Under The Patronage Of Hh Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, The Emir of the state of Qatar

Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) Announces QNB Group as Main Sponsor for its Sixth Edition

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The organising committee of DIMDEX has signed a landmark sponsorship agreement with Qatar National Bank (Q.P.S.C.) (QNB Group) as ‘Main Sponsor’ for its sixth edition. Taking place between 12 to 14 March 2018 at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), the event is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, and hosted and organised by Qatar Armed Forces.

The ceremony took place at the Ministry of Defence in the presence of H.E. Major General (Pilot) Ghanim bin Shaheen Al-Ghanim, Chief of General Staff of the Qatar Armed Forces and Mr. Ali Rashed Al-Muhanadi Chief Operations Officer and Executive General Manager at QNB Group. By mutual consent, the agreement was signed by Mr. Yousef Darwish General Manager of Group Communication, Qatar National Bank (Q.P.S.C.) (QNB Group) and DIMDEX Chairman, Staff Brigadier (SEA) Abdulbaqi Saleh Al-Ansari.

H.E. Major General (Pilot) Al-Ghanim said: “We would like to acknowledge Qatar National Bank’s support to DIMDEX and the continued value they add to this pioneering event. We encourage all local companies to show their support and to help us achieve success in delivering a premier event to be proud of, by exceeding exhibitor and visitors’ expectations.”

Staff Brigadier (SEA) Abdulbaqi Saleh Al-Ansari, Chairman of DIMDEX said: “We are pleased to renew this strategic partnership with Qatar National Bank Group, as one of the

 major contributors and supporters of business in Qatar, and the region. This is the second consecutive sponsorship deal between both parties, highlighting our strong ongoing alliance.”

“The organising committee continues preparations to create a premier exhibition marking our 10th anniversary. DIMDEX has always displayed the latest technologies from the maritime security and defence industry offering solutions to entities responsible for securing sea routes, international borders, and regional waters. DIMDEX is now considered as one of the most prestigious international events that bring together the industry elite, international exhibitors, and VIP guests searching for the latest industry innovations, as well as new business and knowledge-sharing opportunities. We are confident this will be the best edition to date.” Al-Ansari continued.

“We are proud to be the Main Sponsor of DIMDEX, as one of the most prominent events in Qatar. As a leading local and global financial institution, we endeavour to support events that contribute to achieving Qatar National Vision 2030 objectives,” Mr. Ali Rashed Al-Muhanadi, Chief Operations Officer and Executive General Manager at QNB Group said.

Mr. Yousef Darwish General Manager of Group Communication, Qatar National Bank (Q.P.S.C.) (QNB Group) said: “As main sponsor, we support the sixth edition of DIMDEX to meet the leading event‘s goals in the MENA region and Qatar, as a driving force and voice in the global defence agenda. We are committed to providing the necessary tools and support for internationally-focused large-scale events, highlighting Qatar’s premier status as a business hub, and QNB Group as a financial institution fostering local and global investment.”

The biennial event has attracted exhibitors from across the globe, reaching 180 in 2016. DIMDEX acts as a pivotal platform for exhibitors to access key decision makers represented by VIP delegates, highlighted by the $31.95 billion dollars of deals completed to date at the event.

DIMDEX is celebrating its 10th anniversary under the theme of World-Class Platform for Technology, Maritime & Defence Industry Capabilities.’ The event introduces businesses to key procurement decision makers with four key elements to support exhibitors and visitors achieve their goals; the Exhibition to explore the latest state-of-the-art technologies, and the Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC) that discusses pressing industry trends with academic and military speakers, such as; drug smuggling, human trafficking, illegal maritime migration, protection of maritime assets, nautical navigation and trade, piracy and others.

In addition, many exhibitors will have facilitated access to key stakeholders and VIP delegates via the Delegate Management System (DMS), designed to ensure efficient scheduling for negotiating new business opportunities. Once again, DIMDEX will offer exhibitors and visitors access to the visiting warships that will for the first-time dock at Qatar’s new multi-billion-dollar Hamad Port.