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(16 May 2023 - 18 May 2023 )
Location: UK , London
Organizer: UBM

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Covid-19 Update

IFSEC 2023 will take place between the 16th and 18th of May 2023. The event will be face to face and will take place at ExCeL London. Due to the removal of the United Kingdom's domestic Covid-19 safety regulations in March 2022, the venue will not have a strict safety plan in place. However, participants will be advised to follow several recommendations, including wearing surgical masks in indoor areas.

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IFSEC is one of the main events for the global security industry. It is a trade show that allows visitors to conduct business with the whole supply chain. It is furthermore the location where such professionals can discover innovations. The event provides ample opportunities for testing new products and networking. IFSEC is an annual event that takes place at ExCeL London, one of London’s leading venues. 

Business Profile of the Event

IFSEC is a trade show that attracts attendants from all security industry branches. It is the main meeting hub for professionals spanning the entire buying and supply chain. This includes manufacturers, distributors, integrators, and end-users. It furthermore features installers, consultants, CEOs, and general managers. Attendees of the fair often include directors, technical advisors, and heads of security. IFSEC attracts cyber threat intelligence, physical security and regulatory affair specialists.

Exhibitors of the fair feature many international companies such as Axis and Texecom. Other examples include Hanwha Techwin Hikvision, IDIS, Dahua, AnyVision and Avigilon. Among the notable visitors of the trade show are Lucasfilm Ltd, Burberry, Adidas, and Sony. Visitors also include Rolex, Tiffany and Co, Unilever, Amazon.com, and BMW. Attendees furthermore feature British Airways, McDonald’s, and others. 

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IFSEC is an international trade show that can help in increasing brand exposure. It furthermore provides opportunities to showcase new products to security professionals. This includes attendees interested in cyber-security, perimeter protection and access control. It also features intruder detection, integrated security, home automation and video surveillance, specialists. The fair includes plentiful events which allow networking. Some events also help to expand specialist knowledge. 

IFSEC has an extensive support programme. This includes a comprehensive exhibition where over 600 exhibitors showcase their latest products. The exhibition attracts over 30 000 visitors who gather to make new purchases. This allows attendees to conduct business on-site. Products available at the exhibition include fire protection, cybersecurity, access control and others.

The support programme of the fair furthermore features events that promote learning. This includes various Security Theatre stages. Attendees can learn about technological innovations at the Stages. The Government Pavilion, for example, focuses on the latest changes in legislative regulations. The Future of Security Theatre is a similar feature. It is the stage where security professionals can learn about technological innovations. This allows them to gain information that can help them in creating new solutions. The Converged Security Centre is also an event and location worth visiting. It is the meeting location for physical and cybersecurity professionals. The event provides the two professional types with new solutions that promote working together as an effective group. This includes means of using hardware and software to observe real-time physical threats. 

IFSEC’s support programme includes many trial and test product zones. These permit attendees to examine a product before purchasing. This includes for example the LPCB Attack Testing Zone. It is where live demonstrations of products take place. The demonstrations often include rigorous tests. The tests help to showcase the effectiveness, durability, and resistance of various products. These can include, for example, showcasing the reaction time of a fire detector. 

The trade show additionally includes various competitions which can help in gaining recognition. For example, the fair frequently features the Engineers of Tomorrow. During the competition, professionals compete in a live installation challenge. This can include wiring an electrical installation or disabling one. Judges choose the winners based on reaction time, knowledge, and innovation/creative skill. This allows start-ups or aspiring professionals to gain recognition. IFSEC provide ample opportunities to network. The fair furthermore features a bespoke meetings service. There are also many formal and informal meeting spaces.

IFSEC is a must-attend for professionals such as manufacturers, installers, and distributors. Integrators, consultants, and end-users should also consider visiting. IFSEC can be beneficial to CEOs, service or general managers in security companies. Premier engineers and directors should likewise opt to attend the fair. So should Heads of Support Services and Regulatory Affairs. Heads of Physical Security or Cyber Threat Intelligence should not overlook attending. Neither should chief operating officers, technical advisors, RCQ, Vice Presidents, and strategy directors. 

Your Hotel Room in London

Invest in your business trip with hotel accommodation selected for your specific needs. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd works with you to send you hotels in London with an ideal location and price tag. You’re able to select the hotel offers that work best for you and place you near ExCeL London for a quicker commute. We have long worked with large groups, so you can query for parties of twenty people and more. The entire registration process takes up to a day, and you leave all details to us. Also, Travel 2 Fairs ltd can assist with logistics as well. You can request a rent-a-car or an airport transfer in both directions, whether it is private or shared.


IFSEC is an annual trade show that takes place at the ExCeL London for 3 days. Informa PLC organises the event. IFSEC has different opening hours depending on the event day. The first 2 days of the fair are available between 10 am and 5 pm. The last day of the event is available between 10 am and 4 pm.

ExCeL London is among the capital of England’s leading venues. It is easy to access due to its extensive public transport links. For example, a metro and bus line connects the venue to London City Airport. This allows visitors to reach the event site in 12 to 20 minutes. Likewise, the venue has links linking it to the St Pancras International station. For example, there are metro lines that permit you to arrive at the venue in 40 to 50 minutes. ExCeL London is furthermore within walking distance of many key transportation hubs. For example, the London City Airport is within a walking distance of 18 minutes. 

London is a metropolis that is easy to navigate due to its excellent public transport. Its public transport network consists of buses, trains, metros, and taxis. Costs for using public transport can vary depending on the type of transport used and the number of uses. For example, buses and metro lines can be quite affordable when using a Visitor Oyster Card. Taxis can help in saving time when travelling in the city as well. London is a large metropolis with plenty of accommodation and dining options. This allows you to choose a resting and dining location that will suit your needs and budget. For example, the city has a broad range of hostels, guest houses, apartments, and hotels. Dining alternatives feature restaurants, street vendors, market stalls, bars, pubs, clubs, and supermarkets. When considering where to stay, opt for neighbourhoods such as Angel and Notting Hill. You should also consider Brixton, Holborn, South Kensington, and Camden. As alternatives, you can select Stoke Newington, Bloomsbury, Soho, and Waterloo. 

Audience and Statistics

IFSEC is a high-attendance and high-profile event. Its 2019 edition, for example, featured over 600 exhibitors and over 33,000 visitors. The edition generated over 43,000 leading and included over 1,800 meetings. Safety and security industry members from around 120 countries visit the fair. Among the leading countries are:

  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • UK
  • USA
  • Poland
  • China
  • Russia
  • Australia
  • Israel
  • India
  • the Netherlands 
  • Italy 
  • Latvia 
  • Brazil 
  • France
  • Singapore
  • Belgium
  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • Canada 
  • Japan 
  • Czech Republic
  • Spain
  • Hungary

Past Editions


IFSEC 2022 once again took place in the halls of ExCeL London. The event was one of five coinciding events with the remaining trade fair being FIREX International, the Safety & Health Expo, the Facilities Show, and Intelligent Building Europe. The event which marked the restart of the global security industry took place between 17.05.2022 and 19.05.2022. The edition received over 20,000 trade visitors, more than 60 speakers, and over 600 exhibitors from around 43 countries.


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