Dubai: The 24th edition of Intersec, the largest trade show for safety, security, and fire protection in the world, will take up more than 48,000 square metres across nine halls and the Trade Centre Arena will start on 17th January 2023.
The event, held under the patronage of Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will feature 800 exhibitors from Australia, the UK, Europe, the Middle East, the Balkans, Russia, CIS, North and South America, North and South Africa, Asia, Scandinavia, the USA, and the Indian Subcontinent.
The exhibitor profile represents a 54 percent rise since 2022 with 180 new-to-show participants of the 55 nations represented by exhibitors, 10 will have their own national pavilions including Canada, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Singapore, Turkey, and the UK.
“This year’s show will feature some of the biggest industry names, alongside new entrants to the sector. We have 42 newcomers from the Emirates this year, which means the UAE now accounts for 20 per cent of our exhibitor profile. Saudi Arabian participants are up 20 per cent too, while we have also seen particularly strong growth from India, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Turkey, Iraq, Qatar, Nigeria, and Egypt,” Mr. Alex Nicholl, Show Director of event organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East, remarked.
Mr. Nicholl added that the growth is largely down to positive industry forecasts, high demand for solutions to combat increasing cybercrime, and strong international support from government and professional organisations, such as the UAE Cybersecurity Council, Saudi Arabia’s National Security Services – SAFE, and Huawei.