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The May Series 2007 represents the UK's leading protection and management exhibitions held at the NEC Birmingham from 21 - 24 May 2007. The 2007 exhibitions, featuring well over 1,000 exhibitors, cover security, fire, facilities, safety & health and policing, and benefit greatly from being closely aligned to each other.

Visitors to IFSEC 2007, Europe’s leading annual security event, will be able to explore an extensive variety of the latest security innovations. IFSEC 2007 will feature a comprehensive cross-section of over 700 leading security suppliers including Norbain, HID, Siemens, NTL, RISCO, PELCO, Samsung, Abloy Security, Sanyo and JVC. A truly global event, the exhibition will also feature International Pavilions from Korea, Sweden, Italy and the USA.
For over 30 years IFSEC has provided security installers, manufacturers, distributors, IT integrators, end-users and consultants with a platform to keep up to date with the ever-changing developments of the global security industry. In 2006 the show was attended by over 28,000 people. Always striving to accurately reflect the needs of today’s security professionals, IFSEC 2007 will offer an array of innovative new attractions.

Security Guarding Village
Following its successful launch in May 2006, the Security Guarding Village will return to IFSEC under the new name ‘Security Guarding & Support Services’. This dedicated area has been planned with the full support of the SIA, ASIS International, BSIA and The Security Institute. It will represent the full range of people-based security and training solutions, including front of house, back office, patrolling, electronic, remote monitoring, covert and specialist services.
“The addition of ‘support services’ embraces the many other important services that are provided by and for the security guarding industry. Security guarding companies are now being asked by their clients to provide staff with a wider skill set than previously needed. Due to this new integrated approach, the security guarding sector is becoming larger and more diverse than ever before and we will be striving to cater for every element,” comments James Blue, IFSEC’s Event Director.
Exhibitors are keen to be involved, with a number of major companies already signed up to attend including G4S Security Services (UK), The Security Institute, VSG, Wilson James, Nationwide Security Services, Northern Security, Innovise and the AFC Group.

Police & Public Security
A new feature for 2007 is an area dedicated to Police & Public Security. Featuring leading suppliers to the police and public security sectors, this area of the show will provide a platform from which to source new products and services. The Association of Police and Public Security Suppliers (APPSS), the not-for-profit UK trade association will be lending its support to the development of the Police & Public Security area of IFSEC 2007, and will be on hand throughout the show to offer visitors advice on procurement issues.
An IP & Networked Solutions product feature area has been created due to the demand from visitors to have a separate area in the show for these new technologies in the market. Solutions on display will include the latest command and control software, visualisation systems, DVR and NVR technology, IP cameras, networkbased access control and Intelligent Video Processing. The area will cater for the needs of IT professionals, systems integrators, VARs and business managers looking to migrate voice, data, security and building management systems onto a single network.
The CCTV Village will host global CCTV and Access Control manufacturers, distributors and suppliers demonstrating the latest innovations. The Intruder Alarms Village will present leading suppliers revealing the most recent products in the market.

Free seminars
As well as numerous feature areas, IFSEC 2007 will also include a vast educational programme with a host of free seminar sessions covering the hot security topics from a variety of angles, whilst the International Media Village will give all visitors the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the show floor. Visitors to the village will be able to relax and unwind whilst browsing through a selection of the leading global security magazines.
The IFSEC International Security Industry Awards Dinner will take place at the Metropole Hotel on the Birmingham NEC site. Held during the evening of Monday 22 May, the awards recognise excellence in new products, services to the security industry, as well as export success.

Celebrating its own achievements, IFSEC recently won the “Most Improved Established Exhibition” award at the 2006 Event Awards.  The category was open to any B2B or consumer exhibition organiser with a show over five years of age, and was judged on the organiser’s ability to re-invent the exhibition whilst continuing to enhance market position via innovative strategies.
For further information on the events, or to register for free entry please visit . Companies interested in exhibiting at IFSEC 2007 should contact Charlie Cracknell on 020 7921 8069 or

Safety and Health Expo
Safety & Health Expo 2006 attracted a total attendance of 18,0151 and is set to increase its presence in 2007 with an injection of fresh ideas and visitor experiences.
The event will feature over 320 companies exhibiting a broad range of products and services as well as offer visitors free independent advice, and is officially supported by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
Safety and Health Expo is a key event within the health and safety industry and for all sectors that must adhere to health and safety requirements. Exhibiting companies include Scott Health & Safety, Safety Shoe Company, Bacou- Dalloz, Goliath Footwear, AEARO Technologies, CAT Workwear and Draeger Safety UK.

New attractions
As always, Safety and Health Expo will offer visitors a range of free educational seminars, presented by high-profile industry experts on a range of pressing issues, including asbestos removal, working at height legislation and lone worker protection. This year, Safety & Health Expo will offer a number of new feature areas and attractions, designed to accurately reflect the needs of today’s safety and health professional.
The Access Industry Forum (AIF) will be holding its annual conference at Safety and Health Expo 2007. Called Working at Height – Getting it Right, it will follow an entirely new format and take place on Wednesday, 23 May 2007.
Bill Callaghan, Chair of the Health and Safety Commission will present the keynote speech and the conference will be chaired by Ian Greenwood, Head of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Falls from Height Team. Justine Lee, also from the HSE, will address the topic: The Work at Height Regulations: A Front Line Report.
“The aim is to provide everyone with valuable insights they can apply in their everyday work,” says Don Aers of the organising committee. “We want delegates to relate the topics to their own work and first hand experience.”
Attendees will also have the opportunity of putting questions directly to AIF member organisations and these can be emailed in advance to .

Height issues
After the success of Access Live at Safety & Health Expo 2006, this show floor demonstration area will run again in 2007, showcasing working at height issues. The area demonstrates how working at height is still the leading health and safety challenge, using actors role-playing specific situations.
Safety and Health Expo 2007 will also host the Directors’ Health & Safety Responsibilities Conference, and the Construction Health & Safety Conference, run by RoSPA in the gallery suites of the NEC. In recent years there has been a growing focus on the health and safety responsibilities of directors and senior managers in all organisations. The Directors’ Health & Safety Responsibilities Conference, which includes nationally recognised speakers, is a unique opportunity for directors, senior managers and H&S professionals to explore recent developments and key dimensions of this challenging subject.
In the last 25 years, over 2,800 people have died from injuries they received as a result of the construction work. The construction industry is one of Britain’s most dangerous and the largest with over 2.2 million employees. With such levels of fatalities and injuries, key players in the industry are now working together to reduce the dangers and subsequent consequences. The Construction Health & Safety Conference will debate and address these issues.

BSIF Product Innovation Awards
Safety & Health Expo will also host the BSIF Product Innovation Awards. These are presented each year to companies that have produced products and/or services, which, in the opinion of the judges, offer a significant contribution in improvements in occupational health and safety, and towards a reduction of workplace accidents. The BSIF Product Innovation Awards at Safety & Health Expo 2007 are the only awards to promote the importance of innovation and underline the highest standards of excellence within occupational health and safety.
For further information, please visit . Any companies interested in exhibiting at Safety and Health Expo 2007 should contact David Bishop on 0207 921 8049 or e-mail .

The Facilities Show
As the role of the facilities manager continues to evolve it becomes even more important for them to have a platform to source new products, learn about changes in legislation, network with their peers and benefit from hearing about best practice. Since 1999 The Facilities Show has been providing the facilities management industry with such a platform and with the introduction of new features, The Facilities Show 2007 looks set to deliver more than ever before.
Now in its 8th year, The Facilities Show is the must-attend event for all facilities professionals and building managers. THe show is supported by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), the fastest growing professional body in the United Kingdom.

Screwfix Direct, Mil-tek, Fireco and Epsilon Test Services Planon, Pendax, Nationwide Security, Visual Verification and Tribal Technology are just some of the leading suppliers to the facilities management industry that will be launching and demonstrating their latest products and services. New exhibitors to The Facilities Show 2007 include FM Easy, Technowaste, Plantronics and Screwfix Direct. Gardiner and Theobald, Buro Happold, Dyson, i-BusSol, Ergo XS and Service Works.
Dyson will be exhibiting the new Airblade™ hand dryer on its stand. Dyson engineers and scientists took three years to create an entirely new type of hand dryer. Dyson Airblade™ blows clean, unheated air through an aperture the width of an eyelash at over 400mph (640kmph) to hygienically wipe hands dry in just 10 seconds. That is twice as fast as most hand dryers and four times faster than some. It also uses up to 83 per cent less energy too, so it is better for the environment. Visit Dyson on stand A11 for more information.

Seminar theatre
Following the success of the 2006 event, The Facilities Show 2007 will have its own dedicated seminar theatre for a second time. Sessions will take place over all three days of the event, with a line-up of industry experts presenting seminars on everything from sustainability to estates management.
Neil Wycombe, Energy Manager for Thames Valley Police will be presenting a session on managing energy policy across a varied property portfolio. For a full seminar timetable, please visit .

Industry support
Ian R Fielder, Chief Executive Officer of the BIFM commented, “Facilities management is one of the fastest growing professions in the UK and the BIFM is pleased to support The Facilities Show again in 2007. The event delivers effective solutions for a demanding role. Professional FMs must continually refresh their knowledge and we look forward to the return of the seminar theatre and the programme it has to offer at an established show.”
For more information on the event and to register for free entry, please visit

Fire & Rescue Exhibition and Conference, and International Fire Expo
The new fire fighting event Fire & Rescue Exhibition and Conference is run in connection with the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA), The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) and The Fire Protection Association (FPA). Catering for the requirements of everyone within the Fire & Rescue Service, the event will focus on the key developments in this sector from changes in legislation through to modernisation.
As well as appealing to high-ranking fire officers, Fire & Rescue will provide all those involved in the operational and procurement aspects of the fire-fighting industry with a platform from which to source a variety of products and services and learn about the latest developments taking place within the industry. The event will offer a multitude of innovative attractions in the way of themed villages, an outdoor demonstration area and educational seminar theatres. Exhibiting companies will include Trelleborg, Lion Apparel, Bristol Uniforms, Interspiro, Cosalt Ballyclare and The Fire Service College.

Emergency Action Zone
Located outside the halls, the Emergency Action Zone is where the very best in fire fighting and rescue equipment and techniques are put to the test in front of a live grandstand. This outdoor area will allow visitors to witness live demonstrations of the latest products in the market, many of them never seen before.
In addition, the outside area will feature the Fire Fighting Vehicle Manufacturers Association (FFVMA) Pavilion which will provide visitors with a chance to view a range of fire fighting vehicles exhibited by leading vehicle manufacturers.

As the UK’s largest fire industry event, International Fire Expo will offer visitors the opportunity to meet over 170 leading suppliers. Covering two halls at the NEC, International Fire Expo is the perfect event for those involved in fire prevention and protection to make the best buying decisions. It also provides a great opportunity to network with the industry’s leading companies including Apollo Fire Detectors, C-Tec, Gent by Honeywell, Fulleon, EMS Radio Fire & Security Systems, Hochiki, Siemens, Ventcroft, Klaxon and KAC.

Packed seminar programme
International Fire Expo 2007 will feature a packed seminar programme relevant to all visitors. Presenting tangible benefits for the day-to-day role, these free sessions will provide visitors with an opportunity to network and compare notes with colleagues from the UK and abroad. Topics for this year’s seminar programme will range from false alarm reduction to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, and from DDA compliance to Third Party Certification.
The Fire Industry Confederation will be staging a number of short informative papers on applied technology within the fire protection sphere. Divided into two main sessions, detection & alarms and extinguishing, they are designed to attract professionals from within the industry including the fire service as well as the specifiers and users.
The Fire Service College will also be presenting a day of seminars, based around the requirements of the fire service.

International Fire Expo and Fire & Rescue will represent the largest gathering of the fire profession ever seen in the UK. Entry to both International Fire Expo and Fire & Rescue 2007 is free. Register in advance at and , where the latest event information, news and seminar timetables also are available.
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