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IFSEC launches IFSEC Egypt 2020

Security event IFSEC is launching a new edition to the Egyptian market – IFSEC Egypt – from 4-6 November 2020.

The event is being held in Cairo’s Egypt International Exhibition Center, and will be co-located with fire safety show FIREX Egypt.

The event is aiming to capitalise on the growing market for security and fire safety providers across North Africa, which are increasing alongside growth in Egypt’s oil and gas industries.

Organisers commented: “Egypt is the ideal choice for this extension of the IFSEC brand. The country is the third-largest projects market in the MENA region – after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – and its central location at a crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa make it an ideal entry point for regional and international firms.

“Currently there are around USD 17.4 billion worth of power projects and USD 57.4 billion worth of transport projects in the Egyptian construction pipeline – a total projects market worth USD $395.7bn.”

The Greater Cairo area is currently undergoing renovation of its public transport, including metro, light rail and river transport reforms, as part of its ‘Vision 2050’ programme of urban redevelopment.

IFSEC Strategy Director Gerry Dunphy said: “IFSEC Egypt is an exciting opportunity to access a growing and dynamic new market and provides a fantastic opening for regional and international firms into the North Africa region.

“With an integrated security market currently under-served by a comprehensive security event and unique security challenges concerning regional industries such as oil and gas, the need for an event like IFSEC Egypt is clear. I believe it will be enormously beneficial to both local security providers and the IFSEC brand itself.