18 Jan Emirates Fire Safety Laboratory launched by Dubai Civil Defense
Colonel Expert Ali Hassan Al Mutawa, Assistant Director General for Protection and Safety at the Dubai Civil Defence, explained the authority’s plans for Intersec 2019: “The Dubai Civil Defence has been providing a number of solutions and innovations in the field of safety and fire protection, which has led to increased efficiency and effectiveness of services provided in the fire and rescue operations,” said Al Mutawa.
“At the 21st edition of Intersec, we’ll present the Emirates Fire Safety Laboratory, the first of its kind in the Middle East, through which we plan to raise the level of safety and the quality of fire safety systems through the services we provide.
“The services to be delivered by the laboratory will include fire systems testing, inspection and certification using the most sophisticated technologies and devices. The laboratory will also monitor and verify technical stipulations required in accordance with international standard measures, whilst issuing internationally accredited safety certifications.”
The largest of Intersec’s six show sections is Fire & Rescue, with 431 exhibitors in 2019. This is followed by Commercial Security (375 exhibitors), Safety & Health (142 exhibitors), Information Security (120 exhibitors), Homeland Security & Policing (90 exhibitors), and Physical and Perimeter Security (54 exhibitors).
The 15 country pavilions are coming from Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, and the USA.
With 83 percent international participation, some of Intersec’s most notable country growth has come from Saudi Arabia, which covers 41 percent more exhibition space in 2019 (211sqm) compared to 2018.
Other growth countries include Spain, which occupies 47 percent more space this year (589sqm); Canada (466sqm, 35 percent y-o-y increase), France (386sqm, 19 percent increase); Lebanon (183sqm, 101 percent increase), and Austria (190sqm, 43 percent increase). UAE participation meanwhile remains strong, with 162 exhibitors covering 10,000sqm of exhibition space.
More information is available at: www.intersecexpo.com.