Message from the Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Qatar

It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the fifth Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2016), the international maritime naval defence and security exhibition that brings the world to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

DIMDEX is proudly organised and hosted by the Qatar Armed Forces for the advancement, prosperity and development of the State of Qatar in line with the vision of our patron, His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. DIMDEX has grown year on year since 2008 to become an event of outstanding quality and prominence in the international defence calendar and DIMDEX 2016 will again welcome the highest calibre of international elite VIP delegations and global defence companies to the show.

DIMDEX 2016 comes at a critical time when the world’s attention is focused on the maritime security of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s offshore waters. DIMDEX addresses the growing need for sophisticated maritime defence technology to control and defend these waters from ever-changing threats, and provide protection to sovereign territories, maritime assets and trade routes upon which not only national economies, but the global economy relies. By bringing together exhibitors with the latest technologies to meet with the world’s senior defence procurement officials and decision-makers, DIMDEX performs a critical role in satisfying the expanding maritime security needs of the MENA region and contributing towards the stability of this geo-strategic area.

We look forward to welcoming you to DIMDEX 2016 in March and your contribution towards what is set to be a historically successful event.

Khalid bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah
Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Qatar

DIMDEX 2016 – The Gateway to limitless Opportunities

Hosted and organised by the Qatar Armed Forces, the 5th edition of Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference – DIMDEX 2016 –will take place in Doha from the 29-31, March 2016.

First held in 2008, DIMDEX has witnessed continuous growth to become a leading event in the international maritime defence and security industry calendar. DIMDEX is much more than just an exhibition; the three-day event also features the international strategic Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC), the visit of warships to Doha Commercial Port and elite VIP delegation visits.

Providing a gateway to the lucrative Middle East and North African market, DIMDEX is a unique opportunity to position your business for the current and future naval requirements of the region, and to network with senior representatives from the Qatar Armed Forces, VIP delegations from around the world and key defence decision-makers.

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