IFSEC Global Security & Fire Portfolio appoints new Event Director

Events Director at IFSEC, UBM
Events Director at IFSEC, UBM

IFSEC Global appoints Gerry Dunphy as Event Director for the worldwide security and fire portfolio.

The IFSEC Global Security & Fire Portfolio, owned by UBM Live, has announced the appointment of Gerry Dunphy as Event Director for the worldwide security and fire portfolio. Taking over full responsibility for all UK and Global events and media products, Dunphy takes up the position with immediate effect in the run up to IFSEC International in June 2014.

Dunphy takes over from existing Event Director, Charlie Cracknell who announced his departure from IFSEC after 12 years to head up Gastech at dmg. With over 12 years of experience in the industry and currently Event Director for FIREX International, Dunphy has a wealth of knowledge and is embedded within the market making it a natural step for him to take the lead on this Global portfolio of security and fire events.

Gerry Dunphy, Event Director, IFSEC Global Portfolio said: “I’m delighted to be appointed Event Director for the IFSEC Global Portfolio. As the security and fire markets continue to become more integrated, I’m excited to help these synergies develop to benefit our exhibitors and visitors, providing them with an enriching experience onsite. We’re at the height of planning for IFSEC International in London and this will be the perfect opportunity to demonstrate how we visualise the future of IFSEC. I’m working closely with Charlie until June and really looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.”

After being at the helm of IFSEC for over a decade, Charlie Cracknell will continue to work on IFSEC International until he departs after the show in June 2014. He commented: “Having grown the IFSEC brand and events to be in the successful position it is now in, it seemed fitting to move on to a new challenge following the culmination of IFSEC moving to London. Gerry has so much knowledge in this market and I’ll be leaving knowing that this world leading event is in very safe hands.”

Cracknell will be departing at the end of June following IFSEC International taking place at ExCeL London from 17 – 19 June.

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