Brian Sims

Nineteen Group forges partnership with Department for International Trade

NINETEEN GROUP – the organiser of International Security Expo and the International Cyber Expo – has announced that it will be working with the Department for International Trade’s UK Defence and Security Exports team to secure international participation at this year’s exhibitions. 

Returning to London’s Olympia from 28-29 September, the co-located events attract more than 14,000 buyers from across the security industry looking to source the latest innovative products and services from 400-plus exhibitors, network and build relationships and share Best Practice in response to evolving industry challenges.

With a focus on Government and infrastructure, the events have become a key fixture in the security industry’s calendar, bringing the worlds of physical and cyber security together. Registration for this year’s events is now open. 

In conjunction with UK Defence and Security Exports, the Nineteen Group is planning a programme of in-person participation by delegations from those countries that are on the UK Government’s ‘green list’ for travel by September 2021. The full list of these participants will be announced at a later date. 

Focusing on resilience, and to ensure the maximum return on investment for exhibitors, Nineteen Group is also developing a series of Virtual Buyer Rooms on the show floor. These will allow international delegates who are unable to physically attend the exhibition because of restrictions relating to the pandemic to connect with solution providers in London via video links.

Significant demand

Rachael Shattock, event director for the International Security Expo and International Cyber Expo, said: “Having missed out on the physical shows in 2020 due to the pandemic, we’ve already seen significant demand for this year’s events. International Security Expo has established itself as an unmissable event for security professionals, delivering strong international opportunities thanks to its hosted delegation programmes. Following the ongoing success of the UK vaccination roll-out, and key data showing a continued decline in cases, the roadmap to remove all restrictions by 21 June will enable us to finally host international delegations and play a key role alongside UK Defence and Security Exports in support of the economic recovery.”

Mark Goldsack, director of UK Defence and Security Exports, added: “We’re delighted to be supporting International Security Expo. It’s an important exhibition in the security industry’s domestic calendar which we hope will be one of the first to be held in person this year.”

Goldsack continued: “Exports are a crucial element of the UK’s economic path to recovery following the pandemic and we look forward to welcoming colleagues from overseas, we hope in person, but virtually if necessary. UK Defence and Security Exports staff will also be on hand throughout the exhibition. I would encourage companies to visit our stand to talk to us about the robust package of support that we offer to first time exporters, as well as to those companies who are looking to widen their exporting activity.”

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