Rickie Chew Kok Leong
Some 2,107 government officials and commercial buyers connected with 75 exhibitors from 17 countries and regions Myanmar Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Maung Maung Thein officiated the opening of the inaugural Myanmar Security Expo. Over the 3 days’ event, some 2,107 government officials, commercial buyers and media convened and connected with 75 exhibitors from 17 countries and regions. Close to 16% of the visitors are government officials and decision makers from private organisations. The 12 presentations and seminars were well attended, an indication of the keen interest of the local security community to learn and keep abreast of the latest security solutions and technologies. Myanmar Security Expo is a new tradeshow held in Yangon for the security community. It showcases solutions such as surveillance system, access control management system, command and control system, biometrics, smart card, data security solutions and many others. Initial survey results showed 98% of the visitors are satisfied with the tradeshow and that visitors are looking for more international suppliers and more security solutions. “We are heartened by visits from various ministries and commercial companies. There is an obvious requirement for security products and services besides the government sector, such as banking and finance, hotels, telecommunications and many others. Security is important for all businesses, big and small.” said Mr Jack Chia, Executive Director of MP International, the organiser of Myanmar Security Expo. “As an emerging market with huge foreign investments and new infrastructure developments happening very rapidly, a tradeshow like this acts as a gateway for foreign suppliers to test the response of their products. On the other hand, for the local visitors, this tradeshow allows them to meet various new suppliers and review new solutions without having to fly overseas.” Mr Chia continues. ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) provides satellite communications, microwave sensors and radar surveillance systems for various applications in the telecommunications, industrial, oil & gas, financial, homeland security, government and defence markets. Mr. Rickie Chew Kok Leong, Sales Director, ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd commented “this is our first time exhibiting in a security event in Myanmar. The experience was good for us and we have some good leads to follow-up with.” "The quality of the visitors from government and security sector met our expectations and objectives. We were glad to have participated in Myanmar Security Expo which gave us the opportunity to explore this emerging market." said Mr Dixon Chow, Manager for SSBD, Panasonic Systems Solution Asia Pacific. Panasonic System Solutions Asia Pacific delivers B2B solutions such as unified business communications, mobile computing, data storage, security and surveillance, imaging network solutions and many others. With such strong interest from local Myanmar market and solution providers from Singapore and Asia, Myanmar Security Expo will return for its second edition next year.