27 July, 2020: Milipol Qatar 2020, the Middle East’s leading international event for Homeland Security and Civil Defence which returns to Doha this October, will feature a powerful three-day seminar program in which decision makers and security experts will outline major strategies for a safer post-COVID 19 world amongst other main foresights.
The program will run alongside the 13th Milipol Qatar at the Doha International Exhibition and Convention Centre from October 26-28.
The two-hour seminars will open on the afternoon of Monday, October 26 with a session devoted to ‘Security by Design: Cybersecurity and new technology including biometrics and contactless technology.’ The morning of Tuesday, October 27 will be dedicated to ‘Mega Events Security’ while the afternoon session will focus on ‘Crisis Management and Health Security – Post-COVID feedback.’ The program rounds out on Wednesday, October 28th with a session on ‘Firefighting Emergency and Security Systems.’
“The seminars have been curated so that the Homeland Security and Civil Defence industries can together plan strategies for a safer world in light of the lessons learnt from the COVID 19 pandemic. Much of the program’s outcomes will most probably impact very closely these sectors worldwide,” explained Préfet Yann Jounot, CEO of Civipol – the technical implementer of the French ministry of the Interior – and President of Milipol events. “As this will be the first major industry event of its type to be held following the pandemic’s outbreak, we anticipate some probing debate and recommendations for innovative processes and procedures to tackle future global emergencies.
“In the cast of the Mega Events Security session, this will have particular relevance to Qatar as it heads further down the road to the hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the much vaunted possibility of next year hosting a FIFA Pan Arab tournament.”
Milipol Qatar has attracted a strong exhibitor turnout from organisations across Scandinavia, Europe, the UK, USA, Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and Far East. The exhibitor line-up includes leading names from Homeland Security and Civil Defence sectors which span a wide breadth of equipment, systems, product, and consultancy offerings.
Confirmed exhibitors include: fire and protection infrastructure support product and engineering systems suppliers; services and safety training consultants; manufacturers of access control, authentication and cyber-security systems; risk assessment and crisis management advisors; fibres and fabric suppliers; producers of measurement and analysis, mobility and optronic solutions; communications and transmission systems as well as weapons and ammunition suppliers.
The industry-only event, which is under the patronage of His Highness the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, is organised by Qatar’s Ministry of Interior in partnership with Paris-based international event organiser Comexposium, acting on behalf of the GIE Milipol headed by Civipol, the technical implementer of the French ministry of the Interior. Moreover, the French minister of the Interior is a guest of honour of the event.
Milipol Qatar 2020 is expected to welcome over 200 exhibitors and close to 8,000 visitors.
The event’s online registration platform for both exhibitors, and industry professional visitors, who enter free-of-charge, is now open on www.milipolqatar.com.
About Milipol Qatar:
Founded in 1996, Milipol Qatar is the Middle East’s leading homeland security and civil defence exhibition and conference which is held biennially at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre. The industry-only event is organized by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar in partnership with the French-based Comexposium Security, acting on behalf of the GIE Milipol headed by Civipol, the technical implementer of the French ministry of the Interior.
Milipol Qatar attracts the biggest players in the global public and industrial security sector who use the event to showcase the latest security, safety, detection and prevention equipment, systems and service innovations. The event meets a large part of the growing security needs of the State of Qatar in line with the country’s National Vision 2030.
In 2020, Milipol Qatar celebrates its 13th edition and will build on the 2018 event, which was the biggest in the series attracting a record 8,487 visitors turnout from 84 countries, 314 official delegates from 48 nations and 222 exhibiting companies. The 2018 show also saw Qatar’s Ministry of Interior generate contracts worth €138.7 million.
For more than 30 years, the MILIPOL brand has been synonymous with high quality, international homeland security events. The brand is represented by Milipol Paris, Milipol Qatar and Milipol Asia-Pacific.
Milipol Qatar: 26-28 October 2020 www.milipolqatar.com
Milipol Asia-Pacific: 6-8 April 2021 www.milipolasiapacific.com
Milipol Paris: 19-22 October 2021 www.milipol.com