Held under the patronage of, and officially opened by, H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Intersec has become the essential event for safety, security, fire protection and homeland security.
The 16th edition in 2014 saw a 22% increase in the number of exhibitors, with over 1,200 companies taking stands. The exhibitors represented 54 countries in total, and 83 per cent came from outside the UAE. There were also over 24,700 visitors through the doors during the show from 126 countries, with 53 per cent international visitors.
Now in its 17th edition, Intersec 2015, to be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from January 18 – 20, will focus on the five core areas of Commercial Security, Information Security, Fire & Rescue, Safety & Health, and Homeland Security & Policing. There are over 1,300 exhibitors lined up for the event and it’s expected that visitor numbers will reach 26,000.
As well as exhibitors at the show, this year will feature 13 country pavilions from Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, UK and USA. In addition, there will be a number of specialist pavilions.
Dubai SME Pavilion
One of the key pavilions will be Dubai SME who are building on the partnership with event organisers, Epoc Messe Frankfurt, after a successful first outing at Intersec in 2014. It will give UAE start-ups an opportunity to shine on a global stage at the world’s most international safety and security exhibition.
The leading security association ESSA supports its members in the cultivation of the Middle East market and the international security association will again host an exhibitor pavilion at Intersec 2015.
Intersec and General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference (GPEC®), two leading exhibitions in their fields, joined forces to strengthen and to complement the Homeland Security sector at Intersec.
For the second time the Techtextil Middle East Symposium and the associated Techtextil Pavilion will be held concurrently with Intersec. The Techtextil product groups represent the entire spectrum of technical textiles and nonwovens.
As always, Intersec is hosting a varied conference series that covers fire safety, information security, commercial security, occupational safety, Safety Design in Buildings and a Techtextil Middle East symposium
This conference will focus on fire detection, suppression and mitigation as well as highlight human behaviour in fire situations. Safety standards and fire safety codes will be discussed as well as fire prevention and protection. Fire risk assessment and fire systems design will also be addressed to assist professionals in evaluating their fire safety and property protection goals.
For the first time at Intersec, there will be a full day conference aimed at providing a platform to discuss critical infrastructure protection and response to urgent cyber security challenges from electronic fraud to sabotage, malware to data manipulation, and theft of valuable intellectual property.
Many businesses struggle to absorb the effects of corporate security challenges and are often forced to utilise increasingly more complex commercial security measures to combat theft, fraud, vandalism and assault. With a growing number of corporate security solutions that are not only more effective, they can also save businesses money.
Techtextil Middle East symposium
The symposium will offer safety engineers, safety officers and buyers solutions and developments in personal and property protection. It will feature speakers from a wide range of international companies active in the production and application of advanced and high-performance textiles, and will pay specific attention to application areas and issues relevant to the Middle Eastern market, such as the difficulties faced by users operating in hot, arid climates.
This one-day conference will provide the knowledge on how to systematically improve health and safety to ensure a sound and healthy working environment for employees.
Safety Design in Buildings
The Safety Design in Buildings conference is a regular GCC-wide debating platform for best practice dialogues between safety professionals of the construction industry and authorities. The conference addresses fire safety and evacuation strategies, material as well as safety system requirements for high occupancy buildings.