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The Security Event 2024: A Review of Industry Growth and Innovation

by Geny Caloisi

The Security Event (TSE) 2024, held as part of the Safety & Security Event Series at NEC Birmingham from April 30 to May 2, 2024, marked a significant milestone as it celebrated its fifth edition. This annual gathering has become a cornerstone event for professionals across various sectors, encompassing security, safety, fire, and workplace solutions.

With a 42,800 square meters of exhibition space and boasting 1076 exhibitors, the combined shows attracted an impressive crowd of 49,576 attendees. This substantial increase from the previous year’s 11,000 visitors underscores the event’s growing importance within the industry.

Exhibition Highlights and Innovations

The palpable excitement surrounding TSE 2024 was evident from the outset, with long queues forming on the first and second days as eager attendees awaited their badges. Despite the inconvenience, this surge in attendance reflects the heightened interest and demand for the latest security technology and solutions advancements.

The event offered attendees a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the unveiling of new products, live demonstrations, and engaging workshops. One notable addition to this year’s lineup was the introduction of Professional Security Officer Live, providing a dedicated platform for frontline security professionals to showcase their skills and expertise. Additionally, the launch of the Access Control Executive Brief Theatre and the Physical Security Zone further enriched the experience, offering focused insights and discussions on key industry topics.

A standout feature of TSE 2024 was its commitment to nurturing the next generation of security and fire professionals. Initiatives such as The Ultimate Apprenticeship Challenge, conducted in partnership with Skills for Security, underscored the event’s dedication to fostering talent and innovation within the industry.

Watch this video to get a flavour of the show’s highlights:

Visitor Experience and Feedback

Attendees were unanimous in their praise for the quality and diversity of exhibitors at TSE 2024. The sheer volume and breadth of products, technology, and services on display provided visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to explore the latest trends and solutions from industry leaders. Many remarked that TSE 2024 represented their best chance to stay abreast of developments in the security sector and forge valuable connections with peers and experts.

Outlook and Future Prospects

Looking ahead, the organisers have already set the dates for the next edition, scheduled for April 8-10, 2025. The overwhelming support from exhibitors, partners, and attendees, coupled with a 97% re-booking rate among exhibitors, bodes well for the event’s continued success. Tristan Norman, Group Event Director, expressed his delight at the positive reception and reaffirmed TSE’s status as the premier event for the security industry in the UK.

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