About DIMDEX 2022
Qatar is actively investing in naval and military technology, with great interest in American-made products. Buyers come to the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) event to do their shopping.
Since the show first set sail in 2008, the event has hosted more than 380 visiting official delegations, 80 participating warships and almost 50,000 professional and trade visitors, generating nearly $32 billion in direct deals and billions more in related commerce. The Qatar Emiri Naval Forces Base, part of the expansive New Port Project launched in 2007, opens a wide array of opportunities including training services simulators, marine surveillance, security and maintenance across all divisions of military.
The Qatari Armed Forces recently purchased anti-ballistic systems, military electronics and cyber systems, weapon systems, air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground missiles and air defense systems. Qatar also purchased 36 F-15 fighter jets, introducing multiple platforms for armaments, upgrades and maintenance contracts as well.
With so much equipment and technology on display coupled with the Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC), exclusive VIP Delegations and visiting Warships’ Display, DIMDEX 2022 is your port of call for business in Qatar, MENA and the greater GCC.
QATAR AND U.S. STRENGHTEN BILATERAL & DEFENCE TIES
DIMDEX 2022 builds on past success as the most comprehensive maritime and defence exhibition in the Western Asian Hemisphere. Marking its 10th anniversary edition, DIMDEX 2018 attracted approximately 13,000 visitors during the three-day event and hit a record number of agreements, with more than 35 partnerships, agreements and MoUs being announced. Please note that DIMDEX 2020 was canceled, making the 2022 edition a full 48-months apart from the 2018 show. Talk about bottled up demand!
In 2013, the U.S. and Qatar signed a Defense Cooperation Agreement to include joint training and exercises for Naval, Coast Guard and other branches of the military. This alliance between the United States and Qatar is a true bilateral partnership that gives American exhibitors an extra-secure advantage in the USA Partnership Pavilion at DIMDEX 2022. The Pavilion builds on America’s presence and Kallman Worldwide’s successful history in this show to help you meet more buyers, decision-makers and influencers.
As the official representative of the show in the U.S. and organizer of America’s presence here for 10+ years, that experience translates into more value for you in Doha. In addition to our suite of end-to-end exhibitor services, the upcoming edition of the Pavilion will feature a new turnkey stand design and materials, a robust delegation program, close collaboration with in-country and regional U.S. Commercial Service representatives to facilitate business introductions and meetings and lastly, a sanitized and socially distant home to conduct your business.
We look forward to helping you learn more and sell more at DIMDEX 2022!