SSAIB Sign up for IFSEC Connect Online Initiative

SSAIB Sign up for IFSEC Connect Online Initiative

As the Official Installer Partner of IFSEC International and FIREX International, SSAIB are delighted to be taking part in IFSEC Connect – as the flagship event for the fire and security industries goes online for the whole of June.

IFSEC Connect – taking place between June 1-30, 2021 – will bring together the global security industry through an online marketplace and virtual meetings, while Europe’s largest dedicated in-person security event IFSEC International will return to London’s ExCeL in May 2022.

In place of this year’s in-person event in London - which had been scheduled to run from July 12-14 - the IFSEC team will turn its full attention to IFSEC Connect, an immersive, AI-powered, online experience that gives attendees the opportunity to engage with new international suppliers and peers through an online marketplace and tailored meeting recommendations throughout June 2021.

It is part of a series of online events co-located with FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo, Facilities Show, Workplace Wellbeing Show and Intelligent Building Europe providing networking opportunities to bring our global communities together.

Combined, they will offer delegates the chance to learn from over 70 educational sessions – which feature over 100 speakers – and the opportunity to network with over 300 leading industry suppliers.

Leading industry players including Dahua, HID Global, Motorola Solutions, SSAIB and Texecom will be available for appointments when the platform opens for meetings from Tuesday June 1.

This year’s IFSEC International had been scheduled to take place at London’s ExCeL from July 12-14. However, the team is now focused on preparations for the 2022 edition, with leading names such as Hikvision, Paxton Access and Anixter having already booked their space.

Chris Edwards, group director at Informa Markets, said: “We’ve worked tremendously hard along with our venue and contractor partners to deliver an event that is both safe and successful for all involved, but it’s become clear that with the ongoing international travel disruption and general uncertainty caused by the pandemic that transitioning to a vibrant online experience that the whole international security community can be part of is the right thing to do.

“Our virtual event, IFSEC Connect, will offer delegates and suppliers the chance to come together online and we look forward to delivering an in-person series of events at a scale our customers are used to seeing in 2022.”

SSAIB sales and marketing manager Andrew Brown added: “Once we were told of the concept of IFSEC Connect, SSAIB signed up straight away to take part.

“While we were looking forward to the in-person IFSEC International after a prolonged absence of industry events over the last 12 months, I’m sure IFSEC Connect will fill the void for this year and allow us to catch up with a host of familiar faces across the month.

“We will have a team of SSAIB representatives available throughout the event to speak to SSAIB-certified firms, prospective new firms and other industry figures that have signed up for IFSEC Connect. SSAIB will also be taking part in other aspects of the event as well, which will be announced in due course.”

Connect begins on Tuesday June 1 and delegates can register free of charge by visiting