The World’s Leading Security Trade Show IFSEC is in Istanbul in 2013!
ISTANBUL, October 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Targeting to be one of the most notable trade shows in Turkey and in EMEA Region,
IFSEC Istanbul, which is being organised for the first time, has been introduced to the
public with a press conference held today. UBM Istanbul is planning to organise an
incomparable trade show in Turkey in private security service sector. Non-governmental
organisations in the sector such as TOBB, GUESOD, GESIDER, ASIS and Private Security
Federation are all supporting the show which will be held at Luetfi KIrdar International
Convention and Exhibition Centre between 30th September – 2nd October 2013.
UBM Istanbul, founded by UBM; the second largest event and exhibition company in the
world, active in 40 countries with 160 branches, to serve the requirements of Turkey and
region’s markets, is organising IFSEC Istanbul, which is aiming to become the benchmark
show in private security services sector. IFSEC, which will be held for the 40th year in
UBM’s flagship branch in Birmingham, attracts more than 25.000 visitors worldwide.
In his opening statement, the General Manager of UBM Istanbul, Mr. Kerim Bertrand
stated the reasons behind organising the show in Turkey. Mr Bertrand, underlined that
IFSEC is one of the most important and established events on Security in the world and
added; “Like in any country, the assets that need protection increase when wealth and
welfare improves in a developing country. Together with the welfare level, the requirement
for energy, production facilities and housing standards also increase. Protection of such
assets is not only possible with the help of public security institutions such as the
police and the military. In fast developing economies such as Turkey, these assets and
properties also require protection from private security firms (both in terms of hardware,
equipment and also in terms of security staff). The economic success story of Turkey
reveals the needs for equipment, training and regulations in the Private Security sector.”
Kerim Bertrand also stated that UBM Istanbul will aim to introduce the Turkish companies
in the security sector to new markets, provide solutions for the sector’s requirements and
improve the private security sector in Turkey by focusing on such opportunities.
Turkey is the leader in Europe with the number of staff employed in the sector
The Spokesman for Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges, Private Security
Sector Council Mr. Hasan Gazi Ozer gave a speech after Mr. Bertrand and indicated that the
Security industry, with approximately 350.000 staff employed, is the leader in Europe in
terms of number of staff employed in the private security sector. Mr. Ozer finished his
speech by stating that the IFSEC Istanbul trade show that will be held next year will play
an important role in promoting and introducing local security firms and electronic
security system manufacturers to global markets.
We are basing our approach on the Coordination and Collaboration between the Public /
Private Security Sectors in European Countries
After Hasan Gazi Ozer, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of OGF and GUESOD Mr.
Gave a speech. Mr. UEnver started his speech by giving brief information on GESIDER
(Security Industry Traders and Businessmen Association), GUESOD (Security Services
Organisation Union) and OGF (Private Security Federation). Mr. Oryal UEnver who pointed
out to the active role GUESOD is playing in legislating the “Law for Private Security
Services”, also indicated that GESIDER is the vision holder of the sector through
domestic and international technology transfers, common studies and other activities and
events it organises. UEnver, who also addressed the activities performed for restructuring
the Private Security Sector added, “During the European Union membership process as per
the national policies of our country, we have to follow the developments and improvements
in the European Private Security Sector and have to base our approach and works on the
coordination and collaboration between the Public / Private Security Sectors in European
countries. Therefore, we have to align our laws and regulations regarding professional
training, professional opportunities and standards with European countries.” Mr. Oryal
UEnver, who emphasized that the final and utmost target is “Common European Private
Security Sector”, finished his speech by indicating that IFSEC Istanbul will be the
benchmark organisation in the sector.
The Sector expanded 20% in 2011
The fourth speaker was GESIDER’s Member of the Board, Mr. Buelent Cobanoglu, who
also gave a brief summary of the activities of the Association. Mr. Cobanoglu emphasized
the GESIDER is the only non-governmental organisation in Turkey, representing 60% of the
electronic security sector in Turkey and stated the important role the association plays
in informing and training the manufacturer and vender firms, as well as the end users in
Turkey about international standards and application rules. Buelent Cobanoglu
highlighted that the electronic security sector in Turkey grew 20% in the year 2011, and
became a market worth $600 million. Cobanoglu finished his speech by stating that he
believes IFSEC Istanbul Convention will have a positive effect on the sector and help
increase the international market share and activities of local security firms.
The final speaker of the meeting; the Assistant Chairman of ASIS International, Turkey
Branch, Mr. Kuer ad Sak began his speech by mentioning the training programs, conferences
and exhibitions held in order to improve the sector and increase the productivity and
efficiency within the sector. Mr. Sak, who also emphasized that ASIS International has
been acting as the event partner in IFSEC Birmingham exhibitions, stated that he is very
hopeful about such event to be organised in Turkey.
IFSEC Istanbul Introductory Meeting was closed after the question-answer section.
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