Organisers upbeat about event’s growth prospects
With over 70% of space already taken up with four months left for the event, organisers of Intersec 2013 have their sights set on reaching the 1,000 exhibitor milestone. The region’s largest and most representative trade platform for safety, security and policing is expected to be 10% larger than the previous edition.
According to Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organisers of Intersec 2013, the continuing growth of the trade exhibition can be put down to the burgeoning safety and security industry worldwide and the ongoing support of local authorities such as Dubai Police, Dubai Police Academy and UAE Civil Defence. These factors have made Intersec the region’s leading trade exhibition in the security, safety and protection industries.
Mr. Ahmed Pauwels, Chief Executive Officer, Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of Intersec, stated: “We have strategically aligned the exhibition and conference with the perceived needs of the region’s security, safety and protection industries. The growth of the Dubai edition reflects the regional marketplace and we will continue to explore avenues which will help to further cement Intersec’s position as the leading trade fair of its kind for this industry.”
Intersec is divided into four sections, namely Fire & Rescue, Safety & Health, Homeland Security & Policing and Commercial & Information Security. The Fire & Rescue section covers products and services within fire prevention & protection, firefighting equipment, emergency alarm & warning systems and rescue equipment. Already confirmed for the next edition include: Tyco Fire, SFFECO, Naffco, Bristol Fire, Underwriter Laboratories, Siemens and Honeywell Fire, to name a few.
The Commercial Security and Information Security section covers control & surveillance equipment, access control, monitoring & recording systems, and information security. Confirmed exhibitors for 2013 in this section include: Axis, Flir, Hikvision, Honeywell Security, Infinova, Lenel, Norbain, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Tyco Security.
The Safety & Health section covers Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), environmental protection at work, safety at work equipment and health at work. Confirmed exhibitors within this section include: Allsafe, Ansell, Draeger Safety, Honeywell Life Safety, MSA and Scott to name a few.
Finally, within the Homeland Security & Policing section, which more than doubled for the 2012 edition Dubai Police and Dubai Police Academy have already confirmed their participation. The sector focuses on electronics, laboratory equipment and forensic science, logistics support equipment, mine clearance/bomb disposal, optics, physical security & detection.
The Homeland Security section has been further enhanced to include perimeter security and surveillance products as well as an increased focus on aviation security. Avon, Eastimage, Kaba, Streit Armored Cars, Proytecsa, Mezcal Security, Ulgen, Elektral, Turnstar, Prometal and Proximex, are amongst some of the exhibitors already confirmed for Intersec 2013 within the Homeland Security section.
Also running alongside Intersec is a growing number of fringe events and features. The 2013 edition will feature the 4th edition of the UAE Firefighters Challenge (formerly UAE FireFit Championships) which will see countries from the GCC and Europe compete in a range of tasks simulating real to life fire rescue experiences.
The 2013 conference series will feature: a Fire Safety Forum; An Airport Security Forum and a Forum for Fire Safety in the Petrochemical sector.
Intersec is part of Messe Frankfurt’s global network of security trade fairs which also include Secutech India, Secutech in Taiwan, Secutech Thailand, Intersec Buenos Aires, Secutech Vietnam and Seguriexpo Buenos Aires.
Intersec has played a major role in the last 14 years in reflecting the security industry worldwide. The exhibition and conference combines a strong international profile, with a huge regional impact. Intersec 2012 featured 19,591 trade visitors and showcased the latest technologies and apparatus in Commercial Security & Information Security, Aviation, Homeland Security & Policing, Fire & Rescue and Safety & Health.
The next edition of Intersec will take place from 15 – 17 January 2013, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.