The Organizing Committee of the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) recently signed a sponsorship agreement with Fincantieri as the Diamond Sponsor for DIMDEX 2016, to be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre from 29 to 31 March.
This year's edition of DIMDEX, the fifth, will be held under the patronage of His Highness, The Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.
Brig. Dr. (Eng) Thani A. Al-Kuwari, Chairman of DIMDEX, said: “The strength of our partnership with Fincantieri is reflected in their continued commitment to DIMDEX as one of our most prominent returning exhibitors. We are proud that key organizations like Fincantieri are so strongly maintaining their support to DIMDEX as it continues to grow, bringing together this year an even greater number of participants to be hosted by the Qatar Armed Forces.”
New DIMDEX Diamond Sponsor Fincantieri is a prime contractor with a complete product portfolio, including surface combatant ships such as corvettes and frigates, auxiliary and special vessels and submarines.
Headquartered in Trieste, Italy, Fincantieri is one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups internationally, leading in cruise ship design and construction. It has among its clients the major cruise operators, the Italian and the U.S. Navy, several foreign navies, and it is partner of some of the main European defense companies within supranational programs.
Commenting on the announcement of the sponsorship, Mr. Achille Fulfaro, Fincantieri Vice President Middle East Market Development said: “Fincantieri is proud to be a sponsor and exhibitor of DIMDEX, a world class exhibition and conference that creates a platform for international defense industry leaders to share knowledge as well as showcasing innovative maritime defense technologies. We are delighted to continue to support DIMDEX in this effort to inspire the advancement of the defense industry globally”.
DIMDEX 2016 is set to be the largest specialized maritime naval defense and security exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Several new countries will be partaking this year as well as new exhibitors demonstrating the latest technologies. DIMDEX 2016 also sees an expansion in the event's scope to cover new sectors such as maritime aviation, naval base security, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), maritime patrol aircraft and coastal surveillance systems.
DIMDEX is forging ahead in its commitment to support Qatar's vision of becoming the most sought world-class hub within the Middle East, bringing together industry experts from all over the world to share cutting edge technologies to meet the maritime security needs of the region.