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Milipol Qatar breaks records $163m in deals; 11,500 visitors

DOHA, May 29, 2022

The 14th edition of the International Event for Internal Security and Civil Defence, Milipol Qatar 2022, was a runaway success with QR592 million ($163 million) in deals and 11,500 visitors to the show, which concluded on May 26.
“This edition of the expo, which opened on May 24, achieved great success and crossed many records. 222 exhibitors from 22 countries across continents around the world took part in the exhibition, in which 60% of the exhibitors were participating for the first time,” Maj Gen Nasser bin Fahad Al Thani, Chairman of the Milipol Qatar Committee, told a press conference.
The exhibitors that participated for the first time belonged to eight countries such as Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Croatia, Finland, India, the Netherlands and Slovakia, he said adding that the 15th edition of the Milipol Qatar is scheduled for October 29, 2024.  
National pavilions
Giving details of the participation of the countries in the expo, he said the exhibition included pavilions representing five countries such as France, North America, Germany, Italy and Austria, which participated for the first time, as well as individual international participation. Some 99 exhibitors from Qatar took part in the expo. Most of them are specialised in the field of cybersecurity and have expressed their desire to participate in the next version.
He also added that the exhibition was covered by 587 media representatives from different countries of the world and 389 official delegations including ministers, police leaders and heads of diplomatic missions attended the opening of the exhibition. 
Security focus
As Qatar takes advantage of this important security event in securing the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Maj Gen Al Thani said security companies had been invited to showcase their products for the tournament and many of them responded and participated in this edition. The cybersecurity and securing major events have become important for many countries and Qatar is keen to keep up with the development in this aspect and is on the right track.
For his part, Francois Jullien, the Milipol Events Director, stressed the significance of this major security event in the region in gathering all competent entities in homeland security and civil defence sectors and being a platform that creates fruitful links between them.
He added that the event this year covered the entire spectrum of homeland security and civil defence. Anti-drone technology and firefighting were also strongly represented.
Conducive environment
The Director of Milipol International Events extended his appreciation for the efforts of the Ministry of Interior for organising this important event, providing all facilities and support for exhibitors, and creating a conducive atmosphere for concluding deals and agreements between exhibitors.
Milipol Qatar, which is organised every two years, allows companies to showcase their latest innovations in various security sectors, civil defence, defence solutions and equipment, security and communications technology, rescue and law enforcement products, communications software and others. Milipol Qatar together with Milipol Paris, is a leading international partnership and one of the exhibitions specializing in the provision of security sector services, techniques and innovations, he added.-- TradeArabia News Service  


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