Reed Exhibitions, the leading global event organizer, announced a partnership agreement between DarkMatter, the international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, and the 8th International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018).
DarkMatter has been named the strategic partner for ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018, jointly organized by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) and Reed Exhibitions, and its co-located and featured events: Infosecurity Middle East, the Gulf’s specialist event securing vital government and critical data against cyber threats; the Major Events Safety & Security Summit (ME3S); and the Emergency Response & Disaster Prevention (EmDi) event.
Rabih Dabboussi (photo), DarkMatter’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development said: “Our innovative and world-class cyber security capabilities and solutions have earned us a positive reputation across geographies as we look to raise the level of cyber resilience in digital transformation. We believe part of this mission requires information exchange and knowledge sharing and our continued strategic collaboration with ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 forms is a good platform for such. We look forward to conducting positive interactions at this specialized exhibition that showcase cyber and homeland security solutions so effectively.”
Ara Fernezian, Group Managing Director for Middle East at Reed Exhibitions, said: “With every edition, ISNR and its umbrella of events have been gaining momentum, expanding in size, broadening its appeal, and increasing the participation of key industry players. The exhibition’s year-on-year remarkable growth is a direct result of our on-going and vital collaborative partnership with the MOI.”
“Moreover, the biennial exhibition’s offering of cutting-edge homeland security products and services, and its tailored and unique platform, have led to a strategic partnership with DarkMatter. With this momentous development, we are confident that the firm’s industry know-how will enhance the event’s growth trajectory and attractiveness to both government security entities and private solution providers,” Fernezian added.
Meline Eolmezian-Soulie, Group Exhibition Director of the Security and Safety Portfolio at Reed Exhibitions, said: “The evolution of the ISNR brand in terms of attracting global and local government buyers and delegations and key national security and resilience solution providers have enabled us to bring on board one of the leading internationally recognized cyber security firms as a strategic partner of ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 and all its sideline pavilions, forums and activities, especially its co-located cyber security event, Infosecurity Middle East.’
“Over the years, the ISNR exhibition has shown agility and adaptiveness to current market needs and demands. By dedicating space and expanding the footprint of the Infosecurity Middle East wing and inking a strategic partnership with a leading cyber security firm like DarkMatter, we are certain that the upcoming eighth edition of ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 will cater to Information and Communications Technology (ICT), digital security, and best practices in safeguarding efforts such as anti-malware software, encryption, application security and safe transactions,” she added.
“The collaboration with DarkMatter reiterates Reed Exhibitions' commitment to partnering with leading entities across diverse industries. We strongly believe the anticipated 25,000+ local and international attendees will benefit from the firm’s vast cyber security expertise,” she stressed.
ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 will cover the entire spectrum of homeland security segments including critical infrastructure protection, border control, future of policing, counterterrorism, disaster management, ICT and digital security, crime and offender management, as well as safety and security at major events and crowded places.
Set to run from 6 to 8 March 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 will host 600 exhibitors from 55 countries in addition to more than 200 government buyers and delegation members, and expects to welcome around 25,000 local and international attendees.