It seems like everyone’s talking about the new kid on the block when it comes to events on the security calendar this year –Security Twenty 13 on 27th March at the Forest of Arden Hotel.

Professional Security’s first ever event has been masterminded by newly appointed Liz Lloyd and the magazine’s managing director Roy Cooper, who between them have put their wealth of industry experience to good use.   icomply, the leading provider of cost-effective integration software for control rooms, wanted to find out exactly why Security Twenty 13 is shaping up to be so different, with some insider knowledge from Roy himself in an exclusive interview.

What can delegates expect from Security Twenty 13?

“If you’re attending Security Twenty 13 as a delegate, you can expect to learn something new about the ever-changing security industry.  We have invited a wide range of speakers to the conference who will be sharing their thoughts and inviting questions regarding their specific knowledge base.   Andrew Rennison, Surveillance Camera Commissioner, will give an update on CCTV regulation; James Kelly from the BSIA will be sharing knowledge on new standards for 2013; and Bill Butler from the SIA will be updating delegates on new developments for 2013.”

So, Security Twenty 13 has an educational focus?

“Yes, exactly. I want delegates to be able to take something away from the conference that they didn’t know before.  This kind of information is readily available, but it’s not easily understandable.  Security Twenty 13 will be an opportunity for delegates to ask questions and discuss complicated aspects of the security industry with the relevant leading industry professionals.

Another essential source of product-specific information will be available from the wide range of exhibitors who are attending the event, all of whom will able to dispense top notch advice as leading professionals in their area of expertise.  Meeting exhibitors and watching live demonstrations of their products is vital when planning changes to security systems, and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask the difficult questions at the event.”

Who will be coming to the event?

“We’ve seen a fantastic uptake of delegate subscriptions to the event, from installers, end users, consultants, people who work with private security in the police or the armed forces, and buyers of security service.  Some notable figures attending include the heads of security from BskyB and English Heritage, to name but a few.  Exhibitors can expect to meet a wide range of delegates attending from all different industries, as we are covering all aspects of security from alarms, CCTV, access control, monitoring, and guarding, et cetera.  We have 38 different companies attending as exhibitors, including yourselves at icomply, and you can see the full list on our website.”

What are you most excited about for Security Twenty 13?

“Personally, I’m looking forward to networking and connecting with new and old security industry faces.  I’ve been attending conferences for many years now, and with my previous experience as a distributor, and Liz’s experience in running successful events, I think we have the winning formula for Security Twenty 13.  We’ve had countless positive responses about the event as everyone wants to see it succeed, and, of course, so do I! I can exclusively reveal that we will be holding more events later this year, which is fantastic news.    I hope to see you on 27th March for the first ever Security Twenty 13 event (or even on the 26th March if you’re attending the Networking Dinner!)”

icomply would like to say thank you to Roy Cooper at Professional Security.  To attend Security Twenty 13 as a delegate for free, please register here.