Civil defence is to be a key focus at the upcoming Milipol Qatar 2016 with the debut of a dedicated exhibition area and key conference sessions on this year’s agenda.
Marking its 11th edition and 20 years since the leading bi-annual event dedicated to homeland security in the Middle East was first held in Doha, the event will return to Qatar’s capital with an area dedicated to civil defence exhibitors.
The exhibition, which has long been a key feature on the security market calendar, will be held from 31 October to 02 November at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, organized by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar in partnership with the French-based Comexposium Security.
Commenting on the introduction of the dedicated civil defence area, Muriel Kafantaris, Exhibition Director, Milipol events said: “The Middle East has witnessed a number of incidents over the past 12 months that have influenced policy, regulation and procedure, and with high profile events due to be held in the region in the coming years, and considerable construction projects planned, it is key that those involved are prepared with the right knowledge and resources, that’s why we decided to focus on a Civil Defence area in 2016”.
A number of international companies have already confirmed their participation as part of the dedicated civil defence zone this year, which will be located in a prime position alongside the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar’s stand. Exhibitors such as Bertin Technologies from France, China’s Telo Systems Limited, and Industrial Scientific US from the USA will be represented together with regional entities such as Al Majdal Trading Co. LLC., Betafence Middle East, and Leader Healthcare.
Additionally, Qatar’s MoI has announced that it will be allocating a portion of its own stand to civil defence, with leading officials available to discuss latest trends and developments to visitors.
As part of the conference agenda, a number of talks and discussions will also focus on relating topics. Taking place on the first morning of the exhibition a session entitled Crisis Management and Resilience will look at response, continuity and security issues arising from large scale natural and man-made disasters, emergencies and terrorist attacks, while on the following day, internationally recognized experts in infrastructure protection will share their insights on how to strengthen threat awareness, emergency preparedness and responsiveness in a session entitled Critical Infrastructure Protection- Cyber Threat Intelligence.
There is still limited exhibition space available for those who wish to take part of Milipol Qatar 2016, which in 2014 attracted 6,583 visitors from 63 countries and 146 Official Delegates. More information about exhibiting can be found on Milipol Qatar’s official website: https://en.milipolqatar.com/Exhibiting/Why-exhibit
Visitors can register online to attend Milipol Qatar 2016. Early online registrants can go through the registration process and receive their electronic badges in advance by simply clicking on the link: http://www.mybadgeonline.com/MilipolQatar/Default.aspx and then easily avoid queuing.
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About Milipol Qatar
Milipol Qatar, a trade exhibition dedicated to homeland security, has been co-organized by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar and the French-based Comexposium Security since 1996.
Every two years, Milipol Qatar attracts and welcomes to Doha the biggest companies in the public and industrial security sector in the world. These companies showcase the latest products and service innovations in the fields of security, safety, detection and prevention equipment and systems as well as various other defence supplies.
For over 30 years, the MILIPOL brand has been synonymous with high quality, international exhibitions covering the field of homeland security. It has been proudly represented by Milipol Paris and Milipol Qatar. After the 2015 edition of the Global Security Asia exhibition and conference, the event will be renamed Milipol Asia-Pacific. This effectively creates the world's leading international network of exhibitions dedicated to solutions, technologies and innovations for homeland security.
- Milipol Qatar - 31 October - 2 November 2016 – www.milipolqatar.com
- Milipol Asia-Pacific – 4-6 April 2017 – www.milipolasiapacific.com
- Milipol Paris – 21-24 November 2017 – www.milipol.com
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