Last year’s Cortech Open Innovation Events [COIE’s] proved to be a big success with a wide range of consultants and end users. These CPD accredited events provide a showcase for some of the latest advances in security, fire and building control technology and a platform for demonstrating how interoperability between these systems can reduce costs and risk, improve operational efficiency and provide greater situation awareness.
The breakdown of visitors for the 5 events included end users 57%, consultants 25%, main contractors 12% and other 6%
End user visitors by vertical sector included Healthcare 22%, Education 18%, Stadia/Arenas 12%, Secure Hospitals 8%, shopping centres 7%, Police 5%, Councils 5%, Manufacturing 4%, Finance/Banking 3%, Museums 3%, Chemicals 3% and other 10%.
The events were hosted at regional venues throughout the UK including Cortech’s HQ – Knutsford, The Royal Armouries – Leeds, The ICC – Birmingham, The Emirates Arena – Glasgow and Mercedes-Benz World – Weybridge which is open to Consultants, End Users and Main Contractors,
Cortech will be releasing a schedule of COIE’s for 2016. This will be published on the event page of our website in February.
This is how some of last year’s COIE visitors described their experience at the event:
Project Manager at West London Mental Health Trust, “Very informative”
Director of Security at Western Union, “Excellent Presentation and use of Cortech team, vendors and partners”
Physical Security Manager at The State Hospital “Very informative event”
M&E Manager at Morgan Sindall – “Excellent day and products”
Senior Engineer at Atkins – “Very enjoyable and informative event”
Facilities Manager at SMG Europe – “Very good presentation and informative”
Security Manager at Manchester Arndale – “Good presentation with humour being used to help deliver the products and benefits of the systems”
Director at Pick Everard – “Very informative presentations”
Security Manager at Kingfisher Shopping Centre – “Very interesting and informative”
Security at Ipsen – “Thought provoking”
Security Manager at Stockport FT NHS – “Superb presentation”