Professional Security Officer (PSO) Live to launch at The Security Event 25-27 April 2023 at NEC Birmingham

Professional Security Officer (PSO) Live is set to launch at the NEC Birmingham, from 25-27 April
2023. This ‘brand new’ show will feature alongside the award winning The Security Event –
extending its security offering and dedicated focus to front-line security professionals.
Tristan Norman, Group Director comments “Launching Professional Security Officer Live
demonstrates our commitment to the security industry. It’s a market we know very well, and our
research has shown that there is a genuine demand from our exhibitors, partners and visitors to
recognise the critical role that security personnel, operatives and front-line professionals play in the
security sector.”

Never seen before and well overdue, PSO will host major industry brands from the security guarding
sector – showcasing the latest products, services, technologies, training and solutions enabling
security personnel to perform their duties protecting people, places and assets. Supported by a
comprehensive free-to-attend conference that will highlight and address key issues within the sector
that include, training and certification, career pathways, skills and talent shortage, standards, health
and wellbeing, physical protection and much more.

Professional Security Officer Live is hugely welcomed and backed by leading industry stakeholders
International Professional Security Association (IPSA), International Foundation for Protection
Officers (IFPO), Skills4Security, The Security Institute (SyI) ASIS, PCPI to name a few.

Satia Rai MSyI, Chief Executive Officer, International Professional Security Association (IPSA)
commented “IPSA are delighted to be part of the Professional Security Officer Live launch at The
Security Event. There is a huge need to attract, train and retain talent in the private security industry
to address the ever-changing landscape of risk and to raise standards within the sector. We are
pleased that the team at Nineteen Group are leading and driving the change to focus on and include
our front-line, the heart beat of our industry. IPSA are thrilled to support the PSO-L launch as an
event partner.”

Mike Hurst CPP CPOI, is director of the International Foundation for Protection Officers in the U.K.
and Ireland and a member of its global board. Mike says “With members and students in 54
countries, the IFPO is dedicated to advancing the role of the security officer through education,
certification, developing career pathways and supporting mental health and wellbeing. We are
therefore delighted to support Professional Security Officer Live and look forward to working with
the organisers to further develop and enhance this important area of the security profession. “
Registration is now open. Professional Security Officer Live is free to attend and is co-located with
The Security Event, National Cyber Security Show, The Health & Safety Event, The Fire Safety Event
and The Workplace Event. Taking place on 25-27 April 2023, at the NEC Birmingham, your pass gives
you FREE access to the events and FREE parking at the NEC Birmingham.

Nineteen Group is a dynamic and rapidly expanding trade show organiser based in the centre of
Wimbledon. Backed by Phoenix Equity Partners, Nineteen connects tens of thousands of people
across a number of trade shows, publications and digital products, inspiring our communities to
grow. Operating across several markets including security, cyber, fire, safety, manufacturing and
engineering, emergency response and retail, Nineteen Group is more than just a number with a
successful team on an exciting journey of growth to become the UK’s leading organiser.

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