New Delhi,8th December 2023: The 16th edition of the International Fire and Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC) India Expo, organised by Informa Markets in India, began today, setting the stage for a remarkable first day that showcased cutting-edge security solutions and global insights. Held at Hall 5, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, the expo witnessed the active participation of over 300 leading brands from more than 20 countries, with an expected attendance of 12,000 industry professionals spanning 3 days.
The show was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Mr. D.R. Kaarthikeyan, IPS, Former: Director, Central Bureau of Investigation; Director General, National Human Rights Commission, (India); Mr. Alex Ellis, British High Commissioner to the Republic of India, Special Director General, Central Reserve Police Force, Mr. R. Sathiyasundaram, IPS, Addl. Commissioner – Traffic, Delhi Police, Mr. M.S. Upadhye, IPS, Advisor-Security, Rapid Metro Corridor and Mr. Shiv Charan Yadav, President, Asian Professional Security Association, Mr Pankaj Jain, Sr. Group Director & Digital Head, Informa Markets in India and Mr Sanjeev Rao, Project Director, Informa Markets in India, amidst an august gathering. The expo was also marked by leading industry associations, government bodies, research partners, training providers, and education specialists.
The IFSEC India expo is an integral part of the IFSEC Global portfolio, encompassing renowned shows like IFSEC International UK, which celebrated its 50 years of inception, FIREX International, IFSEC Bangladesh, and SECON. IFSEC India expo not only leverages the expertise of these prominent security exhibitions worldwide but also nurtures connections with key stakeholders and experts within the global security community.
Over the past 16 years, on the regional front, IFSEC India has fostered community cohesion through roadshows, hosted programs, and conferences in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.
The expo provided security professionals with a comprehensive 360-degree offering, covering video surveillance, biometrics & RFID, access control, AI, IoT, Safe Cities, information security, GPS systems, video analytics, and intelligent building systems. Premier Plus Partners, including CP Plus, Dahua, Hikvision, Prama, Magtech, Realtime, Tiandy, Timewatch, Trueview, ZKTeco, and Premier Partners such as Bioroles, eSSL, Godrej, Syrotech, TVT, and XYZ Digital, showcased their latest innovations, attracting a keen audience.
Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India, expressed his enthusiasm about the show, stating, “The Security market in India has reached an impressive annual growth rate of over 10%. This aligns seamlessly with the growing demand for heightened security measures, especially in the context of developing smart cities. The mission-critical imperative is to ensure the highest order of comfort, efficiency, and safety, necessitating strategic interventions. Modern technologies, such as Facial Recognition Technology, play a pivotal role in this narrative, as exemplified by the active implementation of a Facial Recognition System (FRS) by the railways. However, it is crucial to acknowledge potential consequences associated with the unchecked use of smart technology, including the risks of mass profiling and unwarranted surveillance.”
“In the dynamic Indian landscape, IFSEC India stays true to its role in shaping the future of security. The successful kickoff signifies a wave of cutting-edge advancements in security technologies, offering opportunities and critical insights. IFSEC India facilitates progress in the security and related industries, urging industry players to collaborate, innovate, and create cost-effective solutions,” he added.
Comprehensive 360-Degree Offering:
The expo witnessed the launch of www.ifsecmarket.com, a 24×7 online B2B marketplace platform designed to facilitate business connections among buyers and sellers both during and beyond the event. The marketplace provides a seamless avenue to showcase products and services effortlessly.
As part of the first day’s events, the two-day conference on “Demystifying Security Tech for a Safer World” was provided. Over 30 esteemed panellists, speakers, and influential figures from the commercial security industry engaged in insightful discussions on topics such as the changing paradigm in corporate security, the role of technology in ensuring corporate security, emerging drone technologies, cyber frauds, and more.
Day 1 of the conference comprised engaging seminars and workshops delving into diverse subjects, including Integrated Technologies for Safe Cities in the New Normal, Smart Indigenous Video Security Products for Smarter Vertical Solutions, Reimagining Corporate Security and the Role of CSOs, Developments in AI, Cyber, Physical, and Environmental Security, as well as Tech-Enabled Disruptions & Emerging Paradigms in Corporate Security, featuring insights into UK Defence and Security Exports facilitated by the British High Commission.
Looking ahead to Day 2, an insightful lineup awaits, exploring Healthcare Sector Security: Past, Present, and the way forward. The program will also navigate The Converging Roles of CSOs and CISOs – The Road Ahead, address the challenges of securing the Internet of Things (IoT) in the context of the next billion devices, and shed light on the Latest AIOT Security Trends for Indian Application Scenarios. Additionally, the day will showcase innovative approaches to Security Patrol Management through Technology, delve into Civil Defence Techniques powered by ASIS New Delhi Chapter, and feature a panel discussion on Technologies that Enhance Corporate Security – spanning Video Surveillance, Access Control, Transportation Security, Information Security, and More.
Within the framework of the first day of the IFSEC India 2023 expo, the stage was also set for the 6th edition of the IFSEC India Awards, recognising innovation and excellence in electronic security, fire security, physical security, cyber security, access control, and perimeter security. Nominations from Security Heads, entrepreneurs, and companies highlight their consistent contributions to security solutions, novel ideas, and best practices. The IFSEC India Awards provide a lauded platform for showcasing expertise guided by process advisors EY.
IFSEC India 2023’s triumphant commencement not only illuminates present achievements in security solutions but also envisions a future where global collaboration and cutting-edge technologies will continue to redefine the landscape of safety and protection.