The 16th edition of Secutech was held from 24–26 April 2013 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre, Taiwan, and attracted 25 807 visitors from 100 countries and regions.
Organised by Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media, the three-day show is an annual international exhibition and conference for the electronic security, info security, fire & safety sectors. This year, 510 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions displayed products and services which included surveillance, access control and integrated security solutions.
Commenting on the show, Parson Lee, the organiser’s MD said, “Secutech is a trade event that security industry people do not want to miss. I am happy that the show attracted visitors from nearby countries and regions such as China, Japan and Malaysia, as well as Russia and South Africa which are far away from Taiwan.” He added that the top 10 visiting countries and regions outside Taiwan were Japan, China, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, US, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines and Indonesia.
In order to help exhibitors expand their businesses, the organiser of Secutech arranged business matching services. One of the participating exhibitors was Chuan Yen Tech from Taiwan. Dennis Chang, the company’s president said, “The business matching programme connected us with a professional buyer from Brazil. He has great interest in one of our fire fighting products. I think it is a good medium to establish new contacts.”
As an annual industry event, Secutech offers comprehensive sourcing opportunities. To bring more professional visitors to the show, Secutech organised buyer delegations from Europe and Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. In addition, “Star Buyer” meeting rooms were available for buyers to hold private meetings.
Vietnamese visitor Tran Dinh Nghiem, director for TDN was able to find products at Secutech. “I am currently working on a smart city project in Hanoi and I came here to look for security solutions including access control and fire alarm for my project,” he expained. “I have met 15 suppliers and I am confident that I can find good suppliers for my project.”
First time visitor from South Africa, Jenny Reid, was impressed by the exhibition’s scale and product quality. She said, “It is amazing how big the show is and it is nice to see quality products here.” Reid is the director of iFacts, as well as president of the Security Association of South Africa. “I will definitely consider visiting Secutech next year as I think the relationships we have formed here are long lasting,” she said.
One of the show attractions was the Secutech Award display area which was visited by many buyers who were invited to vote for the best IP camera and NVR camera. The winning IP cameras were produced by Dahua, Everfocus, Lilin, Panasonic, Sony and Vivotek while the winning NVR cameras were from NUUO, Qnap and Synology.
Secutech 2013 offered 22 seminars with 131 sessions and the topics included surveillance, security components, fire & safety as well as information security.
This year’s highlight was the Global Digital Surveillance Forum (GDSF), which was presented together with Security 50, the top 50 industry companies ranking based on revenue. Surveillance specialists from several leading brands gave advice on CCTV upgrades, an upcoming challenge for the industry.
The next Secutech exhibition will be held from 19–21 March 2014 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre. For more details about the show, please visit www.secutech.com, or contact Ms Lois Lee at +886 2 2659 9080 ext 358, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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