The event is held under the patronage of H.H the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani who visited Milipol Qatar 2021 on Tuesday 16 March.
Milipol Qatar 2021 was a watershed in the event’s history in that it was held against a background of strict health, safety and hygiene protocols implemented to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Nevertheless, the show, attracted 150 exhibitors from 17 countries and five national pavilions representing Brazil, France, Germany, the UK, and USA. 54% of the exhibitors were new to Milipol Qatar. The exhibitor line-up was a showcase of advanced technology include breakthroughs in the fields of robotics, biometrics, trace and detection technologies, communication, and control systems as well as counter-drone systems, big data, smart sensors, 5G, and AI-based cybersecurity and video analytics.
The exhibiting turnout was largely attracted by industry forecasts which predict the Middle East’s homeland security market will grow to be worth $19.7bn by the end of 2022. Milipol Qatar was one of the industry’s first opportunities to meet face-to-face since the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic.
“The pandemic has super-charged the industry’s response to a rapidly changing world. National security are focusing on protection from and response to cybercrime, pandemics, humanitarian crises, and climate change,” explained Marie Lagrenée. “These changing priorities were in evidence amongst the highly sophisticated technology on display at Milipol Qatar 2021 and which will find its way into the industry’s newly formed mainstream.”
The show which was inaugurated by Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, along with other dignitaries from 30 countries which included Ministers from Ukraine, Moldovia, Pakistan, Lebanon and Iraq.
Some 257 delegates also attended the two-day Milipol Qatar seminar series which was addressed by 16 experts who explored the future of the industries and a pathway to a safer world focusing on cyber security, civil defence and mega events security.
Milipol Qatar was organised by Qatar's Ministry of Interior in partnership with Paris-based international event organiser Comexposium, acting on behalf of the GIE Milipol headed by Civipol, the technical implementer of the French ministry of the Interior. The event meets a large part of the security objectives of the State of Qatar in line with the country’s National Vision 2030, while also addressing wider regional needs.
Milipol Qatar 2022 is now scheduled to be held from May 24-26.
Milipol Qatar 2021 has secured Barzan Holdings, the Qatar organisation which is helping to revolutionize the country’s defence and security sector as the event’s strategic sponsor. Other main sponsors include Abdullah Abdelghani & Bros and Eshhar Security Services while Outbox, Ooredoo and Al Hazm are Diamond Sponsors. Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co. is the event’s Platinum sponsor while Gold sponsors are Huawei, Stork Motors, Notification, and the Jaidah Group. Silver sponsors are MSC and Dell Technology while Bronze sponsors are Mannai Corporation, Nuctech and Salam Technology. Qommunications is the event’s official social media sponsor with Milaha being the official freight forwarder and Qatar Airways as the official carrier.
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About Milipol Qatar
Founded in 1996, Milipol Qatar is the Middle East’s leading homeland security and civil defence exhibition and conference which is held biennially at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre. The industry-only event is organized by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar in partnership with the French-based Comexposium Security, acting on behalf of the GIE Milipol headed by Civipol, the consulting and service company of the French ministry of the Interior.
Milipol Qatar attracts the biggest players in the global public and industrial security sector who use the event to showcase the latest security, safety, detection and prevention equipment, systems and service innovations. The event meets a large part of the growing security needs of the State of Qatar in line with the country’s National Vision 2030.
In 2021, Milipol Qatar celebrates its 13th edition and will build on the 2018 event, which was the biggest in the series attracting a record 8,487 visitors turnout from 84 countries, 314 official delegates from 48 nations and 222 exhibiting companies. The 2018 show also saw Qatar’s Ministry of Interior generate contracts worth €138.7 million.
For more than 30 years, the MILIPOL brand has been synonymous with high quality, international homeland security events. The brand is represented by Milipol Paris, Milipol Qatar and Milipol Asia-Pacific.
- Milipol Paris: 19-22 October 2021 – www.milipol.com
- Milipol Asia-Pacific: 18-20 May 2022 – www.milipolasiapacific.com
- Milipol Qatar: 24-26 May 2022 – www.milipolqatar.com