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As Securex West Africa 2018 approaches, organisers confirm their plans for the various exhibition features that are taking place during the show. The Securex conference, WACSS and the OSPA Awards will all be taking place alongside the region’s leading exhibition focusing on the security, fire and safety industry. Taking place from 20 – 21 March 2018 at the Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria, Securex West Africa is expected to bring together over 2,000 professionals and stakeholders from across the security, fire and safety industry. Organisers have confirmed Dr Abdurrazaq Balogun, Executive Security at the Lagos State Trust Fund will be opening the show this year alongside representatives from the Lagos Department of State Security, the National Civil Defence Corps and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency. “We are excited to welcome some of the most respected government security officials to open the 2018 edition of Securex West Africa. This year will be pivotal for the security and safety market in Nigeria, and we want to use the show to facilitate knowledge-sharing across the market to inspire business growth opportunities.” George Pearson, Regional Director, Afrocet Montgomery, the organisers behind Securex West Africa. Following on from the opening ceremony will be the Securex Conference which will hold daily strategic sessions from key experts. These free-to-attend conferences will explore the latest security threats and opportunities facing the Nigerian market. Among the highlighted keynote speakers will be: Mr. Kunle Ajanaku, Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Security and Intelligence, Tanwa Ashiru, Defense, Intelligence and Security Analyst and Oluwadamilare Hanson Olatunbi from Risk Assessment Limited / Harvard Security. Their session will underline how to deal with the challenges of security in Lagos and Nigeria as a whole. In addition to these speakers, we’ll hear from key individuals from organisations including the Institute of Security, the Ministry of Special Duties & Intergovernmental Agencies, AISSON, the Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Nigerian Ports Authority and many more. Securex organisers have also announced their partnership with KPMG for the forthcoming co-located West Africa Cyber Security Summit (WACSS). KPMG, a worldwide leader in business consultancy, works closely with their clients to provide audit, tax and advisory services to help mitigate risks and achieve success. Securex West Africa, will work alongside the firm to produce an advanced programme of dynamic conferences tackling the most pertinent issues and challenges affecting the Cyber Security industry George Pearson added today “We are thrilled to work with KPMG once again on WACSS, their level of industry knowledge will be an asset to the Summit in 2018. Already we have an impressive line-up of participants and compelling content that we are confident delegates will find pragmatic.” The second edition of this sought-after summit will take place on the 21st of March 2018 alongside the wider Securex exhibition. With 250 delegates in attendance, WACSS will provide insights into the latest technology to protect, prevent and prepare against the most sophisticated of cyber-attacks. Among the companies speaking this year at WACSS are CBN, United Bank of Africa, First Bank, CSEAN, Access Bank, KPMG, the Senate Cyber Committee, and many others. Due to the popularity of the West African Cyber Security Summit (WACSS), delegates will be allowed to attend on an approval basis. Anyone wishing to attend can apply to do so here. For the first time, Securex West Africa will be hosting the OSPAs (The Outstanding Security Performance Awards). Recognising companies and individuals across the security sector, the OSPAs is an independent institution that provides an opportunity for outstanding service providers to gain the recognition they deserve. Categories for the awards include Outstanding in-house Security Manager/ Director, Outstanding Contract Security Company, Outstanding Security Training Initiative, Outstanding Security Integrator and Lifetime Achievement. Winners will be announced on the 20th of March 2018 at a dedicated evening reception. Further details to be announced. With over 100 brands from 13 countries confirmed to be represented at Securex West Africa later this month, the exhibition is expected to draw well over 2,000 members of the industry across the two days. Entry to Securex West Africa is completely free, those who wish to pre-register can do so here. Find out more:  

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This article was first published on 9th March 2018

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