Secon & eGisec 2023: nearly 20% increase in visitors
Secon & eGisec 2023, which took place at KINTEX, Korea on 29-31 March 2023, has successfully come to an end. 355 exhibitors from 10 countries presented their respective products and solutions, with 26,000+ visitors from 26 countries. The event reflected the expectations for a return to normal after the covid-19 pandemic, reaching 160% of pre-registering rate compared to those of last year.
Secon & eGisec is the only integrated security exhibition that deals with both physical security and cyber security, which categorises video surveillance, access control, cyber security, social security system, homeland security and IoT security. It showcases a variety of new technologies, among which AI, cloud, big data, and biometrics, as well as diverse solutions to protect against cybercrime.
Hanwha Vision, which launched its first exhibition after announcing the new corporate name, expressed its new identity as a global vision solution provider on its booth. The booth consisted of three zones: a smart parking solution zone, a vertical solution zone that provides insights through AI-based technology, and a product zone where people can experience products. An official from Hanwha Vision said: “We were able to directly introduce and prove our leap forward as a global vision solution company to customers at this exhibition.”
Suprema announced the start of the Cloud Managed Service through Secon & eGisec 2023. Choi Jong -kyu, head of Suprema’s Korean business division commented that “through this exhibition, Suprema not only promoted its enterprise-class scalability and the safety of its access control solution, but also solidified its position as an integrated security solution company that provides cloud-based services, integrated security platforms, and various vertical solutions.”
Active Meetings to expand business wordwide
Everywhere in the exhibition hall for three days, business meetings were actively conducted among suppliers, delegates & buyers, and visitors, to exchange a variety of ideas, products and solutions, and to find new business opportunities. The Business Matching Programme organized by the fair manager recorded 340+ meetings and made attendees from all over the world fully satisfied in terms of expanded business opportunities. Specifically, 50+ security-related buyers of large scale companies and delegates of renowned associations joined the programme from 12 countries, including the United States, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Bahrain, South Africa.
According to the hosted buyer, Mr. Sam Thomas (CEO of AL OALA Information Technology W.L.L, Bahrain), commented in the interview that “Secon is really fantastic! It is my first time coming for Secon. And it was really very helpful to understand the technologies and knowing the people and knowing the products from Korea and related other countries.” And one of delegates, Yong Chong Soon (President of Malaysian Autonomous Intelligence and Robotics Association) also expressed full satisfaction toward Secon & eGisec 2023. In the interview, he said “My visit to this is very impressive. I see a lot of companies that have got the potential to be world-renowned cyber security company. I came here 5 years ago, and this time is 4 times better in every sense. I am greatly impressed.”
A variety of Informative Conferences and Seminars
During the event days, a variety of security-related knowledge and discussions were shared through the 15 tracks and 100+ sessions of conferences and seminars organised by 40+ organisations in Secon & eGisec organizing committee; to mention a few, the Electronic Government Information Protection Conference 2023, the CCTV Integrated Control Conference 2023, the Physical Security Integrated Platform Conference 2023, the 2023 Seoul Cyber Security Workshop, the 2023 Counterterrorism Conference, the 8th Aviation Security Symposium, the Video Surveillance System Test·Standard Seminar, and the 2023 Future Aviation Security Forum. And The track A of ‘Security World Conference 2023’ on March 30th provided simultaneous transaltion (KOR-ENG) service for overseas visitors.
Secon & eGisec: success continues in 2024
Secon & eGisec 2024 will be held at KINTEX, Korea on 20-22 March 2024. Over 80% of total net space were already booked onsite during the 2023 edition. The state-of-the-art products/solutions from various fields such as Video Surveillance, Access Control, Cyber Security, Social Security System, Homeland Security/Industrial Security, IoT Security will be introduced at 2024 event. It is anticipated that next year’s event will feature 25,000+ square meters of gross space, 400+ exhibitors, 25,000+ visitors, and 200+ conferences and seminars.