The Global MSC Security 2018 Conference and Exhibition took place on Tuesday 13 November at the Bristol Hotel, Bristol city centre
What was new for 2018?
We changed things up this year - we opened the exhibition on Monday afternoon to great success and excellent feedback from our delegates and exhibitors alike.
The calm before the conference storm led to some quality conversations as there was time to discuss projects with suppliers and manufacturers. It was also valuable time for re-establishing business connections!
The Tuesday night drinks and dinner more than sold out as we had over double the expected amount of people staying on for that additional night and we are expecting even more next year!
2018 Gordon McLanaghan Award for Security Innovation
The winner of 2018's award was Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service. Their Critical Control Centre (CCC) in Tolvaddon is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by staff who are trained in handling 999 calls to the fire service.
They also took the innovative decision to link our Control room with North Yorkshire and to also consider addition contracted work to help sustain local jobs and to also help bring additional value to local Cornish communities. Since January 2016, the CCC has been actively monitoring 114 CCTV cameras across 11 towns.
There were four members of the team there on the night and they received a stunning piece of Bristol Blue Glass, a £1,000 cheque and some brilliant PR to use in the future!
Get your thinking caps on for who you can nominate for the 2019 award.
2018 Charity Fundraising
This year's chosen charity was the Royal British Legion - this is the centenary year of the end of WWI, so we couldn't think of a better charity to support this special year. And wow our dinner guests did them proud!
Altogether we raised a whopping £2,600 which is our highest total yet. We can't thank the exhibitors and networkers enough for their wonderful donations and also all of those who dug really deep to make the fundraising such a success.
Everyone was completely moved when Sean Gane, Warrior Programme and Nicky Wallace, The Royal British Legion, talked about their experiences, what the charities do and how they will use the money we raised that night, and the impact it will have on those who use their services. It was powerful stuff.
The Royal British Legion help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round. They also campaign to improve their lives, organise the Poppy Appeal and remember the fallen.
What did you miss?
Media Partner & Global MSC in the Press
Perhaps more so now than at any stage in times gone by, it’s absolutely vital for those end users actively managing and mitigating risks to fully understand the threat landscape before them and be conversant with current solutions. To realise this scenario, all practising professionals require the most important information and guidance to be available to them on an immediate basis.
That being so, Risk Xtra offers all of the key detail demanded via a mixture of editorially-driven News, Opinion and Features-focused e-News bulletins delivered on a daily basis (a genuine ‘first’ for the UK’s security business sector), as well as dedicated commercial sales messages (delivered in the form of targeted e-blasts).
Importantly, our multimedia menu allows far greater interaction between seller and buyer than ever before. To this end, the myriad opportunities on offer through our enhanced B2B platform are extensive.
Old-style banner advertisements are being replaced with results-driven, strategic targeting. Our ever-popular printed journal, also delivered under the Risk Xtra brand, is being produced on a quarterly basis in March, June, September and December.
Pro-Activ Publications – publisher of the specialist security journals Risk Xtra, Benchmark and Professional Security Installer (PSI Magazine) – produces a newspaper specifically dedicated to the latest financial and business information for professionals operating in the security sector.
The Paper launched in tabloid format in September 2015, bringing subscribers (including CEOs, managing directors, financial directors and sales and marketing professionals within the UK’s major security businesses) the latest company and sector financials, details of organisation re-brands, market research and trends and M&A activity.
Each edition’s 16 pages includes comment from the leading players and outlines developments around legislation, regulation and general business issues, including viewpoints from the CBI as well as central Government.
The publication is edited by Brian Sims Hon FSyI (Editor of Risk Xtra) and features regular contributions from Pete Conway (Editor of Benchmark) and Andy Clutton (Editor of Professional Security Installer).
The Paper is a subscriptions-based publication. Paid-for subscriptions are set at £149 per annum (although an introductory offer sees initial subscribers benefit from a one-year ‘kick-starter’ subscription at a cost of just £99).
The Paper does not contain any advertising and there is no free circulation.
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