IFSEC Istanbul, organised by UBM Live, has closed its doors for 2013 following a very successful launch event on 30 September – 2nd October. The inaugural IFSEC Istanbul welcomed more than 2,000 visitors from across South eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East at the Lufti Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre, Istanbul, Turkey. More than 57 countries were represented and the exhibition attracted high level security professionals with buying power in excess of $10million.
With a thriving sign up rate, more than 60 per cent of exhibitors have already committed to the next edition of the exhibition when it returns in the Spring of 2015. Exhibitors were thrilled with how the show was received, Ray Wilsenach, General Manager, NEMTEK said: “IFSEC Istanbul has been really good, we’re really pleased with the quality of visitors as we’ve seen lots of high level, international buyers. It’s a smaller version of IFSEC International in the UK for us, attracting a truly international market. IFSEC as a whole is a very strong brand, which is why we exhibit at IFSEC Istanbul, IFSEC International, IFSEC & OSH Arabia, IFSEC India, IFSEC Southeast Asia and IFSEC South Africa.”
IFSEC Istanbul brought the whole security buying chain together under one roof, with manufacturers, channel partners and security professionals from government and private sectors converging to create endless networking and business development opportunities. Visitors were also able to get hands-on with the latest product developments from across the whole region.
Taking place alongside the exhibition, the high level IFSEC Istanbul Conference saw sessions presented from Frost & Sullivan, GESIDER, UKTI and other industry leaders. Detailing the latest technological advances and industry trends, and presenting a number of focused case studies, delegates were able to experience a broad range of in-depth information from leaders in the field.
The success of the conference has prompted the organisers, UBM Live, to present a dedicated focus on education in 2014, providing an even greater scope of thought leading seminars before returning to Lufti Kirdar for the exhibition in 2015.