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DIMDEX 2024 Announces MBDA as Gold Sponsor of the eighth edition

DIMDEX 2024 Announces MBDA as Gold Sponsor of the eighth edition

DOHA, QATAR – February 20, 2024 – The Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2024) is honoured to declare MBDA as a returning Gold Sponsor for its eighth edition. This marks the fifth consecutive partnership between DIMDEX and MBDA in this biannual event.

DIMDEX 2024 is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Amir of the State of Qatar, proudly hosted and organised by the Qatar Armed Forces. The eighth edition of the biannual event will take place from 4 to 6 March 2024 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), under the theme of “Igniting the Future of Maritime Security and Beyond.”

The sponsorship ceremony took place at the Ministry of Defence, in the presence of Staff Lieutenant General (Pilot) Salem bin Hamad bin Mohammed bin Aqeel Al Nabit, Chief of Staff of Qatar Armed Forces. The agreement was signed by Staff Brigadier (Sea) Abdulbaqi Saleh Al-Ansari, Chairman of DIMDEX and Toby Broughton, General Manager of MBDA Qatar.

Staff Lieutenant General (Pilot) Salem bin Hamad bin Mohammed bin Aqeel Al Nabit, Chief of Staff of Qatar Armed Forces said: “In the pursuit of our strategic objectives, we are steadfastly enhancing Qatar's influential position within the global defence industry. Our national defence scheme is built upon cutting-edge technologies, strategic expertise, and modern capabilities. This framework serves as a beacon of security, underscoring our persistent commitment to safeguarding the nation and actively contributing to international stability. We will persist in cultivating partnerships that contribute to the advancement of our armed forces.”

Staff Brigadier (Sea) Abdulbaqi S. Al-Ansari, Chairman of DIMDEX, stated: “As we gear up to launch another edition of the global defence and maritime exhibition, we take great pride in announcing the return of MBDA as an esteemed Gold Sponsor. Their continued commitment to driving innovation, fostering collaboration, and promoting progress in integrated maritime defence and security on a global stage is truly commendable. With the highly awaited biannual international event starting soon, we eagerly anticipate yet another successful edition”.

MBDA is a multinational European group and a global leader in complex weapon systems that play a vital role in ensuring the safety of nations.

Mr Toby Broughton, General Manager of MBDA Qatar said: “MBDA is very proud to be sponsoring DIMDEX 2024 as Gold sponsor once again. Relying on the long standing and solid partnership with the state of Qatar, the company has been providing the Qatar Armed Forces with its most advanced missile systems fitted on naval, ground and air platforms. MBDA has completed major deliveries to ensure operational readiness on time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, enabling Qatar Armed Forces to secure air defence in particular. Cooperation being at the very heart of MBDA, the company aims at reinforcing partnership with Qatar Armed Forces, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, and to sustain the security of Qatar with all its state-of-the-art and next generation systems and products.”

DIMDEX reflects on Qatar’s commitment to showcase the latest cutting-edge innovations, serving as a hub where exhibitors present solutions to current challenges and future needs within the maritime defence and security domain. The show also exemplifies the country’s dedication to fostering long-term partnerships and unlocking commercial opportunities, while helping in accelerating Doha’s economic growth through attracting thousands of participants and visitors. For more information, visit: www.dimdex.com