Under the patronage of Amir H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the 14th edition of the International Exhibition for Homeland Security and Civil Defense (Milipol) Qatar 2022 concluded at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center Thursday. The event took place from 24-27 May 2022. The next edition will be held on 29-31 October 2024.
During a closing press conference, Chairman of the Milipol Qatar Committee H E Major General Nasser bin Fahd Al Thani confirmed that this edition has achieved great success and recorded numerous index records, indicating that the total value of deals signed during the event reached QR592 million (US$162.6 million). The exhibition was visited by more than 11,500 visitors.
He added that the exhibition covered its activities, events and pavilions by 587 printed, audio, visual and electronic media from different countries around the world with the participation of 389 official delegations of Excellencies, Ministers and police commanders from a number of brotherly and friendly countries, including Heads of diplomatic missions accredited to the State of Qatar and representatives of exhibiting companies.
Major General Nasser pointed out that this edition attracted 222 exhibitors from 22 countries from different continents, among which 60 percent of exhibitors are participating for the first time, while the exhibitors that participated for the first time came from eight countries, including Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Croatia. Finland, India, the Netherlands and Slovakia.
He added that the exhibition included pavilions representing France, North America, Germany and Italy, in addition to Austria, which is participating for the first time, as well as individual international participations.
He pointed to the participation of 99 exhibitors from the State of Qatar, noting that many exhibiting companies expressed their willingness to participate in the next edition.
He further confirmed that communication is currently underway to sign partnership contracts, since most of these companies are specialized in the field of cybersecurity.
Regarding the benefits Qatar can gain from this important security event in securing the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the Chairman of the Milipol Qatar Committee explained that marketing for security companies has been achieved to display their products to benefit from the tournament, and many of them responded and participated in this edition, stressing that cybersecurity and securing major events have become a matter of utmost importance to many countries, as Qatar is committed to keeping pace with the development and moving in the right path to protect its security.
François Jullien, Director of Milipol International Events, stressed the importance of this major security event in the region in bringing together the main players in the industries of homeland security and civil defense and as a platform that creates fruitful connection between them.
He added that this year’s edition was distinguished by its inclusion of security equipment, civil defense, anti-drone technology and firefighting, in addition to the sectors of technical solutions, safe management of major events, combating trans-border cybercrime, which is evolving and proliferating, in addition to confronting new generations of threats.