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IFSEC launch for 2017

Speaking Wednesday night at an event at London’s historic Guildhall, IFSEC brand director Gerry Dunphy outlined the exhibition’s new ‘show within a show’. Borders & Infrastructure will run between Tuesday to Thursday, June 20 to 22, 2017 as part of IFSEC International and the wider Protection & Management Series. That will feature products, solutions and visionary content aimed at central and local government, transport and utilities, sports stadia and events, logistics, border security and law enforcement.

Dunphy outlined the reasoning’s behind this addition to the IFSEC lineup: “The heightened terror threat, unprecedented migration levels and the growing cyber threat mean that demand is huge for a show like Borders & Infrastructure. Cyber security, counter-terror, border security and protecting critical infrastructure are near the top of the priorities’ list of governments in Europe and around the world.”

Attended by manufacturers and customers including representatives from the Home Office’s Security Industry Engagement Team, the night’s guests heard keynote speaker Sir David Veness CBE, the former senior Metropolitan Police man and former UN Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security, go over the findings of a London First report into the potential impact of Brexit on the security and resilience industries. The event also heard from the BSIA’s Director of People, Trevor Elliott, who welcomed the addition to IFSEC.

Dunphy added: “In view of the existing broad horizon of security products on offer at IFSEC, it will richly enhance IFSEC’s position as the UK and Europe’s industry-defining event in the security sector. Borders & Infrastructure will take IFSEC to an even higher level, providing deeply enriching and strategic security solutions for major customers.”

With its own, distinctive branding, carpets and signage, Dunphy also pointed out that attendees to Borders & Infrastructure can sign up to meetings – free of charge – which matches them with potential suppliers, partners or customers. The new event will feature everything from airport security technology to physical perimeter protection and even drones (the new area will incorporate the Drone Zone, which returns for a second year).

UBM Group Director Simon Mills, who introduced the speakers, said: “The strategic addition of Borders & Infrastructure to IFSEC is a historic moment in the 30-year-plus development of the IFSEC brand. It should be viewed as something very different to the show’s more traditional elements.”

For more information

Visit To discuss stands and sponsorship at Borders & Infrastructure 2017; contact Charles Oakley, Head of Business Development [email protected] or call (0)20 7921 8038.

Picture by Mark Rowe: Honeywell’s stand at IFSEC 2016 in June.


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