Intersec 2018 to open in Dubai in January

Intersec 2018 is expected to attract more than 31,000 visitors from 128 countries.
Updated 17 October 2017

Intersec 2018 to open in Dubai in January

Intersec 2018, the 20th anniversary edition of the world’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, will run from Jan. 21-23 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The event is being seen as a notable milestone for a number of exhibitors that have grown with the exhibition since its inception in 1999.
Pelco by Schneider Electric is one of 13 companies at Intersec 2018 that exhibited at the inaugural edition 20 years ago, and will line up alongside more than 1,300 exhibitors from 58 countries when the three-day event opens early next year.
The American-based provider of security cameras, CCTV, and video surveillance systems had no direct presence in the Middle East until 2003 when it opened an office in Dubai, and has since established itself as one of the region’s major players.
Pradeep Nair, Pelco’s regional sales director for the Middle East and India, said: “Even with direct presence in Dubai, it took us a bit longer to establish our offices in other Middle East cities and Intersec helped as the major platform to meet new and current customers in a single place.”
Much like Pelco, Intersec’s own growth has been immense since its debut show in 1999. Now two-thirds of the world’s top 50 security solutions providers are on board for 2018, including 19 of the top 20.
Nair added: “Pelco will continue to focus on solutions that deliver meaningful innovations ... and functionality that users need for their specific video surveillance needs.
“More specifically, we’ll feature specific solutions for oil and gas and city surveillance applications featuring our leading-edge VideoXpert Enterprise and Professional VMS and ExSite Explosion Proof IP Cameras, which are most relevant for this region.”
Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Intersec’s organizer Messe Frankfurt Middle East, said: “Intersec has grown in size and scope over the past two decades keeping pace with, and reflecting the tremendous transformation in the regional safety and security market.
“It has evolved into a multi-level interactive and inter-connective event that is instrumental in hosting some of the most significant product launches, market forays and new business partnerships in the industry.”
Intersec 2018 is expected to attract more than 31,000 visitors from 128 countries.


Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

Updated 21 August 2019

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

As part of its centenary celebrations, Bentley hosted a number of events during the Monterey Car Week, from Aug. 15 to 18.

To mark the occasion, two models debuted — the new Flying Spur luxury four-door grand tourer, and the EXP 100 GT: A vision of luxury mobility in 2035.

The third-generation Flying Spur sets new standards of driving enjoyment and luxury, showcasing Bentley’s application of modern technology, while integrating the latest British craftsmanship and innovation features.

The new Flying Spur will be the most advanced luxury grand touring four-door available. 

Alongside its totally new and advanced aluminum and composite chassis, it features optional electronic all-wheel steering — a first for a Bentley, coupled with active all-wheel drive and the Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll system powered by a 48V architecture.

The Flying Spur was put on display on Aug. 16 at the Quail — a motorsports gathering and at the Home of Bentley for the remainder of the weekend.

It was joined by the EXP 100 GT concept car, which made its US debut. With the EXP 100 GT, Bentley has reimagined the idea of grand touring for the future.

The EXP 100 GT is pure Bentley, inspired by the company’s deep understanding of the desires of its forward-thinking customers. It embraces artificial intelligence (AI) as a means to reassert the car as a place for creating, experiencing and capturing extraordinary human experiences and emotions.

It displays the future of luxury craftsmanship with a seamless fusion of materials and the intelligent curation of technology. The vehicle’s battery system will power four motors that deliver superior performance. Projected performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of less than 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph, and maximum torque of 1,500 Nm.

Ahead of the EXP 100 GT’s Americas debut, Bentley launched a new and dedicated app for Apple devices.

Released on Aug. 12, the “Bentley 100 AR” app uses a printable QR code to provide an augmented reality experience of the EXP 100 GT, allowing users to explore the exterior and interior of the concept car. Users can even interact with a virtual version of the car in full scale, by using the app at selected Bentley retailers.

Bentley was a featured marque at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where numerous classic models competed in Bentley Centennial classes, including Vintage 4 Cylinder, Vintage 6 Cylinder, Derby and Postwar.