Milipol Qatar 2016, the leading event dedicated to homeland security in the Middle East, is set to opens its doors tomorrow, 31 October, for its 11th edition since launching in the Middle East in 1996.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, and organized by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar in partnership with the French-based Comexposium Security, the three day event – 31 October until 2 November – will take place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.
“This edition of Milipol Qatar marks 20 years since the exhibition first began driving the agenda for the region’s homeland security sector and I am proud to say that it will make the largest and most successful in its history with a number of new additions to the must attend event of its kind,” Muriel Kafantaris, Exhibition Director – Milipol Qatar 2016, said.
“Not only will this year further strengthen Milipol Qatar 2016’s position as the most influential trade exhibition dedicated to internal state security, but exhibitors and visitors will find the new additions to the show flow and agenda more beneficial than ever before, providing more networking opportunities, the introduction of seminar sessions - providing case studies and key spokespeople, and more dedicated zoning across the exhibition space,” She added.
Milipol Qatar 2016 will host more than 220 exhibitors from 35 countries, eight of which are new since 2014 – Algeria, Belize, Cyprus, Jordan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Pakistan and Uganda. The Qatar contingent represents a large section of the exhibition floor with 47 companies expected to exhibit, and a further 27 from France, 23 of which will be located within the French pavilion. Other international pavilions also to be present at the show will be China, Germany, North America and the UK.
A new addition this year is a dedicated zone for Civil Defence. The introduction will see a number of global and regional exhibitors showcasing products and developments within the sector. The prime position zone will be complemented by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar’s stand, which will also be allocating a portion of its own stand to civil defence.
Another first for Milipol Qatar will be the launch of its first Seminar agenda, feature a number of leading industry experts providing key note addresses and panel discussions on topics and recent developments within the sector. Running during the second and third day of the exhibition, the Seminars will be split into three half-day tracks, focusing on areas such as Crisis Management & Resilience, Safe/Smart Cities & Large Events Security Management, and Critical Infrastructure Protection – Cyber Threat Intelligence. Key speakers will include Christian Sommade, Executive Director, French High Committee for Civil Defence, Colonel Maxence Jouannet, Civil Protection Coordinator for the EURO UEFA 2016 at French Civil Defence, and Anthony Leather, Senior Consultant Aerospace, Defence and Security at Frost & Sullivan.
“The addition of these seminars further enhances the value of attending Milipol Qatar and I am proud of the expert line up of panelists and speakers attending this year. We have already received significant feedback on the seminar introduction, with almost two-thirds of registered visitors stating that they are interested in attending them during the exhibition,” Kafantaris noted.
A key part of Milipol Qatar’s success is the quality of products and services showcased during the exhibition. Exhibitors continue to take advantage of the show’s reputation to present their latest innovations and products related to homeland security. This year, 44 new products have been registered, an increase of 50 per cent on 2014. Major exhibitors, such as IREMOS Communication, Leader Healthcare, Cobalt Light Systems LTD, High Systemes Infrarouges, Hytera Communications Corporation LTD, Magnet Forensics, Optix, Verisis A.S., and Sterela, have already indicated a number of recently launched products that they will be showcasing to this year’s visitors.
The show’s Main Official Sponsor is Adbullah Abdulghani & Bros. Co., while the event’s Diamond Sponsors are Qatar Petroleum, Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co., and Qatar Diar.
The Platinum Sponsor is Qatar Tourism Authority, Silver Sponsors include Watar Rail, Ineo Homeland Security, and Naffco, and the Bronze Sponsor is Nexter. In addition, the event’s Official Carrier is Qatar Airways, its Official Forwarder is Milaha, and its Official Hotel is Sheraton Grand Doha Hotel. Other Official Sponsors include Ooredoo, Hemaya Security and Alhazm.
Milipol Qatar 2016 will run from 10:00am until 6:00pm on 31 October and 1 November, and 10:00am until 5:00pm on 2 November at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center. Further information about this year’s edition can be found through the official website, www.milipolqatar.com.
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About Milipol Qatar
Milipol Qatar, a trade exhibition dedicated to homeland security, has been co-organized by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar and the French-based Comexposium Security since 1996.
Every two years, Milipol Qatar attracts and welcomes to Doha the biggest companies in the public and industrial security sector in the world. These companies showcase the latest products and service innovations in the fields of security, safety, detection and prevention equipment and systems as well as various other defence supplies.
For over 30 years, the MILIPOL brand has been synonymous with high quality, international exhibitions covering the field of homeland security. It has been proudly represented by Milipol Paris and Milipol Qatar. After the 2015 edition of the Global Security Asia exhibition and conference, the event will be renamed Milipol Asia-Pacific. This effectively creates the world's leading international network of exhibitions dedicated to solutions, technologies and innovations for homeland security.
- Milipol Qatar - 31 October - 2 November 2016 – www.milipolqatar.com
- Milipol Asia-Pacific – 4-6 April 2017 – www.milipolasiapacific.com
- Milipol Paris – 21-24 November 2017 – www.milipol.com
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