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The Security Event

8 - 10 April 2025 | NEC Birmingham, UK

Networking Opportunities

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Networking Opportunities

Grow your network and your opportunities

Every year, visitors come from all over the UK and beyond to The Security Event. Manufacturers, suppliers, installers, integrators, consultants and end users - they are all part of what makes The Security Event unique. 

With a new hosted meetings programme, digital and onsite activities this year, we have made it easy for you to meet the right people. Don't miss the opportunity to join your peers and meet your industry friends.



Networking Cafe

Take a break and head over to the networking cafe to relax and unwind. Positioned at the center of the show, catch up with your contacts over a bite to eat or snack.

After Show Exclusives

We've partnered with local businesses in Birmingham to provide you with exclusive discounts, ideal for elevating post-event networking or hosting. Whether you're organising team-building activities or networking sessions with clients, rest assured, we've got you covered.


Networking Drinks

Join us at the end of day one and two for some networking drinks. Head directly to the networking cafe at the end of each day of the event to meet your colleagues, friends and peers for a glass or two of wine, beer or juice - it's on us!



Designed to recognise and celebrate the achievements of entrepreneurs in both start-ups and established businesses, working in any area of security and safety, in any sector, focusing on those offering a service or product that is available in the UK.

The SSEAs were started with the help of founding supporters, British Security Industry Association, The Banks Foundation and Skills for Security.


Network with our Partners

ASIS Networking Lounge

ASIS is a global network of 34,000 passionate members who together are driving industry standards & guidelines, specialised training, and certifications to advance security worldwide. Grow your network and opportunities at the ASIS Networking Lounge.

ASIS will be on-hand to discuss how they are driving the security industry forward with their specialised training, guidance and expertise. Connect with members and security professionals and start building a powerful network of support.


The VIP Lounge allows delegates to experience an elevated experience at the show during exhibition hours. The ideal area to build your business industry contacts. 

VIP attendees only.

Johnson Controls Security Products, is a unified group of world-leading access control, video and intrusion solutions. These brands have more combined years of experience in the security industry than any other group in the world and allow our customers to see more, do more, and save more.  

Connect+ live


Hosted Meeting Programme


In our ongoing commitment to meet the business needs of security professionals, we are introducing a new and specialised matchmaking service CONNECT+ Live. CONNECT+ Live is a free of charge personalised matchmaking service that match qualified buyers with hand-picked solution providers. 


Matching your business needs

Make the most of your time out of your working hours by using our Connect+ Live. The programme puts the power in your hands, allowing you to fast-track access to the suppliers you want to meet with.


  • Saves time - our specialist team will do the hard work, taking your buying requirements and matching them with our exhibitors.
  • Pre-scheduled meetings - we understand how busy your schedule is, so we will fast-track and give you priority access to suppliers at a time that suits you.
  • Build relationships - Make new invaluable contacts to benchmark and get invaluable insight


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