As part of Informa’s Security and Fire portfolios, the IFSEC and FIREX senior leadership team has undergone expansion. Firstly, Simon Young has become IFSEC International and FIREX International, as Exhibition Director.
Simon Young has 12 years’ experience across the Industrial and Travel divisions of Reed and Informa. Most recently, Young has been working in Cairo as Group Exhibition Director, with specialisms in power, fire and security, food manufacturing, pharma and automotive.
Gerry Dunphy, pictured, has also been promoted into a newly created role as Strategy Director across Security and Fire. Informa says that Dunphy will create opportunities to help security and fire manufacturers and distributors reach new geographical markets and explore ways to connect security and fire buyer and sellers beyond events.
IFSEC and FIREX 2019 run from June 18 to 20 at London Excel, Docklands.
With the launch this year of IFSEC and FIREX Egypt, as well as exhibitions covering India, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and South Korea, plus the May 2020 co-location of the UK security industry’s two main events, IFSEC and Counter Terror Expo, Dunphy’s role is borne of need for this high growth portfolio, the exhibition company adds.