Major General Staff Dr. Obeid Al Ketbi, Chairman of the International Conference for Security and National Resilience (ISNR) Higher Organizing Committee, said the value of the deals announced during ISNR Abu Dhabi 2014 amounted to Dh1 billion.
Al Ketbi highlighted the success of the 6th edition of ISNR noting that the event witnessed great attendance from all nationalities and ages, where more than 17,000 local and international visitors and participants attended.
“More than 30 agreements were signed between local and international companies. 16,000 people from 87 countries visited the exhibition marking, a 74% increase compared to 2012, and the visitors included 1,048 students from across the UAE. 450 exhibiting companies from 40 countries participated this year; recording an increase of 154% compared to 2012. The total space was 38,000 square meters – 26,000 square meters designated for the exhibition and 12,000 square meters for other activities and demonstrations. The total space, which was designated for exhibitors reached 12,646 square meters, an increase of 58% compared to 2012,” Al Ketbi said.
He said: “The event attracted 196 reporters from local, regional and international media outlets. More than 7,000 people attended the ‘Aftershock’ live demonstration on responding to crises and emergencies, which was described by international experts and decision makers as an exceptional demonstration that was unmatched across the world in similar events.”
More than 500 business meetings, involving 80 governmental buyers and exhibitors, were arranged during the exhibition. 1,300 cadets from UAE police academies colleges attended the ISNR, while international visitors reached 1,400 people from 86 countries.
New pavilions for Germany, France and Britain were added to the event this year. Three international conferences attracting more than 1,300 people and hosting more than 60 international speakers were held. Furthermore, the event hosted 15 workshops on occupational safety involving 1,000 people, in addition to the UAE International Firefighter Challenge where 170 contesters from 13 countries joined, including eight Emirati female contesters for the first time.
Al Ketbi said efforts made by exhibitors to enrich this event with new products, equipment and devices. He also praised the speakers at the conference, saying that their discussions had a significant scientific impact and gave good results. Al Ketbi extended his wishes of good luck to everyone, hoping to see them again at the 7th edition of ISNR in 2016.
The ISNR Abu Dhabi 2014 included eight activities (three international specialized exhibitions; three international conferences; an international live demonstration; and an international firefighter challenge). These activities included the 6th ISNR Abu Dhabi 2014; the International Conference on Security Challenges (ICSC); the “Aftershock” live demonstration on responding to crises and emergencies; the 1st Fire & Emergency Middle East (FEME); the 1st UAE International Firefighter Challenge; the 1st Occupational Safety and Health Middle East (OSH ME); and the 5th International Cyber Crimes Conference.