Organizers of Milipol Qatar, the leading international event for homeland security and civil defense, announced that a force majeure has prompted the postponement of the event for six months to March 2021.
Over recent weeks and months, the organizers have been in constant discussions with key industry authorities and partners to stay abreast of the challenges in the face of disruption due to COVID-19.
In light of the latest developments of the health situation worldwide and especially in Qatar, as announced by Qatar authorities, the organizers are forced to postpone Milipol Qatar 2020.
Initially planned for October 2020, Milipol Qatar has been rescheduled to take place in Doha, Qatar from March 15th to 17th 2021.
“The force majeure has been brought about by continuing global efforts to control the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic which is impacting international travel with varying restrictions being imposed on a regular basis by individual governments,” explained Préfet Yann Jounot CEO of Civipol - the technical implementer of the French ministry of the Interior – and President of Milipol events.
The organizers are confident that the postponement will ensure a well-attended event when the show opens at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) from March 15 to 17, 2021. Exhibitors and visitors online registrations for the event remain fully open. Milipol Qatar team will put the coming months to good use to prepare an even more inspiring and efficient Milipol Qatar 2021 for the 200+ exhibitors and 8,000+ visitors expected.
Milipol Qatar, an industry-only event, is under the patronage of His Highness the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. It is organized by Qatar’s Ministry of Interior in partnership with the Paris-based international event organizer Comexposium acting on behalf of the GIE Milipol headed by Civipol, the technical implementer of the French ministry of the Interior.
Milipol Qatar 2021 is shaping up to be a window into a Middle East security market which is undergoing rapid transformation driven by technological advancements and by increased homeland health and safety requirements in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Founded in 1996, Milipol Qatar is the Middle East’s leading homeland security and civil defense exhibition and conference which is held biennially at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre. This industry-only event is organized by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar in partnership with the French-based Comexposium Security, acting on behalf of the GIE Milipol headed by Civipol, the technical implementer of the French ministry of the Interior.
Milipol Qatar attracts the biggest players in the global public and industrial security sector who use the event to showcase the latest security, safety, detection and prevention equipment, systems, and service innovations. The event meets a large part of the growing security needs of the State of Qatar in line with the country’s National Vision 2030.
In 2021, Milipol Qatar celebrates its 13th edition and will build on the 2018 event, which was the biggest in the series attracting a record 8,487 visitors turnout from 84 countries, 314 official delegates from 48 nations and 222 exhibiting companies. The 2018 show also saw Qatar’s Ministry of Interior generate contracts worth €138.7 million.
For more than 30 years, the MILIPOL brand has been synonymous with high quality, international homeland security events. The brand is represented by Milipol Paris, Milipol Qatar and Milipol Asia-Pacific.
Milipol Qatar: 15-17 March 2021 www.milipolqatar.com
Milipol Asia-Pacific: 6-8 April 2021 www.milipolasiapacific.com
Milipol Paris: 19-22 October 2021 www.milipol.com