Friday, 16 April 2021 07:58 GMT

ISNR security conference ends in Abu Dhabi on a high note

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times)

The activities of the International Conference for Security and National Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2016) held under the patronage of Shaikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan National Security Advisor and Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council have concluded on Thursday.

The three-day event which was inaugurated by Lt General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior witnessed 530 exhibiting companies from 57 countries take part in the global event. The event also hosted 200 high-level official delegations and government buyers from 20 countries.

The seventh edition of ISNR also saw the participation of 60 world-renowned lecturers who are experts in fields of security and safety who took part in the second Occupational Safety and Health Conference (OSHME) and the sixth International Cyber Crimes Conference (IC3).

The ISNR Abu Dhabi 2016 and the two co-located exhibitions - the Fire and Emergency Middle East (FEME) and the Occupational Safety and Health Middle East (OSHME) have attracted nearly 20000 visitors from public and private sectors in 90 countries.

At the closing ceremony Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi Deputy Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of ISNR Abu Dhabi 2016 extended his deepest gratitude to Shaikh Hazza for his generous sponsorship and to Lt General Shaikh Saif for his unlimited support and successful follow-up.

He also thanked all entities and sectors that contributed to the success of this year's activities of ISNR.

Major General Al Raisi also thanked the exhibitors who enriched the event with the latest products equipment and devices; and to all speakers at the conference who had a positive scientific impact on the deliberations and discussion of urgent issues that yielded beneficial results.

He said: "The seventh edition of ISNR has witnessed a wide and remarkable turnout of people from different age groups and nationalities."

Major General Al Raisi wished everyone the best of luck and expressed his hope to see them again in ISNR's eighth edition scheduled to take place from 27-29 March 2018.

A variety of activities

The event included five exhibitions more than 60 seminars and ten live events namely; the seventh International Conference for Security and National Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2016); the 1st International Conference on Security Challenges (ICSC); the "Aftershock II" live demonstration onresponding to crises and emergencies; the second Fire and Emergency Middle East (FEME); the second UAE International Firefighter Challenge; the second Occupational Safety and Health Middle East (OSHME); and the sixth International Cyber Crimes Conference (IC3).

Representatives of exhibiting companies attributed the unprecedented success of the event to a number of factors such as the area expansion compared to the previous edition the targeted categories the high quality of exhibiting companies the ease of access to exhibitors' pavilions and their distribution in specialised halls.

The Higher Organising Committee of the ISNR hosted a dinner banquet on Wednesday evening in honour of the heads of delegations exhibitors and participants at the exhibition.

The ceremony was attended by Major General Staff Dr Obeid Al Ketbi Chairman of the ISNR's Higher Organising Committee; Frederic Theux President Reed Exhibitions Middle East; Brigadier Jassem Mansour Al Mansouri Chairman of the Secretariat Committee of the ISNR 2016; members of the Higher Committee heads of delegations; exhibitors; and a large number of police officers.

Major General Al Raisi said: "This gathering provides the proper opportunity to exchange friendly conversations and strengthen relations and fruitful cooperation for the benefit of all parties."

He conveyed the greetings of the police leadership and their good wishes for further luck and success. He also expressed his thanks to all those who contributed to the success of the event.

He said their presence "complements the efforts exerted by your respective countries to develop and improve their homeland security resilience crisis management firefighting and emergency and public safety in a manner that meets the economic and population growth requirements."

Major General Al Raisi presented commemorative shields to the heads of delegations participating in the exhibition.

2550 students from across the UAE attended ISNR

More than 2550 students from various high schools and universities across the country attended "The Aftershock II" live demonstration on responding to crisis and emergencies at ISNR.

Major Amina Mohamed Khamis Al Baloushi Head of the Student Visiting Committee at ISNR said: "The higher leadership has been keen to encourage student participation in the various activities of the exhibition especially the live demonstration Aftershock II."

"This aims to raise their awareness instill in their hearts the concepts of security the values of belonging to the UAE and loyalty to its leadership" he said.

The students expressed their happiness with the demonstrations; praising the role-played by the Ministry of Interior and the different police bodies in order to raise their awareness about potential dangers and provide them with.

Live screening and police-related competitions

The Security Inspection Department (K9) at Abu Dhabi Police GHQ presented live screenings and shows for visitors of ISNR Abu Dhabi 2016.

The K9 police sniffer dogs' performances were highly acclaimed by the visitors who attended the exhibition. Colonel Jamal Habash Head of the Security Inspection Department (K9) said that the department scheduled screenings of documentary films about the efforts of the K9 Department in areas of search and rescue to the public at the Ministry of Interior's pavilion.

First Lieutenant Hamad Mubarak Al Azizi Office Manager of the Head of the Security Inspection Department (K9) said that the entertaining shows which included tug of war competitions balloons contests as well as hurdles jumping; were highly applauded by the audience.

"We are constantly keen to acquaint the public with the vital role played by the K9 department and its various activities. We also strive to spread awareness and highlight the tasks pertaining to community protection."

First Lieutenant Al Azizi noted that children enjoyed the hurdles jumping show and were keen to have their photos taken with the dogs.

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