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Global Maritime and Defence Leaders to Unveil Cutting-Edge Innovations at DIMDEX 2024

As the launch of the 8th edition of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) 2024 fast approaches, the organising committee of DIMDEX has confirmed that over 200 international and local companies will showcase their latest innovations, technologies, and comprehensive defence and maritime security solutions.

Date: February 22, 2024 Update: July 13, 2024

Taking place from 4 to 6 March 2024 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, DIMDEX 2024 is proudly hosted and organised by the Qatar Armed Forces and will be held this year under the theme “Igniting the Future of Maritime Security and Beyond.”

The exhibition will feature nine international pavilions representing numerous companies, authorities, and institutions from Türkiye, the United States of America, Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Iran, China and Qatar.

In addition to international participation, national companies, authorities, and institutions will have a notable presence to showcase their latest and most strategic services and will include Barzan Holdings, Milaha, Faisal International Services, ELI Middle East and North Africa Group, and Performance Marine Qatar for Boat Manufacturing.

Additionally, DIMDEX will continue to witness active participation from the Qatar Armed Forces and its various branches, including the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces, Qatar Emiri Air Forces, Qatari Amiri Air Defence Forces, Project 401, Military Colleges, and for the first time, the Qatari Emiri Land Forces.

“DIMDEX continues to attract the most important and prominent international and Qatari defence organisations, further demonstrating its leading global position,” stated Staff Brigadier (Sea) Abdulbaqi Saleh Al-Ansari, Chairman of DIMDEX. “The anticipated large participation in the upcoming edition underscores the event's significance on a regional and global scale as it has become a key platform for many companies and countries participating in international pavilions to showcase their respective defence innovations across multiple domains. DIMDEX will also contribute to meeting the defence requirements of different nations and identify solutions to a range of challenges facing our world today."

DIMDEX features the main exhibition spanning 35,000 square meters across 7 halls at the Qatar National Convention Centre. On the second day, the event hosts the Middle East Naval Commanders Conference, while the Hamad Port witnesses the display of visiting warships over the three-day show. The event also sees widespread participation from decision-makers, official delegations, and prominent defence personnel.