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DIMDEX 2016 delegation visits major defence and security show – DSEi in London

During the visit, the Organising Committee was acting as the official delegation of the Qatar Armed Forces.

The Organising Committee of DIMDEX 2016, the fifth Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference, held under the patronage of His Highness, The Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, has made an official visit to DSEi, the UK defence and security tradeshow.

During the visit, the Organising Committee was acting as the official delegation of the Qatar Armed Forces. Held biennially in London’s ExCel Centre, DSEi is one of the most important shows of its type in Europe due to the participation of the world’s biggest defence and security companies.

After officially announcing the launch of the fifth edition of DIMDEX earlier this year, the marketing and promotional campaign for DIMDEX 2016has includeda series of official visits to international defence exhibitions. These visits are an important component of cementing DIMDEX’s reputation internationally beyond the MENA region, in addition to attracting more companies to participate at DIMDEX, which has grown to become a leading maritime and naval defence exhibition and conference.

On behalf of Brig. Dr. (Eng) Thani A. Al-Kuwari, Assistant Minister of State for Defence Affairs for Financial Affairs and Chairman of DIMDEX, the delegation took full advantage of the opportunities at DSEi to meet with prominent defence industry companies, defence industry experts and military figureheads from the UK, Italy, USA, Canada, Jordan and a number of other countries. The delegation listened to their suggestions and opinions for DIMDEX 2016, discussed ways to make their participation at the event in March next year more successful on an official and trade level, and how to win future deals in the MENA region where the studies indicate that security deals are on the rise.

DIMDEX 2016 will be held in Doha from 29 to 31 March 2016 at the Qatar National Convention Centre. The upcoming fifth edition of DIMDEX is the first that is solely organised and hosted by the Qatar Armed Forces and will be accompanied by a number of events such as the international strategic Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC) where defence and security experts from various countries around the world discuss the challenges and factors affecting maritime security in the MENA region.

A short distance from the QNCC, various classes of warships are docking at Doha Commercial Port during DIMDEX 2016 and open to visitors. The warships will be demonstrating their technical capabilities and playing host to networking events that bring exhibitors together with decision makers in atmospheric surroundings.