Fire and Rescue Middle East 2011 to debut in Abu Dhabi

Press release
Published May 15th, 2011 - 07:15 GMT
Chemical plant fire and explosion
Chemical plant fire and explosion

Fire and Rescue Middle East 2011, the region’s first dedicated exhibition and conference for fire, rescue, and emergency response, will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi from October 31 to November 2, 2011.

The event will provide exhibitors with a unique opportunity to showcase the latest firefighting, rescue and emergency equipment to industry leaders and influencers.

Neil Wallington, former senior British Chief Fire Officer, Past International President of the Institution of Fire Engineers and Founding Editor of Fire Middle East Magazine, said: “The Fire and Rescue event is the first of its kind in the region. It will showcase a whole spectrum of building fire protection technology, both active and passive, along with the latest fire fighting and technical rescue vehicles, and a host of equipment, strategies and training. It will provide detailed information to professionals attending both the exhibition and the conference on all that is critical to the Middle East in protecting against fire and dealing with a range of emergency incidents.”

A recent report by Deloitte Middle East titled GCC Powers of Construction 2010 states that the UAE has US$958 billion of total construction projects in the region, which is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6 per cent between 2010 and 2014. In addition, Saudi Arabia has US$624 billion worth of projects planned.

“In recent years many major developments across the Middle East have provided some spectacular examples of innovative building design. High-rise towers go ever higher, and airport terminals, shopping malls and residential complexes grow ever bigger. The protection of life and property assets and all that it entails has become a primary focus for the Middle East region,” said Wallington.

The Fire and Rescue conference will welcome a plethora of high-profile regional and global speakers with extensive knowledge and experience in managing disasters and major incidents. Topics to be covered include: identifying modern-day threats to life and property; fire safety in major projects and developments; the challenges of firefighting and rescue in tall towers; the development of technical rescue equipment and strategies; crisis management of a major disaster; resilience and recovery; and the effects on financial markets business, commerce and manufacturing.

Christopher Hudson, Managing Director, Clarion Events Middle East, said: “The Middle East has invested a significant amount of capital in the construction industry. Governments and construction companies take vast measures to ensure the safety of people residing in or visiting developments across the region. Fire and Rescue Middle East is the ideal event for professionals in the fire, rescue and emergency response sectors to acquaint themselves with the various latest equipment and strategies to combat man-made and natural emergencies and disasters that can threaten life and property.”

Exhibitors to Fire and Rescue Middle East will display vehicles and vehicle equipment, fire brigade technology, environmental protection measures, rescue techniques, emergency, first-aid and medical equipment, personal protective equipment and identification, measuring and detection apparatus, control-station technology, equipment for fire stations and workshops, structural engineering, structural and technical fire and building protection.

Attendees to the event will include Civil Defense forces, Government Agencies, Police, National Infrastructure Authorities, Airport Authorities, Oil and Gas Industries, architects and fire engineers.

Organized by Clarion Events Middle East, Fire and Rescue Middle East 2011 is co-located with Counter Terror Expo Arabia 2011.

Background Information

Clarion Events Middle East

Clarion is one of the world’s leading events organisers, producing and delivering innovative and market-leading events since 1947.

In more recent times the firm has grown into a truly international business, with a portfolio of events and media brands across a range of vertical markets. Our 2,500 employees based in our 15 offices worldwide specialise in delivering first class marketing, networking, and information solutions in high value sectors, both in mature and emerging geographies.

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