The organising committee of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2020), which will be held between the 16th and 18th of upcoming March, has announced Fincantieri as Diamond Sponsor for its seventh edition (DIMDEX 2020).
Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of the State of Qatar, and hosted and organised by Qatar Armed Forces, DIMDEX 2020 will bring together leaders and key decision-makers from the international defence and maritime security industry under this year’s theme ‘Connecting the World’s Maritime Defence and Security Community’.
An official signing ceremony to announce the sponsorship took place at the Ministry of Defence in the presence of His Excellency Lieutenant General (Pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen Al Ghanim, Chief of Staff of Qatar Armed Forces, and Mr. Achille Fulfaro, Senior Vice President of Naval Vessels Division, and Mr. Aldo Zizzo, Qatar Country Manager of Naval Vessels Division at Fincantieri. The agreement was signed by Mr. Fulfaro, on behalf of Fincantieri and by Staff Brigadier (SEA) Abdulbaqi Saleh Al-Ansari on behalf of DIMDEX.
His Excellency Lieutenant General (Pilot) Al Ghanim said: “Successful international cooperation is integral to the expansion and recognition of our country’s leading conferences and events. From a national perspective, we continue to strengthen our strategic relationship with leading industry players to bolster Qatar’s defence framework in line with the national development objectives outlined in Qatar National Vision 2030.”
Commenting on the renewed sponsorship agreement, DIMDEX Chairman, Staff Brigadier (SEA) Al-Ansari, said: “The DIMDEX organising committee builds strong alliances with industry partners with a national and global scope. As one of the world’s leading shipbuilders, Fincantieri’s support is an added value to DIMDEX, reinforcing our joint dedication to consolidate cooperation between major leading companies and stakeholders in the field of maritime security and defence.”
A leading industry force in the naval field, Fincantieri is one of the world's largest shipbuilding groups with shipyards spreading across 4 continents. Its wide range of products and experience in integrated logistic support services complements the expansion of national defence capabilities, and its presence at DIMDEX effectively connects key decision makers from Qatar and beyond with the industry.
Mr. Fulfaro stated: “We are proud to once more attend DIMDEX and to support one of the world’s leading exhibitions in this field. Fincantieri’s relationship with Qatar is already very important due to the impressive naval construction program we are carrying out, in addition to the company for after sales activities we established in the area. Occasions such as this allow us to further strengthen our strategic partnership with the country.”
The growing network of DIMDEX sponsors underlines the event’s well-established position as a key platform that offers government-to-government, business-to-government and business-to-business commercial opportunities. As a partner to the national naval acquisition program and the Ministry of Defence, Fincantieri continues to offer innovative solutions and support services to Qatar’s burgeoning defence and security field.
In its upcoming edition, DIMDEX is set to attract an unprecedented number of industry leaders, government officials, chief executives and key decision makers, alongside an expanding scope of exhibitors who champion the latest technologies and innovations from the global defence and security industry.
Other confirmed Sponsors to-date include: MBDA as Gold Sponsor, Barzan Holdings as Strategic Partner and Gold Sponsor, and Commercial Bank as Main Sponsor.