Qatar set for debut security summit
Dubai, June 8, 2011
Several leading experts from the region will be in Doha to take part in the inaugural two-day 'Public Safety and Security Summit' which begins on June 22.
The event is timely as Qatar prepares to take centre-stage as the host nation of the 2022 Fifa World Cup and has a top priority in ensuring that public spaces can accommodate the huge influx of visitors expected for the world’s greatest football tournament.
The summit will gather key stakeholders over two days to explore the rising demand for safety and security services and solutions in Doha, said the event organisers, naseba, a business information company that produces, promotes and hosts strategic business platforms.
Qatar is more than aware of the significant work and investment required in preparing for such an event, it added.
A new rail network is planned, 12 stadia are to be built or renovated, and the number of hotels is set to increase from 100 to almost 250.
"The summit gathers key regional industry decision makers looking to acquire the latest technology and learn from best global practices - ensuring safer and secure environment for the public and critical assets," remarked Fabien Faure, naseba managing director.
"Qatar will expand drastically in the coming years, and with that expansion comes the responsibility to guarantee a safe living," he added.
Among the key speakers at the summit include Stephen Cooper OBE, head of security for the Olympic Delivery Authority. Cooper has vast experience of organising large, high-profile events – and will share his expertise and knowledge over the two days.
Many industry-leading companies including G4S, GHD and Selex Sistemi Integrati are attending, and have an opportunity to showcase their latest innovative solutions.
On the summit, G4S managing director Dr Saif Al Hajri said, “With increasing developments in the Mena region’s mass transit industry, it will become the initial foundation for businesses to get in contact and contribute towards economic development and recovery.”-TradeArabia News Service