Intersec draws 800 exhibitors
Dubai, January 8, 2008
This year's edition of Intersec Middle East has grown exponentially to attract 800 exhibitors from 53 countries, registering a 27 per cent jump.
The event, to be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from January 13 to 15, will feature 13 country pavilions from Germany, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Austria, the UK, Scandinavia, the USA, Pakistan, Spain, Korea, Italy and Canada.
The 10th edition of the Middle East’s leading security exhibition and conference incorporates products and services from four broad categories - commercial security, fire and rescue, homeland security and policing, and safety and health.
”The event offers exhibitors a tremendous opportunity to capitalise on the ever growing security market in the region. In the past eight years $277 billion has been allocated to the defence and security systems and equipment market worldwide,' said Angela Schierholz, senior show manager at Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of Intersec Middle East.
'Within the UAE the growth is estimated to be around 25 per cent per year over the next five years,” she added.
Speaking on behalf of Dubai Police Academy, Brigadier Dr. Mohammed Bin Fahad, Director General of the Academy said: “Intersec Middle East’s growth confirms that a secure environment is a must for business development, to attract foreign investment and to create economic opportunities.”
'Security and economic progress go hand in hand in a circular fashion. Better security leads to improved economic conditions and is a direct catalyst to economic development,' he added.
Director General of Dubai Civil Defence Brigadier Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi said the group's strategic plan for 2007-2015 will be presented at the conference.
'The strategic plan include construction of new fire stations/ bringing in modern fire engines and firefighting equipment and building partnership with companies operating in all economic sectors to ensure fire protection standards are in place.'
Exhibitors at Intersec Middle East will present over 2,000 brands for the regional market apart from providing information and a buying platform for governments, Civil Defence forces, the construction industry, industrial development, commercial businesses, ports, airports and security professionals for ten years now.
Intersec Middle East will showcase a wide range of products, and witness many product launches from companies such as forensic technology, KGuard, forensic technol KGuard, RMB security services.
Key speakers at the Intersec Middle East conferences will share their expertise and experiences and discuss the latest trend in policing, fire prevention, occupational safety, homeland security and commercial security.
The conference begins on January 13 with keynotes on Policing, Fire and Safety and Health. The first day theme of the Intersec Keynotes will be: “Making for a Safer Society – the Global Overview”.
The Police and Fire Middle East conference starts on January 14 and the focus will be on “Emergency Services Response and the Management of Disasters,” to be followed the next day with “Planning and Preparing for Major Incidents Involving the Transport Sector.”
In the Safety and Health Middle East conference organized by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) on January 14 and 15, the theme will be on “Safety and Health Topics Affecting the Middle East” on the first day.
The second day of the Safety and Health (IOSH) conference on January 15 will focus on “Building and Construction Site Safety."
Leading companies speaking at the conference include Nakheel, ENOC, Al Naboodah Contracting, EHS (Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation), Dubai World and many more.- TradeArabia News Service