The digitisation of security technology and its integration into applications of modern building technology are topics of the future which require a format for expert lectures, panel discussions and participant discussions. The Intersec Forum is the ideal format for information, development and networking in the trades and industry.
12. + 13. March 2019 Frankfurt am Main Information now

Themes & Events at Intersec Forum 2019

The Intersec Forum is the topic platform for the further development of networked security technology in modern buildings.

The program for the two-day conference is currently being planned with around 30 presentations on these four main topics:

  • Fire Protection: Early detection and alarming,
  • Cybersecurity: Connectivity and new business models,
  • Security in planning: BIM for building services and technical installations and
  • Semantic Interoperability: platforms and protocols.

The Intersec Forum 2019 will take place at ISH in Hall 10.3, offering an attractive home to Intersec Forum 2019

Lecture at Intersec Forum

Cybersecurity at the Intersec Forum

According to the Intersec Forum conference speakers, reliable connectivity of technical systems in modern buildings as part of digital transformation is not possible without data security and standards in this area.

Programme of Intersec Forum

Video surveillance and access control

One of the cornerstones of modern security technology involves high demands on data protection and privacy rights.

Looking back on Intersec Forum 2018

Konferenzprogramm Intersec Forum

Five days of security technology conference input: international – connected – compact.

This was the Intersec Forum 2018. The annual conference for connected security technology at Light + Building extended both thematically and in terms of time. In March 2018 this was a full five conference days.

The forum for current and future challenges of connecting security solutions in building technology offered around 80 lectures on these main topics:

  • Industry dialogue Planners & Installers
  • Industry dialogue operators, facility managers & manufacturers
  • Fire alarm technology & fire protection
  • Access control & surveillance technology
  • Future dialogue on smart access
  • IT & Cybersecurity.

Speakers came from Germany, France, Great Britain, Bosnia-Herzegovina and the USA.

List of conference speakers  

Intersec Forum: Podium for the who is who of the connected security technology industry

Maurice AL-KHALIEDY, CSPi : “Live hacking session – how to better understand cyberattacks to processing networks” Forum 5

Andreas BURMEISTER, CEO WISAG Security & Service: Podium discussion debater “Security meets Smart Building – Who will run the business?”

Prof. Christoph BUSCH, Head of Biometrics, CRISP – Center for Research in Security and Privacy: “Trend report biometrics – latest news from research and standardisation” Forum 3

Bertram CANZLER, CEO, Canzler: “Driving or driven by digitalisation? The role of engineering companies in tomorrow’s business”

RA Martin EVERDING, CEO, Association of the State of Northrhine-Westphalia Building Services and Technical Installation Industry (ITGA): “Demands of security technology from a legal point of view” Forum 1

Dr. Sebastian FESTAG, Head of Applied Research, Hekatron: “Connectivity in security technology: Best practice, prospects and consequences” Forum 2

Michael FROEHLCKE, Business Development Manager, aumüller aumatic: “How make security technology secure – an insight to smoke and heat venting systems (HVAC)” Forum 2

Dr.-Ing. Stefan HARTUNG, CEO, Robert Bosch: Keynote “Securely connected energy and security technology systems”

Ulrich HOEFER, Head of Project Management
Dynamic Signage Systems, Inotec Sicherheitstechnik: “Dynamic and adaptive escape route signage” Forum 2

Dr.-Ing. Arnaud HOFFMANN, Head of division Smart Home / Smart Building, ZVEI: Opening and presentation of Forum 3 “Innovations for connected access control systems”

Dr. Peter HUG, Managing Director of the Automation + Management Association for House + Building (AMG) in the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA): Opening and presentation of Forum 5 “IT- and Cybersecurity”

Dr. Ulrich KIPPER, VP Services Zentrales Infrastrukturmanagement, Fraport: “Demands of key account clients to building automation experts”

Manfred KOEHLER, Chief editor Rhein-Main, F.A.Z.: Opening and presentation of Forum 4 „Residential Security”; Host of the Intersec Forum conference

Manfred KOELBL, Head of Business Development Major Projects, Caverion: “Demands of technical installers for security technology” Forum 1

Peter KRAPP, Managing Director Security Division of ZVEI: Opening and presentation of Forum 2 “Novelties in fire alarm systems and emergency lighting”

Ingo KUHNKE, Zentrales Infrastrukturmanagement, Fraport: “Hands-on experience: What is good, what is to improve?” Forum 2

Wolfgang MARZIN, CEO, Messe Frankfurt: Welcome and opening of Intersec Forum

Guenther MERTZ M.A., Managing Director of the German Association of the Building Services and Technical Installation (BTGA): Opening and presentation of Forum 1 “Industry dialogue (not only) for technical planning and multisupplier construction companies”

Dr. Klaus MITTELBACH, CEO, ZVEI: Podium discussion debater “Digitalisation AND connectivity or Digitalisation VERSUS Connectivity? How to master this conflict of goals”

Andreas NEEF, Managing Partner, Z_punkt: Podium discussion debater  “Security meets Smart Building – Who will run the business?”

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich PFEIFFENBERGER, Ingenieurgesellschaft Pfeiffenberger: “Complex security systems in buildings – demanding requirements for planning” Forum 1

Prof. Dr. Joerg REINTSEMA, Institut für Technische Gebaeudeausruestung, TH Köln: “Brave new connected world: Who leads the implementation?” Forum 2

Dr. Thomas RUETTEN, Specialist solicitor for planning and building laws, Kappelmann and Partner Lawyers: “Building products laws: All set upside down?” Forum 2

Jochen SAUER, Business Development Manager, Axis Communications:  “Networked security technology vs. network of security technologies?” Forum 3

Arne SCHOENBOHM, President, Federal Federal Office for Information Security (BSI): “The Smart Building in the Smart Grid: Perspectives of the BSI”

Sven SUETTERLIN, SBC Deutschland: “IT security – challenge for building automation specialists” Forum 5

Jan TIMMERMANN, Director Business Development Product Management, Vonovia: “Residential Security between theory and practice”, Forum 4

Dr. Andreas WETZEL, SAUTER-Cumulus GmbH: “IT security in building automation VDMA guideline Einheitsblatt 24774” Forum 5

Gina Rosa WOLLINGER, Criminological Research Institute of the Federal State of Lower Saxony : “Technical and behavioural possibilities for the prevention of home burglaries” Forum 4

Alexander YEOMANS, Head of Business Segment Security for Germany, Siemens: “How manufacturers may profit by new value-added networks”

Guided Tours:

A: Control Centre – best practice: See the Operation and Security Center (OSC) of Messe Frankfurt.

Guide: Dimitrios DONIS, Security Officer Messe Frankfurt

B: Baggage Control Center, Fraport, Frankfurt Airport Rhein-Main 

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The Intersec Forum 2019 takes place in parallel to ISH. Please make use of the online press accreditation service of ISH 2019.


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