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Business & Money | Friday 29 December, 2023 1:24 am |

Dubai Civil Defence collaborates with Intersec 2024 to propel fire and rescue innovations in the UAE

As Intersec, the leading international exhibition for fire, security, emergency services, safety, policing, and cybersecurity, gears up for its 25th-anniversary edition, the focus will be on remarkable innovation and collaborations within the fire and safety sector. 


Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Intersec 2024 will convene from 16 – 18 January at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). This historic edition, themed ‘Innovating security tech for a quarter century’, is poised to be the largest in its history, with a significant emphasis on fire and rescue innovations, in collaboration with Dubai Civil Defence.


According to 6Wresearch, the UAE fire safety systems and equipment market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.0% during 2020 - 2026. Increased investment in the industrial sector, aiming to diversify the economy, along with ongoing social infrastructure projects like UAE Vision 2021, Maritime Vision 2030, and Dubai's Industrial Strategy 2030, will boost the demand for fire safety systems and equipment in the UAE in the coming years.


Grant Tuchten, Portfolio Director at Intersec organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East, said: "Intersec 2024 marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of fire and safety technology. This year, our spotlight shines brightly on the fire and rescue segment, where collaboration with Dubai Civil Defence stands as a testament to our commitment to advancing regional safety and security. Our growth signifies the UAE as a vibrant hub for global fire protection, safety, and security industries."


In addition to the exhibition, Intersec 2024 offers a rich experience, including a vast conference programme and the esteemed Intersec Awards Gala Dinner. This landmark edition is set to host 1,000 exhibitors from over 60 nations, with approximately 25% making their debut, anticipating over 45,000 trade visitors worldwide.


The fire and rescue segment, boasting over 400 exhibitors across five DWTC halls, stands out as the event's fastest-growing section. Notably, 70% of the industry's global leaders will converge here, presenting a prime opportunity for Middle East business engagements.


Leading UAE-based fire and safety entity NAFFCO, known for top-tier firefighting equipment and safety engineering, will showcase various innovative solutions. Exhibitors like Baldwin Boxall, HD Fire, Corodex, Inim, Pentair, Kopler, Fire Safety Science, SVT Products, Viking, and Erse Kablo will add further diversity to the showcase.


“This blend of established and fresh exhibitors underscores the global appeal and collaborative spirit that defines Intersec as a pivotal platform for the fire and safety community,” Tuchtenadded.


The Intersec 2024 Fire & Rescue Conference, hosted by Dubai Civil Defence, will address industry-shaping topics on the latest developments crucial for advancing fire protection and safety globally. 


Key topics at the conference include emergency response planning, industrial firefighting, and innovations in fire prevention, among others, with esteemed speakers such as Gary Barthram, Chief Fire Officer at Heathrow Airport, UK, Mohammed Saeefan, Fire Protection, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia, and Terrance Wh Tsang, Chief Fire Officer (Kowloon) at the Hong Kong Fire Services Department, sharing invaluable insights and expertise.

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