The Security Professionals Association (SPA) for SIRA is showcasing its comprehensive services to potential members and provide core insights into the region’s security sector in the lead up to Expo 2020, during its debut participation in Intersec 2020 Exhibition, being held in Dubai, UAE.
The event which opened on January 19 will run until January 21, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
As the world’s leading trade fair for security, safety and fire protection, Intersec is the ideal platform for SPA for SIRA to launch its comprehensive services to potential members and provide core insights into the region’s security sector in the lead up to Expo 2020.
SPA for SIRA foresees the much-awaited Expo 2020 to set the trend for the region’s security systems and services. As the world enters a new decade, security will play a key role across all industries and security professionals must exceed their level of creativity and determination to protect the people and places they are responsible for.
Applications such as smart cities, artificial intelligence and cyber security, all in development under the Expo’s theme of ‘Sustainability,’ makes the scope of job availability within the security sector highly opportunistic.
Commercial security, smart home, cyber security, fire and rescue, safety and health, homeland security and policing, and perimeter and physical security are all key sectors that will be amplified as Dubai gets set to host the world for Expo 2020.
“The industry is advancing towards technologies such as AI and machine learning applications, which will be used as part of the security protocols of Expo 2020,” said Engineer Khalid Al Hammadi, chairman of SPA for SIRA, the first security professionals association in the Middle East. “This is sure to create an array of job opportunities that will benefit individuals within the security sector, and SPA for SIRA will be there to act as a platform that bridges the gap between security professionals and regulators, as well as fosters a platform for knowledge exchange and development.”
“Participating in Intersec not only enables our members to interact with a global network of security experts, but broadens their opportunity to inform themselves of the latest security applications and trends within the industry. This event showcases the latest cutting edge innovations and technologies in one of the most important years for the UAE, which will support the safe and secure logistics of Expo 2020,” noted Al Hammadi.
At Intersec 2020, new and existing SPA for SIRA members will be able to participate in interactive discussions with committee members, in order to gain knowledgeable insights from leading industry case studies and ascertain best practices. The initial launch of the organisation has welcomed more than 600 security professionals of all levels.
The association also encouraged professionals in the security industry to register as a member and enjoy the benefits of a locally based professional security association, including women, who currently comprised only six per cent of the region’s security professionals. SPA for SIRA aims to encourage women to join the industry in all fields.
Adil Abdel-Hadi, second deputy chairman of SPA for SIRA, said: “Enhancing and developing the quality of security professionals is very important, which is why SPA for SIRA welcomes individuals from all levels of the security industry to connect, by creating and sustaining a learning environment that cultivates a collaborative, competitive and diverse security industry in the region.”
SPA for SIRA will collaborate with top security professionals across the globe to discover cutting-edge solutions, share insights with industry experts and equip its members with the right tools to effectively carry out their duties and tasks in the rapidly evolving security world. Members will enjoy information services, knowledge and professional development, excellence and innovation, and discounts and promotions.
Security professionals who are interested in becoming a member must meet certain requirements and be 21 years of age and above. The membership fee is Dh500 ($) and is valid for one year, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service