International conference highlights importance of industrial security



ABDUL HANNAN TAGO | Arab News Staff

Published — Tuesday 11 December 2012

Last update 11 December 2012 5:46 am

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RIYADH: The 15th International Conference and Exhibition for Industrial Security kicked off in Riyadh on Sunday night.
The three-day conference and exhibition organized by the Kingdom’s Higher Commission for Industrial Security (HCIS) is the largest exhibition on industrial security in the country.
The conference attracted delegates from companies around the world which specialize in the security, fire and safety industry and are working in or looking to enter into Middle East markets.
Conference highlights include discussions on the protection of the Kingdom’s national critical infrastructure; overcoming security and protection challenges faced by companies in the Middle East; cyber security; promoting and enforcing a culture of safety culture within an organization; and the role of people in security, fire and occupational safety management.
Saad bin Abdullah Al-Tuwaijri, director general of Civil Defense said: “Industrial security as a subject is being taught in all countries of the world and we, as an integral part of this world, cannot lag behind. The Kingdom is witnessing an industrial renaissance comparable to developed countries.”
Al-Tuwaijri toured the exhibition and met with representatives from companies featuring the newest emerging technologies and equipment in the industrial security field.
“We have experts from France, Britain and other countries who have a wealth of experience in the field of industrial safety.”
He said the Kingdom is in great need of conferences like these to attract those with extensive experience in industrial security.
Khalid Al-Ageel, secretary-general of the High Commission for Industrial Security, said the exhibition reflects the vital role played by the HCIS in the development of a culture of industrial security and promoting its importance among industry professionals.
He said the conference also offers insight into the latest developments in the field, regional challenges, and technological and regulatory matters affecting the market, as well as an exchange of ideas on fire protection and safety in the Kingdom.

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