Review on Intersec Forum 2018

Quotes from the industry

‘The Intersec Forum as a leading conference and industry event of today’s and tomorrow’s security technology is the place to be for further developing security in a digital, connected and secure manner. This task is a tremendous and joint challenge to the industries concerned, but also for our political targets and our society.’

Peter Beuth, Hesse Minister of the Interior and Sport

‘As the national cyber security authority, we see the need for integration of effective information-security measures in the conceptual stages of building-digitalisation solutions. Cyber security is one of the main prerequisites for successful concepts for smart homes, smart buildings and, therefore, smart cities. For this segment, Intersec Forum offers a professional and future-oriented platform for the exchange of ideas and information.’

Arne Schönbohm, Präsident des Bundesamtes für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik

‘The market quickly rises to meet the challenges posed by systematic security, and manufacturers already offer numerous marketable solutions for networking different technologies. This was reflected by Intersec Forum 2018. The conference is of interest to all concerned and market participants – from manufacturers, planners and users, to politicians and associations – and has become firmly established as the main knowledge platform for the future of networked security.’

Michael Ziesemer, President of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. – ZVEI)

‘Intersec Forum 2018 has been accepted by the sector and we are pleased with this development. The demand from the building-services technology and the security technology sectors for an exchange of ideas and information, as well as collaboration on the development of ultra-modern solutions, has found its place at Intersec Forum.’

Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Messe Frankfurt

‘Electronic security technology will be an integral part of Smart Home and Smart Building. Security sensors offer the doors to a wealth of different data in this field of technology.’

Uwe Bartmann, Vorsitzender des Fachverbands Sicherheit im ZVEI

‘With its extended programme, the Intersec Forum makes a sustaining step forward to a comprehensive, trans-industry platform where to discuss the challenges and visions related to the currently eminent digital transformation. The Intersec Forum, thus, is an outstanding event alongside Light + Building and guides us in a competent, visionary and international way.’

Dr. Klaus Mittelbach, Vorsitzender der ZVEI-Geschäftsführung

‘The integration of different technical trades and solutions within a large system offers many opportunities and benefits for both building owners and users alike. Understanding not only these advantages, but also the dangers and risks associated with buildings is the key to developing system solutions that give the building owner a feeling of security, combined with the benefits of energy efficiency and comfort.’

Managing Director of VDMA

‘The Intersec Forum plays a large part in ensuring that the importance of security technology is properly considered even at the building planning stage. Together we are keen to ensure that security technology is incorporated in every aspect of building technology, including the wide functional scope of building automation and management, by way of an integrated planning process. It is critical, therefore, that everyone involved in the planning process works together innovatively and purposefully to find solutions; for it is in the fundamental interest of technical building services as a whole that this development continues.’

Günther Mertz, Managing Director of BTGA

‘It is becoming more and more important for building and security technology to define basic cybersecurity for their equipment and systems and to set it out in fixed standards. For the pressure from users and from the government will increase further.’

Lukas Linke, expert in cybersecurity at the Association for Security in the Central Association of the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Industries (ZVEI – Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.)

’The speakers at Intersec Forum 2018 will focus on the latest new digital developments and technical solutions – within a new setting of an extended programme now covering five conference days. This offers time and space for speeches, podium discussions, exchange of ideas, visions and controversies with experts for experts. Be part of it!‘

Iris Jeglitza-Moshage, Senior Vice President Messe Frankfurt

Conference Programme 2018

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Five conference days on security technology: connected – compact – international

Main topics 2018:

  • Industry dialogue for planners and installers;
  • Industry dialogue for operators, facility managers and manufacturers;
  • Fire-alarm technology and fire protection;
  • Access control and monitoring technology;
  • Innovation dialogue on smart access
  • IT and cyber security

Speakers included experts from Germany, France, Great Britain, Bosnia-Herzegovina and the USA. The lectures were held in English and German languages and were translated concurrently.

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