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UBM Becomes Partner to SECON – South Korea’s Largest Security Trade Event

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — UBM Asia is proud to announce its cooperation with the Founder of Boannews Co., Ltd., Mr Jeong Sik Choi, to organise SECON (Security Exhibition & Conference), South Korea’s leading security industry tradeshow.

SECON 2017 takes place 15-17 March, Kintex Seoul, South Korea
SECON 2017 takes place 15-17 March, Kintex Seoul, South Korea
SECON 2017 takes place 15-17 March, Kintex Seoul, South Korea
SECON 2017 takes place 15-17 March, Kintex Seoul, South Korea
SECON, established in 2012, drew 320 exhibitors and 44,358 visitors to its most recent edition in March 2016. It is the only specialized and integrated commercial security exhibition in Korea, supported by relevant government ministries and more than 20 governmental and industry organisations. Taking place alongside SECON is eGISEC, a government showcase on information security.

Mr Choi also publishes Security World focusing on government-related security issues, and an online commercial security magazine (, as well as run two annual information security conferences – ISEC held since 2007 gathers 4,500 delegates on cyber-security, and PIS a personal information security conference held since 2011 has over 3,000 delegates.

At the same time, Mr Choi serves as Vice-Chairman in both the Korea Association for Industrial Security and the Korea Institute of Information Security & Cryptology. In recognition of his contribution to the security industry, Choi has received citations from the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2005, from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy in 2009, and from the Korean President in 2011.

“We are delighted to become the first joint venture partner in Korea to UBM, a world-leading event organizer, to further develop and internationalise SECON.” said Mr Choi “SECON is an excellent showcase for overseas suppliers looking into the Korean market which is projected to be worth in excess of 13 trillion Korean won in 2018, and also caters to the needs of the growing number of foreign visitors sourcing Korean products for the worldwide market.”

Mr Jime Essink, President and CEO of UBM Asia, said: “UBM has vast security industry experience with its IFSEC series of shows in the United Kingdom, India and Southeast Asia. UBM will use its international networks, databases, contacts and reach in the security sector to further accelerate SECON’s growth and internationalization.”

The next edition of SECON will take place from 15-17 March 2017 at KINTEX, Seoul.

About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organiser in China, India, Malaysia and Thailand. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 24 major cities with 32 offices and 1,300 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with 230 events, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock online products for over 2,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 12 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise 90 events. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with 70 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai organise over 20 events every year across the country.

UBM Asia was awarded ‘Asia’s Most Reliable Trade Show Organizer Award’ in Hong Kong’s Most Valuable Companies Awards (HKMVCA) 2016.

About UBM plc (

UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. Our 5,000 staff in more than 20 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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Source: UBM Asia Ltd.

Written by asiafreshnews

November 7, 2016 at 3:27 pm

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