Milipol Qatar’s 12th edition to be held from 29 to 31 October 2018

Middle East’s leading homeland security exhibition incorporates Civil Defence Exhibition and Conference for the first time and calls upon industry experts to take part in the 2018 edition

Doha, Qatar –  April 2018: Milipol Qatar, the leading international exhibition dedicated to homeland security and Civil Defence in the Middle East, returns for its 12th edition this year, for the biggest and most engaging show to date.

Organised by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar in partnership with the French-based Comexposium Security, Milipol Qatar 2018 will be held at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) from 29-31 October. For the first time, the exhibition will incorporate the Civil Defence Exhibition and Conference.

With the Middle East homeland security market set to grow to USD19.7 billion by 2022, up from the forecast USD9.6 billion this year, according to leading research firm Frost & Sullivan, Milipol Qatar 2018 will set the agenda for the sector in the coming years as countries in the region eye the latest smart security solutions to protect their borders.

Milipol Qatar is in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the strategy 2018-2022 launched by the Ministry of Interior which showed the importance to create a society enjoying peace, security and prosperity. The world-renowned show shines light on the latest and extensive range of security and safety innovations and products. This year’s edition will, for the first time, include live demonstrations, where exhibitors, visitors and buyers can witness new products and innovations in action. The organizer expects about 270 exhibitors and 7,000 visitors.

Running alongside the main Milipol exhibition and for the second time, Milipol Qatar will feature three seminars sessions that will include highly informative presentations, case studies and disruptive panel debates featuring international thought leaders on three topics: Cyber security & Cyberthreats, Civil Defence, Large Events Security Management.

The new addition of the Civil Defence sector further strengthens Milipol Qatar’s position as the leading international exhibition for Homeland Security in the Middle East and presents opportunities for organizations across the full spectrum of sectors, with links to civil defence and homeland security, to demonstrate how they can contribute towards safety and security for the world’s population, say organizers.

“We constantly seek to evolve and innovate with Milipol Qatar and Incorporating the Civil Defence Exhibition and Conference is an exciting addition for this year’s show. Civil defence and homeland security are crucial pillars for any country and Milipol Qatar 2018 brings together key defence players, exhibitors, visitors and official delegations under one roof, where they can meet, network, and identify potential developments and partnerships,” said Muriel Kafantaris, Exhibition Director of Milipol Qatar event.

“Milipol Qatar is the link between buyers, purchasing advisors, users, security and safety experts, manufacturers and distributors, where deals are made for a better, safer future for all. Therefore, we are glad to invite key industry players to take part in the 2018 edition,” she added.

Milipol Qatar 2018 is now open for registration for exhibitors eager to demonstrate their latest security solutions. The website,, has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved functionality and navigation right through.

Milipol Qatar 2018 is a trade-only event, open exclusively to defence and security industry specialists and professionals.

For more information on how to register as an exhibitor or visitor, please visit

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 About Milipol Qatar:
Founded in 1996, Milipol Qatar is a trade event dedicated to homeland security founded and organized by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar and the French-based Comexposium Security.

A biennial event, Milipol Qatar attracts to Doha the biggest companies in the public and industrial security sector in the world. These companies showcase the latest products and service innovations in the fields of security, safety, detection and prevention equipment and systems.

From 2018, Milipol Qatar incorporated the Civil Defence Conference and Exhibition, to become the Global Security and Safety Event.

For more than 30 years, the MILIPOL brand has been synonymous with high quality, international events covering the field of homeland security. It has been proudly represented by Milipol Paris and Milipol Qatar and more recently Milipol Asia-Pacific.

This effectively creates the world’s leading international network of events dedicated to solutions, technologies and innovations for homeland security.

Next events :

Milipol Qatar: 29-31 October 2018
Milipol Asia-Pacific: 2-4 April 2019
Milipol Paris: 19-22 November 2019