The 10th anniversary of Infosecurity Europe at London's Olympia confirmed the show as Europe's most comprehensive convergence of information security professionals with an 18% increase in pure Infosecurity Europe visitor numbers and a 13% increase overall to 10,874 attendees (onsite figures pre-ABC Audit).  There was a buzz in the air as you entered the show to find 259 stands packed with visitors keen to investigate the latest security technology.  With 108 companies exhibiting for the first time, there was plenty to whet the appetite of those hungry for new solutions, and they were not disappointed with the innovations as on display were over 120 new product launches at the event.

Proving the international nature and importance of the event, 884 overseas visitors attended the show and one in ten visitors spent at least two days seeing round the exhibition.  One visitor stated, "Unfortunately due to heavy work commitments I only managed to attend for one day, which I am now glad that I did as it was very informative and I made very good contacts. I am looking forward to the next show and this time I know I will need to attend all three days" another echoed this view ,"Fantastic, attended for two days and well worth the effort of travelling". 

Over half of the visitors were IT Directors and IT Managers, and 21% were senior executives at Director level or above.  Visitors came to the show to help them make a decision about the purchase of security solutions and 70% either influenced or made the final purchasing decision.  According to show research the majority of visitors were looking for new products (96%) and technologies (88%), many came to actually see the latest developments from their existing suppliers (96%) and also to look for new suppliers (64%).

"After 10 years of Infosecurity Europe it is now evident that IT professionals and business executives come to the show to help them develop information security strategy and policy and find the products and solutions to enforce it.  The free education programme featured many of the most experienced and respected speakers in the industry who normally can only be seen by delegates at paid for conferences. The keynotes and seminars were again filled to capacity with visitors who had a thirst for the "inside track" on the latest issues and how to resolve them.  With over 250 vendors, visitors were also able to compare "best of breed" solutions in one place, to help them decide which products and services will be the most effective to protect their corporate assets.  Our visitor research found that the vast majority of visitors came to find new solutions and eight out of ten left satisfied with what they found.", said Claire Sellick Event Director of Infosecurity Europe.

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