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11 Dec 2017

Egypt to Host First Defence Expo in 2018

EDEX 2018 was announced at a press conference on 11th December 2017
EDEX 2018 will take place on 3-5 December 2018 at Egypt International Exhibition Centre, a brand new exhibition centre opening in Cairo.

CAIRO – 11 December 2017: Egypt will host a major international defence exhibition in 2018, bringing together key defence and security players from the region and across the world, it has been announced today.

EDEX 2018 will take place on 3-5 December 2018 at Egypt International Exhibition Centre, a brand new exhibition centre opening in Cairo.

The announcement was made by Major General Mohsen Abdel Nabi, Chairman of the Armed Forces Moral Affairs Department: “This will be the first event of its kind in Egypt, covering air, land and sea. We plan to make EDEX the number one event in the Middle East region. The event will bring the international defence industry to Egypt to demonstrate their capabilities and also offer the Egyptian Military Production companies a platform to showcase their equipment and services to other militaries from around the world. We look forward to welcoming visitors, militaries and industry Egypt for EDEX in 2018.”

The event is fully supported by Egyptian Armed Forces and will be organised by Clarion Events, the largest organiser of defence & security events in the world, with over 200 other events across different sectors. Tim Porter, Managing Director, Clarion Defence & Security presented an overview of EDEX to the attendees. The briefing outlined the exhibition and how industry and military will be offered the best possible opportunities at EDEX 2018, as well as some of the highlights that will be featured at the event.

"Being the largest organiser of defence and security events worldwide, Clarion is extremely pleased to be given the opportunity to expand our portfolio of exhibitions into Egypt. We look forward to developing this prestigious event in cooperation with the Egyptian Armed Forces," Managing Director of Clarion Defence & Security Tim Porter, said.

Over 300 international defence & security manufacturers are expected to take part as exhibitors and over 10000 visitors are projected to attend the exhibition across three days.

The exhibition will also feature a conference program and a fully-hosted international military VIP Delegation Programme.

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