Opening new avenues to mutual support and collaborative achievement in the global defence and security industry, the organising committee of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) has announced Barzan Holdings as a Strategic Partner and Gold Sponsor for its seventh edition (DIMDEX 2020).
DIMDEX 2020 will be held between the 16th and 18th of upcoming March, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, and will be hosted and organised by Qatar Armed Forces under the theme ‘Connecting the World’s Maritime Defence and Security Community’.
In the presence of His Excellency Lieutenant General (Pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen Al Ghanim, Chief of Staff of Qatar Armed Forces, and Mr. Nasser Hassan Al Naimi, President & Executive Board Member of Barzan Holdings, the agreement was signed by the latter and DIMDEX Chairman, Staff Brigadier (Sea) Abdulbaqi Saleh Al-Ansari, at an official signing ceremony that took place at the Ministry of Defence.
His Excellency Lieutenant General (Pilot) Al Ghanim said: “A nation’s defensive strength rests on strong collaborative ties and support from both government and industry. Harnessing key sponsorship agreements allows for a symbiotic association between leading Qatari institutions whose respective expertise and skill sets complement joint aspirations for the national development framework.”
Commenting on the sponsorship, DIMDEX Chairman said: “Forging partnerships with key players from the national defence and security sector are central to the continuous success of DIMDEX. We are proud that our Strategic Partner Barzan Holdings will also join the ranks of our sponsors as a distinguished Gold Sponsor and now holds two important capacities that support our joint mission in strengthening Qatar’s defence industry and reinforcing our position as a global leader in the field.”
While Mr. Al Naimi said: “We are delighted to be partnering for the second consecutive edition with DIMDEX, one of the largest and most high-profile defence shows in the world. We launched Barzan Holdings during DIMDEX 2018, and we are proud to be partnering for the upcoming edition with a stronger and more incisive presence, demonstrating our confidence and full commitment to empowering stability.”
A commercial gateway for the defence industry in Qatar, Barzan Holdings was publicly launched at DIMDEX 2018 as the first dedicated company responsible for empowering the military capabilities of the Qatar Armed Forces. Since then, Barzan Holdings has forged successful partnerships with leading international companies and organisations in the industry to strengthen the national defence system in line with Qatar’s overarching development objectives.
Similarly, DIMDEX serves as an international platform for knowledge-exchange among the highest level of industry leaders, government officials, chief executives and other key decision makers. Each edition brings about an unprecedented volume of strategic and commercial agreements between international industry partners, thereby establishing DIMDEX as a key highlight in the global defence and security calendar.
Offering government-to-government, business-to-government and business-to-business commercial opportunities, DIMDEX 2020 will broaden in both exhibitor profile and visitor numbers to highlight the latest regional and international trends in maritime defence including innovative anti-piracy systems, C5iSR systems, cybersecurity software and other emerging technologies.
Following the economic development objectives set out in Qatar National Vision 2030, DIMDEX continuously supports Qatar’s efforts in forming new national collaborations to enhance defence and security capabilities and deliver vital business opportunities between various commercial and governmental ends.
Other confirmed Sponsors to-date include: Fincantieri as Diamond Sponsor, MBDA as Gold Sponsor and Commercial Bank as Main Sponsor.