The Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC), one of the key features of each edition of DIMDEX, brings together renowned academics and industry experts from around the world to discuss the latest regional and international trends in maritime defence and security on strategic and operational level.
MENC will take place on the second day of DIMDEX, on 05 March 2024. The event is open to the public and free of charge, however pre-registration is required.
At DIMDEX 2024, MENC will explore the impact of asymmetric threats on the security complex of the Gulf and its abutting states. Panel discussions will revolve around unconventional challenges in the region’s maritime domain and means of increasing overall resilience.
The Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC) was first launched at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) in 2008 and has since grown into a fixture of the event’s programme. MENC continues to attract thought leaders from across the globe and inspire discussions on the latest regional and international trends in maritime defence and security.
This section provides a summary of the main MENC conference highlights throughout the years.
DIMDEX 2008: “Challenges, Capabilities and Co-operation”
DIMDEX 2010: “Delivering Security at Sea: Policy, Technology and Operations”
DIMDEX 2012: “The Strategic Importance of Maritime Security in Protecting the Global Economy: The Role of Technology and Naval Co-operation in Security Trade at Sea”
DIMDEX 2014: “Maritime Domain Spotlight – MENA region and International Strategic Trends”
DIMDEX 2016: “The Maritime Domain — The Centre of Gravity for the Regional Security Complex of the Arabian Gulf”
DIMDEX 2018: “Building Capabilities in Challenging Environments Through Visionary International Military Cooperation and Defence Engagement”
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