With 630 exhibitors and 12,780 trade visitors, it-sa 2017 recorded growth of 28 and 25 percent respectively compared to the previous edition, thus emphasising its position as the world’s largest exhibition for IT security solutions by exhibitor numbers and the leading dialogue platform for cyber security. Two factors play an important role in the strong appeal of it-sa: the close collaboration with its honorary sponsors and partners, and its high-profile accompanying events. In 2018, the network of partners to it-sa will be expanded to include Sicherheitsnetzwerk München (Security Network Munich) and Information Security Society Switzerland. For the first time, too, the international symposium “VIS!T” (Verwaltung integriert sichere Informationstechnologie, Management Integrates Secure Information Technology) will be held as part of it-sa in 2018. it-sa 2018 will be held at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 9 to 11 October.
In addition to consulting with exhibitors in the Exhibition Advisory Board, for it-sa 2018 the exhibition management will continue to work closely with honorary sponsors Bitkom and BSI, as well as expanding its collaboration with partner entities.
Important reference and ideal information platform
The partner network of it-sa is being expanded this year to include Sicherheitsnetzwerk München (Security Network Munich), in which NürnbergMesse participates as organiser of it-sa, and Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS). “As one of the key exhibitions in the area of IT security, it-sa has long been an important reference for partners in Security Network Munich,” says Peter Möhring, Security Network Munich’s General Manager. “We are very happy to have this opportunity to take our collaboration to a new level with this new official partnership.”
“For experts from Switzerland, too, it-sa is an excellent event and an ideal information platform for IT security,” says ISSS Chairman Umberto Annino. In addition to the honorary sponsors and Premium Partner Bundesverband IT-Sicherheit (IT Security Association Germany, TeleTrusT), the supporters of it-sa include the Arbeitgeberverbände der Metall- und Elektroindustrie in Bayern (The Bavarian Employers’ Associations for the Metalworking and Electrical Industries, bayme vbm), Bayerisches IT-Sicherheitscluster (Bavarian IT Security Cluster), Bayerischer Verband für die Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft (Bavarian Association for Business Security, BVSW), Deutschland sicher im Netz (Germany Safe Online, DsiN), Datakontext, Verband der Internetwirtschaft (Association of the Internet Industry, eco), the Czech Network Security Monitoring Cluster, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), tech UK and the Bundesverband der IT-Anwender (Federal Association of IT Users, VOICE). Director Exhibition Frank Venjakob comments: “Close and regular exchanges with industry representatives in the Exhibition Advisory Board and our contacts with associations and organisations ensure we have our ear to what is happening on the market at all times. This gives us important stimuli for the further development of it-sa and the congress programme. We are looking forward to working with both our existing and our new partners.”
International symposium “VIS!T” to be held as part of it-sa 2018
Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is organising the international symposium “VIS!T” (Verwaltung integriert sichere Informationstechnologie, Management Integrates Secure Information Technology) in Nuremberg as part of it-sa 2018. This event is aimed at IT security experts in management and is held every second year in different locations. VIS!T gives participants from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg the opportunity to discuss a range of specific challenges.
Security trade fairs at NürnbergMesse
NürnbergMesse has established and proven expertise in the security field. With events such as Enforce Tac – Trade Fair for Law Enforcement, it-sa, it-sa Brasil and it-sa India – Trade Fairs for IT Security, FeuerTRUTZ – Trade Fair for Preventive Fire Protection as well as Perimeter Protection – Trade Fair for Perimeter Protection, FIRE & SECURITY INDIA EXPO and also U.T.SEC – Unmanned Technologies & Security, it brings together a total of around 1,200 exhibitors and some 30,000 visitors from all over the world.
For more information please visit: www.nuernbergmesse.de/security
 The visitor, exhibitor and floor space figures for this trade fair event are calculated and certified in accordance with the uniform definitions published by FKM - German Society for Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics.