Greece Announces the Launch of Defence Exhibition Athens (DEFEA) June 22-24, 2020

Defence Industry

Greece returns to regularity, leaves behind the bailouts and invests in the revitalization of its defense industry. It is a common secret on the global market that “Crisis Greece” becomes “Opportunity Greece” in the near future.

After of more than 10 years absence from the international defence exhibitions, Greece returns by the organization of Defence Exhibition Athens, an exhibition deserved of its reach history and the importance of its geopolitical position.

Defence Exhibition Athens
(DEFEA) will take place in Athens, from June 22 to 24, 2020 at Metropolitan Expoand is under the auspices of the Ministry of National Defence/General Directorate for Defense Investments and Armaments (GDDIA). It is organised by ROTA Exhibitions with the support of the Union of Greek Manufacturers of Defence Material (SEKPY).

The Minister of National Defence, Evangelos Apostolakis, who attended the press conference stated: “I would like to congratulate you for the initiative of organizing this Exhibition. Something like this has been missing in Greece for years, and will offset and demonstrate the country’s true potential, both from an organizational point of view and from the perspective of the defence industry. It is certain that only positive outcomes can come from such collaborations. You are aware of our efforts to cooperate, exchange know-how and disseminate information regarding the latest technological developments in the defence industry.

The exhibition, which aims to become a point of reference for South-eastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, will present land, sea, air defence systems and homeland security systems to a specialized audience from Greece and the international defence community.

DEFEA – Defence Exhibition Athens is addressed exclusively to professionals from the Armed Forces and Security Services who will have the chance to learn about all the recent developments in the region.

During DEFEA a number of events, such as the Conference, Open Space Seminars, and the Reception Gala will be organized to give exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to network, evaluate possible offers and lead the way to new collaborations.

DEFEA – Defence Exhibition Athens will take place at the Metropolitan Expo exhibition centre, at Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”. This is the largest and most modern exhibition centre in South-eastern Europe, with a total exhibition space of 50,000 square metres.