Security & Counter Terror Expo to co-locate with IFSEC International in 2020
Clarion and UBM have announced the co-location of two of the most important events to the UK security industry in a strategic alliance, from May 2020 onwards.
Next year will see IFSEC move to a brand new dateline of 19 - 21 May and welcome three prestigious events alongside it at ExCeL London; Security & Counter Terror Expo (SCTX), Ambition and Forensics Europe Expo.
The collaboration of these events has been designed to meet the strength of demand for a central focal point for the security industry. The additional synergies between the first responder focused, Ambition and Forensics Europe Expo, which currently run alongside SCTX, and FIREX International as well as the wider security community, also lend additional diversity.
ExCeL London will become the global destination for the security community, pushing the boundaries of security product innovation and expertise. 38,000 trade, commercial, public and policing security professionals will unite at one venue to discover the most extensive range of security suppliers on offer. In doing so, the industry will see a single marketplace for the security ecosystem made up of installers, government end users, corporate end users, integrators, manufacturers and distributors.
The announcement of the move to stage IFSEC and SCTX together at London’s ExCeL from 2020 is already being warmly welcomed, as the security industry look forward to seeing one sole event for the whole community.
Mike Reddington, CEO of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), said: "This has come at the perfect time for the security industry. The BSIA are excited to be supporting this major new partnership between the UK’s two leading security exhibitions. We have a long-standing partnership with IFSEC and we look forward to extending our welcome to SCTX.”
Tim Porter of Clarion Events said: “The security industry is both broad and complex – and in recent years Clarion and UBM have come to realise that in this environment both IFSEC and SCTX had evolved in ways which were seeing them become increasingly complementary in both profile and audience.”
Gerry Dunphy of IFSEC added: "SCTX is by far the most prestigious and market leading event in the counter terror arena, with a proven track record in drawing a high calibre audience of government specifiers, law enforcement and related crime intelligence agencies.”
For 2019, Clarion’s Security & Counter Terror Expo, Ambition and Forensics Europe Expo will take place at Olympia from the 5-6 March and IFSEC International will bring expert security products to ExCeL, from 18-20 June.