DIMDEX 2022 Set To Welcome Warships From International Navies


Doha: The Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2022) will be held from 21 to 23 March 2022, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar.

The event will be hosted and organised by the Qatar Armed Forces. Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), Doha will be the venue for DIMDEX.

DIMDEX, founded in 2008, will return under the theme ‘Connecting the World’s Maritime Defence and Security Community’, bringing together key decision makers from around the globe to engage in three days of knowledge exchange in addition to attaining comprehensive access to innovative defence and security technologies in support of domain interoperability.

The seventh edition of DIMDEX, the biennial event for the maritime defence and security industry, is established as one of the leading events that provides multifaceted entities with unlimited opportunities to initiate significant deals and partnerships.

Photo from DIMDEX 2018
Photo from DIMDEX 2018

Recognised as the industry’s must-attend event, DIMDEX 2022 will continue its endeavour of being a dynamic 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, while the Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC) brings together renowned industry experts and distinguished academia from around the world to discuss the latest industry topics, exchange thoughts and offer modern solutions.

The three-day event will also welcome warships from international navies to Hamad Port where the high-tech vessels will showcase their cutting-edge systems on board.

“Whilst DIMDEX 2022 acts as a dynamic platform to bring together renowned figures from the maritime defence and security community, it also features various key events in addition to the main exhibition,” said HE Dr Khalid Bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs.

Photo from DIMDEX 2018
Photo from DIMDEX 2018

He continued, “The Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC), will provide key decision-makers, military leaders and academia the opportunity to engage in information exchange and discuss the latest trends and innovative solutions in the field of maritime security and defence, while the display of the visiting warships of international navies at Hamad Port will give exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to explore modern warships and meet with specialised crew members. Henceforth, we look forward to your visit in the next edition of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference as we together address the future of the defence and security sector.”

The Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC), one of the key features of each edition of DIMDEX, brings together renowned academics and industry experts from around the world to discuss the latest regional and international trends in maritime defence and security on strategic and operational level.

MENC will take place on the second day of DIMDEX, on 22 March. The event is open to the public and free of charge, however pre-registration is required.

At DIMDEX, 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.

Photo from DIMDEX 2018
Photo from DIMDEX 2018

Chairman of DIMDEX and Staff Brigadier (Sea) Abdulbaqi Al-Ansari said, “The success of DIMDEX over the years echoes its leading position within the international defence and security sector, and has now established itself as one of the must-attend maritime industry events.”

“Our 2022 edition 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.

Building on its success over the last six editions, DIMDEX is now the leading destination for key decision makers, official VIP delegations and senior government ministers, from around the globe to meet and discuss future procurement needs. The calibre of DIMDEX’s high profile audience is an attractive feature of the exhibition and creates many valuable engagement and networking opportunities.

DIMDEX 2022 is expected to surpass previous official VIP delegation attendance.

Highlights Of DIMDEX 2022

68 Participating Countries

12 Warships From Seven Countries

200 Confirmed Exhibitors

35,000 SQM Exhibition Space Booked

9 International Pavilions

79 Confirmed Official VIP Delegations


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