MUMBAI and DHAKA, Bangladesh, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --
Two distinctively designed expos focused on
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Security, Civil Protection and Fire safety
UBM India, India's leading exhibitions organiser, launched the preview editions of Occupational Safety & Health Bangladesh (OSH) and International Fire Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC Bangladesh) in Dhaka today. Held at ICCB between 18th - 20th April, the co-located expos brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, industry experts and key government officials on a single platform to exchange global best practices and seek solutions for challenges pertaining to occupational health and safety, security, civil and fire protection industries.
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The inauguration saw the presence of Special Guests: S M Khorshed, President, Bangladesh Association of Construction Industry (BACI); Md. Motaher Hoshan Khan, President, Electronics Safety and Security Association of Bangladesh- ESSAB; Fazlee Shamim Ehsan, Vice President, BKMEA; A R Chowdhury Repon, Executive Director, OSHE Foundation; George Faller, Chief Technical Advisor, RMG project, International Labour Organization (ILO); Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and Pankaj Jain, Group Director, UBM India.
Speaking on the occasion of the maiden launch of OSH and IFSEC Bangladesh in Dhaka, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India, said, "Safety is an indispensable factor towards protecting and saving human lives. Governments across the globe are aware of the importance of a safe and a healthy environment for its people. South Asia is especially vulnerable as well as a progressive zone, when it comes to security and surveillance due to the teeming population, and issues of crime and terrorism, and developing digital technology with the need for data protection. Besides, occupational safety and health are extremely important to emerging economies like Bangladesh, where industrialization has brought a radical alteration with it in the lives of the people in this country. All these factors provide immense opportunities for suppliers and service providers from across the world to innovate and showcase their products and solution offerings. Backed by successful shows in India and globally, we are delighted to extend our wings to the SAARC region for the first time with these shows."
"We are certain that these expos will offer the right platform to the growing industries to actualise these opportunities and will immensely benefit the burgeoning population and economy of Bangladesh," he further added.
OSH Bangladesh aims to be the region's definitive annual exhibition for the occupational safety and health industry that has attracted over 30 exhibitors from India, Bangladesh, Germany, UK, USA, Sri Lanka, Japan, UAE. The expo is supported by International Labour Organisation (ILO), Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishment (DIFE), Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE) Foundation, Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) and Bangladesh Association of Construction Industry (BACI) for the show.
OSH Bangladesh is the perfect platform for professionals such as Safety Managers, Consultants, personnel from Defence Establishments, Disaster Management Experts, Distributors and Manufacturers of Health & Safety Products, Electrical Contracting/ Engineers, Facility Managers, Logistics Professionals, Municipal Authorities, System Integrators and Town Planners from across the global market.
Over the course of three days, the expo is studded with a number of features such as Customer Insight Lounge & Live Demonstrations. Day 1 of the expo saw a power packed one-day conference on the side lines of the expo discussing topics such as - ' Formulating the Right Approach to Promoting Health and Safety Within an Organisation'; 'Tackling Occupational Disease by Keeping Regular Tab on Health and Safety Metrics'; 'Best Practices in Ensuring Adequate Worker Safety at Construction Sites'; 'Formulating the Right Approach to Disaster Management/Crisis Management' along with two panel discussions on 'Preventing Major Fire Incidents in Large Commercial Buildings and Factories: Analysing Changes in Fire and Building Protection Laws' and 'Hazard Identification & Risk Control: Strategies for Successful Accident Prevention'.
Distinguished speakers at the conference included - Brigadier General (Retd.) Abu Nayeem Md. Shahidullah, Member, National Industrial Health and Safety Council, Former Director General, Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defense; Dr. S. M. Morshed, PhD, Project Manager, National Resilience Program (NRP), UNDP Bangladesh; AKM Masum Ul Alam, Consultant, OSH and Lecturer, Bangladesh University of Health Science; Mr. Abul Kalam Azad, President, Tannery Workers Union (TWU); Sharif Nawrin Akter, Deputy Manager, Service, Leather goods And Footwear Manufactures & Exporters Association Of Bangladesh (LFMEAB); Mr. Farid Uddin Ahmed, Asst. Manager (Compliance), PICARD Bangladesh Limited and Ms. China Rahman, General Secretary, Federation of Garments Workers-FGW.
The show saw participation from various prominent players of the industry which include Drager, KARAM Industries, Udyogi International Pvt Ltd, OSHKOSH India Pvt Ltd, Venus Health & Safety, Victor Imports, Kamero Technosys,NEO Safety Products Pvt Ltd, Beam Team, KRM Safetec Pvt Ltd, RV Industries, Oil & Gas Pant Engineers (India) Pvt Ltd, Jayco Safety Procucts Pvt Ltd, Sure Safety India Ltd, MTANDT Ltd many more amongst others.
The International Fire & Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC) Expo , South Asia's largest security, civil protection and fire safety show in its maiden edition itself, included a formidable repertoire of products and technologies pertaining to biometrics, access control, alarms, entrance automation, GPS tracking, storage, and building management in addition to surveillance for the knowledge of end users and providers by global brands such as Abloy, Allied Telesis, Axis, Biomax, Brosis, ERD, Godrej, IPsys, Johnson Controls, KJ Tech, Milestone systems, Origine impex, Realtime, Securico, Securex, Synet, Timewatch, Tyco, Toshiba, Vamosys, Western Digital to name just a few. The expo saw participation of over 40 brands from countries such as India, Bangladesh, South Korea, China, UK, Denmark, Sweden and Japan.
Bangladesh's safety and security equipment and services market is primarily driven by the rapid urbanization and the ongoing globalization wherein, the need for robust and updated security technologies is increasing significantly. Sensing this need, the Government of Bangladesh recently announced the launch of the ambitious Dhaka City Digital Monitoring System that will bring the entire Dhaka city under video surveillance to ensure better safety and security as well as combat crimes. Besides, its 'Vision 2021' targets further growth in economy, especially in pharmaceuticals, hotels, hospitals, power, agriculture, leather, large infrastructure, ICT & telecom and ship breaking. The Safety and Security industry in Bangladesh, which is at a nascent stage will greatly benefit from the IFSEC expo with its array of global industry updates, legislation, security demos, workshops, products and services by leading experts from the globe.
In its launch edition, IFSEC Bangladesh conducted a one day conference with the theme 'Professional Security for an Insecure World' alongside the exhibition on Day 1 of the expo. Some of the key topics covered were 'How Artificial Intelligence is Used to Bolster Security Systems'; 'Tech that Help Bolster the Security of a New-Age City'; 'Corporate Risk Management: Evolving role of CSOs in an era of rapid innovations and disruptions'; 'The Integration of Cyber Security With Physical Security'; 'The Role of Data Analytics in Ensuring Safe Cities'; 'IoT: Challenges Faced During Implementation for Security Applications' and 'The Threat of Cyber Security Attacks on Security Systems'.
Some of the distinguished speakers at the conference include: Mahboob Zaman, Managing Director at DataSoft System Bangladesh Limited, Former President, BASIS; Tapan Kanti Sarker, President, CTO Forum Bangladesh, Managing Director, ADN Eduservices Limited; Dr. Shaikh Anowarul Fattah, Professor, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, BUET; Md. Tanjir Omor Faruq, Chairman, The Grasshopper Group of Companies; Dr. Ijazul Hoque, Head of Information Technology at Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC; Suman Ahmed Sabir, CTO, Fiber at Home; Md. Shafat Ullah Patwary, Head - Information Security, Grameenphone; Dr. Touhid Bhuiyan, Head and Professor, Department of Software Engineering, Daffodil International University; M Rashidul Hasan, Managing Director & CEO, Systech Digital Limited & Director, BASIS.
IFSEC Bangladesh owes its rich legacy to the 40-year-old IFSEC Global and success to the way the Indian edition has modified itself to suit the specific needs of this region. Recommended by industry experts as the pre-eminent authority on the global security and fire industry, the expo has has nudged us on the path to a completely secure, smart and digitally enhanced world.
Please visit https://www.oshbangladesh.com/ and https://www.ifsec.events/bangladesh/ for more information on OSH and IFSEC Bangladesh.
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