Messe Frankfurt Middle East launches Intersec Saudi Arabia

Organized by Messe Frankfurt Middle East in partnership with Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions, the inaugural edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia will feature more than 125 exhibitors from 20 countries.
Updated 12 July 2016

Messe Frankfurt Middle East launches Intersec Saudi Arabia

Intersec, the world’s major international trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, is making its debut in Saudi Arabia, offering global suppliers direct access to the Kingdom’s vast market where security spending continues to rise.
Organized by Messe Frankfurt Middle East in partnership with Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE Group), the inaugural edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia will take place at the Jeddah Center for Forum and Events from May 2-4, 2017.
The three-day event will feature more than 125 exhibitors from 20 countries.
Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, said: “Saudi Arabia is a fast-growing security market, as it steps up measures to ensure border safety and protect critical petrochemical and commercial infrastructure. The number of Saudi trade visitors to Intersec in Dubai has increased by 53 percent from 2012 to 2016.”
Muwaffak Al-Harith, chairman of ACE Group, stated: “We are excited for Al-Harithy Exhibitions Company to jointly organize with Messe Frankfurt Middle East the largest security exhibition — Intersec — in Saudi Arabia in 2017.”
Nedap, one of the world’s top 20 commercial security solutions providers, is among the launch partners eager to make an impact at Intersec Saudi Arabia 2017.
Joost van der Willik, MD, Nedap Middle East, said: “Saudi Arabia has proven solid grounds for Nedap technology for more than a decade now.”
Axis Communications is another headline launch partner at Intersec Saudi Arabia 2017.
Marwan Khoury, marketing manager for the Middle East and Africa at Axis Communications, said: “Draeger will be among the top launch partners specializing in fire protection and safety.”
Emad El Lahham, head of marketing at Draeger Arabia, said: “Draeger Arabia is happy to be a launch partner for the first edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia.


Line-up for FIKR17 conference in Saudi Arabia announced

Updated 13 November 2019

Line-up for FIKR17 conference in Saudi Arabia announced

The Arab Thought Foundation has announced the agenda of this year’s annual conference, FIKR17, in partnership with King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture “Ithra”, held under the theme “Towards a New Arab Thinking.”
The conference will be held in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia between 2-5 December 2019.
FIKR17 will bring together high-level officials, politicians, intellectuals, and media personalities led by Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, President of the Arab Thought Foundation, and Arab League Secretary General Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit. Over the course of FIKR17, these thought leaders will provide deep understanding and paths to solutions for key questions facing the Arab World and its future, including:

  • What are the challenges of technology, science and modern approaches to knowledge?
  • Where are we currently from renewing our societies and social concepts?
  • Where does the Arab individual stand within the international system, and how does he tackle the subject of globalization while defending an interactive identity that is open to the world?
  • Where are Arab intellectuals in their attempts to renew the Arab thought, and in building a renewed philosophy capable of making contributions to the global effort of contemporary thought?

Conference Program Details
Monday, December 2: FIKR17 will open with a formal ceremony at 7:00 pm, including a speech by Professor Dr. Henry Awit, Director General of the Arab Thought Foundation, followed by a speech from the representative of “Ithra”, the Lead Partner of the conference. It will also include speeches by Arab League Secretary General Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit and HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, President of the Arab Thought Foundation.
Tuesday, December 3: FIKR17 will start with an opening session titled “Arab Thought and Innovation Prospects,” followed by the first general session entitled “Today’s world…tomorrow’s world: transformations, challenges, and visions”.
In addition, four specialized sessions will be held under the following headlines:. Delivering new educational policies to help build a new Arab Thought, The role of social and human sciences in renewing Arab Thought, New perspectives on the concepts of state, citizenship and participation, Pluralism and the culture of tolerance and social peace.
Wednesday, December 4: The conference will continue with four specialized morning sessions covering the topics of ” Towards a new understanding of growth, Industry and manufacturing:analysis of pillars for development, Digital Economy, The role of civic society in renewing Arab Thought.
In the afternoon, the second general session will be held on the “4th Industrial Revolution” followed by reports on youth discussion groups.
Thursday, December 5: The conference will conclude with detailed reports on the specialized sessions. At 12:00 pm, the third general session titled “Arab Intellectuals and Their Role in Arab Thought Renewal” will be held, followed by the closing remarks.