2018 Security Exhibition & Conference launches new theme and innovations


Diversified Communications and the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) have announced the launch of this year’s premier security event, the 2018 Security Exhibition & Conference. Now in its 32nd year, the largest security event in Australia will be back at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, having enjoyed a very successful 2017 event at Sydney’s new International Conference Centre (ICC).

The 2018 event will feature three core elements: the ASIAL Security Conference, introducing a wide range of headline speakers including international experts, held alongside the Security Exhibition, with over 170 leading security brands showcasing the latest innovations and future directions of the security industry; and several industry networking events.

The 2018 ASIAL Security Conference will provide analysis and updates on the issues and challenges shaping the today’s security landscape. With a theme of ‘Intelligence and Applications to Mitigate Risk and Vulnerability’, the speakers and content have been carefully curated by the industry’s peak body, ASIAL.

“The ASIAL Security Conference program will feature an exceptional line up of renowned local and international experts who will share their insights on how to protect your organisation, brand reputation, vital assets and how you can mitigate risk and vulnerability,” said ASIAL CEO, Bryan de Caires.

“The format and content for this year’s event has been designed to provide critical industry updates on the first day through the plenary sessions, followed by your choice of practical and interactive streamed sessions on the second and third day.”

Speakers at the 2018 ASIAL Conference event will include:

  • Geoff Brown, Deputy Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Department of Home Affairs
  • Dr Lisa Warren, Founder and Director, Code Black Threat Management
  • Caroline Sapriel, MD, CS & A International
  • Trevor Easley, Host-Country Security Readiness & Assurance Manager for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Supreme Committee
  • Arye Kasten, CEO, MIP Security
  • David Crompton-Guard, Business Continuity Manager, Metro Trains

New to the Exhibition in 2018 will be a Seminar Theatre hosting a number of industry-specific security sessions addressing the issues impacting security installers and integrators.

The popular and cutting-edge Cyber Zone was introduced at the Sydney Exhibition in 2017, will make a re-appearance at this year’s event with new Cyber-specific exhibitors like Sententia and Performanta already confirmed.

The CSD Drone Demonstration area is another innovation at this year’s Exhibition, featuring drone flying and product displays every half hour.

The full 2018 ASIAL Conference program can be found here:  https://securityexpo.com.au/asial-security-conference/

Limited early bird passes are available now, with attendees able to receive $100 off the full price and also go into the draw to win a night accommodation in the Crown Towers Melbourne in a King Deluxe Room (T&C’s apply).