Informa Markets, the company in charge of organize and hosting IFSEC International shows, announced that IFSEC International and its co-located shows will be postponed.

Originally set to take place on Sept. 8–10, 2020, the events are now scheduled for July 12-14, 2021 at ExCeL London.

This postponement and rescheduling covers the following events:

  • IFSEC International
  • FIREX International
  • Safety & Health Expo
  • Facilities Show
  • Intelligent Building Europe
  • Workplace Wellbeing Show
  • Counter Terror Expo, Ambition, Forensics Expo Europe, and World Counter Terror Congress (organized by Clarion)

“We know how important our events are as a forum where our communities come together to learn, network and meet suppliers,” said Chris Edwards, group director for IFSEC International. “Our focus over the last three months has been on ensuring that we can provide a safe and secure environment for our visitors, exhibitors and staff and whilst we felt confident of achieving this we also have a duty to our customers to provide an event that matches the standards they expect of us. After carefully considering the options and following discussions with exhibitors and event partners it became clear that postponement is the most sensible option.”

David Townsend, event director, CTX, Clarion Defence and Security, added: “CTX is an important milestone for security professionals from industry, infrastructure, government and policing to network and do business. So, while we are of course disappointed not to be holding the event this year, the decision is in the best interests of our customers, attendees, and suppliers. In addition, as a strategic counter-terror event with a global audience, a significant proportion of this audience typically travel from overseas. Given that governments around the world are continuing to advise against international travel at this time, we believe the most prudent course of action is to focus on bringing the community back together at CTX in May 2021. We will be working closely with our exhibitors and industry partners to shape a reunion to remember.”

More information is available on the IFSEC site.