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!
IFSEC International 2019
Possibly the largest security expo in the UK. 18 – 20 June 2019. Excel, London. (TPSOs Mike & Rollo will be there on the 18th & 19th. Please come and say hello.)
The 1st Surveillance Camera Day
Keep an eye on the press and Surveillance Camera Commissioner website for info. 20th June 2019.
Major Events Summit
The 5th annual major events summit. 26Th – 27th June 2019. Villa Park, Birmingham.
Regional security conference and exhibition. 2nd July 2019. Principal Hotel, Manchester.
LCCI Annual Summer Party
An excellent networking opportunity for London based professionals. LCCI membership is a benefit of joining The Security Institute. 4th July. College Garden, London, SW1.
3CDSE (3 Counties Defence & Security Expo)
Security and defence related conferences and events. 16th -17th July. Three Counties Showground, Worcester.
Regional security conference and exhibition. 3rd September 2019. Europa Hotel Belfast..
Regional security conference and exhibition. 5th September 2019. Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin.