Posted on April 26, 2018

Under the patronage of H.H the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Doha will host the 12th edition of Milipol Qatar 2018, the international event for homeland security and civil defence end of October. The event will be held by the Ministry of Interior Qatar on 29-31 October 2018 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.

This year's edition will be the largest in terms of participation in the history of the exhibition since its launch. For the first time the Civil Defense Exhibition and Conference will be incorporated with Milipol Qatar from the 2018 edition. This was announced during a press conference held at the Administrative Annex of the Ministry of Interior today 24 April 2018. The press conference was attended by Brigadier Nasser bin Fahad Al Thani, President of the Milipol Qatar Committee, Brigadier Saud Rashid Al Shafi, Asst. Director General of Logistics Directorate at Ministry of Interior and Mrs. Muriel Kafantaris, Director of Milipol Exhibitions.

According to a report by leading research firm Frost & Sullivan, the value of the internal security market in the Middle East will rise to $ 19.7 billion by 2022, compared to expectations of $ 9.6 billion this year. In light of this, Milipol Qatar 2018 will help define the business agenda for the sector over the coming years, especially as the countries of the region look forward to using state-of-the-art security solutions to protect their borders. Milipol Qatar 2018 will highlight a range of state-of-the-art defense, security, monitoring and protection solutions designed to protect the people. This year's edition will also feature interactive live shows, where exhibitors, visitors and buyers will be able to see directly the latest products and innovations in the industry.

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The exhibition will also host interactive dialogues with informative presentations, case studies and important discussions in the presence of a group of world leaders. The new addition of the civil defense sector will further strengthen the status of Milipol Qatar as a leading international platform for internal security in the Middle East, as well as allow companies in a wide range of sectors as well as civil defense and national security stakeholders to discuss the importance of Safety and security for the world's population.

Brigadier Nasser bin Fahad Al Thani, President of the Milipol Qatar Committee  said that Milipol Qatar 2018 would provide venues for interactive live shows and would be an ideal platform to assess the development and prosperity of the domestic security sector in the Middle East over the next few years. He emphasized that Qatar has been and remains a major destination for international high-profile exhibitions and conferences, and our hosting of Milipol will be a clear and real proof for it. The exhibition is a pivotal event that offers unique opportunities for security and safety professionals and security service providers to meet together and discuss key developments in the security sector under one roof.

Mrs. Muriel Kafantaris, Director of Milipol Exhibitions said that we were always seeking to add development and innovation to the Milipol Qatar exhibition. Milipol Qatar's goal is to bring together an elite group of experts and stakeholders to learn about the latest developments and innovations in this field and to establish mutually beneficial partnerships. We invite all internal security specialists to participate in the 2018 edition and we look forward to seeing this year's event a success as in the past years, she added.

Registration for participation in Milipol Qatar 2018 is now open to exhibitors to review their latest security solutions. The website of the exhibition,, has been redeveloped to provide an easy-to-use experience, enhance practical features and browsing, allowing users to easily access content, and share information across key social platforms. Milipol Qatar 2018 is a trade fair in in homeland security sector, open exclusively to experts and specialists in defense and security.

For more information about registering exhibitors or visitors, please visit