On October 8‑11, 2019, premiere took place at the International Exhibition Center ‑ a new event of the security industry ‑ the first International Exhibition "EXPERT SECURITY‑2019". The exhibition was held in the joint format together with the XVI International Specialized Exhibition "Arms and Security‑2019" and XVIII International Specialized Exhibition "Protection Technologies / FireTech‑2019". This complex of security exhibitions has become the largest in Ukraine and one of the largest in Eastern Europe.

The honored guests visited the exhibitions:
President of Ukraine - Volodymyr Zelensky
Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine - Oleksiy Danilov
Minister of Internal Affairs - Arsen Avakov
Minister of Defence of Ukraine - Andriy Zahorodniuk
Director General of the SC "Ukroboronprom" - Aivaras Abromavičius
Chief of the General Staff ‑ Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - Lieutenant General Ruslan Khomchak
Commander of the National Guard of Ukraine - Lieutenant General - Mykola Balan
Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine - SerhiyDeyneko
Head of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine - Mykola Chechetkin
Head of the State Space Agency of Ukraine - Pavlo Degtyarenko
Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Head of the Interagency Commission on Policy of Military‑Technical Cooperation and Export Control - Serhiy Krivonos
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine - Vasyl Bodnar
Commander of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - Lieutenant General Oleksandr Sirsky
Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - Admiral Igor Voronchenko
Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - Colonel General Serhiy Drozdov
Commander of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - Lieutenant General Igor Lunev
General Director of International Exhibition Center Ltd. - Anatoliy Tkachenko

The following foreign delegations took part in the opening ceremony and were present during working days of the exhibition:
Kingdom of Bahrain, Federative Republic of Brazil, Arab Republic of Egypt, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Lithuania, Lebanese Republic, Republic of Moldova, Federal Republic of Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Poland, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Slovak Republic, USA.

Overall, 496 enterprises participated in 3e xhibition events on an area of more than 34 000 sq.m. in four halls and more than 3 000 q.m. outdoors.

79 enterprises participated in the exhibition "EXPERT SECURITY ‑ 2019" ‑ Ukrainian manufacturers, distributors and foreign enterprises from Austria, Finland, Denmark, China and Israel.

The exhibition featured such well‑known brands of the security industry as: Hikvision, Dahua, Abloy Oy, Rohde & Schwarz, Covidence, Verint Systems, Datas Technology, Bastion‑Kiev, DAS, IQ Trading, ICM Group, Slinex, BAS‑IP, Umbra, Konica Minolta, Atris, Premier Hazard, UrFog, Panasonic, EyeDetect, Amiko and many others.

What is more, visitors were able to see 25 units of police, special fire‑fighting and rescue equipment, including the NSU helicopter ‑ EC 225 LP.

Within the framework of the business program of the exhibition, the following events were held:
- Conference: "The black market for personal protection is the path to nothingness. Restart". Organizers: PA "Professional Association of Private Security Guards" with the support of "Association of Corporate Security Professionals".

- V Industry Forum "Cottage Towns: Service territory".
Group of editions "Capital Build".

- Presentation: "New EBS Security Solutions line: personal solutions, staff control, room security".
Organizer: ITC "Hatisa".

- Workshop: "Protect yourself. Protect your business".
Organizer: Specialized magazine "Biznes i Bezopasnost".

- Seminars of the State Research Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

- Various seminars and presentations of the companies in the field of electronics and public warning.

27 707 people visited the International Exhibition Center during working days of the exhibitions.

The following events were organized for the visitors:
- Master classes: "Hand‑to‑hand combat and physical confrontation in the work of security services", "Practical self‑defense for ordinary people".
Organizers: PA "Professional Association of Private Security Guards" and "Ukrainian Federation of hand‑to‑hand combat".

- All‑day‑long demonstration of smoke generators and security systems of TM UrFog.
Organizers: LLC "Tek Style".

- Master classes: "Tactical gun", "Extreme driving. Simulator training", "Sniping. The basics".
Organizer: Survival and Special Training Tactics Center "SEAL".

- Workshops on providing premedical aid.
Organizer: Institute of Public Administration in the Field of Civil Protection.

- All‑day‑long operation of the simulator designed by Aimpoint AB (Sweden).
Organizer: ITC "Hatisa".

The successful holding of the Exhibition "Expert Security‑2019" allows to state that now there is an exhibition event in Ukraine where, in a new format, the whole range of solutions for home, business and state security is presented.

A detailed report will be posted on the web‑page of the event soon.