As a point of interest, I’ve had people saying “I’m a Security Guard at a factory. What’s the point of me going to any of these big security events?”…….
If you want a career in this industry, at any level, there is so much information to be had at these things. Some may not be appropriate, unless you are in a very specific field, but generally, there are so many people to chat with, that may be able to give you an important lead or heads up on a career opportunity down the line. Even just going back to work and being able to brief your bosses up on the latest developments in access control, cctv, or any of a number of cutting edge security issues, is going to make you look good. Your knowledge is power, and gaining more of it can only be good for your career or job prospects. You will also generally gain CPD points for attending such events. Win Win.
Many of the big events are free to attend, though you’ll have to book in advance, so there isn’t much of a downside. Hopefully I’ll meet you at one!
Cyber Security. Don’t Risk Your Business Event
A free to attend, 2hr event based in Croydon, London. Jan 16 2019.
Major Security Event Organised by the people at Professional Security magazine. Hilton Metropole Birmingham Hotel. 21 February 2019.
Security & Counter Terror Expo. 2019
The UK’s leading national security event for professionals tasked with protecting important National Infrastructure and public places. World counter terror congress 5-6 march 2019 Olympia, London.
The Security Event. 2019
A new and large scale general security industry event promising educational and networking opportunities. and 9-11 April 2019, NEC Birmingham.
Major Security Event Organised by the people at Professional Security magazine. Hilton Hotel on William Street in Glasgow on 30 April 2019.
IFSEC International 2019
Possibly the largest security expo in the UK. 18 – 20 June 2019. Excel, London.