His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Council for Border Crossing Points Security, opened Sunday the 23rd edition of Intersec, the world’s leading emergency services, security and safety event, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Running from January 16-18 under the theme ‘Uniting the world’s leading industry specialists for the safety & security of future generations,’ the event features the participation of over 500 speakers as well as hundreds of exhibitors from around the world that are showcasing products and solutions for fire, security, cybersecurity, safety and emergency services.
HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed toured Intersec 2022 accompanied by His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai’s Department of Economy & Tourism. HH Sheikh Mansoor made his first stop at the Dubai Police stand, where he was briefed on its leading experience in the field of security services and in utilizing the latest in smart technologies, as well as its efforts to provide innovative services to the public through Smart Police Stations, the Government of Dubai’s website reported.
HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed then visited Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) stand, where he was briefed on its role in providing the highest levels of safety and security through implementing security systems and services that are in accordance with international best practices. His Highness was also briefed on SIRA’s Security-X program, which utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to assess security consultants, engineers and security personnel.
HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed also visited Dubai’s General Directorate of Civil Defense stand and was briefed on the innovative technologies used by the authority in the field of emergency preparedness and response to protect members of the community, infrastructure and vital sectors.
As part of his tour at Intersec 2022, HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed toured the German pavilion, where he was briefed on the innovations provided by German companies in the field of emergency services, security and safety. His Highness also toured the South Korea pavilion, where he learnt about the advanced security solutions and modern technologies being showcased in security risk management, cyberattacks and cybersecurity.
The tour included a visit to the pavilions of Czech Republic and France, where innovative biometric solutions to protect the identity of users are being displayed. Also being showcased are microfiber optical sensors used in infrastructure monitoring and maintenance, thermal imaging applications, as well as firefighting systems.
The 23rd edition of the event features a rich program that will address the industry’s most vital discussions. The ‘Global Security Leaders’ Summit’ features global security leaders who will discuss, debate, and exchange perspectives on global security challenges, strategic initiatives, and cooperation to foster safety and security of all. Topics will include responding to national shifts and crisis, the future of law enforcement, and leadership in civil defense among others.
A conference titled ‘Protecting Future Connected Cities and Citizens’ will bring together global government leaders, municipalities, policymakers, consultants and technology experts to communicate, share ideas and identify solutions required to create and maintain safe and resilient cities using the latest cutting-edge technologies and best practices from around the world.
Meanwhile, the ‘Agile First Responders Conference’ provides a direct reflection of the industry's most pressing issues. The conference will cover best practices, shared learnings, innovations, tactics and strategy for planning and preparedness, operations and emergency response, resilience and business continuity, planning and technical rescue while looking at the industries state of the art technologies to protect lives and assets.
At a conference titled ‘Safeguarding Critical Infrastructure’, experts will help identify potential threats to critical infrastructure, building security and smart construction. The conference has been designed to highlight defense, preparedness and response strategies for 11 critical infrastructure sectors.
Intersec 2022 also features the ‘Cyber Security Lab’, which will enable global and regional industry leaders to discuss critical aspects of the industry in a dynamic, knowledge exchange platform. The new Cyber Security Lab was developed to focus on investigative techniques, forensic capabilities, and public-private partnerships to prevent cross border digital terrorism.
Also being organized is the ‘Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Focus Day’, which is a focused program presenting Saudi Arabian mega projects, planning and strategy. Project leaders, government stakeholders and experts will share exclusive insights into the current challenges and opportunities presented by the rapid expansion of the region’s largest market.
Intersec 2022 has attracted renowned international speakers from public and private sectors, including General (R) Sir Nick Carter, former head of the British Armed forces; Sir Alex Younger, former MI6 Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service; as well as FC, a renowned ethical hacker who will be speaking in the region for the first time.
Signifying Intersec’s strategic importance to the UAE, Official Supporters include Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defense, Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA), Dubai Municipality and the UAE Cyber Security Council.