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Intersec arrives in Dubai next week for landmark 25th edition

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The 25th edition of Intersec, the world’s leading trade show for safety, security, and fire protection, is set to open its doors from 16-18 January at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

Celebrating its silver jubilee, the 2024 event promises to be a comprehensive platform for industry experts, government officials, and exhibitors from across the globe.

The exhibition, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will showcase 1,000 exhibitors from 60 countries.

Innovating security for a quarter-century

This year’s theme, ‘Innovating security for a quarter-century’, encapsulates the evolution of the security industry over the past 25 years.

With over 45,000 trade visitors expected, Intersec 2024 will feature a diverse range of sectors including Fire & Rescue, Commercial and Perimeter Security, Homeland Security and Policing, Safety & Health, and Cyber Security.

Key collaborations and sectors

The event is notable for its collaborations with various UAE government bodies.

The Fire & Rescue segment is supported by Dubai Civil Defence, while the Homeland Security & Policing pillar is backed by Dubai Police and the Security Industry Regulatory Authority (SIRA).

Dubai Municipality is involved in the Safety & Health section, and the Cyber Security feature is held in association with the Cyber Security Council and Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC).

Expert insights and technologies

Grant Tuchten, Portfolio Director at Intersec organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East, commented: “Intersec has established itself as a leading platform for innovation in the security industry over the past 25 years.

“The show’s value goes beyond just the exhibition floors, offering an extensive conference programme that addresses the latest trends, challenges, and advancements across various security sectors.”

He added: “We are delighted to host the largest-ever edition for the silver jubilee and can report that 25% of exhibitors featured are new for this year.”

Jeffrey Starr, Chief Marketing Officer at Intersec exhibitor D-Fend Solutions, stated: “Since the end of the pandemic, the rogue drone threat has persisted and grown across regions and sectors.

“Security agencies have rushed to adopt new technologies which can confront the constantly changing threat.

“Intersec’s focus on cutting-edge innovations for safety and security makes it the perfect setting to showcase Enforce Air, the ultimate next-generation RF-Cyber C-UAS.”

Gustavo Lopez, Vice President of Product Strategy and Pricing at MSA Safety, said: “Intersec is a unique opportunity for us in the region to work directly with decision-makers and key stakeholders on their challenges and needs.

“At the event, we will showcase our connected solutions, the Connected Firefighter Platform, and will show how data can play a big role in the Middle East region when it comes to firefighting.”

Additional features and events

The exhibition will also include conferences and workshops, such as the Security Leader’s Summit and the Cyber Security Conference, covering vital topics like cyber-enabled terrorism and innovations in fire prevention and detection.

The Intersec Awards 2024, scheduled for 17 January, will honour leaders in the fire, safety, and security industries.

IFSJ Comment

Intersec 2024 exemplifies the dynamic evolution of the safety, security, and fire protection industries.

As a hub for innovation and collaboration, the event underscores the significance of staying abreast of emerging challenges and technological advancements.

The inclusion of new exhibitors and comprehensive sectors reflects the industry’s responsiveness to evolving threats and its commitment to safeguarding communities.

Intersec’s role in facilitating dialogue and showcasing cutting-edge solutions is vital in shaping a safer, more secure future.

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