Intersec 2024 Post Show Report
26.01.2024 - Intersec 2024 took place 16- 18 January, demonstrating the burgeoning appetite for the industry in the region. The event, commemorating its 25th anniversary under the theme 'Innovating security tech for a quarter century’, stood as a testament to industry resilience and innovation, uniting global thought leaders, exhibitors, and experts.
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Intersec 2024 unfolded across 13 halls, solidifying its status as the largest edition in its quarter-century history. The event hosted an impressive 1,050 exhibitors from over 60 nations, 20% more than the previous year, illustrating its pivotal role as a global networking hub and an unmissable showcase for cutting-edge security technology.
Structured into five strategic pillars – Fire & Rescue, Commercial & Perimeter Security, Homeland Security & Policing, Safety & Health, and Cyber Security – Intersec 2024 offered tailored solutions for diverse industry needs. The event's alignment with government bodies, including Dubai Civil Defence, Sira, Dubai Municipality, and the Cyber Security Council, underscored the UAE Government's commitment to these pivotal industries.
All three days of Intersec 2024 saw a packed exhibition, featuring live activations such as the Attack Zone, challenging exhibitors to rigorous testing. Renowned specialists, including Frontier Pitts and Naffco, subjected their products to discerning scrutiny by the Loss Prevention Certification Board. Incyber provided a dedicated space for cybersecurity solutions, while the Future Defenders Hack Arena engaged diverse groups, from students to Cisos. The Intersec Innovators feature connected SMEs with investors, and the Safety Walk showcased industrial safety gear with flair. Intersec 2024, with its live demonstrations and innovative features, offered an immersive and engaging glimpse into industry trends.
A global showcase of Security Innovations and Solutions
Intersec 2024 featured a globally diverse array of exhibitors, totalling more than 1,050 from 60 countries across the five sectors of the show. In the commercial security sector, South Korea's IDIS, the largest in-country manufacturer, unveiled an extensive range of surveillance and AI innovations and offering end-to-end video solutions, complemented by advancements in communications and AI.
The perimeter & physical security sector saw Infosec Communication, a French company specialising in electrical power and safety, launching two new product fields at Intersec 2024: Energy Storage System and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. The importance of the cybersecurity sector was illustrated by a 10% increase in cybersecurity exhibitors, with the sector hosting industry leaders like the Cyber Security Council, Fortinet, Alpha Data, Cisco, Morohub, Dell, Malcrove, and Manage Engine.
The diverse representation of global exhibitors underscored Intersec's role as a premier platform for showcasing the latest advancements and solutions across various security sectors.
Shaping Future Security Strategies: Conferences Across the Industry
The eight conference streams taking place within Intersec continued to drive discussions in global security, safety, and fire protection. The Security Leaders' Summit focused on future-proofing security, adapting to evolving threats, and promoting security as a strategic business enabler. The Cyber Security Conference showcased breakthrough technologies and fostered global partnerships to shape the future of cybersecurity. The Fire & Rescue Conference, hosted by Dubai Civil Defense, united global leaders to address challenges and innovations in fire and emergency services, emphasizing themes like emergency response planning and high-rise fire safety. The Safety & Health Conference highlighted the dynamic nature of the safety industry, with a focus on the UAE's leadership in advancing occupational health and safety standards. The Thought Leadership Pavilion explored access control trends and innovations, while the Emergency Crisis Management & Communication Workshop provided hands-on experience in crisis management strategies. These conferences collectively embodied intersec’s commitment to redefining industry norms and inspiring strategies for a safer world.
Intersec Awards 2024
The highly anticipated Intersec Awards 2024 celebrated industry success across 13 important industry categories, offering a prestigious platform to honor outstanding contributions to safety and security. Among the new categories added this year, Reacton secured the Fire Safety Excellence Project Award for safeguarding UAE school buses, while the Security Project of the Year – Middle East and Africa Award went to the Virtual Technology Centre of Dubai Police for their Smart Security awareness project. Sysnav claimed the Outstanding Safety Solutions Award. Ramtech secured the Fire Safety Excellence Award, and Alyaa Alkaabi from the UAE Ministry of Interior received the Women Trailblazers in Security or Fire Safety Award.
Additional winners included Drydock World for Outstanding Fire Safety Team of the Year, D-Fend Solutions for Premier Homeland Security Solutions, Garrett for Exemplary Perimeter Security Solutions, and Axis Communications for both Outstanding Commercial Security Solutions and Sustainability Champion. Otorio received the Outstanding Cybersecurity Product/Service of the Year Award, while Shaima Basaeed from RTA won the Rising Star Award for Emirati Talent, and Red Sea Global was crowned Outstanding Security Team of the Year.
Intersec 2024 has once again demonstrated the demand for innovation, collaboration, and excellence in the global safety, security, and fire protection industry in the Middle East and beyond. The event's successful 25th edition reaffirmed its role as the centre of industry advancement and a crucial platform for shaping the future of security technology. The ripple effects of Intersec 2024 will undoubtedly resonate across the industry, inspiring new heights of innovation and collaboration in the years to come.