The most comprehensive trade and networking event for security and safety in the Middle East, Intersec trade fair and conference is building up momentum for its 2012 edition. With that, organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt has announced that there will be a major emphasis on the fire & rescue section, which is predicted to double in space for January’s edition.
New entrants to the fire and rescue industry in the region, as well as growth of existing participants has meant that the dedicated Fire & Rescue section at the trade exhibition will take up twice as much space than in previous years. This is in line with the exhibition’s stance as the region’s foremost exhibition for security and safety in the Middle East. With Halls 1 to 8 almost fully booked a full 6 months prior to show date, the 2012 edition is pointing towards strong growth trends and promises to be the biggest showcase for the event to date.
Amongst some of the key exhibitors already signed up within the Fire & Rescue section are: Siemens, Naffco, Sffeco, Rapidrop, DuPont, Bristol, Underwriters Laboratories, Cooper, Al Arabia Safety & Security, Scott Health & Safety, Komtes, Teknoware, LPG, UAE Civil Defence, Bauer Kompressoren, LPCB, Akron Brass, Hochiki America, Kentec, Eurofunk, Apollo Fire, Firetrace, Fike, Mavili, Arasca Medical, Olympia Electronics, Sibca, FirePro to name a few. Naffco, long term supporters of the event will return once more with one of the largest stands at the trade fair, while first time exhibitor Siemens will join the fore of key international players at the event.
“We are constantly looking at evolving the show to suit the needs of our exhibitors and visitors,” said Wilbert Heijmans, Group Exhibitions Director of organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt. “We are building on the quality and scope of Intersec year on year. The growth of the Fire & Rescue section at the event reflects the regional industry and already we have confirmed many of the key names for next year’s event – both newcomers and long term partners.”
Naffco, the largest firefighting equipment manufacturer in the Middle East, has been exhibiting at Intersec trade fair and conference since its inception 14 years ago. For Naffco, the exhibition has become an integral component of their long term growth strategy.
Eng Khalid Al Khatib, Chief Executive Officer for Naffco, stated: “We have watched Intersec grow from strength to strength over the years and at the same time we too have been growing our business and are now considered one of the top manufacturers of fire fighting equipment worldwide. The importance of fire safety cannot be under emphasised and Intersec provides a strong business platform in which to communicate this message as well as build more awareness for our brand.”
Global mega brand Siemens will make its debut in January, exhibiting its range of fire products including detection and suppression systems and solutions. Siemens, with 160 years experience in fire safety has been operating in the Middle East market for 75 years and intends to further expand its presence through the exhibition.
Mr Carsten Liesener, Head Fire Safety Systems & Products at Siemens, commented: “As a leading international provider of fire safety technology we are looking forward to exhibiting at Intersec in Dubai next year. We aim to use the exhibition to showcase our range of innovative, high quality fire safety products, systems and solutions. In an increasingly competitive environment, it is essential to stay close to our customers and market needs. We see Intersec as an ideal platform to feel the pulse of regional trends as well as to talk to customers and understand their specific requirements.”
In addition to the increased space indoors, the UAE International FireFit Championships are also expanding and have increased the scope for the 2012 edition. With increased country participation from across the GCC and beyond, the 3rd edition of the FireFit Championships once again promises to be a lively and entertaining event.
With its range of value added features, as well as unsurpassed quality of exhibitors and trade visitors, Intersec trade fair and conference, which will also feature exhibitors in the fields of Commercial Security, Information Security, Safety & Health, Homeland Security & Policing and Aviation Security has established itself as the forerunner trade and networking event for safety, security and policing outside of Europe.
Intersec trade fair and conference will take place from January 15th to 17th 2012 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.