Securex 2016 seminar programme

April 2016 News

Securex is Africa’s leading security and fire exhibition for a number of reasons. Along with being the largest platform for industry’s leading technologies and services and a host of visitor attractions, the exhibition presents a thought provoking educational seminar programme from 24 to 26 May at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg.

Joshua Low, Securex event director at Specialised Exhibitions.
Joshua Low, Securex event director at Specialised Exhibitions.

“We believe that Securex affords industry professionals the unique opportunity to interact not only with best of breed exhibitors, but also with knowledgeable industry speakers who have tailored their seminar presentations to address pertinent and pressing needs within the market,” says Joshua Low, Securex event director at Specialised Exhibitions.

Day 1 of the Securex Seminar Theatre programme will present a full-day lineup of trending topics, such as ISO standards for the security industry, the importance of a long-term strategy for the survival of SMEs, bridging the divide between security risk managers and procurement, African security trends for 2016 and beyond, cyber TSCM (technical surveillance countermeasures), five fundamentals to a safer city, and transporting and warehousing security.

“A particularly significant talk on 24 May, which we believe will attract a great deal of interest, is Gareth Newham’s presentation on Understanding and Tackling Violent Crime in South Africa. As the divisional head (governance) of the Crime & Justice Institute of Security Studies in Pretoria, he is qualified to discuss what factors have driven the notable increases in murder and armed robbery over the past three years. He will then offer some solutions on implementing a programme that will provide a sustainable way of reducing violent crime in the country,” says Low.

Days 2 and 3 include an interactive SAIDSA workshop session from 10:15 to 12:30. On 25 May delegates can also look forward to presentations on information and cyber security, a panel discussion chaired by PSiRA, SIA and other industry experts on the issues facing the security industry, adopting effective risk assessment and management principles, and winning government tenders. Dawid Jacobs, CEO of Independent Identity Verification, will discuss the sensitive issue of identifying and addressing internal fraud, and managing people risk.

The schedule on 26 May includes the challenges facing the domestic and commercial security industry, determining whether your organisation is eavesdropping resistant, gearing up for doing business cross border, taking an honest look at the threat of terror in South Africa, the ongoing debate between technology and guarding as security solutions, and funding for security SMEs in terms of DTI incentives.

Visitor attractions include a New Products Display, the Ideco Networking Lounge and the Business Matchmaking Service sponsored by Ideco, which allows visitors to be pre-matched with relevant exhibitors. This initiative provides the opportunity for meetings to be arranged in advance of the exhibition, thereby maximising the visitor’s time at Securex 2016. The InFiRES seminar, hosted by FPASA will be run once again. Debuting this year is the SAIDSA Tech Man Competition. The event involves 20 of the top certified technicians in South Africa competing to wire up an intruder alarm system within a specified time, according to strict criteria. They will be judged on neatness, correct standards and installation techniques.

Securex is aligned with a number of industry bodies that include ASIS, ESDA, FFETA, FPASA, ISS, PSiRA, SAIS, SAIDSA, SASA and SIA.

Securex will again be co-located with A-OSH EXPO, Africa’s leading source for occupational health and safety (OHS) products and services. The exhibition, now in its sixth year, covers all aspects of OHS risk analysis and alleviation.

Visitors can pre-register online at to avoid the queues at the exhibition. To book a stand or discuss a sponsorship package, prospective exhibitors are encouraged to contact Sven Riddle or Zelda Jordaan on: [email protected] or [email protected] or visit


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