Protex Arabia 2011 to focus on fire safety and security
Published on 23 February 2011
Jeddah will host the first international trade exhibition to focus on fire, safety and protection in the Kingdom, Protex Arabia 2011, which will run between 13-16 March 2011 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events.
Saudi Arabia is the second largest market in the world, with a $97 billion forecast spend on homeland security alone over the next 8 years; equating to a massive $12 billion per year on projects in a rapidly evolving market. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has 24 separate agencies and organisations employing more than a quarter of a million people; there is priority for installation of the latest security systems, surveillance mechanisms, safety standards and other measures to ensure the health, safety and protection of all in the work place and domestically.
The construction industry in Saudi Arabia in particular has seen an increased awareness of the problems and enforcement of safety regulations, due to the number of major projects underway in Saudi Arabia, including the $6 billion development of the Makkah-Madinah Railway, the expansion of King Abdulaziz International Airport and the development of Jeddah Islamic Seaport. These projects have led to a boom in demand for safety training and equipment, fire services, detection and alarm systems.
Even more money is being spent on the security sector that will help to protect and maintain this economic growth. With Saudi Arabia supplying the majority of the world's crude oil and 50% of its GDP being contributed by the oil and gas sector, the security of this sector alone is a very real business opportunity.
In response to these market developments, Jeddah will now host the first international trade exhibition to focus on fire, safety and protection in the Kingdom; Protex Arabia 2011. Running between 13-16 March 2011 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events, Protex Arabia has been initiated through the outstanding demand from both local and international market leaders such as Firex, NAFFCO, Harco, Bosch, SFFECO and Dupont, who have recognised the long-standing need for a platform of this sort in Saudi Arabia. Huge enthusiasm has been shown by the Public Security Police and the Saudi Civil Defence; this includes the Civil Protection Public Department, the Safety Public Department, the Fire Fighting and Rescue Public Department and the Command and Control Centre.
Protex Arabia 2011 will focus on the three areas that are the fastest growing sectors and crucial to the Kingdom; protection commercial security and IT security, aviation, homeland security & policing, fire & rescue and health & safety, to meet the ever-increasing standards expected. Trade professionals can enter the exhibition for free by registering online, or alternatively onsite at the exhibition venue.
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