Live-action firefighting and emergency rescue operations, drone demonstrations, and a revamped conference discussing artificial intelligence, safety planning for cities of the future, and securing the Dubai Expo 2020, are some key features of Intersec 2019, which opens in Dubai on Sunday.
The 21st edition of the trade for security, safety, and fire protection takes place from January 20-22, with more than 1,200 exhibitors from 54 countries spanning 60,000 sq m at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The annual three-day event is organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, and supported by the likes of Dubai Police, Dubai Police Academy, Dubai Civil Defence, the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA).
According to analysts 6WResearch, the Middle East market for physical and perimeter security, commercial and information security, fire protection, and drones, is currently worth a combined $14.5 billion.
This is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 13.5 percent over the next six years, valuing $31 billion in 2024.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE are the key contributors, currently comprising nearly 60 percent of the market ($6.48 billion), on account of favourable government regulations, infrastructure development, and adoption of new technologies across industry verticals such as retail, hospitality, banking, aviation, transport, oil & gas, and construction.
Andreas Rex, Intersec’s show director, said visitors to Intersec 2019 can see the latest in advanced technologies and solutions that are the future of a smarter, safer, and more secure world.
“With 15 country pavilions, six dedicated show sections, seminars and workshops, live demonstration areas, countless product launches, and nearly two-thirds of the world’s top 50 security manufacturers on-board, Intersec 2019 is the major annual gathering for thousands of industry professionals eager to start 2019 on a positive note,” said Rex.
“The new Intersec Future Security Summit is our most comprehensive conference programme yet bringing together more than 35 regional and international experts and government speakers."
The largest of Intersec’s six show sections is Fire & Rescue, with 431 exhibitors in 2019. This is followed by Commercial Security (375 exhibitors), Safety & Health (142 exhibitors), Information Security (120 exhibitors), Homeland Security & Policing (90 exhibitors), and Physical and Perimeter Security (54 exhibitors).
The 15 country pavilions are coming from Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, and the US.For all the latest tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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