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UBM India launched the preview edition of International Fire Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC Bangladesh) in Dhaka during April 18th -20th, 2019 at ICCB. The expo brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, industry experts and key government officials on a single platform to exchange global best practices and seek solutions for challenges pertaining to industrial security, civil and fire protection industries.
The inauguration saw the presence of Special Guests: S M Khorshed, President, Bangladesh Association of Construction Industry (BACI); Md. Motaher Hoshan Khan, President, Electronics Safety and Security Association of Bangladesh- ESSAB; Fazlee Shamim Ehsan, Vice President, BKMEA; A R Chowdhury Repon, Executive Director, OSHE Foundation; George Faller, Chief Technical Advisor, RMG project, International Labour Organization (ILO); Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and Pankaj Jain, Group Director, UBM India.
Speaking on the occasion of the maiden launch of IFSEC Bangladesh in Dhaka, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “South Asia is an especially vulnerable as well as a progressive zone when it comes to security and surveillance due to the teeming population, and issues of crime and terrorism, and developing digital technology with the need for data protection. Besides, in emerging economies like Bangladesh industrialization has brought a radical alteration in the lives of the people. All these factors provide immense opportunities for suppliers and service providers from across the world to innovate and showcase their products and solution offerings. Backed by successful shows in India and globally, we are delighted to extend our wings to the SAARC region for the first time with this show.”
Bangladesh’s safety and security equipment and services market is primarily driven by the rapid urbanization and the ongoing globalization wherein, the need for robust and updated security technologies is increasing significantly. Sensing this need, the Government of Bangladesh recently announced the launch of the ambitious Dhaka City Digital Monitoring System that will bring the entire Dhaka city under video surveillance to ensure better safety and security as well as combat crimes. Besides, its 'Vision 2021' targets further growth in economy, especially in pharmaceuticals, hotels, hospitals, power, agriculture, leather, large infrastructure, ICT & telecom and ship breaking. The Safety and Security industry in Bangladesh, which is at a nascent stage will greatly benefit from the IFSEC expo with its array of global industry updates, legislation, security demos, workshops, products and services by leading experts from the globe.
In its launch edition, IFSEC Bangladesh conducted a one day conference with the theme ‘Professional Security for an Insecure World’ alongside the exhibition on Day 1 of the expo. Some of the key topics covered were ‘How Artificial Intelligence is Used to Bolster Security Systems’; ‘Tech that Help Bolster the Security of a New-Age City’; ‘Corporate Risk Management: Evolving role of CSOs in an era of rapid innovations and disruptions’; ‘The Integration of Cyber Security With Physical Security’; ‘The Role of Data Analytics in Ensuring Safe Cities’; and ‘The Threat of Cyber Security Attacks on Security Systems’.
Some of the distinguished speakers at the conference included: Tapan Kanti Sarker, President, CTO Forum Bangladesh & Managing Director, ADN Eduservices Limited; Dr. Shaikh Anowarul Fattah, Professor, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, BUET; Md. Tanjir Omor Faruq, Chairman, The Grasshopper Group of Companies; Samrendra Mohan Kumar, Co-Founder and MD, Mitkat Advisory; Dr. Ijazul Hoque, Head of Information Technology at Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC; Suman Ahmed Sabir, CTO, Fiber at Home; Md. Shafat Ullah Patwary, Head - Information Security, Grameenphone; Dr. Touhid Bhuiyan, Head and Professor, Department of Software Engineering, Daffodil International University; and M Rashidul Hasan, Managing Director & CEO, Systech Digital Limited & Director, BASIS.
Electronics Safety & Security Association of Bangladesh (ESSAB) and Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) helped in organizing the conference. The Conference Presenting Partner was Johnson Control | Tyco and the Conference Associate Partner was Allied Telesis. The Electronic Security Association of India (ESAI) supported the show and Mitkat Advisory was the knowledge partner.
Other key partners included—Brosis International, ERD Technologies, Godrej Security Solutions, Hikvision, ICEL, KJ Tech, Origine India Impex, IPSys, Rashi Peripherals (Toshiba), Realtime Biometric India, Rhythm Technologies, Securex (Abloy), Securico Electronics India, Smart Technologies, Smartpower Automation, SYNEST (Axis/Milestone/ Allied Telesis/Western Digital), Tri-Zone (Milesight), Uniview, Vamo System and Videonetics Technology.
Next year IFSEC Bangladesh shall be held at the same venue ie ICCB, Dhaka, during 9th-11th April.
IFSEC Bangladesh owes its rich legacy to the 40-year-old IFSEC Global and success to the way the Indian edition has modified itself to suit the specific needs of this region. Recommended by industry experts as the pre-eminent authority on the global security and fire industry, the expo has nudged us on the path to a completely secure, smart and digitally enhanced world.
Please visit https://www.ifsec.events/bangladesh/ for more information on IFSEC Bangladesh.