Homeland security is rising up national agendas in the Middle East

Homeland security is rising up national agendas in the Middle East

Homeland security in the Middle East has been brought into focus ahead of Milipol Qatar 2022 next month.

Milipol Qatar 2022 is the Middle East’s leading international event for homeland security and civil defence, which returns to the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) from 24 to 26 May.

Ahead of the event, it has been reported that 63% of this year’s exhibitor line up hail from eleven nations across Europe, the Middle East and North America with over a third of the exhibitors (39%) being event newcomers. Within those confirmed as attending, many are specialists in military and homeland security.

Advance technological and civil defence solutions make up the largest exhibitor contingent with 35% involved in authentication, access control and surveillance, 20% specialising in information technology and cyber security and 10% focused on fire and protection, major risk prevention, crisis management and civil emergencies response.

Some of the industry’s biggest names feature in the line-up including French military and armed vehicles manufacturer Arquus, and the French identity related security technology provider IDEMIA; the UK’s communications technology provider Motorola Solutions; from Turkey the armoured combat vehicle supplier Nurol Makina and Ares Shipyard, which manufactures naval craft, patrol boats and utility support vessels, and Belgian threat management and anti-terror leader Pitagone. Qatar heavyweights will also be out in force including the leading global defence and security investment group Barzan Holdings, the integrated security company G4S, enterprise data security and cybersecurity solutions provider Trend Micro, interactive security solutions specialist Smart Communication Systems, the Ministry of Interior, Internal Security Force, FIFA 2022 and the General Authority of Customs.

The event is organised by the Qatar’s Ministry of Interior in partnership with Paris-based international event organiser Comexposium, acting on behalf of the GIE Milipol headed by Civipol. Held under the patronage of His Highness the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the 14th edition of Milipol Qatar is expected to attract over 200 official delegates and dignitaries from 40 nations.

Against this prevailing background this year’s Milipol Qatar 2022 could well exceed last year’s event which attracted over 220 exhibitors from 17 countries, more than 8,000 visitors from 80 nations and sealed €89 million in on-site contracts value.

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