The IFSEC International security seminar and conference programme was drastically re-vamped for 2018 with the launch of a brand new, awe-inspiring Keynote Arena taking pride of place in the centre of the event. As well as a new Show Me How programme giving you deeper a deeper look at what the latest security technology takes in install, maintain and work with day to day.
The Keynote Arena
*artists impression of the Keynote Arena
The Keynote Arena hosted 'case study' style security seminars, best practice panel debates, and 'question time' audience Q&A sessions from an unrivalled calibre of speakers.
This was an unparalleled and exclusive opportunity to hear from global leaders such as Dr Pippa Malmgren, Founder of DRPM Group and former Special Assistant to the President of the United States, Mr Silvino Schlickmann, Director of Cyber Crime at INTERPOL, and Michael Chertoff, former US Secretary of Homeland Security to President George W Bush.
Visitors were able to question the global policy makers and leading-end users, listen to panel debates and know what the future of security has in store for you. See the ways in which high-level global strategies and scenarios offer tangible lessons for every single security professional.
Highlights from the Keynote Arena
Frank Gardner Chairs Keynote Arena
Frank Gardner is a security journalist and the only British journalist permanently assigned to cover the ‘War on Terror'. Frank gave the opening and closing address at IFSEC day 1 and 2, introducing each keynote seminar and masterclass session, chairing a panel discussion on transport security, as well as giving his own speech. View Frank Gardner's full speaker bio here.
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Speak on Innovation Partnership with FLIR
IFSEC International 2018 was delighted to welcome Christian Horner, Team Principal of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and Zoe Chilton, Head of Technical Partnerships. In light of its technical success, Zoe and Christian discussed the team’s Innovation Partnership with FLIR. FLIR also exhibited at IFSEC on stand C300.
Former US Secretary of Homeland Security speaks on emerging threats
Michael Chertoff, the second United States Secretary of Homeland Security, serving under President George W. Bush, lead a Keynote session titled 'A 2030 forecast - emergent threats to national security', Chertoff was joined by former Security Minister and Member of House of Lords, The Rt Hon Baroness Neville-Jones.
The Future of Security Training Theatre
The Future of Security Training Theatre, powered by Tavcom and sponsored by Panasonic UK gave security installers, integrators and technicians a behind-the-scenes look at security's changing technology trends. Sessions showed you how to tackle the latest technologies and answer the security questions keeping you awake at night.
This was your technical education to IFSEC 2018’s 10,000 security solutions. Moving through an ever-evolving industry requires trust and training. The Future of Security Training Theatre was a rare chance to sit down and be taught by experts in essential CPD accredited presentations. Learn exactly how to make sense of the future – and how to capitalise on the emerging possibilities that come with it.
Addressing everything installers and integrators fear and tackling the questions security professionals are too afraid to ask, this safe space was prime location for learning. It bridged the knowledge gap between today and tomorrow with practical lessons you can implement immediately.
Show Me How & Speaker's Corner
You spoke, we listened. Security professionals around the world are asking to be shown their way around the future of integrated security. IFSEC 2018 has been built around this request. This year, IFSEC will show you how to install the latest kit, show you what it does and show you what it takes to maintain it. IFSEC shows you the future, shows you how you can take advantage of emerging opportunities and shows you vendors you can trust.
Look out for designated Show Me How seminar sessions across the full 3 days agenda. All Show Me How sessions have been handpicked for the level of technical detail and real life know-how they'll give you. Show Me How attractions also extend to the dynamic Speaker’s Corner. Here, you’ll watch solution providers showcase their most cutting-edge products in 15-minute time slots, then quiz them on their innovations in 10 minute Q&A sessions.
The Show Me How programme encompasses more than just the seminar and conference programme, but encompasses everything you'll find at the show, with hand selected Show Me How exhibitors, technical stand personnel, and product demonstrations.
Securing the Open Society of 2030
In partnership with City Forum and London First, IFSEC assembled a congregation of leading strategists from government, academia, law enforcement, technology and industry to drive and reflect on the issues facing society now and in the future. This unparalleled programme set a new and critical standard for all thought-leadership assemblies across the UK security industry.
Mr Michael Chertoff, Co-founder & Executive Chairman of The Chertoff Group discussed 2030 forecasts of emergent threats to national security, Dr Pippa Malmgren, Founder of DRPM Group and former Special Assistant to the President of the United States, George W Bush shared how everyday signs can help us navigate a turbulent world. Mr Silvino Schlickmann Jr, Acting Executive Director at INTERPOL also talked about the changing face of cyber criminality.
The Home Automation Theatre, in partnership with CEDIA & KNX
New to 2018, the Home Automation Theatre, in partnership with CEDIA & KNX, wasr chance to learn how to connect gadgets together, new home automation horizons for your business, what you need to know and the new standard for smart home wiring. As a security installer, you’ve got a head start. You could find out how you can take it to the next level. Designed to make things easier for you, you'll discover the profit margins that come with installing smart technology throughout a home.