UK Security Expo run by Nineteen Events, will undergo a major expansion in 2018 due to increased demand from overseas companies and now becomes the International Security Expo.
With over 12,500 visitors and 350 exhibitors expected on 28-29 November in London, an increase of 38 per cent on the previous year, the event is growing at an exceptional speed.
To accommodate this growth the show will take not only the entire Grand Hall at London Olympia but also the adjoining West Hall to cater for the larger number of international visitors and exhibitors, more dedicated Country Pavilions including the USA, Canada, China, Israel, Singapore and Japan, inclusion of more conferences such as Hotel, Retail, education and Night Time Economy Security and also the brand new Urban Spaces immersive feature.
David Woodbridge, foreign engagement officer commented: “Working with The Department for International Trade (DIT)’s Defence & Security Organisation (DSO), the Home Office (JSaRC) and The Department for Transport (DfT) – we help our UK exhibitors increase exports by building relationships with overseas buyers, raising awareness of UK industry capabilities, and co-ordinating HM Government support for export opportunities in established and developing markets.
We have seen a growing demand from International buyers over the past two years, with government hosted delegations rising from 30 countries to 57 countries in 2017 and increasing to 65 countries in 2018 – representing over £1bn of spending power. Plus, an increase in overseas companies recognising the value of the UK market and its global influence, reflected in our growing number of country pavilions. We are also pleased to have recently secured funding from Visit Britain who recognise our success in bringing international buyers into the UK and aim to further support our growth plans.”
International Security Expo will continue to focus on high-end Homeland Security capabilities with exhibiting companies such as L3, NUCTECH, QinetiQ, Rapiscan, Rohde & Schwarz, Hartmann, HERAS, Rosehill Security and Zaun taking centre stage on the show floor, but will also blend more with Commercial Security technologies aimed at Buildings and Facilities, Hotels, Retailer and Night Time Economy buyers, delivering higher ROI for exhibitors from a more extensive buying chain.
Peter Jones, chief executive at Nineteen Events, who is overseeing the transition to International Security Expo added: “Our vision is to deliver the largest and most credible global security event. The UK is the right place to host the international security community each year as it has an established security industrial base producing first class solutions which are highly regarded around the world. It is also seen as a world leader in implementing the best solutions to increasing security challenges.
“International Security Expo is the natural progression for the show brand and strengthens our position in achieving our objectives in the near future.”