Intersec 2015 to host dedicated Dubai SME Pavilion
Intersec 2015 takes place from 18-20 January 2015 in Dubai
Epoc Messe Frankfurt, the organisers of the annual Intersec safety and security exhibition, and Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, have renewed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a dedicated Dubai SME pavilion at the 2015 edition of the event in Dubai.
The Dubai SME pavilion will share centre stage with more than 1,300 international exhibitors at Intersec 2015, thereby giving 10 UAE-owned and operated SMEs an opportunity to showcase their security-related products and services to over 26,000 visitors expected at the event, which takes place from 18-20 January 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The agreement was signed on Sunday by Abdul Basit Al Janahi, CEO, Dubai SME, and Ahmed Pauwels, CEO, Epoc Messe Frankfurt. The partnership renewal follows the successful debut of the Dubai SME Pavilion at Intersec 2014, which presented UAE entrepreneurs specialising in safety and security with a crucial platform to expand their businesses and networking capacity.
Commenting on the agreement, Al Janahi said: “Dubai SME is pleased to offer a strategic showcase for local start-up firms to display their capabilities in partnership with Epoc Messe Frankfurt. A major emphasis in our SME development programmes is to enable start-up companies advance through acquiring international best practices and achieve global competitiveness. Intersec 2015 will be a major such opportunity for our SMEs in the security business.”
Pauwels added: “SMEs are the back bone of every economy and that’s why it’s so important to have SME pavilions at our shows. An SME today can be a global player tomorrow. Thanks to H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Dubai SME was created to do exactly what is the most stimulating in a local economy; encourage Emirati entrepreneurs to set up a business in any field possible.”
“By hosting the Dubai SME Pavilion at Intersec, we intend to boost the business potential of existing local start-ups, attract more into the market, and help them realise their dreams,” he said. “It’s collaborations like this with Dubai SME and an amazingly supporting government that can push a country’s development and innovations to remain competitive in a global market place.”
Exhibitors taking part in the Dubai SME Pavilion at Intersec 2015 have major benefits such as free participation, strategic counsel from international market experts, along with unrivalled opportunities to learn from the world’s leading safety and security experts.
Now in its 17th edition, Intersec focuses on the five core areas of commercial security, information security, fire & rescue, safety & health and homeland security & policing.