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ISNR 2024 in Abu Dhabi sees wide participation

ISNR 2024 in Abu Dhabi sees wide participation
22 May 2024 08:18

SARA ALZAABI (ABU DHABI)

The International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR) 2024 commenced in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, witnessing increased participation from industry leaders and showcasing exhibitors’ renewed interest in the UAE capital as a hub for global gatherings.

The conference is organised by Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) Group in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and Abu Dhabi Police as a Strategic Partner, under the patronage of His Highness Lt. Gen. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Interior.

Speaking to Aletihad, Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Al Dhaheri from the MoI said that the eighth edition of the ISNR exhibition witnessed the participation of 210 exhibitors from 35 countries, making it the largest since the launch of the exhibition.

Saeed Al Mansoori, Advisor for Military & Defense Exhibitions at Capital Events, part of the ADNEC Group, said that the number of exhibitors has grown by 14%, and the exhibition space has increased by 44%.

“This growth demonstrates the significance of this show in the region as a platform for exhibitors,” Al Mansoori told Aletihad.

Toshinobu Yasuhira, Director of INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, emphasised the significance of the conference, especially in addressing cybersecurity concerns with the advent of AI.

“While AI may be utilised for safeguarding the environment in cybersecurity, it is important to recognise that criminals can exploit it in the same manner,” Yasuhira told Aletihad on the sidelines of the event.
He stressed the necessity for effective strategies to counter this threat from INTERPOL and other law enforcement agencies.

Yasuhira also noted that the conference provides a valuable opportunity to gain a better understanding of advancements in Arab countries and the types of technologies required  for police work. The agenda of day one included a session titled “Circles of Resilience: Visionary Security - Empowering Youth at the Intersection of AI, Technology, and National Defense”.

H.E. Dr. Obaid Al Ketbi, who brings 42 years of experience working for the UAE government in various roles including military, police, civilian sector, and diplomatic positions, addressed the session, highlighting the importance of enhancing youth awareness, and their participation in society.

“Today, with a focus on awareness, we inform people about the potential risks they may encounter. Additionally, it is essential to educate them on how to prevent these risks. Hence, there is significant effort, such as workshops, courses, or educational programmes, aimed at enhancing awareness among young people in general,” Al Ketbi told Aletihad.

The session was moderated by Rabdan Academy’s alumni Zayed Al Yammahi and Reem Al Kaabi.
“It is a great initiative to collaborate with the youth and connect Rabdan Academy with the alumni. We had a panel discussion addressing AI technology and how we can enhance it with the youth,” Al Yammahi told Aletihad.

For Al Kaabi, “participating in these kinds of events is critical for youth. It allows us to connect with highly experienced individuals, enabling the sharing of knowledge, experience, and ideas.”

The event, running until May 23 at ADNEC, gathers stakeholders in security fields to foster public-private collaboration for a safer connected world.

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