DIMDEX 2014, the Doha 4th International Maritime Defence Exhibition held under the patronage of His Highness The Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, is pleased to announce Barwa Bank has signed an agreement to be a gold sponsor for DIMDEX 2014, the MENA region’s leading international maritime defence exhibition and conference.
Barwa Bank is a Shari’ah compliant bank in the State of Qatar, established in Doha and licensed and regulated by the Qatar Central Bank with a total equity of QR5.7bn, providing a full range of Shariah-compliant banking services including retail, corporate and commercial banking, private banking, real estate finance, structured finance, investments and asset management.
Brig. Dr. (Eng) Thani A. Al-Kuwari, Assistant Minister of State of for Defence Affairs for Financial Affairs and Chairman of DIMDEX, said, “We are pleased to sign the sponsorship agreement for DIMDEX 2014 with Barwa Bank. The great success of the previous editions is the driving wheel behind their decision to sponsor DIMDEX 2014, with their mission of contributing fully to the development of society and the economic well-being whilst embracing progressive ideas and technologies.”
Sheikh Abdulrahman Bin Fahad Bin Faisal Al-Thani, Senior Manager of Government Sector at Barwa Bank, said, “We are always keen to support major events taking place in Qatar as part of our commitment to support creating a platform for large scale economic activity to help achieve the National Vision 2030. We are honoured to sponsor DIMDEX 2014, to be part of the advancement, progress and prosperity for our beloved country.”
DIMDEX has established itself as a leading Naval Defence and Maritime Security exhibition that creates a platform to gather senior representatives from Qatar’s Armed Forces as well as VIP delegations from the Middle East and around the world. The participation of local companies and institutions in this event, especially at this time when maritime security is one of the key factors in strengthening the infrastructure of defence system, consolidates the growing importance of the exhibition year after year and proves Qatar’s ability to deliver a global event organised with a level of professional excellence, strengthening its position as a flagship destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions.
The 2014 exhibition and conference will take place from March 25 to 27, 2014, at the Qatar National Convention Centre, and is set to be the largest since the start of the event. The event will see leading manufacturers of security equipment gathering and providing the latest solutions for maritime defence and protection of critical off shore infrastructure. Building on the success of the previous sessions, Qatar will again bring together the world’s leading commanders, industry leaders, key decision-makers and buyers to exchange experiences, expand networks and develop future strategies for the maritime industry.
The Middle East Naval Commanders Conference will take place during DIMDEX 2014 and will bring together the region’s naval commanders with their international counter-parts. Further conference sessions will take place on the exhibition floor during DIMDEX 2014; these sessions will include topics such as Unmanned Systems, Helicopters, Protection of Offshore Critical Infrastructure, Maritime Border Security, C4ISR Technologies and Special Operations.
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