- Security TWENTY
- Women in Security
The second edition of Secutech India at the MMRDA Ground, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai, India from 28 February to 2 March 2013, attracted 113 exhibitors from eight countries and regions.
Organised by Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd (MFNE) and Asian Business Exhibition & Conference (ABEC), Secutech India is the professional exhibition and conference for the electronic security, homeland security and fire security sectors.
Commenting on Secutech India, Mr John Shi, General Manager for MFNE said: “In response to the fast growing Indian security market, we launched Secutech India last year and this year’s show continues to receive positive feedback from visitors, especially local industry players. Both the exhibitors and I believe that this show really connects industry suppliers with the local market.”
Local exhibitors included Cease Fire, Core Tech, Matrix Comsec, NSK Security System and Wipro and international brands were represented by companies such as HID (US), Hikvision (China), Merit Lilin (Taiwan), Mobotix AG (Germany), Safran (France) and Vivotek (Taiwan).
Secutech India recorded 13,444 visitors from 15 countries and regions. Local visitors accounted for 95 percent. Local exhibitor Micro Media Marketing Pvt Ltd returned to this year’s show following its successful appearance in 2012. One of their new products was an anti-crime mobile alert application for women and the elderly. The product received good feedback at the show. Mr Lakshman Sundar, the company’s General Manager for Media Relations and PR said: “The show is fantastic! This is the right place to be. The attendees are a perfect mix of dealers and distributors.”
Joining the show for the first time was Indian company Core Tech Solutions Pvt Ltd which launched new products that included an auto tracking device. The company’s representative, Mr Rahul Ambegaokar said: “The show generated a good response. We received 5,000 visitors on the first two days and had three-digit enquiries. For us, Secutech India is a success story. I am very happy with the show and I want to be a permanent partner with Secutech India.”
International exhibitors valued the show as a gateway to enter the Indian market. Mr William Ku, Vice President for the International Business Division of Vivoteck said: “Secutech India is a good platform to get feedback from the local customers.” The company is a leading Taiwanese surveillance services provider and demonstrated its various services at the show.
Local visitors said they found many new ideas and products at Secutech India. Mr Ravinder Singh, Managing Director for Gurutek Systems Pvt Ltd, thought that the show had a diverse range of exhibitors. “It allowed me to catch up with the trends in the market and everything is in one place. It has brought to me, the markets that I could not connect with.”
Mr Krishnaiah Dayyala, Assistant Vice President, Technology for Reliance Security Solutions Ltd, India, was looking for security solutions for intrusion, automation as well as services for 4G internet connections and found a few potential business partners at the show.
He commented: “Secutech India is a good platform for Indian companies. The Indian security industry is at a beginning stage and we need to build up awareness and create a mindset of security.”
The show also attracted visitors from outside Asia including first time visitor Mr Evgeny Nechiporenko, Chief of the Sales Department for Global Intellectual Security from Latvia. “I intend to find new ideas and solutions from outside Europe,” he said. Mr Nechiporenko also commented that India is a fast developing market and he was surprised to see many international brands already established in the country.
Global Digital Surveillance Forum (GDSF) meets delegate needs
Held concurrently with Secutech India, the Global Digital Surveillance Forum (GDSF) offered new technologies and solutions for the Indian market.
Ms Shreya Sameer Dighe is the Senior Manager, Facilities & Administration at India’s Induslnd Bank and she said that GDSF was an informative learning experience for her. She added: “We are re-evaluating the current security systems at our banks and are looking at how we can best use the resources that the industry has to offer. The seminar had a good mix of speakers from the industry who were very knowledgeable.”
Another delegate member, Mr Shiv Shankar from the Middle East, is the Director and CEO for MAB ELV Systems Pvt Ltd and his company is planning to enter the Indian security market. After attending GDSF he said: “It helped me to have a complete view of the industry and the programme is very interesting. The speakers have in-depth knowledge in their own area of expertise.”
GDSF speaker Mr Louis Lin, Sales Manager for Surveon Technology Inc of Taiwan said he hoped that his talk gave the delegate new insights. He commented: “I think we have the right target delegate at the forum and the interactions were good.”
Mrs K. Vijaylakshmi, Additional Chief of India’s Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), thought that it was crucial for the government to ensure safety on public transport. Commenting on GDSF she remarked: “The seminar allowed the right people from various sectors to think about security issues. India needs a platform like GDSF to educate people about the importance of security.”
GDSF will also be conducted in the Indian cities of Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and New Delhi this year, to equip the local market with the latest security market information.
For further details about Secutech India, visit www.secutechindia.co.in
Secutech India is part of Messe Frankfurt’s global network of security trade fairs which also include Intersec in Dubai, Secutech in Taiwan, Seguriexpo Buenos Aires, Secutech Thailand, Intersec Buenos Aires and Secutech Vietnam. For more information, please visit: www.intersec.messefrankfurt.com