UBM India, India’s leading exhibition organizer, launched the 4th edition of the Occupational Safety & Health (OSH Chennai) Expo (being held on 29-30 June, 2017) as well as the 3rd edition of the Security and Fire Expo (SAFE- South India) scheduled between 29th June and 1st July at the Chennai Trade Centre. Taking a holistic view of safety, security and surveillance, both the expos – the largest of their kind in South India – brought together renowned Indian and international exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials on an industry platform. They exchanged views on best global practices and sought solutions for challenges pertaining to safety and security issues within the workplace and beyond. With over 105 key exhibitors in the current edition, the expos taken together have registered an impressive 50 per cent Y-O-Y growth.
The OSH Chennai Expo was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Mr. Prem Anand Sinha, IPS, DIG, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Chennai; and key dignitaries, Shri S.Sreekumar, Regional Executive Director, Southern Region, Airports Authority of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt of India; Shri S Ponsingh Mohanram, Additional Director of Industrial Safety and Health, Chennai, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of Tamil Nadu; Shri Varun Buddhiraja, Director, Euro Safety Footwear India Pvt. Ltd.
Along with the OSH Chennai Expo, UBM India also hosted the 3rd edition of Security and Fire Expo 2017 (SAFE South India) which was inaugurated by Chief Guest Mr. Abhay Kumar Singh, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Chennai, Tamil Nadu; and Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India amidst a congregation of dignitaries.. The three day trade show is supported by the Electronic Security Association of India (ESAI) and Asian Professional Security Association (APSA).
SAFE-South India 2017 offered market-entry and business opportunities to the industry professionals in the region who view security as a well planned, prioritized and strategic investment, rather than a knee jerk reaction. In its third year, SAFE India has grown in size and depth, attracting industry leaders and key exhibitors including its Premier Plus Partners eSSL, Hikvision, Mark Electronics GPS, Unicam Systems and TVT; its Premier Partners In4 Solutions & Zkteco, Road Point India, Starex & Orbit.
The SAFE South India expo comes to security professionals at a time when the government has shown its commitment to enhance its security budget by as much as 35 per cent, which includes creation of a dedicated homeland security department, developing co-ordinated intelligence gathering, protecting critical infrastructure and upgrading maritime security.