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The Security Event

8 - 10 April 2025 | NEC Birmingham, UK


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Who can attend?

The Security Event is open to all security professionals working in the commercial and residential market.

How do I register?

Registration for The Security Event has now closed. To find out the latest news and updates about The Security Event 2025 please register your interest here.

I am a student, am I able to attend the show?

Students of Undergraduate level and above (individuals and groups) on relevant courses of study are welcome to attend the show. Students will be asked to show an NUS Identity card or equivalent student identity. Please register via the normal registration process, ensuring to select yourself as a student.

Is the show free to attend?

Yes, the show is free to attend and gives you free access to the co-located events: The Fire Safety Event, The Health & Safety Event, National Cyber Security Show and The Workplace Event.

Can I register on arrival at the show?

Yes, you may register on arrival to the show. We do advise that all visitors take the opportunity to pre-register via the show website.

When will I receive my entry badge?

When you pre-register, you will receive a QR code by email. Show us your confirmation email at the registration desk on arrival to the show and we'll print off your badge.

Where does my visitor ticket allow me access to?

Your ticket allows you access to the whole event as well as the co-located events: The Fire Safety Event, The Health & Safety Event, National Cyber Security Show, The Security Event, and The Workplace Event.

What if I have forgotten my ticket when I arrive at the show?

Please go to the Registration desks and they will print your ticket for you. Please have a form of ID with you as you may be asked for proof of company name as the show is only open to trade visitors. ID can be in the form of a business card.


Where does the show take place

Hall 5

National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
B40 1NT

What is the date and time of the show?

Tuesday 8 April 2025
10:00 - 16:30

Wednesday 9 April 2025
10:00 - 16:30

Thursday 10 April 2025
10:00 - 15:30

How do I get there?

To find out more about how to get to the The Security Event, please see our dedicated travel page.

Where do I park?

We have secured free parking at the NEC Birmingham in the EAST SIDE 1-4. Please ensure you follow the signs and inform the parking attendants what show you are exhibiting at. You can show your registration confirmation email or your badges upon exit.

Where can I stay?

We’ve partnered up with specialist accommodation agency Event Express to provide discounted hotel accommodation and flexible cancellation policies exclusively for The Security Event 2024 attendees. If you’re unsure of your requirements at this stage, the flexible cancellation terms will allow you to make amendments and cancellations at no charge until closer to the event date. However, we do advise that you book now and amend later in order to guarantee your preferred hotel.

The Event Express service is completely free to use with no hidden charges and no booking or transaction fees, and the friendly reservations team will liaise with the hotels directly on your behalf. For more information, please contact Event Express directly via the email or telephone number listed below, or alternatively click here to book your accommodation online.

Telephone: +44 (0)1905 732737


Website click here.

Is there free WiFi at the venue?

Yes, free WIFI is available throughout all the Show Halls at the NEC Birmingham. To connect, select ‘NEC Free Wifi’, and fill in the information form on your browser page.

Where can I eat or drink?

Themed cafés serving light snacks and refreshments can be found within the halls alongside numerous bars, restaurants and seating areas outside of the halls, offering anything from a quick drink to a more substantial meal

Is there a cloakroom?

Yes, there are cloakrooms available in the main piazza at all show all entrances. Prices start at £1.00 per item. Items are left at your own risk. Large cases accepted within reason.

Is there a ATM?

Full banking facilities are available at the Natwest Bank located in the Piazza outside Hall 4. ATMs are located adjacent to Hall 1.

Visa Letters

If you need a visa to attend The Safety & Security Event Series (The Fire Safety Event, The Health & Safety Event, National Cyber Security Show, The Security Event, Professional Security Officer Live, and The Workplace Event) it is essential that you begin the application process as soon as possible, in order that you obtain your visa in time for the show or registration deadline. Visa application procedures for entering many countries, and in particular the UK, have become stricter and more complex following Covid-19, and therefore it can take much longer to process your application than anticipated. You must submit your own application to the relevant authority and follow up accordingly. The Safety & Security Event Series is unable to follow up on your application on your behalf or enter into direct correspondence with consulates.

A Visa Support Letter will ONLY be issued to SPEAKERS and EXHIBITORS who have been invited by The Safety & Security Event Series or who have paid their exhibition registration fee in full. Once we have confirmed receipt of payment from the proposed attendee, we will need the full name, nationality, passport number, expiry date and date of birth for the attendee, only then can we issue a Visa Support Letter. The Visa Support Letter will confirm the event title, date and location. It will also confirm whether the individual is a speaker or exhibitor. It will not imply any undertaking to provide funding nor act as financial guarantee for your stay in the UK. The Safety & Security Event Series reserves the right not to issue a Visa Support Letter in certain cases even if above conditions have been met. Exhibition Fees will not be refunded in the case of a Visa not being obtained.


How do I find my way around the show once I have arrived?

On arrival to the show, show guides with floor plans will be available to collect at the entrance.

Are you able to book the conferences / seminars?

No, our conferences and seminars are run on a first-come, first-served basis. We advise that visitors arrive at the seminars in plenty of time to avoid any disappointment.

NB: Please note that as well as seminars, there will be workshops running. Some workshops will require additional registration/booking due to limited spaces being available. These workshops will be advertised as requiring additional registration on the show website.

CPD Certificates

At The Security Event, we are proud to be able to offer a CPD-accredited educational programme designed to provide expert insight and learnings for professionals. This year we have partnered with CPDMe who will be available onsite to help facilitate your certificates of attendance and build your CPD points portfolio.

Please ensure you scan the QR code at the end of each session as this will register your attendance and issue you a downloadable certificate of attendance. If you require further assistance, meet the team at their stand 3/N17 located near the sales lounge in Hall 3.

Visitors will need to contact their professional body, employer or association to add their certification of attendance to their personal record to show the further learning they have achieved for that year.

To contact CPDMe:

Office: 01254 943 159 (9am – 4pm, Mon – Fri)


The Safety & Security Event Series