QATAR - 31 May 2022: Milipol Qatar 2022, the 14th edition of the Middle East’s only dedicated homeland security and civil defence industries exhibition, closed a three-day run at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre under the patronage of His Highness the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.

Held against a background of rising homeland and civil defence expenditures in the region, Milipol Qatar 2022, which spanned over 11,000 square metres of exhibition space, had a record visitor turnout of over 11,500 and the declared on-site sales topped QAR 592 million.

The show, which also attracted 587 media outlets, was inaugurated by Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Interior His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani who was accompanied by ministers and dignitaries from several friendly countries, including Qatar. Among the VVIP attendees was Gerald Darmanin, the French Minister of Interior whose presence underlined the strength of co-operation between France and Qatar. The show attracted 389 official delegations representing 33 countries.

Francois Jullien, Milipol Events Director said "the delegations’ programme had been a key influencer in attracting a strong exhibitor turnout; the event’s strict industry-only policy and the strength of its delegation programme assure exhibitors that they are in the right place to meet sector decision makers”.

International participation accounted for more than half – 56% - of the exhibitor profile. The show featured five international pavilions representing France, North America, Germany, Italy and, for the first time, Austria.

The event featured a two-day seminar programme which focused on major event security and solutions to the growing risk of cybercrime. Local and regional experts took to the seminar stage to deliver 21 inspiring presentations examining potential solutions to pressing homeland security and civil defence issues.

And as the curtain fell on Milipol Qatar 2022, the event’s organizers confirmed exhibitor interest was already being received for the 15th show which will be held from 29th to 31st of October, 2024.

These early expressions of interest bode well for Milipol Qatar 2024 and we are looking forward to growing on the solid foundations Milipol Qatar has already laid down,” added Francois Jullien.

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 cooperation 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.

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