UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH TAMIM BIN HAMAD AL THANI, AMIR OF THE STATE OF QATAR
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DIMDEX 2014 HOLDS A PRESS CONFERENCE AND MEDIA BRIEFING

DIMDEX 2014 HOLDS A PRESS CONFERENCE AND MEDIA BRIEFING

Doha, Qatar - 10 June 2014: DIMDEX 2014, the MENA Region’s leading international maritime defence exhibition and conference held under the patronage of His Highness, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Qatar Armed Forces, held today a press conference where Brig. Dr. (Eng) Thani A. Al-Kuwari, Assistant Chief of Staff for Financial Affairs, Qatar Armed Forces, updated the media with information on what is to be maritime defence’s largest event.

Doha, Qatar - 10 June 2014: DIMDEX 2014, the MENA Region’s leading international maritime defence exhibition and conference held under the patronage of His Highness, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Qatar Armed Forces, held today a press conference where Brig. Dr. (Eng) Thani A. Al-Kuwari, Assistant Chief of Staff for Financial Affairs, Qatar Armed Forces, updated the media with information on what is to be maritime defence’s largest event.

Hosted by Qatar Armed Forces, the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition, DIMDEX 2014, will be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre from 25 to 27 March, 2014. DIMDEX is the definitive exhibition for the industry to take advantage of current and future procurement opportunities for all naval requirements across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It is the ideal opportunity for industry vendors to strengthen their relationships with senior military and industry leaders from across the MENA region as well as the international naval and maritime community.

DIMDEX is a fully integrated exhibition and conference that provides the latest solutions for maritime defence, the protection of critical off shore infrastructure and highlights the latest technology and solutions designed to protect marine resources, international shipping lines and international maritime infrastructure of coastal states. DIMDEX also serves as a key meeting platform for senior representatives from Qatar’s Armed Forces as well as VIP delegations from the Middle East and around the world. The Middle East Naval Commanders Conference will take place during DIMDEX 2014 and will bring the region’s naval Commanders together with their international counter-parts, as well as experts and analytics from all over the world. DIMDEX will address the growing need for Unmanned Systems, Naval Aircraft, Protection of Offshore Critical Infrastructure, Maritime Border Security, C4ISRTechnologies and Special Operations.

Brig. Dr. (Eng) Thani A. Al-Kuwari said: “DIMDEX reflects the Qatar Armed Forces’ commitment to keep up with the latest regulations and modern military equipment thanks to the generous guidance of The Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and His Highness, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Crown Prince. The success of DIMDEX in previous years reaffirms the success and excellence of the State of Qatar”

“All members of the DIMDEX committee will continue their unwavering commitment to the success of the exhibition and conference. We will continue to update and continuously develop our facilities to enhance the prestige and the growing importance of the exhibition year after year, as one of the leading specialized military defence exhibitions in the world. We are confident that the current session will prove again our ability to deliver a global event organized with a level of professional excellence, to be added to our record of great success,” added Brig. Dr. (Eng) Thani A. Al-Kuwari.

DIMDEX 2014 is organized by Clarion Events Middle East Defence division, the world’s largest organiser of defence and security related exhibitions and conferences where high level government officials and senior military personnel meet with leading global equipment and services providers to share ideas, discuss industry developments, conduct business, develop partnerships and network for future growth.

Christopher Hudson Middle East Managing Director of Clarion Events Middle East commented: “Qatar is strengthening its position as a flagship destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, and neighbouring countries naval defence forces and their counterparts from all over the world have shown a strong commitment to DIMDEX 2014. We are pleased to have this esteemed group joining us and we look forward to welcoming all the delegations participating in the exhibition.”