The global significance of the Middle East’s safety and security market has been underlined by top German and US companies leading a large turnout of international exhibitors at Intersec 2016.
The 18th edition of Intersec, the world’s leading trade show for security, safety and fire protection, will feature more than 1,200 exhibitors from 54 countries when it opens 17-19 January 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
With 82 per cent of exhibitors based outside of the UAE, the global gathering at the three-day event is as impressive as ever, reinforced by 14 country pavilions from Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, USA, and for the first time, France, the Czech Republic, and India.
Much of the attention will fall on leading security and fire-related solutions providers from the USA and Germany, where 145 exhibitors from the two countries will cover 2,550sqm of exhibition space.
A total of 72 German exhibitors will be at Intersec – including 58 at the government-backed German Pavilion and 14 stand-alone exhibitors. The USA participation at Intersec 2016 has increased by 28 per cent year-on-year, with 73 exhibitors – 31 in the USA Pavilion exhibitors and 42 stand-alone exhibitors – spanning 1,300sqm of exhibition space, indicating a strong interest in the Middle East from major USA commercial security and fire protection industry players.
Intersec is organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, and focuses on the six core sections of Commercial Security; Information Security; Fire and Rescue; Safety and Health; Homeland Security and Policing; and for the first time in 2016, Smart Home and Building Automation.
Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, said: “Safety and security, whether at the workplace, home, in cyberspace, or where people gather for leisure and entertainment, is of high priority today, especially with regard to the ever-evolving global security scenario. The latest security products and solutions from leading international players will be on display at Intersec 2016, which can contribute to making the world a safer place for all.”
New features at Intersec 2016 include a Safety Design in Buildings Pavilion at the Fire and Rescue Section, and a Jobs and Careers Pavilion, bringing thousands of safety and security professionals in touch with the right career opportunities.
The annual showcase event will also feature a dedicated series of industry conferences held in cooperation with the Dubai Police and Dubai Civil Defence; the Occupational Health and Safety Conference will take place on 17-18 January, while the Middle East Fire Conference and the Critical Infrastructure Security Conference will both take place on 18-19 January.