Meetings, networking and learning underpin Total Security Summit in Manchester

UK security professionals converged on the Renaissance Hotel in Manchester on 8 and 9 October for two full working days of networking, connection building and education at the Total Security Summit. More than 65 delegates and a host of leading industry suppliers talked through projects, objectives and challenges in a series of one-to-one business meetings and interactive seminars.

Organised by Forum Events, the Total Security Summit is specifically tailored for senior professionals directly responsible for procuring and managing the security requirements of their organisation, as well as those companies who provide the latest products and services within the sector.

The event’s opening Keynote Speech was delivered by Christine Morrison, director at CMA Training, while other speakers included Alan Grocott from Wicklander-Zulawski Europe, Chris Phillips of The International Protect and Prepare Security Office and Simon Hinks from PMA.

The supplier roll call included F-24 Ltd, Alternative Systems Protection, Dataminr, Frontier Pitts, Gallagher, Gunnebo, Lenel, Nedap, S2 Security, Simons Voss, Touchless Biometric Systems, Touchstar, Tyco/Johnson Controls, VSG, Brit Sec, Burg-Watcher, Cathexis Europe, Dual Stream, the GMS Group, Key Tracker, Meyertech, Risco Group, Thorn Security and Vicon Security.

Attending end user delegates at the Summit – for which Risk Xtra served as Official Media Partner – included representatives from Allsaints, BBC, Bristol UWE, CEX, Discovery Communications, Elysium Healthcare, Fulham Football Club, Greggs, Jaguar Land Rover, JD Sports, Lloyds Bank, Manchester Airport Group, NuGeneration, Rank Group, Save the Children International, South West Yorkshire NHS Trust, Skybet and Gaming, Tesco Stores plc, The Hut Group, Virgin Media, Whitbread Group plc, University College London and Zurich.

Luke Webster, event portfolio manager at Forum Events, said: “It was fantastic to see so many delegates and suppliers make new connections during what was the second Total Security Summit of 2018, illustrating just what an exciting time it is for the sector. The annual Summits are a great way for the entire industry to come together under one roof. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back next year for two more unmissable events.”

To secure a complimentary delegate place at the next Total Security Summit, which takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel at London Stansted on 1 and 2 April 2019, call Leanne Webster on 01992 374066 or send an e-mail to:

To attend as a supplier, call Haydn Boxall on 01992 374084 or send an e-mail to:

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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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