Middle East homeland security market to grow significantly

Rebecca Gibson
Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson on 23 September 2015
Middle East homeland security market to grow significantly

The Middle East’s homeland security market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.7% by 2020, three times the global average, according to a recent Frost and Sullivan report.

Primarily, this growth will be driven by economic diversification and the scale-up in infrastructure projects such as the multibillion-dollar Midfield Terminal Complex at Abu Dhabi Airport, which will be able to handle 30 million passengers per year. The region will also be investing heavily to build the necessary infrastructure to host Dubai Expo 2020 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The report also indicated that the Middle East’s overall spending on homeland security and improving emergency response, disaster management, transportation security, biological defence, internet security and critical infrastructure protection will hit US$34 billion per year by 2020.

“The Middle East’s homeland security market will see a compound annual growth rate of 18.7% and hit US$34 billion per year by 2020, a growth rate that is three times the global average,” said Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, deputy chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of the International Security, Safety and National Resilience exhibition and conference (ISNR). “The mega-events that will be hosted by the region alone will drive infrastructure investment of up to US$700 billion between now and 2020. These investments include residential and commercial construction, transportation infrastructure and public utilities, all of which must be protected with advanced security systems and solutions.”

Homeland security developments will be a key focus at ISNR 2016, which is to take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi from 15-17 March 2016.

Hosted in partnership with the UAE’s Ministry of Interior, the seventh ISNR Abu Dhabi event will feature two exhibitions including Infosecurity Middle East and Emergency Response and Disaster Prevention. It will also feature two co-located exhibitions – Firefighting Middle East and Occupational Safety and Health Middle East.

“ISNR Abu Dhabi is the number one platform to discover the latest trends and technologies related to these sectors, all under one roof,” said Nicky Dawson, group exhibition director at Reed Exhibitions, which organises ISNR Abu Dhabi. “The three-day event is expected to see more 500 companies from 45 countries to exhibit their security solutions

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