The seventh edition of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2022) will be held from 21 to 23 of March 2022, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, and proudly hosted and organised by Qatar Armed Forces.
Under the vision of “Connecting the World’s Maritime Defence and Security Community”, DIMDEX remains steadfast to deliver an unprecedented spectrum of maritime showcases and commercial exchange while providing unparalleled opportunities for exhibitors and visitors in 2022.
DIMDEX http://www.dimdex.com/ is a biennial event for the maritime defence and security industry and is recognised as the industry’s must-attend event. DIMDEX 2022 will continue its endeavour as adynamic platform for international exhibiting companies to present the latest industry trends, technologies and innovative solutions to VIP delegations, government representatives and key decision makers, as part of the main exhibition.
The three-day event also welcomes warships from international navies to Hamad Port where the high-tech vessels will showcase its cutting-edge systems on board.
The Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC) brings together renowned industry experts and distinguished academics from around the world to discuss the latest industry topics, exchange thoughts and offer modern solutions.
Taking place on the second day of DIMDEX (22 March), 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.
Confirmed Sponsors for DIMDEX 2022 include:
- Fincantieri (Italy): Diamond Sponsor
- Barzan Holdings (Qatar): Gold Sponsor
- MBDA (France): Gold Sponsor
- Dukhan Bank (Qatar): Silver Sponsor
- Mwani Qatar: Bronze Sponsor
- Thales (France): Bronze Sponsor
HE Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister of Qatar and Minister of State for Defence Affairs, said: “Maintaining the safety and security of the maritime domain and securing freedom of navigation through the ports are among the priorities of the State of Qatar, as its distinguished geographical location is of prominent importance especially in drawing out international treaties and cooperation agreements with neighbouring and allied countries to protect the security of the region from challenges, build common capabilities, intensify investment in development and research and consolidate and activate the principles of maritime governance, in order to achieve tenable development in this field, and upgrade the role of the security and maritime defence sector to be in line with the 14th UN Sustainable Development Goal.”
Staff Brigadier (Sea) Abdulbaqi Al-Ansari, Chairman of DIMDEX, commented: “Due to the lasting importance of our seas and oceans and its effect on our national economies, the maritime domain continues to be a primary concern to countries around the world. Ensuring the safety of the maritime domain is a challenging task that demands the cooperation of all the parties within the maritime security and defence domain, both military and civilian.”
“DIMDEX 2022 is expected to draw extensive participation from official VIP delegations and to feature an even larger exhibition space to accommodate a wider range of the latest defence and security capabilities from around the world. DIMDEX also continues to serve as a vital platform that facilitates the initiation of significant deals and agreements that serve the future of maritime defence, while it encourages international cooperation to enhance knowledge-exchange and investment in research and development,” he added.