IFSEC India 2018 at a glance:
20+ participating countries & over 350 brands showcased Smart Security for Emerging India
Launched two whitepapers - South Asia Risk Review (SARR) 2019 co-branded by Mitkat Advisory and IFSEC India, as well as ‘Emerging Trends in Critical Infrastructure Security' by PwC and UBM India
· Announced the preview edition of IFSEC Bangladesh in Dhaka from April 18-20, 2019
· Over 200 award nominations received for the 3rd edition of IFSEC India Awards
· Two day power packed conference on ‘Unraveling the Evolution in Security Tech’ alongside the exhibition
New Delhi, 10th January 2018: UBM India successfully concluded the 12th edition of International Fire & Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC) India (5th – 7th December) show at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The show brought together internationally renowned exhibitors from over 20 countries such as UK, USA, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Korea, Russia and over 350 domestic and globally renowned brands, key government officials, consultants, and business experts under one platform, to discuss global best practices and seek solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the security and fire domain.
The expo was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Shri Satyendra Jain, Cabinet Minister, Government of NCT Delhi; Guests of Honour, Shri D.R. Karthikeyan, Chairman, Assocham Homeland Security Council; Shri Shiv Charan Yadav, APSA India Chapter; Shri Maninderjit Singh Bitta, Chairman, All India Anti Terrorist Front; Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and Mr. Pankaj Jain, Group Director, UBM India amidst an august industry gathering.
One of the key announcements made at the inaugural session was that IFSEC, the global brand, is now extending its wings to the SAARC region by launching a preview show in Dhaka, Bangladesh scheduled for April 18th – 20th, 2019. The show, with its gamut of features including conferences, product launch pad and live demonstrations will create an ideal platform to prepare the Bangladesh region to enhance its safety and surveillance domain.
IFSEC India showcased products and technologies pertaining to CCTV & Surveillance, Biometrics & RFID, Integrated Systems, Access Control, GPS Systems, Video Management, Parking Automation, Transport, Perimeter Protection, IoT, Smart Homes, Security & Safe Cities in addition to surveillance for the knowledge of end users and providers. The participation of leading exhibitors from across the industry reaffirmed the need and focus of IFSEC India as an industry event. Some of the key exhibiting brands and distributors included included Premier Plus Partners: Aditya Infotech, Dahua, eSSL, Ezviz, Globus, Hikvision, Mark, Nuctech,Pyronix, Realtime, TVT and Zkteco; Premier Partners such as Axestrack, Biomax, Honeywell, Mantra, Panasonic, Road Point, Seagate, Timewatch, Unique Electrovision, Vantage, and Western Digital, among others.
Speaking at closing of IFSEC 2018 at New Delhi, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “The ongoing demand and heightened security needs have rapidly augmented innovation amidst industrial, commercial and residential establishments. With challenges such as criminal activities and terrorism, public safety has emerged as an important function for the Government of India. In the age of smart technology, the industry is shifting from analogue based surveillance systems towards video surveillance at the rate of almost 30% year-on-year given its added benefits and functionalities to effectively monitor regions. Under these circumstances, IFSEC India actively plays its role as a catalyst for the progress and vision of the industry and nation, by constantly providing a platform for industry players to collectively ideate, innovate and spot trends in India’s security paradigm.”
"With the extremely enthusiastic response that the show has got from our clients and stakeholders, IFSEC, through its coming editions in India and Bangladesh will continue to proactively decipher relevant insights gained in the global security market as well as latest technology by modifying it to the specific region.” He further added.
IFSEC India owes its rich legacy to the 40-year-old IFSEC Global and success to the way the Indian edition has modified itself to suit the specific needs of this region. Recommended by industry experts as the pre-eminent authority on the global security and fire industry, the expo has nudged the industry on the path to a completely secure, smart and digitally enhanced world.
The expo provided high-impact informative demos and a wealth of opportunities for the visitors to network and learn about new technologies, industry best practices and trends, challenges, market insights and discover the best solutions to keep their business and clients secured. This year, IFSEC India introduced a novel concept with the creation of the Regalia Lounge, an exclusive 5 star lounge that aimed to encourage vital interactions between key exhibitors and big ticket buyers on a ‘By Invitation Only’ basis. Over the course of 3 days, Regalia witnessed 47 buyer-seller meets.
Day 1 of the expo saw the unveiling of the white paper report on South Asia Risk Review (SARR) 2019 co-branded by Mitkat Advisory and IFSEC India. With the South Asian region rapidly becoming an ever dynamic and geo-politically sensitive region for India and the business corporations, the SARR intelligently and succinctly presented a wide array of political, socio-economic, societal, legal/ regulatory and environmental risk impacts to businesses of all sizes and complexities, comprehend further analyzing the risks and opportunities that they present to their businesses to de-risk and grow. It is an authoritative guide on the South Asian region which is well received by the industry experts. A white paper report by PwC on ‘Emerging Trends in Critical Infrastructure Security’ was also released on the sidelines of the show. The reports will bridge the knowledge gap as well as serve as the authority in this domain for industry professionals.
As a part of the endeavor to bring key stakeholders in the security domain on one platform and to deliberate on new-age challengers to security of cities and organizations, IFSEC conducted for the first time, a two day conference with the theme: ‘Unraveling the Evolution in Security Tech’. The various sessions witnessed discussions on topics such as ‘The Evolving Role of CSO in Crisis Management and in Ensuring Business Continuity’; ‘Identifying Security Risks to an Organization and Implementing the Right Strategy to Combat Them’; ‘Tech That Help Bolster the Security of a New-Age City’; ‘The Growing Importance of AI & IoT in Augmenting the Capability of Surveillance Systems’; ‘The Increasing Sophistication of Cyber Attacks on Surveillance Systems’ and ‘How Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Can be Effectively Used to Patrol Our Boarders’ to name a few.
The expo was supported by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Asian Professional Security Association (APSA), American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), Electronic Security Association of India (ESAI), Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI), Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), Mitkat Advisory, SECONA, CIISCM, GACS among others and with ‘Security Update’ and ‘Security Today’ as the official media partners.