DIMDEX grows international reputation as key sponsorship partners lend support to the prestigious maritime defence and security event
Doha, Qatar – 25 November 2019: Strengthening the national development directive through strategic partnerships, the organising committee of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX ) has announced the Commercial Bank as the Main Sponsor for its seventh edition (DIMDEX 2020), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, and proudly hosted and organised by Qatar Armed Forces between 16-18 March 2020 at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).
In an official ceremony at the Ministry of Defence and in the presence of His Excellency Lieutenant General (Pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen Al Ghanim, Chief of Staff of Qatari Armed Forces, and His Excellency Mr. Abdulrahman Bin Hamad Al Attiyah, Board Member at Commercial Bank, the agreement was signed by Mr. Khalifa Al-Rayes, EGM Government, Public Sector and Deputy Head of Wholesale Banking at Commercial Bank and DIMDEX Chairman, Staff Brigadier (Sea) Abdulbaqi Saleh Al-Ansari.
His Excellency Lieutenant General (Pilot) Al Ghanim said: “Forging strategic support locally is vital to reflect the unison towards Qatar National Vision 2030 and its comprehensive commitment to the implementation of long-term goals that will promote human and economic development towards a highly-advanced society. Together, we can ensure the national trajectory towards sustainable progress and prosperity, while establishing Qatar’s key role in the global partnership for development.”
Staff Brigadier (SEA) Abdulbaqi Saleh Al-Ansari, Chairman of DIMDEX, said: “We are proud to welcome the Commercial Bank as the Main Sponsor for DIMDEX 2020. The support we get from national organisations allows us to deliver an event that will leave a positive impression among exhibitors and visitors, and we express our deep appreciation to the Commercial Bank for their kind contribution. DIMDEX 2020 will undoubtedly surpass expectations in both scope and success.”
Establishing partnerships with key stakeholders across Qatar’s industry sectors is part of DIMDEX’s strategic development as one of the foremost events in the global security calendar.
In this context, His Excellency Mr. Abdulrahman Bin Hamad Al Attiyah, Board Member at Commercial Bank said: "We are delighted to be Main Sponsor of DIMDEX 2020 in support of Qatar’s national defence and security sector. DIMDEX attracts major international defence and security-related companies to Qatar and plays a strategic role in Qatar’s overall development. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the senior management of Commercial Bank, we would like to thank His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar for his wise leadership, His Excellency Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs, and His Excellency Lieutenant General (Pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen Al Ghanim, Chief of Staff of Qatari Armed Forces, for their efforts in hosting such significant events in the Middle East.” Al Attiyah added emphasizing: “Commercial Bank will continue to be an active contributor in the nation, as well as a key participant in the achievement of the projects related to military and civil fields.”
Following its establishment as Qatar’s first private bank, Commercial Bank has accrued 45 years in the national banking sector and developed a countrywide network of 29 full-service branches and 169 ATMs to service the complete banking supply chain. As a leader in the personal and corporate banking sector, Commercial Bank is committed to the development of strong financial services to support the overall national development mandate.
Similarly, DIMDEX continues to promote targeted growth for the national defence and security sector, in alignment with Qatar’s overarching growth framework. Under the theme ‘Connecting the World’s Maritime Defence and Security Community’, DIMDEX 2020 is expected to broaden in exhibitor and attendee scope to provide a significant contribution to the industry dialogue. Key event highlights such as the Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC), the popular visiting warship display, as well as a range of fringe events will serve as unique networking opportunities for attendees and VIP delegates, including key decision makers, government officials and industry experts.
Since its launch in 2008, DIMDEX has witnessed the signing of agreements of over USD 32 billion and has evolved into an internationally-recognised business and technology platform that promotes collaborations within the defence and security sector. DIMDEX is now considered one of the foremost international events, offering the latest innovations and solutions in the defence and security industry, in addition to unparalleled opportunities for commerce and knowledge-exchange.