The international biannual event, hosted by the UAE, has become an important platform to meet the growing global demand for homeland security solutions
Opening ceremony edutainment titled "The Aftershock II” will shed light on emergency response and public safety readiness scenarios 

Under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the events of the seventh edition of the International Exhibition for Security and National Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2016) will kick off tomorrow, Tuesday, 15 March.

Organised by the UAE Ministry of Interior and Reed Exhibitions - Middle East, ISNR Abu Dhabi 2016 will be held over the course of three days at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC) from 15 – 17 March.

Fulfilling the need for homeland security solutions

Major General Dr Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Vice Chairman of ISNR’s Higher Organising Committee, said: “The exhibition is a prominent international event in the field of security and safety in the Middle East and North Africa. It provides public and private sector decision-makers with the latest in security technology, critical infrastructure protection, emergency preparedness and response, and risk prevention.

Major General Dr Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi said: “ISNR Abu Dhabi 2016 is an important platform to exchange ideas and experiences; to follow up on the latest achievements in the fields of security, and an opportunity to examine the latest developments in terms of advanced devices, equipment, and solutions used in the fields of security and safety.”

Major General Dr Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, also noted that this international biannual event, hosted by the UAE, has become an important platform to meet the growing global demand for homeland security solutions, and support governments in the Middle East as they endeavour to protect their citizens and national critical infrastructure facilities, and to ensure stability in the region. He pointed out that hosting the world’s largest homeland security and national resilience event in Abu Dhabi is testament to the international, prestigious status of the UAE, and its leading global role as a mega global conferences and exhibitions organiser.

Innovations in emergency response and public safety

Major General Dr Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi explained that the ISNR Abu Dhabi 2016 opening ceremony will feature a world-class live edutainment performance titled "The Aftershock II”. The show will shed light on one of the exciting and innovative scenarios in emergency response and public safety readiness. The show will continue for three days. On the second day, the Sixth International Cybercrime Conference (IC3) and the Occupational Safety and Health -Middle East Conference (OSHME) will be held, during which participants will be able to communicate and exchange best practices with top international experts in this field.

For his part, Ara Fernezian, Group Managing Director at Reed Exhibitions Middle East, said: “ISNR 2016, with a growth of 150 percent compared to 2014 in accordance of number of governmental buyers in its special program "ISNR Business Connect and Government Buyers,” while the percentage of the area grows more than 79 percent, exceeding 20,000 square meters of indoor and outdoor net exhibition space, and the number of the countries participating has increased up to 57, with a growth of 40 percent. In addition, the number of exhibiting companies has reached 530, with 6 sponsors.”

Ara Fernezian added, “The number of the pre-registered visitors reached up to now 6,800 from 84 countries with a growth of 45 percent. Nearly 20,000 attendees are expected to attend, which makes a growth of 25 percent comparing to 2014, and experience industry-leading solutions. The event will host 70 international delegations, more than 60 seminars, and 10 live featured events and simulation demonstrations on emergency preparedness and disaster prevention; it will also feature a wide range of innovative security solutions.”

Exhibitors and participants

Ara Fernezian added that prominent UAE national companies will be participating in the 2016 edition of ISNR, notably: Etisalat; Business Automation And Security Systems; Atlas Group, Itimad Holdings; Exclusive Networks Middle East; Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC); Al Awael Est.; Tech Wise; Electronic Identity Management and Security Solution (EIMASS); Al Hamra Trading Est. Arabian Security Devices and Equipment Trading; Falcon Eye Technology LLC; Eye on Technology; Qartaja Trading Est.; Concorde-Corodex Group; International Golden Group; Tawazun Safety Security and Disaster Management City (JAHEZIYA); NAFFCO; Hader Security and Communication System LLC.; and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

The list of international companies participating in the exhibition also feature: Alvo Medical; AVIGILON; NEC Corporation; Airbus; VMware AirWatch; BAUER Compressors, Inc.; Yasin Group; Blue Coat; Bitdefender SRL; Thales; GET Group Holdings Limited; Dahua Technology Middle East FZE; Rosenbauer International AG.; Room Dimensions Iberica SL; Cyberoam Technologies Pvt Ltd; China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO); Kirintec; Maplin Electronics; MacNeillie; Morpho; Huawei; and Winsted Ltd.

Moreover, Ara Fernezian stressed that the exhibition provides strong business opportunities for national and multinational companies operating in the Middle East, in a wide array of areas, including cyber security, homeland security, emergency response and workplace safety. He noted that the event is expected to be “the most active and interactive event” and will feature “a flurry of national, specialised, new and expanded events, conferences, exhibitions and pavilions."

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