Chamber support for region’s biggest security event

Posted on January 13th, 2017

One of the biggest regional security events of the year is being backed by the Chamber.

Held at the Midlands Conference Centre on 9 February, the Chamber will have a members’ lounge at Professional Security magazine’s Security Twenty 17 Midlands expo.

Hundreds of delegates are expected to attend the conference and exhibition, which is aimed at end users, buyers and those who specify security products.

Speakers already confirmed include Alex Carmichael of the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board, the Security Industry Authority’s Nigel Davies talking about prosecution cases and consultant Bill Croft talking about how to train people to respond to emergencies.

The conference will be chaired by Security Institute Director Mike White.

The Chamber’s lounge will offer delegates who are also Chamber members or want to join a place to relax and network during the day.

“It would be hard to overestimate the importance of security in today’s world,” said the Chamber’s lead on crime Andy Watterson.

He added: “The Chamber operates Shopwatch and Businesswatch schemes across the East Midlands, delivers cyber security initiatives across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire and works very closely with the police, security practitioners and local authorities across the region to drive up security standards and help reduce crime.

“It’s absolutely right and proper that we should be part of one of the biggest security events in the region, if only to introduce members to the latest products and developments.”

More than 80 exhibitors have already signed up for stands at the event. Doors open at 8.30am and close at 4pm. The conference will take place between 9.30am and 1.30pm.