Record Number of Navy Chiefs Set to Attend IMDEX Asia in Singapore
Some 30 Navy Chiefs, Coast Guard Directors-General and heads of maritime agencies in the Asia-Pacific region and worldwide will be taking part in IMDEX Asia 2013 May 14-16 at the Changi Exhibition Centre (CEC) in Singapore.
IMDEX Asia 2013 also will showcase a lineup of warships from around the world with the participation of 15 warships from nine countries including Australia, France, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the United States and Singapore.
In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to see, for the first time, USS Freedom, which has just arrived in Singapore.
The warship display will offer a rare opportunity for delegates to board the ships, gain insight into the various operations on-board, and to meet and network with senior naval officers from the world over.
"The increasing number of Navy Chiefs and VIPs attending IMDEX Asia is a testament to the growing stature of the event globally,” said Jimmy Lau, managing director of Experia Events.
He added, “With the Asia-Pacific region now the world's second largest naval market, IMDEX Asia is more than ever a must-attend show in the international naval and maritime defence calendar. With new highlights and features in place for this year, we are confident that IMDEX Asia 2013 is more than ready to deliver an even greater experience for both exhibitors and visitors."
Debuting at this year's IMDEX Asia will be Technology Seminars, which are a platform for exhibitors to present their latest technologies to potential buyers from the Asia-Pacific region.
The Technology Seminars will be held in a dedicated area, located at the center of the main exhibition hall with participation from companies such as Arneson Industries, Viking Air, Saab, Wartsila and General Dynamics Canada.
IMDEX Asia 2013 will also feature an array of rigid-inflatable boats (RIBs) and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the Static Display.
Some 180 exhibitors have confirmed their participation at IMDEX Asia 2013, with 40 percent of them joining the show for the first time this year.
These new exhibitors include notable companies such as Devor Technologies, Fincantieri, Lurssen Marine Technology, Scania, Schiebel, Westport Shipyard, Viking Air and Liquid Robotics, and visitors can expect to view their latest products and innovations at the show.
Returning exhibitors include major players in the industry such as Austal, DCNS, Lockheed Martin, MBDA, ST Engineering and ThyssenKrupp Marine.
Held in conjunction with IMDEX Asia will be high-level conferences, such as the invitation-only International Maritime Security Conference (IMSC) and the first-ever Asian edition of the International Naval Engineering Conference (INEC@IMDEX Asia).
The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) will once again host the Maritime Information Sharing Exercise (MARISX) and the Western Pacific Multilateral Sea Exercise (WMSX), bringing together navies and maritime agencies to foster international co-operation.