25th edition of Intersec opens in Dubai

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Intersec 2024 has officially opened today, with the event celebrating its 25th anniversary.

The event was opened by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Ports and Border Security Council.

Intersec 2024 spans 13 halls and the event’s organizers expect this year to be its largest yet, with 1,050 exhibitors from more than 60 nations, a 20% increase from 2023, and more than 45,000 visitors anticipated.

Taking place on 16 – 18 January 2024 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), this year’s Intersec embodies the theme ‘Innovating security tech for a quarter century’.

The industry comes together

During an opening tour of Intersec 2024, His Highness visited several exhibition stands, including Microlink, SIRA, Axis Communications, Motorolla, Genetec, Corodex and NAFFCO. He also visited the German Pavilion.

Grant Tuchten, Portfolio Director at Intersec organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East, said: “For 25 years, Intersec has been the region’s premier networking hub for fire, safety and security experts.

“This year’s largest edition signifies our growth, expanding by 20% from 2023.

“Intersec 2024 is poised to shine a spotlight on innovation and digital security, uniting professionals worldwide to tackle the ever-evolving needs of our industry.

“We are also proud to showcase our strong affiliations with key UAE government entities, emphasising the UAE Government’s commitment to these pivotal industries.”

Hi Highness looking around Intersec

Learning opportunities at Intersec

Alongside the exhibition, the event’s conference programs have also begun with the exclusive Security Leaders’ Summit (ISLS) exploring trends in sustainable security and combatting environmental crimes.

Meanwhile, the Cyber Security Conference, hosted by the UAE Cybersecurity Council, opened with a keynote speech on elevating national security through cybersecurity intelligence.

Elsewhere at Intersec 2024, forced-entry specialists, including Frontier Pitts, A1 Fencing, ABUS and NAFFCO, demonstrated the capabilities and effectiveness of a wide range of physical security products in real-time at the Live Attack Zone, in partnership with the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB).

Global cybersecurity vendors, including Amstergi, Seagate and Zycoo, converged at the in{:cyber} pavilion to showcase the innovations and latest products that are reshaping the landscape of digital defence.

Also at the in{:cyber} pavilion, participants exhibited their expertise across diverse cybersecurity domains at the Hack Arena, while Day 1 at the Innovators Arena focused on the role of startups in cyber and national security.

Intersec 2024 continues on 17 and 18 January at Halls 1-8, Saeed Arena, Saeed 1-3 & Pavilion at DWTC.

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