‘Gains of 2017 Securex expo’
Securex, in collaboration with KPMG, Halogen, Dahua and Gil Automation, recently hosted a three-day security summit.
With over 60 International and national exhibitors, visitors were able to discuss new products and services with suppliers, compare products, extend their networks, and keep abreast of the latest industry movements.
Over the three days, 1,878 high profile visitors from the industry, which included the ex-commissioner of police and the Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Trust Fund and the State Commandant General of the NSCDC, visited the venue.
A conference, which ran alongside the event, was opened by the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Security Trust Fund, Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun. The opening ceremony also included the State Commandant Tajudeen Balogun, NSCDC, Mr Davidson Akhimien, President of the Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria and Lagos Chapter President of ASIS, Mr. Oluwaseyi Adetayo. Over the 3 days the programme welcomed CEOs from leading companies such as Halogen and Halliday Finch and Presidents from all leading security associations, including ASIS, AISSON and MASPAN.
Experts on pertinent issues such as the impact of counterfeit products and transitions in security technology delivered keynotes. The conference programme covered all aspects of security – from counter terrorism, protecting energy infrastructure from militancy.
Key debates around the importance of focusing on all areas of security, not just manned guarding; the importance of workshops and seminars and the lack of data capture for all security practitioners were covered. Other topics covered also included corporate security, training the next generation, financial crime and governance and all sessions prompted lively debate and questions.
The event not only heard from senior figures in KPMG’s cyber department, but also welcomed the permanent secretary from the Lagos State, Ministry of Science & Technology; the President of CSEAN, Senior Detective Superintendent of the Cyber Crime Section, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
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