SOFEX Kicks Off in Jordan Today

06.05.2014 Jordan
SOFEX Kicks Off in Jordan Today

SOFEX Kicks Off in Jordan Today

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Under the Royal Patronage, the 10th Special Operations Forces  Exhibition & Conference (SOFEX) kicks off today at the King Abdullah I Airbase in Marka that will reveal new ground-breaking technologies and equipment in the field of Special Operations and homeland security over the next 3 days (06-08 May).

The Exhibition was preceded by the 7th Middle East Special Operations Commanders Conference (MESOC) held on May 5th, 2014 at the Le Royal Hotel in Amman, Jordan. Entitled “Special Forces in the Age of Digital Warfare”, the Conference gathered Defense Ministers, Chiefs-of-Staff’s latest insights into a wide range of issues including counter piracy, search & rescue and  peacekeeping missions.

“SOFEX has grown over the years into  the premier event of its kind, a gathering of the foremost experts in the fields of Special  Operations Forces and homeland security. Every two years SOFEX provides insight on the  latest needs, trends and cutting edge technologies that provide the foundations for the modern  Armies of today. From its humble beginning, SOFEX stands today as a beacon for world peace  and global stability,”  Amer Tabbah, Managing Director of SOFEX said

“Our goal is to continue building on Jordan’s global reputation of promoting peace and security as we continue to strive for innovation and networking amongst the participants.  Global security is a vital mission, and one that must be championed and shared by the  international community to succeed. SOFEX seeks to tie together different parties in pursuit of  this common and noble objective,” he added.

SOFEX  boasts world-class facilities and services that include 75,000 sq.m of indoor and outdoor exhibition space, 6 exhibition halls and 10 private  hospitality chalets. Some of the activities that take place during the exhibition  include a Special Operations Forces Demonstration, the Royal Falcons Display, as well as  numerous Ground/Air Mobility and Tactical Displays.

SOFEX 2014 has attracted renowned entities to sponsor the 10th edition of the world’s leading  Special Operations and homeland security conference and exhibition. The Platinum Sponsors  are Alenia Aermacchi, Arabian Defence Industries and Northrop Grumman.

Other sponsors that have confirmed their support for SOFEX 2014 include Arab Ready Meals,  Al Manara Insurance , Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC), Aqaba Special Economy Zone  Authority (ASEZA) , Beretta, Boeing, Breitling, Chateau Marketing Consultants, DRS  Technologies, Electronic Supplies Est (ESE), Greater Amman Municipality, HIK Vision, King  Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB), Lockheed Martin, Luminox, Midas, MS  Jaffar & Sons, Orange, Primus, Royal Jordanian Airlines and Skynet.

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