EMDI will showcase latest solutions in disaster monitoring and relief, and emergency engineering rescue Governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are ramping up efforts to enhance emergency response and disaster prevention services, as the rise in natural disasters in the region outpaces the global average and more sophisticated solutions become available on the market. In the past three decades, natural disasters have affected more than 40 million people in the region and have cost their economies about USD 20 billion, according to a World Bank report. While the absolute number of disasters around the world has almost doubled since the 1980s, the average number of natural disasters in MENA has almost tripled, the report found. Globally, the emergency response market will climb from USD 50.4 billion in 2012 to USD 131.6 billion by 2019, as interoperable communications systems that can provide real-time situational awareness to first-time responders are developed to help counter the increasing rise in incidents, according to research by Frost & Sullivan. The first dedicated event in Gulf for emergency response and disaster prevention Next year’s International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi) event in Abu Dhabi will feature the Emergency Response and Disaster Prevention (EMDI) exhibition, the first dedicated event in the Gulf for emergency response and disaster prevention across land, sea and air. “In future, emergency response services will need to communicate more effectively with citizens and other service providers, deliver real-time situational awareness of incidents and provide better predictive risk analysis, to help prevent incidents and mitigate their damage,” said Nicky Dawson, Group Exhibition Director of ISNR Abu Dhabi. “EMDI is a must-attend event for anybody working in this vital field, as it will allow them to keep abreast of the latest regional and international trends, and help to develop knowledge and understanding in the industry.” Bringing together governments, NGOs and the world’s leading specialist innovators and suppliers, EMDI 2016 will provide a platform for exchanging best practice, inspiring innovation and sourcing effective solutions to ensure business continuity and smooth recovery from disaster on a local, regional and global basis. Running alongside ISNR Abu Dhabi 2016, EMDI will feature dedicated workshops and seminars, and will showcase the latest solutions in disaster monitoring and disaster relief, control station and signalling technology, and emergency engineering rescue. ISNR Abu Dhabi will take place from the 15th – 17th March 2016 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC).
ISNR official - ME homeland security market will see CAGR of 18.7%, and hit $34 billion per year by 2020 According to a recent Frost and Sullivan report, the Middle East’s homeland security market will see a compound annual growth rate that is three times the global average, and it is driven primarily by economic diversification and massive scale-up in infrastructure projects such as the centrepiece of Abu Dhabi Airports multibillion-dollar investment program, the Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC), which will have capacity to handle 30 million passengers per year, and up to 8,500 passengers per hour; in addition to hosting mega-events such as the Dubai Expo 2020 in the United Arab Emirates and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The report also indicated that overall spending on protection, homeland security, and investment includes providing support to multiple aspects, notably emergency response, disaster management, and protection of critical infrastructure, as well as transportation security, biological defence, and internet security among others. The Middle East’s homeland security market is expected to see a compound annual growth rate and hit 34 billion dollars per year by 2020. Advanced security systems and solutions – driving force Major General Dr Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Deputy Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of the International Security, Safety and National Resilience exhibition and conference (ISNR 2016), said: “The Middle East’s homeland security market will see a compound annual growth rate of 18.7 per cent, and hit $34 billion per year by 2020, a growth rate that is three times the global average, a growth rate three times higher than the global average and it is driven primarily by good news and favourable positive conditions. He added: “The regional mega-events that will be hosted by the region alone are driving infrastructure investment of up to $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.” Moreover, Major General Dr. Al Raisi explained that the International Security, Safety and National Resilience exhibition and conference (ISNR 2016), which is scheduled to take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi on 15th -17th March, 2016, is a dedicated comprehensive platform for countries from around the world to view and source the world's latest homeland security solutions. ISNR Abu Dhabi - venue for three specialised events Adding further, Major General Dr. Al Raisi said: “Now in its seventh edition, the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR) Abu Dhabi is considered the venue for three specialised events, including Infosecurity Middle East and Emergency Response and Disaster Prevention Exhibition. It will also host two co-located events under the same roof: Firefighting Middle East and Occupational Safety and Health Middle East.” Nicky Dawson, Group Exhibition Director at Reed Exhibitions, organiser of the exhibition, noted that that there is a significant interest in continuous development of new security solutions, so as to enhance the emergency response rates. Adding further, Dawson said: “ISNR Abu Dhabi is the number one platform to discover the latest trends and technologies related to these sectors, all under one roof. The three-day event, which will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), is expected to see more 500 exhibiting companies from 45 countries to exhibit their security solutions to nearly 20,000 attendees from more than 90 countries.”