Intersec, 21-23 January, Dubai
Intersec is the largest fire and security exhibition in the world, hosting more than 1,300 exhibitors. This year the exhibition featured 15 Country Pavilions from Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, USA. BRE Global had two stands – one in the Fire Hall and the other in the Security Hall.
The show was very busy over all three days reflecting the major projects underway in the region, such as the World Cup stadia in Qatar and the Dubai Expo 2020. It was good to see the increase in numbers of LPCB certification marks being displayed around the exhibition, and a steady demand for applications due to the strength of the brand in the region. Our Suppression and Fire Detection teams were constantly in demand and reported a very good level of potential business to be evaluated and followed up. The security team were also busy during the show taking several positive potential business enquiries.
The security team also hosted two security seminars, supported by several LPCB client companies, where attack testing demonstrations took place. Feedback was excellent with major specifiers stating that they will now require LPS 1175 for physical security, and are also considering using SABRE. More attack testing demonstrations are likely to take place in the region going forward.
UK Security Expo, 29-30 November, London
This was the second UK Security Expo and was Chaired by Admiral The Rt. Hon. Lord West of Spithead, former UK Security Minister, and attracted high calibre supporters such as Nactso, the Metropolitan Police and the British Transport Police. BRE Global gave presentations on SABRE and blast and ballistics protection measures, and presented Zaun Group with an LPCB certificate for their SR3 ‘Corrusec’ fence.
The exhibition had a number of very well attended theatres covering topics that included: Aviation & Border Security, Global Counter Terrorism, Designing Out Terrorism, Critical National Infrastructure, Maritime & Transport Security, Major Events & Stadium Security, Protecting Crowded Places, Cyber Security, and Counter Terrorism for Building & Facilities Management. There were also briefings on ‘Safer Cities’, a series of presentations in the Technology Workshop and a drone area.
At this very busy event the team were able to meet with a wide range of manufacturers, consultants, regulators and influencers, including representatives of Germany’s Foreign Ministry to whom they explained benefits of LPS1175 and the Red Book. Gavin Jones presented on SABRE and also took part in a panel discussion that followed in the Designing Out Terrorism theatre.
Bob Stephens presented on the challenges of using existing national and international explosion and ballistic resistant product standards in the context of current and emerging threats. Bob highlighted the challenges faced by manufacturers and specifiers when deciding appropriate standards, particularly in relation to scope and threats not covered by the standards. He gave examples of where manufacturers had promoted products that were outside the scope of the standards, and provided suggestions of what specifiers should look out for when reviewing manufacturers' claims.
We also took the opportunity to present a certificate to Zaun for their SR3 ‘Corrusec’ fence to LPS 1175: Issue 7.
Big 5, 26-29 November, Dubai
Big 5 is the largest construction show in the world hosting 2500 exhibitors from 60 countries and 79,000 visitors! The region is still extremely buoyant boasting a 17.4% increase in growth in the number of active construction projects.
Each year the organisers introduce something new – this year there was a dedicated HVAC-R sector and two of the halls focussed on Construct Technologies and Innovations.
BRE Global is now a well-recognised and respected provider of certification for fire and security products and services in the region, and many of our current customers popped by to say hello. Firm enquiries were received for testing and certification of cladding, doors, fire stopping and sprinkler protection products.
Our status as a UAE Civil Defence approved laboratory and certification body remains a key benefit for our listed companies, and again drew a large number of specifiers and manufacturers to the stand.
China Fire, 5-8 September, Beijing
BRE Global exhibited at the China Fire exhibition in Beijing again this year. Graham Orme attended the event with Ming Stone, the BRE Global Country Manager for China. There was a significant increase in exhibitions since the last show two years ago, and many of the exhibitors were LPCB listed.
IFSEC and Firex, 20-22 June, London
IFSEC and FIREX ran side by side on 20-22 June, and were both very successful in terms of the number of visitors and the interest shown in LPCB listed fire and security products and services. The LPCB Attack Zone at IFSEC, in which physical security attach tests were carried out on a range of products by BRE security experts, was a new feature and a highlight of this year's event. Read more
Security & Counter Terror Expo, 3-4 May
This focused security exhibition is aimed at the high end physical security protection needed in the fight against crime and terrorism. The LPCB brand has a high profile in this market and there was strong interest in our physical security, ballistics and security assessment certification standards and services. See more
Fire & Safety India, 6-8 April, Mumbai
In April BRE Global attended Fire & Safety India at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.
There is a rapidly growing demand for fire protection equipment and technology across India, with the fire and safety equipment market expected to reach around US$5 billion by the end of 2019 (India Fire & Safety Equipment Market Forecast & Opportunities). Our new LPS 1666 standard for LPCB approval of direct low pressure application fixed fire suppression systems, was of particular interest to visitors at the BRE Global stand where we were kept busy discussing LPCB listed products and services.
Security & Policing, 7-9 March, Farnborough, UK
Security & Policing is an annual Home Office event held at Farnborough. It is supported by DIT (Dept. for International Trade), which arranges incoming high level delegations from countries across the world wishing to do business with UK companies, and to draw on their security expertise. Read more
Middle East Electricity, Dubai, 14-16 February
Middle East Electricity (MEE) is a major show covering some 65,000 sqm and housing more than 1,600 exhibitors from 60 countries. Many of our Red Book listed clients sell into the Middle East and our presence at MEE provided a great opportunity to promote these listings, and to give support to the Red Book client who were also exhibiting. Read more
Intersec Dubai, 22-24 January 2017
Intersec is the largest fire and security exhibition in the world, hosting more than 1,280 exhibitors and welcoming visitors from 127 countries. We had two stands – one in the Fire Hall and the other in the Security Hall. The show was very busy over all three days, reflecting the major projects underway in the region, such as the World Cup stadia in Qatar and the Dubai 2020 World Fair. Read more
UK Security Expo 2016
BRE Global attended the first UK Security Expo at Olympia in London on 30 November-1 December, to promote the LPCB Fire and Security certification brand. The exhibition was supported by the Home Office and other government security departments, and was opened by former UK Security Minister, Admiral Lord West. Read more
Big 5 International Building and Construction Show
BRE Global again exhibited at the prestigious Big 5 in Dubai on 21-24 November. With more than 3,100 exhibitors showcasing their products and services to a region boasting a vibrant construction pipeline of £1.5+ trillion worth of projects, this was a very busy show! Read more
Fire and Security Shanghai, China 9–11 November
The 12th Shanghai International Fire & Security Technology Equipment Exhibition was held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. International Director Graham Orme and China Country Manager Ming Stone manned the exhibition stand and were pleased to see many of our LPCB listed clients attending the show.
Security Essen 2016, 27-30 September, Essen Germany
Security Essen is a bi-annual event covering Fire Prevention, Cyber Security, Mechanical Security Systems, Electronic Security and Services and Perimeter Security. Our attendance at this show is to promote LPCB listed companies, raise LPCB brand awareness and support EFSG.
EFSG comprises a number of European Certification Bodies and their associated test houses that work together to facilitate the acceptance of each other’s test results, thereby offering their clients the opportunity to obtain multiple quality marks with minimal duplication and cost.
Enquiries regarding new approvals ranged from fire doors, security doors, locks, fire alarm panels, linear heat detectors, gas detectors, wireless fire detection systems, gas systems, watermist systems and safes.
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FIRE SOUTH 2016, 21-22 September, Chennai, India
FIRE SOUTH is a regional edition of India’s leading fire and safety show “FIRE INDIA” which attracts more than 15,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors. The market revenues of India's fire &safety equipment market are expected to reach USD4.94 billion by the end of 2019.
FIRE SOUTH hosted 105 exhibitors some of whom were LPCB listed companies including Ceasefire, Hochiki, Agni Devices and Agni Controls. Major specifiers such as the Director of State Disaster Response and Fire Services Department, Telangana, Hyderabad called by the stand to discuss the testing and certification services offered by BRE Global. For further information on this show please contact email@example.com
Firex International, 21 23 June, London ExCel
As in previous years, the LPCB Red Book Pavilion was a prominent feature of Firex International at London Excel. This year we also had a Pavilion in the IFSEC show which is reported below. The first two days were extremely busy, which was evident in the level of ambient noise! Even the EU Referendum and torrential rain which closed several tube stations in the area didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the exhibitors and visitors. As always, our Red Book listings were of interest to specifiers such as insurers, facilities managers and consultants. Read more
IFSEC, 21 23 June, London ExCel
IFSEC is the biggest security show in Europe with over 600 exhibitors and an estimated 27,000 visitors. This year LPCB had a Red Book Pavilion in the perimeter security section, where our experts from the physical security and electronic security teams were on hand to answer visitors’ questions. We attend a number of UK security shows that are mainly invitation only – a key benefit of this show is the access it gives to European manufacturers and specifiers of security equipment.
LPS 1175 Intruder resistant building components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers, was widely discussed and visitors were very interested to learn that we now offer certification to a range of intruder alarm, access control and alarm transmission products – see here for further information.
IFSEC TV conducted some video interviews to collate exhibitor feedback. David Jones, Director, Morgan Marine and Richard Flint, LPCB Physical Security Certification Scheme Manager were interviewed and you can view the videos by clicking on their names.
NFPA, 13 - 15 June, Las Vegas
The NFPA Conference and Exposition was held 13-16 June in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Conference Centre. We exhibited jointly with VdS to promote the special working relationship between the two Certification Bodies, who are members of the European Fire and Security Group (EFSG) now under the Chairmanship of Graham Orme, LPCB International Director. It was a good opportunity for us to meet and support our current Red Book Listed clients, and to promote the listings to conference delegates. A high level of interest was shown, particularly in two of our new certification schemes:
Fire & Safety, 21-23 March, Mumbai
In April BRE Global attended Fire & Safety India at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. At the associated conference, Sarah Colwell, Director of Fire Suppression at BRE Global, presented on “Testing and Certification of Fire Suppression Systems”. With fire equipment manufacturers from around the world exhibiting, visitors included fire officers (international and state), consultants, training institutes and major specifiers. Pictured here are: Mr Mayur, Director, Fire & Safety Directory, Mr Kamil Hamid, BRE Global Country Manager – India, Mr Selvakumar, Executive director, Agni Controls and Dr Sarah Colwell, BRE Global Director of Suppression.
ISNR, 15-17 March, Abu Dhabi
ISNR (International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience) was held at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi comprising 530 exhibitors from 57 countries. It hosted 200 high-level official delegations and government buyers from 20 countries. Read more
Security & Policing, Farnborough, 8-10 March 2016
Security and Policing is an invitee only event aimed at police, law enforcement and security professionals who are tasked with security, civil protection and national resilience. The event provides an opportunity to bring together people with operational needs with companies that have the relevant solutions, all within a secure environment. Read more.
Middle East Electricity, Dubai World Trade Centre, 1-3 March 2016
Middle East Electricity is a big show covering some 65,000 sqm,housing over 1,600 exhibitors from 60 countries. Read more.
Intersec 2016, Dubai International Exhibition Center, Dubai UAE - January 17-19 2016.
Intersec is a very vibrant exhibition with visitors from across the Middle East and Africa. Construction projects across the region draw in an ever increasing number of exhibitors and many of these are Red Book listed. We hads two stands again in 2016 to support to our fire and security listed companies in separate specialist halls. Read more