BSIA set to energise new ‘UK Marketplace’ for all IFSEC shows worldwide

IFSEC International’s organiser UBM has announced that the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) will create a ‘UK Marketplace’ for all global shows across the series.

Rachel Eaton, event manager for IFSEC International, commented: “In working with the BSIA, we look forward to promoting and educating our partners on UK standards of excellence. We hope to give the wider security industry the chance to discuss their anxieties, widen their horizons and pose any burning questions they have – all the while celebrating UK quality and professionalism.”

The global security exhibition operates across London, Bangkok, Philippines, India and Kuala Lumpur, with the new feature area set to strengthen the global portfolio’s existing demand, credibility and value.

The BSIA’s members are responsible for more than 70% of privately provided UK security products and services (by turnover) including the manufacture, distribution and installation of electronic and physical security equipment and the provision of security guarding and consultancy services.

For over 50 years, the BSIA has led the way in shaping the private security industry. UBM suggests that this new partnership speaks volumes for IFSEC as the ultimate destination for every security professional.

During its evolution, IFSEC International has offered further access to leading Trade Associations and Government bodies. In the 2018 edition running last June at ExCeL in London’s Docklands, IFSEC International unveiled its first Government Pavilion, which welcomed expert representatives from the Joint Security and Resilience Centre, the Department for International Trade and the Defence and Security Organisation as well as other bodies eager to guide security professionals through the changing landscape.

Eaton continued: “We were proud to give our visitors and exhibitors the opportunity to meet face to face with the Government bodies shaping their legal guidelines. We’re excited to be able to extend a similar type of guidance to the global portfolio.”

John MacAskill, head of membership and exporting at the BSIA, said: “UK security companies enjoy an enviable global reputation for their expertise in producing innovative products and services which meet stringent quality standards and are trusted by buyers around the world. Our UK marketplace across these five regions will provide international visitors with a focal point to view the latest technology from UK brands globally renowned for their quality, integrity and innovation.”

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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