Defence Exhibition Athens DEFEA to Focus on Revitalising European Defence Industry

Defence Industry

New Delhi. Defence Exhibition Athens DEFEA, which is scheduled to take place from June 22-24, is all set to focus on revitalising the European defence industry.

Prominent new developments in the field of defence and security linked to the prospect of revitalising the European defence industry is the focus of the First International Defence Industry, Systems and National Security Exhibition DEFEA-Defence Exhibition Athens, a press statement issued in this regard said on March 10.

At June exhibition, DEFEA would honour the participation of European Commission with a stand. The Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS) will introduce the collaborative defence R&D programme: the European Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) and the European Defence Fund (EDF), including participation opportunities in such programmes for all different sized European entities.

DG DEFIS also aims at encouraging cross-border participation. The European Commission is most welcome at the high level conference, which will take place during the exhibition.

At DEFEA 90 per cent of all available spaces have now been filled by renowned international companies such as Lockheed Martin, Pratt and Whitney, Naval Group, Thales, Nexter, Safran and Elbit Systems. Greek companies are also heavily involved and will showcase their great potential in the defence industry.

More than 10 countries will be represented in the exhibition either through national pavilions or independent participations, and official delegations from more than 55 countries are officially invited at the level of General Directorates of Defence Investments and Armaments, Ministry of National Defence, and Chief of Staff, with the ambition that the DEFEA, International Defence Industry, Defence Systems and National Security Exhibition will become the most important forum in the broader defence industry of the coming years for all the region.

During high tides on geopolitical level in the broader Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan (MENA) region, discourse on security and defence has become much more intense. Historical country of Greece is bouncing back from the crisis and after a full decade of fiscal consolidation preparing itself to invest in defence. In this regard DEFEA is honored to display the qualities of a wide variety of Greek companies alongside long standing defence industry giants.

DEFEA (Defence Exhibition Athens) would take place at Metropolitan Expo Exhibition Center in Athens International Airport under the auspices of the Ministry of Defence – Directorate of Defence Equipment and Investment (GDDIA).

The Exhibition is organised by the largest exhibition organisation company in Greece ROTA SA in collaboration with the Hellenic Defence Material Manufacturers Association (SEKPY).