DEFEA 2021: Greece will hold its prestigious defence exhibition DEFEA in July this year. The Defence Exhibition Athens (DEFEA) was scheduled to be held in June last year but the event was postponed due to the outbreak of Covid-19 global pandemic.
DEFEA organisers said with the opening of DEFEA, Greece will make a dynamic comeback in the field of the International Defence Exhibitions.
“Under the auspices of the Ministry of National Defence (General Directorate of Defence Investments and Armaments) and the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy and in close cooperation with SEKPY (Hellenic Manufacturers of Defence Material Association), DEFEA will take place on July 13 to 15, at Metropolitan Expo exhibition centre, in Athens,” confirmed the organisers in the statement.
Last year, prestigious French defence exhibition Eurosatory was also postponed due to the outbreak of Covid-19 but Russian authorities organised the Army Forum 2020 near capital Moscow.
India also hosted its prestigious biennial air show Aero India 2021 in February this year as the number of infections had come down.
According to the organisers, so far 312 industries from 21 countries have confirmed their participation, while the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence has issued 63 official invitations to his counterparts as well as to high level Military Delegations.
A list of the exhibitors can be found in the Exhibition’s website.
DEFEA serves as the meeting point for the global defence industry, facilitating interstate contacts, technical and geostrategic briefings and international cooperation, among other things.
Strategically located in Greece, one of the oldest member states of NATO and EU, DEFEA offers the ideal access to Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, Asia and Africa, as well as Europe and USA, said the organisers.
This edition of DEFEA is taking place at a time when the new extensive defence procurement programme of Greece is under way.