Brian Sims

Registration opens for inaugural edition of Security Matters Live

REGISTRATION IS now open for the inaugural edition of Security Matters Live, which is a free-to-attend conference and exhibition taking place at the Coventry Building Society Arena on 13 June. Organised by Western Business Media – the publisher of Security Matters – and with Texecom serving as headline sponsor, the conference runs in parallel with a dedicated exhibition.

Security Matters Live is clearly focused on high-level education and networking for today’s practising professionals. On that note, delegates will be able to join over 300 of their like-minded peers for a day of unparalleled knowledge dissemination and exchange on major issues impacting the sector.

During the event, attendees will have access to no fewer than seven hours’ worth of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)-accredited seminars and receive a CPD certificate for their attendance courtesy of The Security Institute.

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Topics and speakers

Security Matters Live 2024 is not to be missed, with presentation sessions covering key topics including the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill (ie Martyn’s Law), the rise of Artificial Intelligence in video surveillance, the requirement to build a security culture in today’s organisations, cyber security and ransomware and the importance of continual learning in the sector.

On the day, speakers will include Mike Croll MSyI (senior lecturer in security, intelligence and resilience at Buckinghamshire New University), Nick Aldworth CSyP (non-executive director for counter-terrorism and risk at Carlisle Support Services), Frank Cannon CSyP FSyI CPP (director and principal consultant at Cannon Asset Protection), Ross Harvey MSyI F.ISRM CTSP RISC (director at the Association of Security Consultants), Richard Fogelman (CEO of the National Security Inspectorate) and Ellie Hurst (head of communications for Advent IM).

Conference will be chaired by Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, the Editor of Security Matters.

Delegates can enjoy free tea, coffee and refreshments throughout the day – as well as luncheon – in the accompanying exhibition area, which features stands populated by over 40 of the leading brands in the security sector. Those companies in attendance will be showcasing all of the latest security products, technology, systems and services alongside the delivery of up-to-date information on training and sector-specific guidance.

In addition to Texecom, other high-profile exhibitors attending Security Matters Live include Hanwha Vision, Seagate Technology, Frontier Pitts, AMAG Technology, DVS, Suprema and Traka.

Event supporters

Security Matters Live 2024 is supported by Professional Security Installer (PSi) and Benchmark magazines, which also sit within the Western Business Media stable, in addition to The Security Institute, ASIS International, the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) and the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB).

Indeed, Security Matters Live is co-located with parallel conferences streams being delivered by IFPO UK and the SSAIB. Further detail on the content will be made available in due course.

The night before Security Matters Live 2024, the same venue will also play host to the third edition of the annual Fire and Security Matters Awards, which is the sector’s foremost evening for celebrating excellence and achievement across these two vital industry sectors. Entries are now open, with the deadline being 29 March. Visit the dedicated event website for more information.

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