Major Business Hub for SMEs Coming to London Next Week

Jun 16, 2014, 05:00 ET from UBM Live

LONDON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are a critical driver of economic growth in the UK, employing 14.4 million people with a combined turnover of £1.6 billion - some 48.1% of total private sector turnover.

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With this in mind, UBM Live is bringing together 45,000 people next week - June 17, 18 & 19- for Protection & Management Week 2014. This will be the UK's largest business event dedicated to the protection & management of people, information and buildings. A massive 60% of the attendees will be management or senior management from SMEs.

The reason for this popularity is attributed to the product areas - fire safety, security, facilities management, safety and health, energy & environment - which are all the direct responsibility of senior decision makers in SMEs. Staying on top of legislation and compliance is a critical need, as well as finding new systems and suppliers that can further efficiencies and cost savings.

The event, taking place at London ExCel Jun 17-19, will be running 21 free to attend seminar theatres with 500 experts presenting over the 3 days. The 6 specialist events covering critical business areas are brought together under one roof. This  means that one day out of the office takes care of an SME's needs.

The content will vary from mock trials for work-related injuries run by some of the country's top barristers, to ensuring your business is fire safety compliant, to integrating agile working into business operations. There will also be an abundance of free advice throughout the show including at the BSIA Lone Worker Zone and Fleet21 Driver Safety Zone and the Renewable Heating Initiative roadshow.

With the UK moving forward with its first ever government cyber security supplier scheme - which is especially focused on SMEs - and smart meters being rolled out in over 53 million locations across the country, the event will showcase companies involved in cyber security, energy metering and agile working. Critical business areas such as employee alcohol and drug testing, CCTV, energy performance and waste management will also be highlighted.

 "Our mission is to show the UK what a 21st century expo is like. Gone are the soulless tradeshows days. We are about bringing people together in an exciting way to do and find business." said Simon Mills, Group Director, UBM Live. "UBM Live is proud to bring together the security, fire, facilities, energy, environment, safety & health industries that make the UK a safer place."

Plans include live music, showmakers, live television being broadcast on giants screens, a purpose built football stadium feature area, fashion show catwalks for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), product innovation trails and speakers corners.  

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About UBM Live: 

UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets.   Through premier brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, Safety & Health Expo, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

About Protection & Management Series:  

UBM Live's Protection & Management Series unites business professionals across the fields of security, fire, safety, facilities, energy and environment at IFSEC International, Safety & Health Expo, Facilities Show, FIREX International and Energy & Environment Expo. In 2014 the events will take place at the ExCeL London from 17-19 June.