The Region's Leading International Event for Homeland Security

Milipol Qatar 2020 will address the fundamental issues of global terrorism and internal state security, presenting opportunities for specialists and engineers in the vitally important areas of internal state security and counterterrorism to share their experiences, expertise and insights regarding the sophisticated threats currently facing governments in the region.

Carolyn Carniaux Project Manager
Carolyn Carniaux
Project Manager
Show Focus

With major infrastructure projects underway, Milipol Qatar covers virtually every important homeland security sector

Anti-Terrorism: Special Forces, CBRN, protection of industrial and sensitive sites, security of public places – urban control, port and airport security- border control, transportation security, UAV deterrence

Cyber Security:  Data protection – information and communication systems, economic and industrial intelligence protection, systems integration, security of financial systems, risk analysis and management, protection of sensitive infrastructure electronic networks, countering cyberthreats and cybercrime

Law Enforcement and Public Safety: Weapons systems and ammunition, early warning systems, disaster preparedness equipment and technology, disaster response equipment and technology, vehicle (land, air, sea) manufacturers, protective uniforms, forensic science services, disruption of organized crime, civil defense, road safety, prison sector, private security. For additional information on products and services being sought by buying delegations in Qatar, please visit the exhibition profile page.


The government and people of Qatar are well on their way to realizing QATAR NATIONAL VISION 2030, a development plan that aims to “transform Qatar into an advanced society capable of achieving sustainable development.” Thanks in large part to the awarding of FIFA World Cup 2022 to the country in 2010, Qatar has spent over $200 billion dollars alone on preparing for this international sporting event. Along with this incredible investment of capital in stadiums, railways, roads, apartments, and other complexes, comes the need to secure these sites and provide for the protection of visitors and citizens alike. Exhibiting at Milipol Qatar is one of the most effective means of making sure that your products and services are seen by the decision makers holding the country’s purse strings.



Data Protection  CBRN Road Safety
Forensic Science Services Perimeter Security Biometric Security
Transportation Security Civil Defense Security of Urban Areas
Border Security  Cybersecurity Anti-Terrorism/Special Forces
Systems Integration Weaponry  Road Safety
Law Enforcement Prison Security Security


Show Data

Milipol Qatar 2018 — a record-breaking edition!

Milipol Qatar 2018 in figures

  • 222 exhibitors from 24 countries (including 7 new countries).
  • 8,487 visitors from 101 countries (+39% compared to 2016).
  • 314 Official Delegates from 48 countries (+28% compared to 2016).
  • 352 journalists were there to cover the event.
  • 5 international pavilions: France, Germany, USA / Canada, United Kingdom and Italy.
  • 15 seminars featuring 19 international speakers and attracting more than 560 attendees
  • The Ministry of Interior of Qatar alone generated contracts for an amount of QR 572,5 million

The 2018 show saw more than 8,487 Visitors and 572.5 Million QAR worth of deals

From the organizers — QATAR - 31 October 2018: Milipol Qatar 2018 held under the patronage of H.H the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani concluded its 12th edition on October 31, 2018. The three-day show which was inaugurated by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, along with other dignitaries from different countries has attracted 8,487 visitors (+39% vs 2016).

The total value of deals that were declared during the three days of the exhibition reached 572.5 Million Qatari Riyals. The leading international event, dedicated to Homeland Security and Civil Defence in the Middle East region 2018, set the agenda for internal security and public safety with leading international specialists bringing new products & solutions, across a range of industries.

In 2018, the exhibition hosted 222 exhibitors from 24 countries. Defence specialists from Qatar, France, Turkey, Bulgaria, China, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Spain, Morocco, UK, and USA, as well as seven new countries including Greece, India, Latvia, Morocco, Russia, Slovenia and Switzerland brought their innovations to Qatar in various fields such as public security, defence solutions and equipment, telecom security and technologies, firefighting, radiation detection, emergency equipment, law enforcement products, communications software, airports security systems and more. Organized by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of the State of Qatar and the French-based Comexposium Security, Milipol Qatar 2018 included also five country pavilions – including UK, Germany, Italy, France and North America with 90 exhibitors from Qatar – with a 30% space bigger than in 2016.

As part of its continuous evolution to provide the best experience for exhibitors, visitors, buyers and industry professionals, Milipol Qatar 2018 incorporated the Civil Defence Exhibition and Conference. The collaboration of the two shows resulted in the region’s leading Homeland Security and Civil Defence event, bringing together key global civil defence players, for a series of focused conference sessions and agenda-setting panel discussions on the latest and emerging civil defence trends and best practices.

Some of the interesting topics that were tackled during the conference included Cyber Security & Cyberthreats, Civil Defence and Large Events Security Management. Big names in the industry took part as exhibitors in Milipol Qatar 2018 to name few: Barzan Holdings, Geo Strategic Defence Solutions - GSDS, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy FIFA 2022, Somod Resilience Center, Qatar Rail, NAFFCO, IGTC Chubb Fire, Palantir Technologies, Stark Capital, Microsoft, Havelsan, Ares Shipyard, Huawei, Idemia, Gibbs Amphitech, Thales, Nexter, CESCO, Hikvision, Cegelec, DellEmc, Chenega Europe, and more.

The addition of live demonstrations for the first time to Milipol Qatar, presented homeland defence pioneers from around the world the opportunity to display their technologies in a controlled environment, giving key decision makers, exhibitors, visitors and buyers the opportunity to witness new products and innovations in action.

On his part, Michael Weatherseed, IT & Security Business Unit Director/Milipol Events Director, said: “Milipol Qatar 2018 was a true benchmark of the Homeland Security and Civil Defence industry. and were glad about the huge number of visitors and deals signed. With growing populations and digital transformation taking centerstage, countries, governmental entities and private corporations are seeking smarter security solutions to keep their people and organizations safe; therefore, Milipol Qatar 2018 was a unique opportunity for security specialists to demonstrate their latest solutions and for decision makers and buyers to secure crucial facetime with current and potential new partners. We would like to thank all our sponsors, exhibitors, visitors, media for being part of Milipol Qatar 2018 and for their continuous support hoping it was as fruitful as previous years. We look forward to seeing all our exhibitors and more again in 2020 Edition – 26-28 October."

Canada Partnership Pavilion

The Canadian Partnership Pavilion is your national advantage at Milipol Qatar 2020.

The Pavilion presents the highest concentration of Canadian equipment and services at the show. It's a magnet for buyers who share Canada's high standards for quality, innovation and partnership.

In addition to our complete suite of pre-show, on-site and post-show services, capitalize on the extra attention, activities and access we're planning to generate for Canadian suppliers:

  • Location – High traffic space centrally located just inside the main entrance.
  • Anticipated industry briefings with representatives of local/regional agencies.