DUBAI, UAE, June 17, 2013/PRNewswire –

IT SEC, the Middle East’s dedicated IT security training and consultancy authorized by Mile2, has declared their support for the UAE’s bid to host World Expo 2020 in Dubai. The announcement was made after the UAE revealed their intentions of hosting the next World Expo 2020 here in the Middle East.


Logo IT SEC Supports UAE Expo 2020 Bid


Speaking on the matter, Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, the UAE’s Minister of State, in her capacity as Managing Director of the Higher Committee for Hosting the 2020 World Expo had this to say: “The World Expo we have planned will be a celebration of new and innovative partnerships for global progress, offering enduring benefits for future generations.”

IT SEC Managing Director Amir A. Kolahzadeh said that IT SEC were proud to be based in a thriving metropolis such as Dubai and happy to support the UAE in its plans to host the World Expo 2020.

“As a global hub for economy and trade the UAE has proven to be the ideal base of operations for IT SEC. With the rising number of investors that are setting up their businesses here there comes a general need for IT security in the region. This allows IT SEC the unique opportunity of interacting with a variety of people and organizations from different parts of the world and in turn increase our scope of business greatly.”

The UAE presented their bid at the 153rd General Assembly in Paris on Wednesday 12th June 2013. The event was attended by his Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai with Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Princess Haya, Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority.

The chosen EXPO 2020 site will be announced in November 2013.

About IT SEC

Established in 2013 and based in Dubai, IT SEC is a global organization committed to bringing the best in IT security innovation and state of the art training to cyber security practitioners worldwide. A partner with Mile2(R), IT SEC is the authority on cyber security training in the Middle East and works with several large organizations to improve the standards of IT security across the globe.

About Mile2(R)

Established in the aftermath of 9/11, Mile2 is a developer and provider of vendor neutral professional certifications for the cyber security industry. Mile2(R) administers its certification exams through the MACS (mile2(R) Assessment and Certification System) system via their website Mile2(R) also provides Information Assurance services that meet military, government, private sector and institutional specifications. In doing so, Mile2(R) has become the de facto standard for organizations and militaries worldwide. Presently, Mile2(R) has almost 100 training locations worldwide. Mile2 provides IT/Cyber Security Training for United States Department of Defense, US Air Force, US Marines, FBI, Secret Services and many other US government entities.

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About World Expo 2020

The Great Exhibition, held in London in 1851, inaugurated World Expos as the hallmark events of a world aspiring to strengthen its connections, celebrate its cultural diversity and marvel at its technological wonders.

Today, World Expos remain a key meeting point for the global community to share innovations and make progress on issues of international importance such as the global economy, sustainable development and improved quality of life for the world’s population.

Every five years, World Expos attract millions of visitors who explore and discover pavilions, exhibitions and cultural events staged by hundreds of participants including nations, international organisations and businesses.

Each World Expo is a catalyst for economic, cultural and social transformation and generates important legacies for the host city and nation. For instance, Shanghai 2010 World Expo helped transform a heavily industrial city-centre area into a thriving cultural and commercial district while also bringing its theme “Better City, Better Life” to the attention of 73 million people.

The next World Expo takes place in Milan, Italy, in 2015. The focus: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. For more information please visit

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Dilukshi Thomas Dunnink
Marketing and Communications – IT SEC