The 18th edition of Intersec, the world’s leading trade show for security, safety, and fire protection, will feature more than 1,200 exhibitors from 54 countries when it opens from 17-19 January 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
With 82% of exhibitors based outside of the UAE, Intersec 2016 is reinforced by 14 country pavilions from Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, USA, and for the first time, France, the Czech Republic, and India.
Much of the attention will fall on leading security and fire-related solutions providers from the USA and Germany, where 145 exhibitors from the two countries will cover 2,550sqm of exhibition space.
A total of 72 German exhibitors – including 58 at the government-backed German Pavilion, and 14 stand-alone exhibitors – will be headed by big names such as CCTV providers Bosch Security Systems and Grundig; access control specialists SimonsVoss; IT security provider G-Data; fire extinguisher manufacturers Doeka and Viking; and Haix, a manufacturer of safety shoes.
Grundig Security (ASP AG) will showcase its latest range of 4K Ultra High Definition and full HD TVI (Transport Video Interface) cameras and recorders at Intersec 2016, along with its ultra-low light performance cameras and IP (Internet Protocol) video range.
The video security solutions provider has been involved in a number of Middle East projects, including the installation in 2015 of a CCTV security system at the UAE National Archives. Grundig IP cameras are also providing 24/7 surveillance for the ongoing construction of the 14.6 km US$1.25 billion Eurasia Tunnel connecting the European and Asian sides of Istanbul under the Bosphorus Strait.
The US participation at Intersec 2016 has increased by 28% year-on-year, with 73 exhibitors spanning 1,300sqm of exhibition space, indicating the strong interest in the Middle East by major USA commercial security and fire protection industry players.
The 31 USA Pavilion exhibitors and 42 stand-alone exhibitors are spearheaded by Fire & Rescue companies Task Force Tips, Kidde Fenwal, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Code 3, a manufacturer of emergency vehicle lights and sirens, is the USA Commercial Pavilion Anchor.
Elsewhere at the USA Pavilion, the NFPA will increase awareness about its educational and technical programs dedicated to saving lives and reducing property loss throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Intersec is organized by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, and focuses on the six core sections of Commercial Security; Information Security; Fire & Rescue; Safety & Health; Homeland Security & Policing; and for the first time in 2016, Smart Home & Building Automation.
New features at Intersec 2016 include a Safety Design in Buildings Pavilion at the Fire & Rescue Section, and a Jobs and Careers Pavilion, bringing thousands of safety and security professionals in touch with the right career opportunities.
Intersec 2016 will also feature a dedicated series of industry conferences held in cooperation with the Dubai Police and Dubai Civil Defense; the Occupational Health & Safety Conference will take place on 17-18 January, while the Middle East Fire Conference and the Critical Infrastructure Security Conference will both take place on 18-19 January.