Intersec Middle East 2007

The organisers of Intersec, the Middle East's security, fire and police event, have announced that it now ranks amongst the top ten of its kind anywhere in the world. Set for Dubai's International Convention and Exhibition Centre 21 23 January, the ninth edition of Intersec has grown by more than fifty per cent in less than a year. The 2007 event will see the first major delegation taking part from Thailand, including VIPs from the Thai Ministry of Interior and the Royal Thai Police. Many Gulf countries will also be sending important represents such as the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Water and Electricity.

With support of the the UAE Ministry of Interior, Dubai Civil Defence and Dubai Police, Intersec combines a trade fair with a substantial conference programme. Covering commercial security, fire fighting and prevention, police, homeland security, safety and health sectors, Intersec's organisers', Messe Frankfurt, predict more than 16, 000 specialist visitors, delegates and government officials will attend the three day event.

Visitors will meet more than 600 international and regional specialist firms at the exhibition from 50 countries. This includes some of the largest national groups to be present at any of the Gulf region's major trade fairs, such as the UK with over 100 companies represented. Country pavilions from 12 countries will be taking part at Intersec including the USA, Germany, Italy, Austria, Canada, Scandinavia, Korea, Taiwan, HongKong, Singapore and China.

A number of key influencing factors have contributed towards the rapid growth of Intersec. One of the most obvious is the ongoing boom in construction and infrastructure, all which places increased demands on every aspect of security, fire prevention, safety and health. In addition to which the global focus on security, anti-terrorism and border control are clearly a major priority in the Gulf area.

Dubai's Civil Defence will also be an active participant at Intersec by providing practical demonstrations of some of their emergency procedures. These will include how the department uses helicopters as a primary means of logistics in dealing with fires and other emergency situations such as rescuing casualties from road traffic accidents.

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