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DIMDEX 2012 attends IMDS, a Russian maritime defense trade show

The third Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2012) has participated at the International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS) in St Petersburg, Russia this week.

DIMDEX 2012’s participation at IMDS, a major maritime defence exhibition, is significant as Russia is becoming increasingly open for business in the field of naval technology, as demonstrated by recent bilateral military agreements with India and France. Supported by the Russian Ministry of Defence, IMDS attracted over 19,000 visitors this year, including official delegations from 26 countries and more than 352 exhibitors. Russian and other international companies visiting IMDS will be able to access the key MENA naval market through DIMDEX 2012, as it is the only dedicated maritime defence exhibition and conference in the region. With a targeted audience of industry decision-makers attending, DIMDEX 2012 offers a unique platform for exhibitors to showcase their products and technologies and strengthen business ties in the MENA region.

Taking place from 26 to 28 March next year, DIMDEX 2012 is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Heir Apparent of The State of Qatar, fully supported by Qatar Armed Forces and hosted by Qatar Emiri Naval Forces.

DIMDEX 2012 is the only specialized maritime naval defence and security exhibition in the MENA region and underlines the prominence of Qatar as a country on the international security and diplomatic scene. Against the backdrop of a growing demand for sophisticated naval equipment to control the seas of the Middle East and North Africa, particularly in light of recent unrest, DIMDEX 2012 brings defence exhibitors from all over the world to showcase innovative maritime defence technologies.

A key component of DIMDEX 2012 is the Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC) where chiefs of navies and fleet commanders from across the GCC meet their counterparts from Europe, Asia, and North America to provide comprehensive insight into the crucial issues facing today’s maritime defence industry. A highlight of DIMDEX 2012 will be the display of prestigious warships from around the world at Doha Commercial Port in March, as well as the visit of international VIP delegations, including ministers of defence.

IMDS is the sixth exhibition that the DIMDEX team has visited this year, (including events in Abu Dhabi, Brazil and Turkey), as part of their promotional tour in the run up to March 2012. Most recently, at IMDEX Asia in Singapore in May, DIMDEX 2012 successfully secured several leading international companies to commit to visit the exhibition in Doha, adding to the growing number of confirmed participants. As a truly international exhibition and conference, DIMDEX 2012 will feature a number of country-themed pavilions, and at present will welcome visitors from Germany, Turkey, The Netherlands, UK, USA Russia, Italy, Spain and Sweden.

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