IFSEC INDIA 2017: CATALYST TO THE PROGRESS AND VISION OF THE SECURITY INDUSTRY

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UBM India successfully concluded the 11th edition of International Fire & Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC) India Expo, a three-day security and fire safety show (6th-8th December) in New Delhi. The show brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials under one common platform, to discuss global best practices and concepts such as smart cities, and to seek solutions for challenges in the security and fire domain. It also provided 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.
The inaugural ceremony of IFSEC India 2017 took place in the presence of key dignitaries Shri Gopal K Pillai, Chairman, Data Security Council of India & Former Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India; Shri Shiv Charan Yadav, President, Asian Professional Security Association (APSA); Mr. Anil Dhawan, Co-Chair, ASSOCHAM Homeland Security; Commander Deepak Uppal, Director, Pricewaterhouse Coopers ( PwC); Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and Mr. Pankaj Jain, Group Director, UBM India, amidst an august industry gathering.
This year, the expo saw participation from countries such as UK, USA, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Lithuania, South Africa, Russia and Turkey to name a few, from the commercial security domain. It is well-supported in its endeavours by associations such as Asian Professional Security Association (APSA), American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) , Electronic Security Association of India (ESAI), Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) and Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), along with Assocham as Strategic Partner and PwC as knowledge Partner.
Speaking on the successful 11th edition of the expo, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “The flourishing economy and rapid growth in sectors such as airports, construction, energy, ports, telecom, railways, road and retail, coupled with the influx of multinational companies has been the primary driving force for creating demand for the security industry. The government of India has also made its intention clear to revamp the country’s ailing infrastructure by announcing new airports, ports and by building 100 smart cities across the nation. While implementing these schemes, it is necessary that the aspects of ‘safety’ and ‘security’ which is of prime concern in urban areas is incorporated. With the need for robust and updated security technologies to gain momentum with each passing day, UBM India through IFSEC India 2017 showcased the latest know how in the industry and deciphered relevant insights gained in the global security market. It provided an opportunity to its exhibitors and visitors to discover the best solutions to keep their business and clients secure amongst a showcase of innovative products.”
This year, the expo also witnessed the launch of a whitepaper by PwC – knowledge partner for IFSEC India on ‘Maximising the benefits of a command and control centre ( CCC ) ‘ that primarily talks about key challenges in today’s command and control centre ( CCC ) utilisation of the concept of operations and co-locating various command centres for integrated operations. With the increasing focus on Homeland security in India, IFSEC India, 2017 discussed relevant insights gained in the global security market by conducting a one day conference with the theme ‘Secure Nation and Safer Environment’ alongside the exhibition. The expo had over 300 participating brands which included — Aditya Infotech, Dahua, eSSL, Globus Infocom, Hanwha Techwin, Hikvision, Mark Electronics, Realtime,Roadpoint, Secureye,Techsmart, Tenda, TVT, Uniview,& Zkteco as Premier Plus partners. Premier partners include — Advik, Axestrack, Biomax, Delta, Dlink,Face ID, Hifocus, Idemia, Mantra Softech, Orbit, Panasonic, Seagate, Slingshot, Tansa, Timewatch, Unique Electrovision and Western Digital amongst others.

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