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IFSEC and Covid-19

The 2023 edition of IFSEC will occur between the 16th of May 2023 and the 18th of May 2023. The trade fair will take place as a live exhibition. ExCeL London will serve as the hosting location of IFSEC 2023. Participants will be highly encouraged by the organisers to adhere to several safety recommendations. This will include attendees wearing face masks in indoor areas such as the meeting rooms. 


IFSEC presents up-to-date information on the newest products, emerging trends and best practices in the safety and security industry, and access control. You will see established and emerging companies in the industry present their best products and services. The international trade fair has been a linchpin right from the start in 1988 and today shares the stage with three other influential events: Facilities Show, FIREX International and Safety & Health Expo (SHExpo).

What trade visitors come to see at the exhibition grounds is the incredible variety of products – CCTV, security systems, video surveillance systems, alarm systems, internet security systems, security locks, biometrics, and fire protection systems. But IFSEC is more than just a marketplace. It’s a place of know-how as seen through the expert education seminars and case-studies that place all these new technologies in their context.


IFSEC is an annual event of great importance that is held in London, UK around late spring, early summer–the months of May and June have been known to be when the event happens. Editions last for three days in total and are the effort of official organiser UBM Live.

The modern ExCeL London is quite naturally the host venue and entrance is given only to trade visitors. The working hours are from 10:00 am until 17:00 pm, but those are subject to change once the official program is finalised. The easiest way to reach ExCeL London is to drive, but if you do not have a car, there are other ways. London is the city of trains, so you have the metro, the DLR and the overground train system to choose from. 

What Are People Saying

“It was our first time exhibiting in the UK and Europe, as we wanted to expand our markets. There was a good quality of visitors and foot traffic - we would definitely exhibit again,” – Business Development Manager, Telaeris, Inc.​;

“The entire team held meetings with international visitors which were hugely successful, through these meetings we opened up new avenues as well as meeting existing clients,​” – Group Sales Manager, Hand Media;

“This is our best year at IFSEC so far. We better managed our meeting schedule by sending personal invitations and using the meetings service,” – Technical Sales Support Engineer, Castel.​

Audience & Statistics

IFSC is a highly localised event that sees over 500 exhibitors, who cater to the needs of 27,000 trade visitors and counting. This might not seem like a lot, but you have to take into account the quality of the audience. Roughly 70% of all visitors are attending IFSC to source new products–that is great news for all exhibitors. What makes this number all the juicier is knowing that together they command the buying power of over £23 billion. That’s more than enough reason to make the trip to London.

As to the matter of who attends, there are four major groups of visitors–installers, distributors, integrators and end-users. Within these four major groups, you have a variety of posts and positions like general managers, CEOs, heads of departments, premier engineers and strategy directors! 


Trade Fair Trips ltd presents you with tailored hotel services for IFSEC that make it possible to be in a hotel in London that’s to your liking and make savings. It has taken us years planning business trips, but we’ve streamlined the research process to a single day. You tell us what you need, and we present to you the top hotel prices during IFSEC in a comprehensive list.

Your comfort is a high priority for us, so in addition to searching for hotels near ExCeL London, we make sure you’ve good access to public transport. Accommodation for trips is only one side – we are here to place reservations for meeting facilities in your name and can even completely install your exhibition booth for IFSEC.

Previous Renditions

2022 Edition

IFSEC 2022 was held once more at ExCeL London and was one of five events that took place at the same time. The others were FIREX International, the Safety & Health Expo, the Facilities Show, and Intelligent Building Europe. The event occurred between May 17th and May 19th, 2022 and heralded the restart of the global security industry. Over 20,000 trade visitors, 60 lecturers, and 600 exhibitors from 43 countries attended the edition.

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How to get to IFSEC
On foot
On foot:

20 minutes when travelling from London City Airport

Not advisable when travelling from London Central Station

By car
By car:

7 minutes when travelling from London City Airport

41 minutes when travelling from London Central Station

By public transport
By public transport:

9 minutes when travelling from London City Airport

51 minutes when travelling from London Central Station

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