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27 Jun 2024

The Security Event (TSE) Announces Expanded Partnership with the Access Control Executive Brief for the “XForum"

Birmingham UK, June 2024 – The Security Event has announced the continuation of its partnership with the Access Control Executive Brief for the "XForum" taking place from 8-10 April 2025 at the NEC Birmingham.  Furthermore the expanded partnership will see the ‘XForum’ make its debut at the inaugural Safety & Security Asia Series in Singapore from 11-13 November 2025 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore.

This evolving collaboration continues to bring together industry leaders, security professionals, and technology experts to discuss and showcase the latest advancements in access control and security solutions.  Following two exceptionally successful previous outings for the ‘XForum’ which featured 30+ dynamic presentations from over 40+ speakers representing 35+ leading global companies, their presence at the 2025 edition is set for significant growth.

The "XForum" will feature a variety of presentation formats designed to encourage engagement on industry trends and market-specific discussions. Additionally, up to 12 innovative companies will have the opportunity to present their products and services within the hub, offering a platform to showcase their solutions to a highly engaged audience.

The expanded partnership highlights the commitment of both TSE and the Access Control Executive Brief to provide a comprehensive platform for industry stakeholders to exchange ideas, explore new innovations, and drive the future of access control.  It offers businesses opportunities to engage with attendees not only during the event itself but also before and after, creating a comprehensive engagement experience. 

"We are thrilled to deepen our partnership with The Security Event and extend the XForum to both TSE UK and Singapore," said Lee Odess, CEO of the Access Control Executive Brief. "This event provides a platform for thought leadership, engagement, and collaboration within the access control and smart lock industry."

The Security Event has rapidly become the premier destination for the UK security industry and is now being hailed by the global security industry as ‘Europe’s’ leading security show and with the recent expansion into the APAC region through Safety & Security Asia, this new series is poised to advance safety and security standards further. The exclusive involvement of the Access Control Executive Brief is a testament to the unwavering commitment to providing an exceptional experience for industry professionals.

“It’s very special to see how our partnership has evolved over the last few years” commented Peter Poole, Sales Director of TSE.  “Every year it gets better, the appetite to get involved and be part of this journey grows as does the significant levels of engagement from the community.  The ‘XForum’ has become an integral part of TSE and there is no better team than the Access Control Executive Brief to be on this journey with to address challenges, discuss trends, highlight key innovations and drive change”


About Access Control Executive Brief 

The Access Control Executive Brief is the independent voice of the access control and smart lock industry. Through a monthly newsletter, an online community, content creation, and event 

activation, the Access Control Executive Brief gives the low-down on all things physical access control and smart locks. Informed by Lee Odess's deep sector knowledge, the Access Control Executive Brief is for those looking to spark their curiosity, informing them on the best way to continue delivering safety and security while introducing operational efficiency and revenue generation. For more information on the Access Control Executive Brief and to sign up, please visit

About Nineteen Group 

Nineteen Group is a dynamic and rapidly expanding trade show organiser based in the centre of 

Wimbledon. Backed by Phoenix Equity Partners, Nineteen connects tens of thousands of people  across a number of trade shows, publications and digital products, inspiring our communities to grow. Operating across several markets including security, cyber, fire, safety, manufacturing and engineering, emergency response and retail, Nineteen Group is more than just a number with a successful team on an exciting journey of growth to become the UK’s leading organiser.

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