Cape Town will play host to a pair of exciting and relevant exhibitions when Futurex & Equip and Securex run side-by-side at the Cape Town International Convention Centre this week.
Visitors to either show, being held from 26-28 September, will gain free access to the other – and show organisers are sure they'll find value in doing so.
"There is a lot of convergence in the market right now, with security solutions becoming more high-tech; and technology users having to become a lot more aware of security threats. We think visitors to Futurex & Equip will want to look over Securex and vice versa," says Sandra Galbraith, GM of Exhibitions for Africa.
Apart from a wealth of products and expertise on offer, visitors will find a range of attractions to draw them to the shows.
For all movie-lovers, there's a working demonstration of the ultimate in home theatre. Consumers will be blown away by the best in "Wow!" technology – and they won't have to just look on in envy; every component of AudioSure's home theatre experience is available off the shelf.
Anyone who's ever wanted a full wrap-around, gut-wrenching – and butt-kicking – entertainment experience needs to visit the studio to find out how they can achieve just that in their own living rooms.
The live home entertainment demo is a first for Futurex & Equip Cape Town and will be replicated at the Johannesburg show in May next year.
Visitors to Futurex & Equip and Securex will also walk away with free Internet connectivity – all they have to do is use the free hotspot facilities provided at the restaurant.
Frogfoot Networks, the official supplier of the Frogfoot Internet Cafe at the show, will give away vouchers good for 10Mb of access at an Frogfoot Hotspot throughout the country.
Business visitors can also learn how to set up their own Frogfoot Hotspots.
A special Security Day, hosted by Panda Software, will be featured on 27 September.
This event is relevant for any computer user – both corporate or consumer – who is confronted on a daily basis with a raft of cyber-threats that he is not only helpless against but often completely ignorant of.
The Panda Security Day aims to outline the threats that today's money-motivated cyber-criminals are coming up with, while helping users to recognise and protect against them.
"We're tremendously excited to be bringing such an action-packed show to Cape Town," says Galbraith. "Visitors are expected to range from large corporates to SMEs and even consumers. The products and services on offer are relevant for them all. We're sure everyone will walk away with value on either the security or IT front – and many will benefit from both."
Futurex & Equip and Securex run alongside one another in Hall 1 of the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 26-28 September 2007.