Security giants descend on Dubai for Intersec 2017

Intersec 2017, the world’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, featuring 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries, got underway at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 22. The 19th edition of the annual showcase was flagged off by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who was accompanied by senior government officials, organisers, and high-ranking representatives from the regional security industry.
Running for three days and spanning 56,300sqm, Intersec 2017 is five per cent larger than the previous edition, underscoring the prevalent opportunities in a regional security and fire safety market that will more than double in size over the next five years. According to analysts Frost & Sullivan, the Middle East commercial security, homeland security, and fire safety market, was worth a combined US$12.9 billion in 2016, and is estimated to grow 15 per cent annually, reaching US$26.3 billion by 2021.
At the opening ceremony, His Highness Sheikh Mansoor said: “The UAE is committed to using the latest in security technologies to ensure the safety and welfare of all its residents and visitors. “As the foremost international trade fair for the security industry, Intersec provides an important platform for engagement and interaction with leading international experts and plays a key role in enhancing the safety and security of the region.”
Intersec 2017 spreads over seven sections of Commercial Security, Fire & Rescue, Safety & Health, Homeland Security & Policing, Information Security, Smart Home & Building Automation, and Physical & Perimeter Security. The international significance is emphasised by the presence of 13 country pavilions from Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, UK and the USA.