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MASRAF AL RAYAN TO BE HEADLINE SPONSOR FOR DIMDEX 2014

MASRAF AL RAYAN TO BE HEADLINE SPONSOR FOR DIMDEX 2014

Brig. Dr. (Eng) Thani A. Al-Kuwari, Assistant Chief of Staff for Financial Affairs – Qatar Armed Forces and Chairman of DIMDEX praised the support delivered by Masraf Al Rayan, as a national leader, to social and economic issues in Qatar. He added "We are pleased to have Masraf Al Rayan as the Headline Sponsor for DIMDEX 2014, as the Region’s Leading International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference, the ongoing support of the major local institutions is a critical factor in the long-term success achieved by DIMDEX, and we look forward to working in partnership with Masraf Al Rayan in the current session as well as future successful sessions that will contribute in enhancing the status of this premier event in the international defence sector,”

Brig. Dr. (Eng) Thani A. Al-Kuwari, Assistant Chief of Staff for Financial Affairs – Qatar Armed Forces and Chairman of DIMDEX praised the support delivered by Masraf Al Rayan, as a national leader, to social and economic issues in Qatar. He added "We are pleased to have Masraf Al Rayan as the Headline Sponsor for DIMDEX 2014, as the Region’s Leading International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference, the ongoing support of the major local institutions is a critical factor in the long-term success achieved by DIMDEX, and we look forward to working in partnership with Masraf Al Rayan in the current session as well as future successful sessions that will contribute in enhancing the status of this premier event in the international defence sector,”

Mr. Adel Mustafawi, Group Chief Executive Officer, Masraf Al Rayan, commented; ”Masraf Al Rayan embraces a firm and evolving policy towards its social responsibility as a vital and fundamental part of the bank’s long-term strategy, in harmony with Qatar 2030 vision. This support and sponsorship of the 2014 Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX 2014), in collaboration with Qatar Armed Forces, comes within a wide range of sponsorships and activities provided by Masraf Al Rayan to all facets of life within the Qatari community”.

Masraf Al Rayan is one of the fastest growing Islamic banks in Qatar and the world; it achieved net profit of QAR 1,250 million in September 2013, up 15.4% on the same period last year. These results will contribute to the national economy of Qatar and to the huge budgets allocated to the infrastructure projects in the country.

DIMDEX has established itself as a leading Naval Defence and Maritime Security exhibition that creates a platform to gather senior representatives from the various divisions and units of Qatar Armed Forces as well as VIP delegations from the Middle East and around the world. The participation of local companies and institutions in this event, especially at this time when maritime security is one of the key factors in strengthening the infrastructure of the Gulf countries’ defence system, consolidates the growing importance of the exhibition and proves Qatar’s ability to deliver a global event organized with a level of professional excellence, strengthening its position as a flagship destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions.

The 2014 exhibition and conference will take place from 25 to 27 of March 2014 at the Qatar National Convention Centre, and is set to be the largest since the start of the event. The event will see leading manufacturers of security equipment gathering and providing the latest solutions for maritime defence and protection of critical off shore infrastructure. Building on the success of the previous sessions, Qatar will again bring together the world’s leading commanders, industry leaders, key decision-makers and buyers to exchange experiences expand networks and develop future strategies for the maritime industry.

The Middle East Naval Commanders (MENC) Conference will take place during DIMDEX 2014 and will bring together the region’s naval commanders with their international counter-parts. Further conference sessions will take place on the exhibition floor during DIMDEX 2014; these sessions will include topics such as Unmanned Systems, Helicopters, Protection of Offshore Critical Infrastructure, Maritime Border Security, C4ISRTechnologies and Special Operations.