As a leading Fire & Security recruitment agency, the Fire & Security team here at Eligo are always keen to attend and exhibit at some of the industry’s leading Fire & Security events both domestically and internationally. In recent months Eligo Fire & Security recruitment have been present at two of these, attending Intersec 2015 in Dubai, and Security Twenty 15 in Nottingham.
Now in its 17th year, Intersec 2015 was the first of the major security events of the year, cementing itself as one of the world’s leading international security & safety exhibitions. I was able to attend for the whole 3 days of the event, meeting leading industry figures, networking, and even enjoying a little of Dubai’s sights despite the rain!
With a record turn-out of high-profile safety and security companies from across the EMEA region and the USA, this year Intersec featured 1,237 exhibitors and saw over 25,000 visitors from 131 countries. This is the clearest sign yet of the security market’s continued growing importance worldwide.
We believe Dubai was an excellent location for Intersec 2015 to be held, and that’s not just because of the Sun, Sea, Sand, and Malls (though it did rain!). Dubai and the Middle Eastern region in which it is located, is among the fastest growing security markets worldwide, with Ahmed Pauwels – CEO of Intersec’s organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East – stating that "the region’s security market is growing at more than double the global average growth rate".
Intersec 2015 served as an excellent opportunity to continue to meet with leaders in the Security field, share and learn expertise on the state of the security market, and talk to an excellent number of exciting candidates and companies. This continued growth has only been further emphasised since, with Canon’s $2.8 billion dollar purchase of Axis last month marking the industry’s biggest ever deal in video surveillance.
The security event was thoroughly worth visiting with the opportunity to discuss this growth and meet with a wealth of talented candidates to continue to aid the market’s success. There was also the odd Lamborghini to admire!
See you at Intersec 2016!
Security Twenty 15
Closer to home the trademark Eligo pink stand was out in force at Security Twenty 15 Midlands which this year was again held in Nottingham. Security Twenty 15 is one of the country’s leading Security events for end users, purchasers, and security industry professionals. Organised by Professional Security Magazine, Security Twenty 15 has four events across the UK with shows also taking place in Bristol, Newcastle, and Heathrow. We will be present at each of these shows – if you plan on being there and would like to meet up, do let us know here.
The Eligo Fire & Security recruitment were out in force, with Dan, Ellen, and I exhibiting, attracting some of the industry’s finest talent to come and talk. As well as meeting some excellent security industry professionals, we were also able to meet up with faces both familiar and new, discussing our specialist expertise of the Security industry and its recruitment needs.
If you were unable to make it to Security Twenty 15 Midlands, there are still 3 more dates on the Security Twenty 15 roadshow, with the exhibition making it’s way to the south in Bristol on 15 April 2015. Will we see you there?!
We’ll continue to be attending security events including NSI, and IFSEC throughout what is proving to be a very exciting year for the security industry! If you’d like to meet up with us there or discuss the security industry, opportunities within it, or your companies security recruitment needs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.