Security & Government Expo (SAGE) 2016 was a great success, with exhibitors seeing nearly 230 high quality visitors from the government and private sectors in just 6 hours on November 3. 

SAGE’s pop-up expo concept proved highly attractive to exhibitors and visitors, creating a sense of urgency lacking in the 3-day exhibition format. There’s urgency with early bookings for 2017, too, with 7 companies on the waiting list after this year’s over-subscribed expo. 

“2017 will see SAGE back at the Realm Hotel, which proved a great venue in a central location for many of our government visitors,” said SAGE organiser, Monique Keatinge. “Positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors guarantees SAGE will keep growing in 2017 and we are expecting more than 250 attendees on Thursday, November 9. 

“SAGE will again be working alongside our leading industry sponsor, ASIS ACT, to develop a number of seminar sessions, as well as assisting in promoting the expo to its professional membership and associates. ASIS ACT will again provide the guest speaker for SAGE in 2017.”

According to Keatinge, the seminars will be developed to appeal to government and corporate end users and consultants, while an expanded camera shootout will be of considerable interest to installers and integrators, as well as end users who consider high performance to be more important than low cost. 

“SAGE is the perfect opportunity for government and commercial end users, integrators, installers and consultants to see the latest electronic security products and technologies in the nation’s capital city in a relaxed and social atmosphere, with refreshments served to visitors and exhibitors from 3.30 till 5.30pm.” ♦