Day 1 Wrap-Up
Security 2019 opened to record numbers today at the International Convention Centre in Sydney’s sunny Darling Harbour.
Today at the show Event Manager Melissa Clendinen said the event, now in its 34th year, has continued to grow year on year, signalling growth in the industry and an appetite among security professionals for innovation, education and networking opportunities.
The day started with discovery at the Future of Security Breakfast, sponsored by Australian Super, where futurist Shara Evans presented research that she says will shape the next 10-20 years in security.
“We need to think about these things now. This is no longer science fiction stuff, it’s already happening”
To prepare for a relatively near future radically different from our current world, delegates headed to the sold out Security Conference.
“The Security Conference, hosted by lead industry partner the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL), sponsored by Sensing, sold out ahead of the show again,” Melissa said.
“That’s the forth year in a row. We actually had to release a second wave of tickets to meet demand. In total, we have 180 delegates – the largest number ever!”
One of the conference highlights was speaker Associate Professor from the Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University in Canada, Dr. Kelly Sundberg.
Returning for his 3rd time to speak at this event, Kelly spoke of his research around crime reduction triggered by the increase in liability cases in the past few years.
He spoke fondly of the expo stating the importance of like-minded professionals networking together to improve security across the globe.
“These next few days provide a great medium to collaborate and work together on solutions”.
Meanwhile the Security Exhibition, sponsored by AXIS Communications, showcased the latest security solutions reshaping the industry.
A number of global security providers held their Australian product launches. Attendees wandered through Start-Up Street and Innovation Precinct. Exhibitors demonstrated the use of fog to halt burglars, thermal imaging camera solutions that reproduce crowd moods for effective event management, 4k Bullet cameras and so much more.
With the first day under wraps, conversations continued flowing at the Networking Drinks Reception, hosted in partnership with ASIAL at the Level 5 Terrace, with a record number of attendees turning out to continue business over drinks and canapes.
“It has been an outstanding start to the show,” Melissa said. “But it is just the start. There’s so much more to come!”
There is still time to register and put your security into focus! Doors are open from 9:30am – 5:30pm Thursday 25 July and 9:30m – 3:30pm Friday 26 July.