testament to this. New to 2018 and in partnership with City Forum and London First, the IFSEC Keynote Arena will welcome leading security strategists from government, academia and industry to drive and reflect on topics around ‘Securing The Open Society of 2030’. By taking a pivotal role in thought leadership and attracting a world-class calibre of speakers, this feature sets a new standard for security events around the world.

This is an exclusive opportunity to hear Mr Michael Chertoff, co-founder and executive chairman of The Chertoff Group, discuss 2030 forecasts of emergent threats to national security. You’ll hear Dr Pippa Malmgren, founder of DRPM Group and former special assistant to the President of the United States, George W Bush, share how everyday signs can help us navigate a turbulent world. Mr Silvino Schlickmann, director of Cyber Crime at INTERPOL, will also join to talk about the changing face of cyber criminality. The brand new Keynote Arena will also connect you to inspirational global learnings from industry pioneers, including Christian Horner, team principal of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and Frank Gardner, the only British journalist permanently assigned to cover the ‘War on Terror' as they tackle today’s biggest security questions across CCTV, cyber criminality and emerging threats.

Also new to 2018, the Converged Security Centre, brought to you by Vidsys, which complements the show’s focus on the convergence between physical security and IT, striving to help you understand your role as an installer, integrator and end user. Powered by the pioneering architects of Converged Security and Information Management, this will feature a range of simulations and case studies detailing the capabilities of a fully converged security system.

The show will also feature The Future of Security Training Theatre, powered by Tavcom, sponsored by Panasonic UK, the Drone Zone, the BRE Global/LPCB Attack Testing Zone and the adrenaline-packed finals of the Engineers of Tomorrow competition. Whatever your role in the security industry, IFSEC is for you. Discover the possibilities for your business and gain a valuable understanding of the latest technology, whilst talking to the experts and learning skills you can implement and benefit from immediately.

IFSEC is evolving
IFSEC is evolving and is designed to deliver the message that security is critical in today’s society. Security professionals around the world are asking to be shown their way around the future of integrated security, and IFSEC 2018 has been built around this request. Following extensive research, IFSEC’s focus is expanding to encompass the growing convergence between physical and cyber security.

In response to the pleas of the global security industry, IFSEC 2018 will show you how to install the latest kit, show you what it does and show you what it takes to maintain it. IFSEC will show you the future, and it will show you how you can take advantage of emerging opportunities and the vendors you can trust. A vital part of this is our ‘Show me how’ demonstrations: Wherever you see a designated technician or enabler wearing a Show Me How badge, you can expect a detailed explanation of a product. IFSEC will bridge the knowledge gap, and take the lead on demonstrating the latest technology. Make real-world sense of products through hands-on demonstrations.

IFSEC International is also introducing the Government Pavilion, new for 2018. The Government Pavilion adds further momentum to the show’s mission to host the global security conversation. In connecting the wider security industry to governmental bodies in such a way, IFSEC acts as the vessel of communication, driving and reflecting on critical industry movements whilst providing leading bodies with the platform they need to share their expertise and answer the questions security professionals have about the changing security landscape. Security is critical – IFSEC 2018’s new features mean it continues to be the place to be a part of the conversation.

Education and seminars
The IFSEC International security seminar and conference programme has been drastically re-vamped for 2018, as a direct result of our extensive customer insight we have designed the education programme to fully reflect the requirements and anxieties of the audience. IFSEC will tackle every vertical to deliver a behind-the-scenes look at security's changing technology trends. Dedicated to showing you how to tackle the latest technologies, these sessions will answer the security questions keeping you awake at night.

City Forum and London First will also co-host security summits and masterclasses at IFSEC 2018. To secure your place at a security summit you will need to book your ticket in advance. With a catalogue of world-class speakers, the two half-day security summits add further authoritative impetus to Europe’s largest annual security trade show.

Introduced to give security strategists a focused opportunity to hear and debate a formidable range of subjects, the half day summits take place on Wednesday 20 June and Thursday 21 June in the gallery suites between 9:45am to 1:00pm, away from the exhibition floor and will focus on the following key themes: Thinking through the impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – humans, machines and data; and Smart safe cities, people and resilience.

Speaker’s Corner
An extension of ‘Show Me How’, the dynamic Speaker’s Corner is where solution providers showcase their most cutting-edge products in 15-minute time slots, followed by interactive Q&A sessions.

The Future of Security Training Theatre, powered by Tavcom, sponsored by Panasonic UK is a rare chance to sit down and be taught by experts in essential CPD accredited presentations. The Future of Security Training Theatre will help you learn exactly how to make sense of the future – and how to capitalise on the emerging possibilities that come with it.

Borders & Infrastructure Expo
Borders & Infrastructure Expo is home to the BRE Global/LPCB Attack Testing Zone, the Drone Zone and the Government Pavilion. Collectively, Borders & Infrastructure Expo focuses on products, solutions and learnings for large scale security issues faced by border control, critical national infrastructure, transport, healthcare and key strategic assets.

The BRE Global/LPCB Attack Testing Zone
Watch expert technicians from LPCB/BRE put perimeter and protection solutions to the test in a series of real-life attacks, live on the IFSEC show floor. Witness LPCB accredited fencing, shutters, doors and covers tested against non-certified alternatives and see how they fair.

The Drone Zone
Back for its third year, the Drone Zone is larger than ever before. Exhibitors with drone and anti-drone technology will be once again brought into a dedicated area of IFSEC to showcase their high-quality UAV products. It is a unique chance to see the live application of UAVs and better understand how they can help you protect your business and play a critical part of contemporary security management.

Engineers of Tomorrow
The Engineers of Tomorrow competition, which sees young engineers and apprentices compete against each other in a live installation challenge, returns to IFSEC International for its 20th year.

This year the competition is taking a further step towards tackling the growing engineering skills gap by adding a live installation challenge for fire apprentices, as well as for those from the security sector, following a successful trial in 2017. The competition will pit more than 60 young engineers – working in teams of two – against each other. Heat winners will be invited to the Security & Fire Excellence Awards in November 2018, where an overall winner will be announced and claim a £1,000 prize.

Meetings Service and Networking Areas
Speak directly with your preferred suppliers and solution providers by pre-booking meetings with them before you arrive. IFSEC’s free meeting service ensures you speak with the people who are important to you.The SSAIB ICEBAR is your dedicated networking area, where you can meet old and new connections and chat about the issues you face as a business. ASIS and Security Commonwealth members also have exclusive access to the ASIS Lounge, designed to ignite collaboration.

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