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
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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.


ENOC Group to build 45 service stations in KSA

Updated 16 December 2018
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ENOC Group to build 45 service stations in KSA

ENOC (Emirates National Oil Company) Group, a wholly owned entity of the government of Dubai, has announced major expansion plans to build 45 new service stations in Saudi Arabia over the next five years. The group’s plans are aligned with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs’ plan, which aim for the construction of over 1,200 petrol stations across the Kingdom.
All 45 ENOC service stations will be strategically built on the Kingdom’s vast network of highways that interconnect the 13 provinces and serve as a major logistics and trade land-corridor, connecting the Kingdom to the rest of the GCC and the Middle East region. Over the next two years, ENOC’s plan will focus on building stations in the central region, mainly Riyadh and the Eastern Province.
Saif Humaid Al-Falasi, ENOC Group CEO, said: “With Saudi Arabia’s long-term vision to diversify its economy, boost tourism and infrastructure and enhance business and trade, our plan to expand our retail network by over 220 percent in the next five years is aligned with the Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to reduce oil dependency, increase privatization and implement the Saudi nationalization scheme.”
ENOC currently operates 14 stations across the Kingdom. The group’s future service stations will also include ZOOM convenience stores. Customers will also enjoy a variety of retail outlets such as Pronto.