Enthralled, educated and entertained

May 2019 Editor's Choice, News

Securex South Africa 2019 has released details around some of the free-to-attend seminars that will be hosted throughout the show, taking place from 14 to 16 May this year at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg.

Sven Smit
Sven Smit

“As Securex is being co-located with the A-OSH EXPO 2019 and Facilities Management Expo 2019 shows, visitors will have access to five different streams of content, at no charge,” says Sven Smit, portfolio director at Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery. “This will include the popular Securex seminar theatre, dedicated cybersecurity content running within the new 4Sight Cybersecurity Pavilion, the PASMA Working at Height Theatre and Saiosh seminar theatre (powered by Saiosh and Sapema) situated in the A-OSH hall, and a focused facilities management stream within the Facilities Management Expo area.”

Sessions within the seminar theatres will be delivered by industry thought leaders providing insight into current (and anticipated) market trends and developments, along with practical advice and guidance to visitors operating across the value supply chain.

“Within the Securex seminar theatre, a good example of this is the topic Comprehending the Recent Crime Trends in SA – 2019 Insights, which will be delivered by Gareth Newham, head of the Crime and Justice Programme Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria. Newham will be delving into recent crime trends in South Africa, with particular focus being given to the factors driving the notable increases in murder and armed robbery over the past few years.”

Smit goes on to say that the Fire Protection Association of South Africa (FPASA) will be hosting two seminar topics, bringing focus to fire safety in the workplace. The organisation will be talking about:

1. Decreasing fire risks by cultivating a culture of wise choices – this talk will bring focus to the easily neglected topic of fire safety at work, promoting a better understanding of what an effective fire risk management process looks like, and how it can be efficiently implemented.

2. Proactive fire safety – FPASA will use this slot to bring awareness to the essential requirements when it comes to proactively meeting general health and safety compliance metrics.

“Visitors will also be invited to attend sessions around transport and logistics security, where our speaker will deliver the Transport and Logistics Security Report: Protecting Supply Chains & Associated Threats to Business and the Economy paper, discussing the most efficient mechanisms this industry is able to utilise to promote security across the logistics and transport value chains,” explains Smit.

It doesn’t end here, he adds, with additional relevant industry topics to be covered, including:

• PoPI compliance and the role of biometrics. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation became fully enforceable on 25 May 2018. The local equivalent, PoPI (Protection of Personal Information) is still in limbo. How will those using biometrics in the security industry comply when PoPI becomes a reality?

• Are you 2030 ready? Children in Grade R today will matriculate in 2030 and will quickly enter a world that is very different to the one we’re living in today. This session will discuss the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the rise of universal broadband access, artificial intelligence and robotics – all within the context of whether our children are going to be prepared for it.

“It almost goes without saying that visitors to Securex 2019 will be kept busy, entertained and educated,” says Smit.

Visitors are able to register for attendance of Securex, A-OSH EXPO and Facilities Management Expo at no cost by visiting www.securex.co.za


Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Securex South Africa 2019
May 2019, Securex South Africa , Calendar of Events
Securex South Africa 2019    14 – 16 May 2019 Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg Celebrating its 25th edition, Securex South Africa 2018 was a resounding success. Securex South Africa returns as ...

Platforms and community lead the future
May 2019, Milestone Systems , Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, News, Integrated Solutions
Milestone Systems took a look into the future of open platforms and the power of community at MIPS EMEA in Copenhagen in March this year.

30 years of business continuity
May 2019, ContinuitySA, Technews Publishing , Editor's Choice, Security Services & Risk Management
ContinuitySA is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and Hi-Tech Security Solutions spoke to CEO Michael Davies about the changes he has seen in the business continuity and disaster recovery markets.

The consequences of false alerts
May 2019, Leaderware , Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions
Craig Donald discusses the impact of false alarm rates on the utility of intelligent security technology systems.

The enemy within – insider ­security threats
May 2019, Wolfpack Information Risk , Editor's Choice, Cyber Security, Financial (Industry)
Insider threats in today’s financial world are insidious and destructive and your defence against insiders should start long before the person assumes his/her position.

Protecting people’s money, and their data
May 2019, Cathexis Technologies, CA Southern Africa, IDEMIA , Editor's Choice, Integrated Solutions, Financial (Industry)
The temptations inherent to the banking sector, and financial institutions more generally, pit them in an eternal and increasingly high-tech battle to secure themselves against threats from within and without.

Access authentication with a wave
May 2019, IDEMIA , Editor's Choice, Access Control & Identity Management, Integrated Solutions, Financial (Industry), Commercial (Industry)
Financial organisations are making the move to contactless fingerprint biometrics in order to meet the increasing burden of regulatory and compliance demands.

The benefits of background screening
May 2019, iFacts, Managed Integrity Evaluation , Editor's Choice, Security Services & Risk Management
Companies need to be more vigilant about the people they employ by making sure comprehensive background screening checks are conducted.

Does your control room add value?
May 2019, Fidelity Security Group, G4S South Africa, Progroup , Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions, IT infrastructure, Commercial (Industry)
Whether on- or offsite, control rooms are a critical aspect of security today and care must be taken in the design and rollout of these nerve centres.

Intruder detection is becoming smarter and more mobile
May 2019, Elvey Security Technologies , Regal Distributors SA , Editor's Choice, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection
Alongside the new technologies continually being developed, existing technologies are being co-opted into not only performing an intrusion detection role, but combatting that bane of the electronic security industry: false alarms.