IFSEC and associated shows are rescheduled

Posted On 10 Mar 2020
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Following the recent news that ISC West in Vegas has been moved from March to July due to the current coronavirus situation, it has been announced that IFSEC International and its co-located events, which were originally scheduled to be staged in May 2020, will now be held at ExCeL London on 8–10 September 2020. This rescheduling covers the following events:

  • Counter Terror Expo, Ambition, Forensics Europe Expo and World Counter Terror Congress
  • IFSEC International
  • FIREX International
  • Safety & Health Expo
  • Facilities Show
  • Intelligent Building Europe
  • Workplace Wellbeing Show

This decision has been made as a result of consultation with exhibitors and other stakeholders to determine the best outcome for all parties. All exhibition bookings and visitor pre-registrations for these events will be transferred automatically to the new dates and there will be further communication to these groups over the coming days and weeks. The aim is to facilitate a smooth transition to the new dates for all parties.

Tracy Bebbington, Event Director Counter Terror Expo, Ambition, Forensics Europe Expo, and World Counter Terror Congress, Clarion Events said: “Counter Terror Expo and its co-located events will be postponed until September, following the uncertainty caused by COVID-19.  The decision has been made after careful deliberation with our partners at Informa, in the interests of our collective audience and attendees. The Clarion team will be in immediate contact with all our valued exhibitors and stakeholders to limit any disruption that this may cause.”

Chris Edwards, Group Director, Informa Markets said:“We have been closely following developments since COVID–19 began spreading, and we have consistently been mindful of its potential impact on global events like ours. By working closely with our venue partners ExCeL we have now been able to secure rescheduled dates for these events, which will now serve as an opportunity for our clients and exhibitors to regather in September —it gives the market time to recover as demand catches up.”

Gerry Dunphy, Strategy Director of IFSEC International and FIREX International said: “In order to provide some much-needed clarity in this uncertain time, our events teams will be contacting exhibitors and partners to discuss the rescheduled dates, answer any enquiries, and to ensure we can deliver the same event experience as originally planned. However, a series of events of this scale requires careful planning and organisation, so we ask for understanding in advance for any disruption this change may cause.”