Intersec 2013 Organizers Confident of Crossing 1000 Exhibitor Mark
With over 70% of space already taken up with four months left for the event, organizers of Intersec 2013 have their sights set on reaching the 1,000 exhibitor milestone. The region's largest trade platform for safety, security and policing is expected to be 10 % larger than last year‘s event.
According to Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organizers of Intersec 2013, the continuing growth of the trade exhibition can be put down to the burgeoning safety and security industry worldwide and the ongoing support of local authorities such as the Dubai Police, the Dubai Police Academy and the UAE Civil Defense These factors have made Intersec one of the most popular Middle-East regional trade exhibitions for the security, safety and protection industries.
Mr. Ahmed Pauwels, Chief Executive Officer, Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organizer of Intersec, stated: "We have strategically aligned the exhibition and conference with the perceived needs of the region's security, safety and protection industries. The growth of the Dubai edition reflects the regional marketplace and we will continue to explore avenues which will help to further cement Intersec's importance for this industry."
Intersec is divided into four sections, namely Fire and Rescue, Safety and Health, Homeland Security and Policing and Commercial and Information Security. The Fire and Rescue section covers products and services within fire prevention and protection, firefighting equipment, emergency alarm and warning systems and rescue equipment. Exhibitors already confirmed for the next event include Tyco Fire, SFFECO, Naffco, Bristol Fire, Underwriter Laboratories, Siemens and Honeywell Fire, to name a few.
The Commercial Security and Information Security section covers control and surveillance equipment, access control, monitoring and recording systems and information security. Confirmed exhibitors for 2013 in this section include Axis, Flir, Hikvision, Honeywell Security, Infinova, Lenel, Norbain, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Tyco Security.
The Safety and Health section covers Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), environmental protection at work, safety at work equipment and health at work.
Some of the confirmed exhibitors within this section are Allsafe, Ansell, Draeger Safety, Honeywell Life Safety, MSA and Scott.
Finally, within the Homeland Security and Policing section, which more than doubled in size for the 2012 event, the Dubai Police and Dubai Police Academy have already confirmed their participation. The sector focuses on electronics, laboratory equipment and forensic science, logistics support equipment, mine clearance and bomb disposal, optics, physical security and detection.
At the Fringe
The Homeland Security section has been further enhanced to include perimeter security and surveillance products as well as an increased focus on aviation security. Avon, Eastimage, Kaba, Streit Armored Cars, Proytecsa, Mezcal Security, Ulgen, Elektral, Turnstar, Prometal and Proximex are amongst some of the exhibitors already confirmed for Intersec 2013 within the Homeland Security section.
Also running alongside Intersec are a growing number of fringe events and features. The 2013 event will feature the 4th running of the UAE Firefighters Challenge (formerly UAE FireFit Championships) which will see countries from the GCC and Europe compete in a range of tasks simulating real-life fire rescue experiences.
The 2013 conference series will feature a fire safety forum, the 2nd global network conference on emergency medicine (supported by EuSEM, the European Society for Emergency Medicine) and specifically targeted toward emergency physicians, nurses and technicians and also a forum for fire safety in the petrochemical sector.
Intersec is part of Messe Frankfurt's global network of security trade fairs which also include Secutech India, Secutech in Taiwan, Secutech Thailand, Intersec Buenos Aires, Secutech Vietnam and Seguriexpo Buenos Aires.