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Intersec 2015 tracks double-digit growth as Middle East and Africa’s appetite for security equipment surges

World’s leading security and safety trade fair to feature 300 debut exhibitors, top ten global security companies on board 

Dubai, UAE: The Middle East and Africa’s fast-growing security market has been underlined by the anticipated double digit growth of the upcoming edition of Intersec, the most international trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection.

The global demand for security equipment is estimated to grow seven per cent annually, reaching US$117 billion by 2016,* with the underdeveloped Asian, Eastern European, and Middle East & African markets leading the charge.

The 17th edition of Intersec is setting the pace for market, as organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt said today it expects the event to register 15 per cent growth in exhibition space year-on-year.

Taking place from 18-20 January 2015 at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre, Intersec will feature more than 1,300 exhibitors from over 50 countries, including 300 newcomers.

With two additional exhibition halls booked for 2015, the three-day event focuses on the five core areas of Commercial Security; Information Security; Fire & Rescue; Safety & Health; and Homeland Security & Policing.

Exhibition space for two of the five sections, Fire & Rescue and Homeland Security & Policing, has already sold out, further reinforcing Intersec’s status as the premier business platform for the global security and safety sectors.

Fire & Safety at Intersec

Fire & Safety at Intersec

“Intersec has grown from a GCC-focused event into one of the world’s leading networking platforms for the global security and safety industries”, said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Epoc Messe Frankfurt.

“The Middle East and Africa region continues to emerge as a key security market, and Intersec functions as the bellwether event that showcases the current trends prevailing across the globe, while presenting vital indicators of future developments in the industry.”

The Fire & Protection section has recorded the largest percentage growth year-on-year at Intersec 2015, largely due to UAE-based Founding Sponsor NAFFCO, which booked an entire hall for 2015.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Intersec is the largest and most international trade fair of Messe Frankfurt’s global network of security and safety exhibitions, which include Secutech India, Secutech in Taiwan, Secutech Thailand, intersec Buenos Aires, Secutech Vietnam and Seguriexpo Buenos Aires.

For more information please visit www.intersecexpo.com/

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