Dear Industry Professional,
We hope this email finds you well and safe.
In view of the world-wide situation caused by the Corona pandemic, and the prohibitions on events and travel restrictions associated with it, Messe Frankfurt Middle East has decided, jointly with its partners – ACE Group – AlHarithy Company to move the 4th edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia from 1-3 September, 2020 and it will now be held from 15 – 17 March 2021, at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The new dates also apply to the conferences that are held alongside Intersec Saudi Arabia.
This decision to organize the show in March 2021 has also been taken after the Saudi government authorities’ announcement that the organization of exhibitions and conferences can start from 15 September, 2020 and international in-bound and out-bound flights will resume from 1st August, 2020.
We have been monitoring the situation in Saudi Arabia and this decision is not one we have taken lightly nor without full possession of the facts as best we understand them. Given the recent precautionary measures put in place by the Government, we believe it is best for the Safety, Security and Fire players, with whom we are proudly connected and have served since 2016. Whilst travel restrictions to KSA left us few options to move the event at this time, ACE Group & Messe Frankfurt ME’s first priority is also to ensure the health and well-being of our exhibitors and visitors and we understand how challenging planning ahead can be in such uncertain times, thus we kindly ask for your understanding whilst we manage this process.
Intersec Saudi Arabia is an important and growing show, designed to reflect Saudi Arabia’s security, safety, and fire protection industries, and one where international solution providers look to make inroads in a bustling market. The event has significant support from key government entities including the Saudi Civil Defense, and the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), together with the industry at large.
This year’s event was sold out with 120 exhibitors from 20 countries and visitor registrations tracking 18% ahead of last year. And whilst it is disappointing that we have had to move the event, March will give us all the more time to be in a good position to start rebuilding business contacts and supply chain.
We look forward to welcoming you to the next edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia.
The Intersec Saudi Arabia team
Intersec Saudi Arabia
15 – 17 March, 2021
Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC), Riyadh