HONG KONG, Nov. 1, 2016 /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, 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 ( www.boannews.com), 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 (www.ubmasia.com) 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.