Doha: The Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX) will take place from the 21st to 23rd of March 2022 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).
The upcoming edition of DIMDEX will be unprecedented, both in terms of the number of companies exhibiting as well as the number of participants.
The exhibitors list will consist of warship constructors, manufacturers and suppliers of onboard systems and ancillary equipment, as well as companies dealing in critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity and C5iSR systems.
A large number of industry leaders, government officials, chief executives and key decision-makers are expected to attend what is now regarded as a must-attend event on the international defence and security industry calendar. The organising committee of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX) has announced the return of Fincantieri as Diamond Sponsor for DIMDEX 2022.
In a welcome departure from the trend of virtual defence and security trade shows and exhibitions, DIMDEX 2022 will take place live and will bring together, under one roof, an unprecedented number of exhibitors, government officials and key decision-makers from the international defence and maritime security industry. As is apt for one of the most eagerly awaited events on the global maritime defence and security calendar, the theme of the seventh edition of DIMDEX is ‘Connecting the World’s Maritime Defence and Security Community.’
Lieutenant General (Pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen Al Ghanim, Chief of Staff of Qatar Armed Forces, said: “Successes in strengthening our strategic relationship with leading industry players further fortify Qatar’s defence framework to fall in line with the national development objectives outlined in Qatar National Vision 2030. Such international cooperation is the cornerstone of success for our country’s leading defence and security industry.”
Commenting on the renewed sponsorship agreement, DIMDEX Chairman, Staff Brigadier (SEA) Abdulbaqi Saleh Al-Ansari, said: “Over the years, DIMDEX has proven to be an effective catalyst that advocates longstanding alliances between industry players, both at the national and international level. The continued support of Fincantieri, one of the world’s leading shipbuilders, adds immense value to DIMDEX and strengthens our resolve to facilitate further cooperation between leading companies and stakeholders in the field of maritime security and defence.”
With over 7,000 military and commercial vessels built and 18 shipyards across 4 continents, Fincantieri is one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups. The Italian company’s extensive global footprint and wide array of products are complemented by its unmatched experience in integrated logistic support services.
The company’s continuous support of DIMDEX as Diamond Sponsor not only reflects its ever-evolving strategic ties with Qatar Armed Forces but is also indicative of the growing global stature of the event and the eagerness of major industry players to be associated with it.
Achille Fulfaro, Senior Vice President Sales and Commercial Director of Fincantieri Naval Vessels Division, stated: “In a global situation as complex as the current one, events such as DIMDEX are extremely important for the entire cluster and stand out even more significantly. Therefore, we are particularly pleased to confirm our role as Diamond sponsor, playing an active role in the growth of the international defence and security community.”
Source: The Peninsula Qatar