Qatar Petroleum gold sponsor of DIMDEX 2014

The 4th Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition (DIMDEX 2014), which is under the patronage of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, announces that Qatar Petroleum (QP) has signed an agreement to be a gold sponsor of the event.

Brig. Dr. (Eng) Thani A. Al-Kuwari, Assistant Minister of State for Defence Affairs for Financial Affairs and Chairman of DIMDEX, said: “We are pleased to sign the sponsorship agreement for DIMDEX 2014 with Qatar Petroleum , the country’s largest and most prominent corporation. We value QP ‘s support for previous editions of DIMDEX and we look forward to working together to ensure that DIMDEX 2014 would be the largest and most successful edition of the event yet.”

Abdulrahman Abdulla Al-Obaidly, Manager for Public Relations and Communications of QP , said: “We are glad to once again extend our strong support to DIMDEX, and we are confident that this year’s edition of the event would truly contribute in promoting innovation and continued development in the field of maritime defence. The exhibition and conference will undoubtedly provide all the participants the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions and forge closer relations for the growth of the industry.”

Over the years, DIMDEX has established itself as a leading naval defence and maritime security exhibition that brings together senior representatives from the Qatar Armed Forces as well as VIP delegations from the Middle East and around the world. The participation of local companies and institutions in this event, especially at this time when maritime security is one of the key factors in strengthening the infrastructure of the defence system within the maritime industry, consolidates the growing importance of the exhibition year after year. DIMDEX also demonstrates Qatar’s ability to deliver a global event organised with professional excellence, thus strengthening its position as a flagship destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions.

The 2014 exhibition and conference will be held on March 25 to 27, 2014 at the Qatar National Convention Centre, and is set to be the largest since the launching of the event in 2008. The event will see leading manufacturers of security equipment gathering and showcasing the latest solutions for maritime defence and protection of critical offshore infrastructure. Building on the success of the event’s previous sessions, Qatar will again bring together the world’s leading commanders, industry leaders, key decision-makers and buyers to exchange experiences, expand networks and develop future strategies for the maritime industry.

DIMDEX 2014 will also feature the Middle East Naval Commanders Conference, which will be attended by the region’s naval commanders as well as their international counterparts. The exhibition floor of DIMDEX 2014 will also have additional conference sessions focusing on a wide range of topics, such as unmanned systems, helicopters, protection of critical offshore infrastructure, maritime border security, C4ISR technologies and special operations.

Press Release, February 18, 2014

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