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 that MBDA, a prominent player in the defence industry, has signed an agreement as Gold Sponsor for DIMDEX 2014, the MENA region’s leading international maritime defence exhibition and conference.
MBDA is a world leading missile Systems Company with a comprehensive product range designed to meet the land, naval and airborne guided weapon system requirements of each of the armed forces, offering a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development. MBDA is jointly owned by BAE SYSTEMS (37.5%), AIRBUS Group (37.5%) and FINMECCANICA (25%) providing all accessible global market with leading guided weapon system solutions.
MBDA has a significant presence in five European countries as well as in the US; MBDA is Europe’s leading guided weapons company with an annual turnover approaching 3 billion euros. The company is unique in the missile systems sector in being the only company able to meet the guided weapons needs of each of the armed forces – in the air, on land and at sea.
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 MBDA that has positioned itself as a global player with an extensive product catalogue."
Daniel Petit from MBDA said: “We are delighted to sponsor DIMDEX 2014, an essential exhibition for our business on a regional and international level. As part of our corporate responsibility and recognising innovation as crucial ,we are keen to be part of this event that opens up international dialogue within high level leaders and commanders offering a platform to the most up to date naval and maritime systems and technologies”
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 international 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. These sessions will include topics such as Unmanned Systems, Helicopters, Protection of Offshore Critical Infrastructure, Maritime Border Security, C4ISR Technologies and Special Operations.