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More than 1,100 exhibitors from 56 countries gathered in Dubai in Janury at the region’s premier annual security event. Talking points this year were cyber security, compliance and the need for true integration. SME reports from Dubai

Intersec was officially inaugurated by Major General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, director general of Dubai Civil Defence; Major General Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi, director of the General Department of Organisations Protective Security & Emergency at Dubai Police, and major general Khalifa Ibrahim Al Sulais, CEO of the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA).

The delegation met top-level dignitaries and representatives from Dubai Police. “As the region’s premier show for commercial security, fire protection and safety, Intersec plays a crucial role in shaping the future of these industries,” said HH Sheikh Mansoor. “Protecting our people and assets is a principal responsibility for the UAE and with the Expo 2020 fast-approaching, the implementation of new best practices and technology will solidify the UAE’s position as a leader in security.”

Andreas Rex, show director at Messe Frankfurt Middle East, which organises Intersec, added: “No sector is exempt from technological advancement. The emergence of automation, biometrics, artificial intelligence and machine learning is transforming the face of the security sector and helping to address growing concerns surrounding unmanned aerial, cyber and identity fraud risks. As security risks become more complex, so too must the solutions designed to combat them.”