Under the Royal Patronage, the 10th Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference (SOFEX) kicks off today at the King Abdullah I Airbase in Marka that will reveal new ground-breaking technologies and equipment in the field of Special Operations and homeland security over the next 3 days (06-08 May).
The Exhibition was preceded by the 7th Middle East Special Operations Commanders Conference (MESOC) held on May 5th, 2014 at the Le Royal Hotel in Amman, Jordan. Entitled “Special Forces in the Age of Digital Warfare”, the Conference gathered Defense Ministers, Chiefs-of-Staff’s latest insights into a wide range of issues including counter piracy, search & rescue and peacekeeping missions.
“SOFEX has grown over the years into the premier event of its kind, a gathering of the foremost experts in the fields of Special Operations Forces and homeland security. Every two years SOFEX provides insight on the latest needs, trends and cutting edge technologies that provide the foundations for the modern Armies of today. From its humble beginning, SOFEX stands today as a beacon for world peace and global stability,” Amer Tabbah, Managing Director of SOFEX said
“Our goal is to continue building on Jordan’s global reputation of promoting peace and security as we continue to strive for innovation and networking amongst the participants. Global security is a vital mission, and one that must be championed and shared by the international community to succeed. SOFEX seeks to tie together different parties in pursuit of this common and noble objective,” he added.
SOFEX boasts world-class facilities and services that include 75,000 sq.m of indoor and outdoor exhibition space, 6 exhibition halls and 10 private hospitality chalets. Some of the activities that take place during the exhibition include a Special Operations Forces Demonstration, the Royal Falcons Display, as well as numerous Ground/Air Mobility and Tactical Displays.
SOFEX 2014 has attracted renowned entities to sponsor the 10th edition of the world’s leading Special Operations and homeland security conference and exhibition. The Platinum Sponsors are Alenia Aermacchi, Arabian Defence Industries and Northrop Grumman.Other sponsors that have confirmed their support for SOFEX 2014 include Arab Ready Meals, Al Manara Insurance , Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC), Aqaba Special Economy Zone Authority (ASEZA) , Beretta, Boeing, Breitling, Chateau Marketing Consultants, DRS Technologies, Electronic Supplies Est (ESE), Greater Amman Municipality, HIK Vision, King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB), Lockheed Martin, Luminox, Midas, MS Jaffar & Sons, Orange, Primus, Royal Jordanian Airlines and Skynet.