| 21 November 2016
As the three days of the leading event dedicated to homeland security in the Middle East came to a close we would like to announce the success of another edition for Milipol Qatar which we are glad to be part of.
Some highlights for Milipol Qatar 2016:
The event was held under the patronage of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani who honored Milipol Qatar with his visit this morning.
HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani inaugurated the show.
The opening ceremony was attended by a number of Ministers and high-ranking officials from a across the region and from international delegations attending the event.
(Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Kuwait; Omani Minister of Interior; Algeria's Interior and Local Communities Minister ; Tunisia’s Minister of Interior; Secretary General of the Arab Interior Ministers' Council and Police Lieutenant General Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Republic of Azerbaijan)
35 countries were officially represented by 246 official delegates this year, an increase of +68 per cent compared to the last edition.
A total of 6538 visitors attended the exhibition from 103 countries which is comparable with the last edition
A total of 182 media representatives were here to cover our exhibition.
More then 230 exhibitors, representing 35 countries, included 8 new country entrants since 2014 with the addition of Algeria, Belize, Cyprus, Jordan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Pakistan and Uganda.
We had 5 International Pavilions from France, China, Germany, North America and the UK.
The Qatar contingent represented a large section of the exhibition floor with 54 companies exhibiting.
A total of 27 exhibitors from France, 23 of which were located within the French pavilion.
The Ministry of Interior alone generated 11 contracts during Milipol Qatar 2016, held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, of QR 260.05 million (two hundred and sixty point O five million)
In 2018, we will incorporate the existing civil defence exhibition & conference. The events are merging in order to become the region’s homeland security and Civil defence leading event.
The 12th edition of Milipol Qatar will be held in 2018 October.