Business France, a French business promotion agency, is hosting two national pavilions featuring 18 companies at the upcoming Intersec Dubai, the largest international meeting platform for the security and safety industry.
The event is taking place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, from 20 to 22 January 2019.
Middle Eastern countries are particularly attractive markets for the security sector and are expected to grow by about 10 per cent per year over the period 2018-2022.
French security sector represents a turnover of 29 billion Euros ($33 billion) (CoFIS 2016 data), split between physical equipment and platforms (10.8 billion Euros), electronic and digital products (12.5 billion Euros), cybersecurity products and services (5.7 billion Euros).
The industrial heart represents 151,000 jobs, 4,000 companies, 50 per cent of which export their products. The sector is home to a number of major corporations, undisputed leaders in their sectors, along with a large number of SMEs and middle-market companies in highly-specialized sectors such as digital security, anti-fraud, communication, connected objects, video-surveillance, detection, fire-fighting, protection equipment and specialist vehicles.
French security industries are part of a crucial very high added value sector with technical skills recognized abroad and are among the most efficient in terms of exports. For instance, export sales for the industrial security sector, which includes 13 French multinational companies, amount to 13 billion Euros.