Security Exhibition and Conference wraps up for another year
More than 4,500 security industry professionals from Australia and as far as The Netherlands converged on the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for the 29th annual Security Exhibition and Conference last week – making it the most successful event in its history.
Held in Melbourne for the first time in more than a decade, leading local and international product and service suppliers including the likes of Hills Ltd, Honeywell and Ness Corporation unveiled the latest security technology innovation and products available on the Australian market to a packed show floor.
The seminar series and the annual ASIAL conference were big drawcards featuring local and international speakers such as Thales National Security Director, Jason Brown and G4S Australia Regional Managing Director, Darren Boyd.
Traditionally held annually in Sydney, Exhibition Manager, Kylie McRorie said moving forward the event will be shared between Melbourne and Sydney so will alternate between the two cities year on year.
“This year we achieved a record number of individual registrations for Melbourne and had 167 brands exhibiting, despite this being the first time in more than 10 years the event was held in Melbourne,” Ms McRorie said.
“This year’s Best New Product Award recognised leading video analytics brand IOmniscient with the exhibitor taking home the show’s award for their iQ Face system – a product designed to enhance public safety and security by providing end users with the unique ability to detect, capture and identify a face in a crowd using face recording, matching and recognition technologies.
The 30th annual Security Exhibition and Conference, will be held at Sydney Olympic Park July 8-10, 2015.
“Next year will no doubt be our biggest yet as we celebrate the event’s 30th year. 80 per cent of the show floor has already been booked,” said Ms McRorie.