Over 350 Indian and Global brands mark the 12th edition of the event
- South Asia’s largest security and surveillance expo by UBM India
- 20+ participating countries & over 350 brands showcase Smart Security for Emerging India
- Launch of 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
- Announcement of the preview edition of IFSEC Bangladesh in Dhaka from April 18th – 20th , 2019
- Two-day power packed conference on ‘Unraveling the Evolution in Security Tech’ alongside the exhibition
- To witness the third IFSEC India Awards
New Delhi, December 5, 2018 : UBM India today launched the 12th edition of International Fire & Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC) India, a three day show, from December 5th – 7th, 2018, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. 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 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. It also provided high-impact informative demos and a wealth of opportunities for the visitors to network and learn about cutting-edge technologies, industry trends, challenges, market insights and discover the best solutions to keep their business and clients secured.
Speaking at the inauguration of IFSEC 2018 at New Delhi, Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Security and surveillance in India is the need of the hour and requires rapid augmentation and innovation amidst industrial, commercial and residential establishments. Also, in the age of smart technology and to match the pace of smart cities, the need for smart security is crucial. UBM India’s objective for IFSEC India 2018, is to bring to the forefront this need and in response, the required solution offerings based on novel technology. The expo acts like a medium to the progress and vision of the security industry, as we provide a platform for industry players to collectively ideate, innovate, spot trends and come up with integrated, high-tech solutions that are at once cost effective and easy to implement.”
“Next year we are also setting our foot in the SAARC region with the launch of the preview show of IFSEC in Dhaka, Bangladesh considering the potential of the country being one of the world’s fastest growing economies between 2016 and 2050, its teeming population and industrial growth. We look forward to the industry’s support and encouragement, as we have received over the years,“ he further added.
IFSEC India showcased products and technologies pertaining to CCTV and surveillance, biometrics and RFID, Integrated Systems, Access Control, GPS Systems, Video Management, Parking Automation, Transport, Perimeter Protection, IoT, Smart Homes, Security and Safe Cities in addition to surveillance for the knowledge of end users and providers. Key global brands and distributors 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.
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 aims to encourage vital interactions between key exhibitors and big ticket buyers on a ‘By Invitation Only’ basis.
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.
A major highlight of the expo is the two-day power packed conference themed ‘Unravelling the Evolution in Security Tech’. Security in India is continuing to be an onerous task; to address this, IFSEC India 2018 proactively deciphered relevant insights on the global security market as well as latest technology such as aerial vehicles and drones. Day 1 of the conference was marked by eminent industry personalities including who discussed trending topics such as – ‘Crime in Metro’ ; ‘Technology-Enabled Disruptions’ ; ‘Emerging Paradigms in Security Architecture’ ; ‘The Threat of Cyber Attacks on Security & Surveillance Systems’ ; panel discussions on ‘Corporate Risk Management: Evolving role of CSOs in an era of rapid innovations and disruptions’ and ‘Managing Regulatory Compliance Requirements Related to Corporate Security’ and some presentations. Day 2 will see a keynote session on ‘Future Ready Leaders’ and sessions on ‘Security Domain – Standardization Perspective’; ‘Impact of Terrorism on the Economy’; ‘The Evolving Role of a CSO in Crisis Management and in Ensuring Business Continuity’; ‘Indoor Positioning Systems for Safety, Security and Productivity’; ‘Use of Block Chain in Security and Surveillance’; panel discussions on ‘How AI & IoT Add Value to Video Surveillance Systems’ and ‘How Drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Can be Effectively Used to Enforce Homeland Security’ to name a few.
The expo is 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,
The evening of Day 1 will also witness the 3rd edition of the IFSEC India Awards. With the impressive growth of the Electronic Security Industry in India, the awards have been crafted to specially get the minds behind electronic security in various industry verticals like BFSI, retail, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, PSUs, IT & ITES and infrastructure in the limelight. The awards will recognize the excellence and innovations of CSOs & security officers who continuously work behind the scenes to ensure robust security. The process advisors for the IFSEC India Awards will be Ernst and Young.
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.