Dubai, UAE: The 22nd edition of Intersec, the world’s leading security, safety, and fire protection trade show, will open doors early next year in Dubai with a long list of dedicated features set to complement a packed exhibition floor featuring more than 1,200 exhibitors from 50 countries.
The annual three-day event, organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, covers the seven sections of Commercial Security; Fire & Rescue; Perimeter & Physical Security; Safety & Health; Homeland Security & Policing; Information Security; and Smart Home & Building Automation.
Running from 19-21 January 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, it will once again be home to biggest names in the business, including two-thirds of the world’s top 50 security manufacturers.
A host of specialised pavilions, conferences and certified workshops will also ensure the expected audience of 34,000-plus trade visitors from across the globe will be privy to the latest technology advancements that will have a profound impact on businesses spanning the entire gamut of industry verticals, from energy and finance, retail and hospitality, to education, government, logistics and construction.
A debut feature for 2020 is the Intersec Arena, which according to Intersec’s Show Director Andreas Rex, will offer insights into new technologies that address cross-sector industry specific challenges, while educating end users on the key considerations when purchasing specific product categories.
“The Arena will be the bridge that connects solution seekers with developers of game-changing innovations,” said Mr. Rex, adding that the unique theatre-style set-up will allow for more interaction between the audience and speakers. “The objective is to analyse the security benefits as well as emerging risks and vulnerabilities with the implementation of latest innovations in an evolving digital world.”
The three-day Intersec Arena will be split into three distinct tracks, with the first day covering digital technologies. Day two will explore security challenges and solutions in key industry verticals before the final day focuses on key requirements and considerations when making purchasing decisions for specific product categories.
Other new features include the Intersec Government Summits, a series of roundtable discussions led by key government authorities; the Intersec Energy Industry Focus Day that analyses new approaches to safety, security and fire protection in the oil and gas industry; and a series of workshops and certification courses in the Intersec Academy.
Mr. Rex said all the existing popular highlights are returning again, including the Intersec Future Security Summit, with the spotlight in 2020 focusing on disruptive technologies integrating digital and physical security.
“The Drones Pavilion and an indoor Drone Zone, a Safety Design in Buildings Pavilion in the Fire & Rescue section, as well as an Outdoor Demonstration Zone of the latest fire rescue applications in action will all be back again in 2020,” added Rex.
“With less than a year away until the Dubai Expo 2020, we’re expecting some important strategic partnerships to be announced, while as is customary, many of the 1,200-plus exhibitors will use this platform to launch their latest products in the global marketplace.”
Intersec is supported by the Dubai Police, Dubai Police Academy, Dubai Civil Defence, the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA), and the Dubai Municipality. A further 35 international government partners, trade associations, and non-profit institutions are also set to participate.
Fire and Rescue is expected to form the largest section in 2020, with more than 430 exhibitors early next year. Commercial Security is next, with an expected 375 exhibitors, followed by Safety & Health (140 exhibitors), Information Security (120 exhibitors), Homeland Security & Policing (90 exhibitors), and Physical & Perimeter Security (50 exhibitors).
Intersec 2020 is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. More details about the exhibition are available at: www.intersecexpo.com.