IFSEC Southeast Asia - expanding the portfolio to Thailand
 
Sep 22, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IFSEC Southeast Asia, the leading security, fire and safety event for the region is going to alternately be held between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur in 2018. The first Bangkok edition will take place next year on 14-16th November 2018 at the Impact Exhibition & Convention Center.

The Bangkok edition is supported by the Royal Thai Police, Asian Professional Security Association (APSA) Thailand Chapter, and Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).

Just recently, the Thai prime minister has ordered a review of the 300,000 CCTV cameras that are installed in public spaces and roads in the country. The authorities discovered that dozens of cameras were out of service, some for years. The growth of the CCTV market in Thailand is driven by several factors, including business requirements and the growing need for safety and security for everyday use. AXIS Communications expects the CCTV market in Thailand to continue its growth trajectory after posting a 9.2% boost in 2016 to THB 4.3 billion in total value, which is expected to rise to THB 5.7 billion by 2020.

With the move to Bangkok, the organiser, United Business Media (UBM) will continue to bring world-renowned brands to the emerging market of Southeast Asia, in general, and Thailand, in particular. Thailand's economy recently grew at the fastest pace in more than four years. Economic growth for the full year of 2017 is now projected at around 3.5%, according to a new World Bank report. The country's mega projects in infrastructure and transportation, including smart building, surveillance systems, access control and biometrics, and others, will have a direct effect on the security industry. The growing demand of Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to increase since Thailand's internet penetration is up to 42% with over 29 million users nationwide; it now ranks 8th fastest in Asia.

"As the country is growing rapidly in multiple sectors, we must not neglect the essential of the nation's security preparedness," said Mr. ChiruitIsarangkun Na Ayuthaya, President of TCEB. "With IFSEC Southeast Asia moving to Bangkok, we hope Thailand's industry players and users will benefit by meeting directly with leading global brands and witnessing the latest products and technologies to be used in the nation."

On top of that, UBM is very proud to launch POLSEC, a new exhibition that focuses on police security products, including anti-riot equipment, ballistic helmets, body armour, clothing, countermeasure devices, and more.

"With the fast-changing security landscape, the police will have to be properly equipped to face the ever-changing challenges in securing people, properties and assets," said Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, Royal Thai Police Commissioner-General. "The launching of POLSEC will give us insights of the latest products and technologies available for the police or any other law enforcement body to secure public safety."

IFSEC Southeast Asia is a franchise of the leading global security, fire and safety event portfolio. It takes place annually in London, India and the Philippines. The Bangkok edition estimates to showcase around 350 world-leading brands, for the viewing of more than 10,000 trade buyers and industry players coming from around the region.

For more information on IFSEC Southeast Asia, please log on to www.ifsecsea.com or contact the organiser at +60321768788.

About UBM Asia

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organiser in China, India, Malaysia and Thailand. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 32 offices and 1,300 staff in 24 major cities. We operate in 19 market sectors with 230 events, 28 trade publications, 18 online products for over 2,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

UBM Asia was awarded "Asia's Most Reliable Trade Show Organiser Award" in Hong Kong's Most Valuable Companies Awards (HKMVCA) 2016.

Source: UBM Asia (Malaysia)

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