Intersec, the ever-popular security, safety and fire protection-focused exhibition, has been rescheduled to take place in January 2022. The move has been confirmed by event organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East.
The 23rd Edition of the three-day event was originally set to run from 24-26 January next year at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The move to 2022 follows on from extensive consultation with key industry stakeholders.
“We’ve spoken to many of our exhibitors, industry Trade Associations, supporters and partners over the last couple of weeks and have heard first-hand the many challenges they’re facing which, inevitably, is putting pressure on their ability to participate at Intersec in January 2021,” explained Alexandria Robinson, Intersec’s show director.
Robinson added: “Moving Intersec to its customary January dates in 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre will allow time for business recovery.”
Further, Robinson stated that Intersec will be very active throughout 2021 via its ongoing webinar series, while the team is now working towards creating a virtual event early next year to engage industry leaders, regulators, Government agencies and opinion formers alike.
“We might be restricted physically, but we know there is a definitive need for critical conversations and discussions to address the challenges the industry has faced,” asserted Robinson. “By hosting these talks via a digital forum, it enables us to remain connected with the industry and nurture our existing relationships, while at the same time sharing solutions and common goals. We’ll outline further details and plans about the digital event in the coming weeks.”
Trends and opportunities
Intersec’s popular free-to-attend webinar series (there have been 11 broadcasts so far in the last four months) has kept thousands of attendees abreast of the latest industry trends and opportunities.
“We know we have a vital role to play in connecting and supporting the industry and the Intersec webinars fulfil the remit of stimulating meaningful conversations, collaborations and success stories,” added Robinson. “We will continue to run these webinars and support our stakeholders in every way possible until we meet again in person, and safely, at Intersec 2022.”
In conclusion, Robinson informed Security Matters: “One thing is absolutely certain, and that is that our community is resilient and will bounce back. It has been involved in many front line situations throughout the course of this year and it will continue to play a critical role in the months ahead. Throughout 2021 and come January 2022, we’ll have much information to share and Best Practice to learn from each other.”
Intersec in 2020 featured 1,100 exhibitors from 56 countries, duly attracting 33,872 visitors from 135 countries.
The global industry event is supported by the Dubai Civil Defence, the Dubai Police, the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA), the Dubai Police Academy, and the Dubai Municipality.
*Further information is available online at www.intersecexpo.com