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17 May 2024

Unprecedented Growth: The Security Event 2024 Draws Thousands to NEC Birmingham

Spanning an impressive area of 15,000 square meters, the event provided a unique platform for attendees to experience exclusive product releases, live demonstrations, and workshops. The show also facilitated invaluable networking opportunities with prominent industry figures and specialists, enhancing the professional development of all participants.

Tristan Norman, Event Director, commented “The Security Event has grown remarkably, becoming the industry’s favourite go-to event. It’s fantastic to see the show thrive and be back at our home at the NEC Birmingham. We thank the exhibitors, visitors and partners for their support.”

The Security Event 2024 saw a significant increase in international visitors, with representatives from 64 countries. This global engagement underscores the event’s expanding influence and its pivotal role in the global security sector.

Key highlights of the event included the debut of The LPCB Live Testing Lab, which attracted a standing-room-only audience. Attendees witnessed firsthand demonstrations of the effectiveness of various physical security products, including padlocks, key safes, fencing, shutters, turnstiles, and more. The inaugural Safety and Security Entrepreneurs Awards (SSEAs) celebrated the achievements of entrepreneurs in both start-ups and established businesses within the security and safety sectors. Supported by the British Security Industry Association, The Banks Foundation, and Skills for Security, the SSEAs highlighted innovative contributions to the industry.

The debut of WorldSkills UK at the show featured an immersive and interactive zone dedicated to nurturing future security engineers. It hosted its National Qualifiers onsite, with three heats over three days, raising the bar for apprentice excellence in the field. Additionally, the return of The Forum, in partnership with the Access Control Executive Brief Pavilion, emphasised the critical importance of access control in enhancing physical security for organisations.

Furthermore, the launch of Safety and Security Asia, a new addition to the series set to take place on 11-13 November 2025 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore promises to extend the event’s reach and impact globally.

The industry’s robust support for the event was evident, with backing from key organisations such as the ASC, ASIS, BSIA, ECA, FSA, IPSA, MLA, NAHS, NSI, Skills for Security, SSAIB, The Security Institute, Secured by Design and many more.

Looking ahead, The Security Event will return from April 8-10, 2025, in Hall 5 at the NEC Birmingham, the largest hall at the venue, increasing its footprint by 30% to accommodate the continuous growing demand from exhibitors and visitors.

 

Contact:

Maggie Law

Nineteen Group

E: mlaw@nineteengroup.com

T: 020 8947 9177

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