|· 53 per cent more exhibitors
· 20 per cent
A further important step has been taken towards establishing the most important meeting place for the security sector
in the Middle East: The second international security fair and congress "Security and Safety Middle East" closed in Abu Dhabi, having been
a great success. A total of 271 exhibitors from 37 countries, an increase of 53 per cent on the premiere event in 2003, presented their
product innovations and services to trade visitors on an extremely high level. Approximately 14 500 fair and congress visitors - 20 per
cent more than two years ago - were able to gain information on the products on offer and take part in talks and negotiations in order to
make or prepare investment decisions.
Ten Home Secretaries from Europe and the Gulf region, including ex-Home Secretary Otto
Schily, and a total of 13 official national delegations were present, highlighting the great significance of the trade fair.
fair organisers, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and the Messe Essen, also spoke of top results. Dr. Joachim Henneke,
head of the Messe Essen, said: "The close cooperation with the UAE Home Office ensures that "Security and Safety Middle East" has a top
position among safety trade fairs in the Gulf region. It guarantees the approval of civil, commercial and government demand areas from the
whole MENA-region and even neighbouring Asian countries. Particularly when decisions have to be made about acquisition, investment and
planning, "Security and Safety Middle East", with its many suggestions, ideas and contacts here in the capital city Abu Dhabi is a trade
experience at the very highest level.
Comprehensive range of exhibits
The range of exhibits on offer included a wide variety
of highly technical products and services in the areas electronic and mechanical security technology. This included identification
techniques using ID-cards or biometric information, specialized vehicles, tracking robots, weapon technology, building and perimeter
protection, fire extinguishing techniques, personal security and safety clothing, as well as radio and code systems for civil and
Award-winning joint German stand
The joint German stand with 32 exhibitors and supported by the Ministry of
Economic Affairs and Employment was again picked out from the other joint national stands and awarded the fair's "Best Pavilion" prize. The
German presentations showed a wide range of products including, for example, locking systems, safety fencing, access control with ID-cards
or biometric information, fire safety, CCTV systems, data protection, code systems, remote surveillance and ID systems. With the support of
the German embassy and the German Economic Circle Abu Dhabi many important economic contacts were also made.
There was also a
positive response to the very professionally organised safety congress. It was run by the Home Office of the United Arab Emirates and had
international speakers from Asia, the USA, Europe and Australia. Important ideas about how to optimise private and business safety were in
focus at the congress. The workshop "Technology against Terror (TAT)" celebrated its premiere. Main topics included the best possible use
of security systems to protect objects such as office blocks, industrial plants, event centres, airports and logistics systems.
third "Security and Safety Middle East" takes place from 28th to 31st October 2007 in Abu Dhabi.
|At the opening of the "Security and Safety Middle East"; (from left
Dr. Joachim Henneke, Chairman and CEO of Messe Essen, Dr. Wolfgang Reiniger,
Lord Mayor of the city of Essen, Federal
Minister of the Interior Otto Schily,
HE Ahmad Humaid Al Mazrouie, Managing Director ADNEC,
Edgar P. Horn und Ambassador Jürgen Steltzer.