CIE joins IFSEC 2023 Distributor Network

8th November 2022

CIE-Group announced as inaugural member of the new Distributor Network programme at IFSEC 2023, to host installer customers and manufacturing partners on the show floor across the three days of the event in May.

IFSEC 2023 50th anniversary

 

WHEN:  16-18 May 2023
WHERE: ExCeL, London

IFSEC and media partner Professional Security magazine, have announced the introduction of the new Distributor Network to the 2023 show at London’s ExCeL - including security distrubution innovators CIE-Group as one of its inaugural partners

HIghlighting the pivotal role distributors perform in the UK security buying chain, the Network will provide leading companies with an opportunity to host their customers and technology suppliers over a focused three- day period, with the aim of providing expertise and guidance across a range of major challenges.

The IFSEC 2023 Distributor Network programme will provide an unrivalled opportunity for distributors and their customers to network, catch up and do business at IFSEC and FIREX 2023

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The Distributor Network will include leading names including CIE-Group, DVS, Nimans, DTS Solutions and COP UK who’ll all be present on the show floor, located on strategic distribution hubs adjacent to the industry's leading headline manufacturers. Installer customers will be able to visit their preferred distribution partners, catch up on the latest incentives, discuss their challenges and meet with their major technology suppliers.

It is well-known how busy security and fire systems installers and integrators can be. With that in mind, there will also be a series of pre-show breakfast opportunities on selected Distributor Hubs where installers will have early access to the halls to meet with their distributors and their manufacturer suppliers to engage in exclusive one-on-one conversations before the show opens to the general audience.

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Supporting the installer-distributor relationship

Distributors in the sector have moved a long way from the traditional ‘local trade counter’, towards a genuine collaborative partner for professional security and fire installers. They are now a significant learning and skills provider, delivering accredited training and expert advice on systems integration, AV installation, access control, video surveillance, multi-vendor estate management, fire alarm system design and general 24/7 technical support.

The IFSEC and FIREX Distributor Network will enable them to tell their customers about the complete range of services and support they now provide.

Distributor Network partners will also deliver a series of talks and updates in the IFSEC & FIREX Tech Talks Seminar Theatre, such as how to promote your sustainable business credentials to your customers; the advantages of managing an electric fleet of vehicles; recruitment and retention of apprentices; and managing and maximising your social media accounts.

And, without forgetting the after-hours relaxation, Distributor Network partners will have VIP tickets available for the IFSEC 50th Birthday Party which will take place at ExCeL from 6pm on Tuesday 18th May.

It will be the biggest social event of the year, celebrating IFSEC’s half century and looking forward to the future, so make sure you don’t miss out.

There will be regular updates and invitations issued from the Distributor Network and IFSEC & FIREX prior to the shows opening on 18th May so make sure you keep an eye on social media, email invitations and newsletters. Don’t forget to look out for updates and initiatives in Professional Security magazine and at the ST23 events taking place across the UK.

“The Distributor Network is a brilliant example of where a robust and competitive group of leading companies have come together to provide their customers with a link to the industry and we look forward to embedding the Network as a major feature in future years.’’

Gerry Dunphy, IFSEC & FIREX Event Director says: ‘’We’re delighted to be able to welcome the UK’s leading distributors to next year’s shows as major strategic partners. Distributors have a unique position in the sector as they’re the connection between the professional installers and the manufacturers and very often have the inside track on market trends and appetites. In addition, they have moved on from just being transactional trade counters and now offer a significant range of services to their customers including training and 24/7 support.

“The Distributor Network is a brilliant example of where a robust and competitive group of leading companies have come together to provide their customers with a link to the industry and we look forward to embedding the Network as a major feature in future years.’’

"​We’re looking forward to combining the Show’s reputation for innovative products with a new focus on exemplar pre- and post-sales support & education."

Chris Edwards, Marketing Director CIE-Group Ltd, concludes: “IFSEC’s 50th anniversary year is a fantastic opportunity to launch the Distributor Network initiative to the UK security installation sector. CIE-Group are very pleased to be among some of the UK’s most innovative and dynamic value-added distributors in the UK security sector and we’re very excited to be bringing a new service-driven perspective to the sales channel and to the IFSEC event.

“We’re looking forward to combining the Show’s reputation for innovative products with a new focus on exemplar pre- and post-sales support & education which has become a key focus for ourselves and our fellow members of the IFSEC Distributor Network.”

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