Organiser of Intersec 2014, which is widely considered to be the premier international trade and business networking platform for safety, security and fire protection in the region, Epoc Messe Frankfurt, have announced that participation of UAE organisations is set to reach record numbers in 2014. The predicted 11% increase on 2013 is reflective of heightened attention and focus being paid to safety and security in both private and public sectors.
“It is significant that Intersec 2014, which is set to be the largest edition yet for the safety, security and fire protection industries, will witness the biggest involvement of UAE companies,” Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Epoc Messe Frankfurt, commented. “Local companies have an enormous contribution to make to the safety and security of the UAE and the region especially during a time where it is in the process of unprecedented growth and transformation. This will be increasingly the case as the city gears up for Expo 2020.
“The growth of the industry has been facilitated and nurtured by a supportive UAE government. In this regard we are also looking to support local business development and as such are sponsoring the first ever Dubai SME pavilion at the show giving local companies the opportunity to participate on a global level and really drive their business forward. Continuous interaction with international industry leaders and exposure to the latest industrial trends and developments through events such as Intersec, has helped to develop and mature the regional industry considerably,” Pauwels added.
UAE participation in Intersec 2014, being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will be reinforced by the presence of an official Dubai SME pavilion being organised in conjunction with the Department of Economic Development and featuring 10 Dubai-based SMEs making their debut on the international stage.
Dubai SME is an instrumental agency, designed to promote the growth and development of small and medium enterprises. Their main aim is to encourage entrepreneurship and assist start-up companies to evolve into successful business models.
Leading UAE security management solutions providers Arkan, who are also Headline Sponsor of Intersec 2014, said that the requirement for professional security providers was growing across the region. “As developers and companies realise the vital need to maintain safety and security at the communities and new developments there is a growing requirement for professionally trained security personnel,” said Mohammed Murad Ahmed, VP Arkan Security Management Solutions.
Also participating with a major presence at Intersec 2014 is renowned specialists in fire protection equipment and machinery, NAFFCO. Radwan Hallabi, Export Manager at NAFFCO, stated: “We are the largest manufacturers of fire safety and security products in the Middle East and we promote the innovative Made in UAE products proudly amongst our counterparts from across the world. The security industry is one of the fastest growing fields in the region and Intersec is one of the best platforms for fire and security in the world.”
Gunnebo Middle East, 3M Gulf Ltd, Akron Brass Company, Al Fajer Establishment, Assa Abloy Middle East, Ateis Middle East, Axis Communications Middle East, Bristol Fire Engineering, Cardz Middle East Trading LLC, Dubai Golden Turnstile LLC, G4S UAE LLC, Honeywell Middle East International, Nedap FZE, Ras Al Khaimah Fire Fighting Equipment Factory (Fire King LLC), Streit Group FZE and Vanguard Integrated Solutions are amongst other prominent UAE based companies participating at the exhibition.
Intersec comprises of four main focus areas, covering the entire spectrum of the safety, security and fire protection industries: Commercial Security & Information Security; Safety & Health; Fire & Rescue and Homeland Security & Policing.
Intersec is part of Messe Frankfurt’s global network of security trade fairs which also includes Secutech India, Secutech in Taiwan, Secutech Thailand, Intersec Buenos Aires, Secutech Vietnam and Seguriexpo Buenos Aires