Abu Dhabi is gearing up to host the 2012 International Security National Resilience (ISNR) Exhibition & Conference at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) early next year. The biennial event – regarded as the definitive Security and Resilience gathering in the Middle East – will reveal prime business and partnership opportunities within a region that is set to spend more than USD 100 billion for defense by 2015.
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, is the perfect venue for the latest edition of ISNR as the Emirates – the world’s fourth largest defense spender – is expected to double its security investments from USD 5.5 billion to USD 10 billion in the next 10 years. ISNR Abu Dhabi 2012 will enable participants to meet key government procurement officials, launch and demonstrate new and key products to the region’s security community, target major procurement projects, and network with industry peers in a dedicated business environment.
To be held under the patronage of H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Force, ISNR Abu Dhabi 2012 will feature a strong governmental presence with public officials expected to comprise 50 per cent of attendees. Event organizer Reed Exhibitions will coordinate with the UAE Ministry of Interior to facilitate hosted meetings among Ministers of Interior, Chiefs of Defense & Security and Heads of National Security Organizations. Senior officials overseeing security systems development, selection and procurement in various organizations will be invited as well.
“All roads will lead to Abu Dhabi in 2012 as far as the Middle East’s defense community is concerned. The rapid evolution of the regional and global defense landscape and the spate of natural disasters the world has witnessed over the past few months have shown just how important it is to have the right prevention and response capabilities at hand to prevent tragedy and save lives. ISNR Abu Dhabi 2012 will be a platform for the Middle East to know the best security and resilience tools and strategies and get its leaders involved in their acquisition,” said Mohamad Bader Eddin, Show Director of Reed Exhibitions.
ISNR Abu Dhabi 2012’s comprehensive scope covers Border and Transport Security; Intelligence and Threat Assessment; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Emergency Preparedness & Response; Counter Terrorism; and Resilience (Crisis Management). The 2010 edition posted significant growth over 2008 in terms of gross space (17 per cent), the number of exhibitors and co-exhibitors (48.2 per cent), international exhibitors (33.3 per cent), number of participating countries (20 per cent), and visitors (15 per cent).
Next year’s ISNR Abu Dhabi will run from March 19 to 21, 2012 at ADNEC, the Middle East’s largest and most modern exhibition venue, with around 24 countries participating.
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