(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) With safety and security continuing to be a high-priority issue in the Middle East, the largest edition of Intersec - a premier safety, security and fire protection trade event - opens its doors today at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
About 25,000 trade visitors, key decision makers and industry professionals are expected to attend the three-day event.
"Apart from being the leading trade platform that showcases the latest international safety and security trends and developments to the region, Intersec 2014 also promotes healthy industry interaction and stimulates discussion between international experts and regional thought leaders on hot button issues that impact the industry as a whole," said Ahmed Pauwels, chief executive officer of Epoc Messe Frankfurt - the organiser.
Intersec's continuous growth over the years underlines the growing importance of the industries it serves in the Middle East markets. It also points to the exhibition and conference's success in projecting regional needs and requirements onto the international stage. The show's success in attracting top international players is underscored by the fact that Intersec 2014 will showcase almost every one of the leading international security brands.
Intersec 2014, which runs until Tuesday, will be 22 per cent larger in terms of participating exhibitors. Intersec 2014 takes up a 44,000sqm of prime exhibition space with four main focus areas: Commercial Security & Information Security; Safety & Health; Fire & Rescue and Homeland Security & Policing.
"The solutions we are exhibiting during Intersec are designed to meet the growing need for turnkey security solutions for communities across the region," said Rashed bin Nasser, chief operating officer, Ejadah Asset Management Group. This year during Intersec, Arkan will be exhibiting some of the latest technology adopted in their services and solutions.
Intersec 2014 also features a comprehensive schedule of seminars and workshops which is expected to be the focus of an increasing number of delegates from the regional security industry.
Dubai Police's seminar on Mobile Phone Crime, is expected to be one of the highlights of the conference programme, given the increasing popularity of mobile devices and smartphones in today's world.
The Safety Design in Buildings Conference will highlight existing safety standards and practices in the built environment and ways of enhancing building safety. Industry experts will be offering insights through presentations and panel discussions for improved protection. Earlier conferences in the series took place in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Manama, Riyadh, Jeddah, Kuwait and Muscat.
The Intersec Conference Series 2014 also comprises of the IOSH Middle East Occupational Health Seminar, the Techtextil Middle East Symposium and the IWMA Seminar on Fire fighting with Water Mist.
With 11 events, Messe Frankfurt is one of the world's leading organisers of fairs and congresses for the expanding international field of safety and security technology. Eight trade fairs and three high-grade congresses in Germany, Asia, the Middle East and South America provide optimum opportunities for gaining a foothold in these dynamic growth markets.