Success at Intersec 2017 for BSIA Export Council members
Members of the BSIA Export Council returned from the 19th edition of Intersec, Dubai, reporting another successful exhibition for UK exporters.
According to show organiser Messe Frankfurt, approximately 33,501 visitors from countries all over the world attended the show, which took place over the 22 – 24 January. In terms of exhibitor numbers, this was the largest show to date, with 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries.
Many UK exhibitors chose to benefit from joining up with the UK Pavilion – organised by the BSIA as the Approved Trade Organisation for the security industry – which enabled them to showcase their wares under the same ‘Great Britain Brand’.
BSIA Membership and Export Services Manager, Daren Wood (pictured left) said: “The quality and innovation UK Pavilion exhibitors brought to the show was recognised by visitors. It is quickly becoming the first place to visit for serious security and fire buyers. The UK Pavilion was supported by the Department of International Trade and the initial feedback from exhibitors has been very, very positive. I’m sure Intersec 2018 will be even more successful.”
TDSi Managing Director, John Davies, commented: “Intersec 2017 proved to be another highly successful year for the TDSi stand. As seasoned exhibitors at the show, we enjoyed increased visitor numbers and high quality leads, which reflected the mood of visitors and the market as a whole. We are looking forward to capitalising on this year’s success and exhibiting again next year.”
Texecom also reported a hugely successful show. Texecom Marketing Director, Clym Brown stated: “Texecom enjoyed its most successful Intersec show to date, with a record number of visitors to the Texecom stand. At Intesec 2017, Texecom showcased the upcoming introduction of Texecom Connect, a new way of interacting, controlling and integrating Texecom security systems. Visitors were especially interested in the home automation functionality offered by the new Texecom Connect app, as this is underpinned by a certified, graded, scalable and professional security system architecture.”
The third attendance at Intersec Dubai for UK manufacturer of toughened access control devices, Storm Interface, also proved very successful. Senior Executive Vice President, Peter Jarvis commented: “Intersec 2017 proved the effectiveness of supported export initiatives. The contacts we made during the first two attendances have developed into productive trading relationships.” Storm products were presented at the show by two ‘Storm-in-Stock’ partners, Norbain SD and Digital Factors. Both have extensive local experience and an established presence in the region. Jarvis believes that BSIA’s and UK DIT’s support provided a platform for Storm to identify potential partners in the region and to develop the all-important personal relationships with key personnel based in the UAE.