SECON 2023: Security at the heart of digital transformation
SECON 2023 will take place from 29th to 31st March 2023 at KINTEX in Goyang, South Korea. The 22nd edition of Asia’s largest integrated security exhibition, of which S News is Media Partner, is expected to be attended by 400 security key companies from 20 countries (up about 40% from the 2022 event) and more than 25,000 buyers and visitors.
Security and cybersecurity exhibitions
The Korean security market ranks 7th in the world and 2nd in Asia, and “has the world’s best e-government system”, as highlighted by the organizers. For the world’s leading security and cybersecurity companies, SECON is the optimal platform to meet the business needs of big buyers from Asian countries.
In the 2023 event, 400+ companies from 20 countries will showcase up-to-date products and solutions reflecting recent changes in security industrial trends, relating to:
- video surveillance;
- access control;
- social security systems;
- homeland security;
- industrial security;
- IoT-related security.
In addition, the concurrent event eGISEC, Asia’s largest cybersecurity exhibition, will welcome domestic and overseas cybersecurity companies which want to participate in the domestic procurement market and corporate consortium.
Exhibitors and visitors will discover the latest security products and solutions in one place, establish collaborations and information sharing between real buyers and suppliers, and experience a one-stop service from consultation to contract.
Many exhibiting companies already confirmed their participation. The following Korean companies will be present:
- physical security: Idis, Wonwooeng, Innodep, Suprema, Nice TCM, Soltech Infonet, Rexgen, Emstone, Secuinfo, Vision I&C, Sehwan MS, Ocean Technology, Korea Scantech, Cudo Communication, UnionCommunity, and more;
- cybersecurity: Ahnlab, Igloo Coporation, Codemind, Piolink, Weeds Korea, Hunesion, Seculayer, Est Security, PNP Secure, L7 Security, Seculetter, and more;
- overseas exhibitors that confirmed their participation include Hikvision, Amano, Myutron, Ytot, Optex, Seagate, Axiomtek, SALTO Systems, Alcotektor, Research Electronics International (REI), and Morse Watchmans.
Security and digital transformation at SECON 2023
The need for integrated security has become more critical. Manufacturing, IT, infrastructure, and service industries in Japan, China, and ASEAN are already undergoing digital transformation, and Korea is accelerating the construction of smart cities and e-government centred on central government departments and local governments.
This is due to social changes, such as easy paperwork, easy payment and authentication, various O2O service platforms, cybersecurity threats, cloud service growth, population reduction, and intelligent transportation. “In addition – the organizers highlight – the fact that the cost of production using machines has become much lower than the cost of production using human labour is also encouraging the acceleration of smart factories, and due to the long-standing impact of COVID-19, the market for non-face-to-face medical care, video conferencing, and kiosks is also growing”.
SECON 2023 is a trend-leading exhibition at the heart of this digital transformation, allowing visitors to experience the latest products and solution services, while reading the latest security trends in advance to help anticipate changes in the near future.
SECON 2022 welcomed 291 companies from 12 countries and 22,778 buyers and visitors from 13 countries. Furthermore, more than 70% of the total exhibiting space for the 2023 event was booked during the event days. “It is considered an encouraging signal – the organizers conclude – even if it has not returned to the level prior to the COVID-19 pandemic perfectly. Also, it is reflected the branding power of the event has been still valid to security industry experts”.