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Italy is participating at Dimdex 2018 with a very high profile delegation of companies led by the Italian Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti.

The Defence International Maritime Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX),is a strategic biennal world platform under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar.

The presence of the Italian industry in the Defence sector at Dimdex will be considerable and of distinction with companies of the calibre of AIAD, Leonardo, Fincantieri, MBDA, Intermarine, Elettronica, Beretta Fabbrica d’Armi, Gem Elettronica, Benelli Armi, showcasing the excellence of the Italian industry and technology related to defence.

The Italian Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti is expected to attend accompanied by the Secretary General of Defence General Magrassi, their arrival will be preceded by the visit of the Chief of the Italian Navy Admiral Valter Ghirardelli.
As the Italian ambassador to Qatar Pasquale Salzano underlined: ‘this is the second visit in a short timeframe of Minister Pinotti, following her mission to Doha of last October, to reiterate the reinforcement of the institutional and industrial cooperation between Qatar and Italy in the strategic sector of defence.

During Dimdex 2018 the Italian and Qatari Navy forces shall perform joint training maneuvers and diverse activities shall be hosted on board of the Italian Frigate Carlo Margottini arriving to Doha for this occasion. The Frigate Carlo Margottini was launched by Fincantieri in June 2013 and handed to the Italian navy on the 27th of February 2014; the Frigate is a symbol of the Italian excellence in the defence industry and is the third of the European Frigates Multi Mission and second for the class Anti Submarine Warfare.

On the sidelines of the Dimdex 2018 a photographic exhibition named : “Italian Excellency at Sea. Italian Navy and Fincatieri Shipbuilding -people , technology and design” shall take place in the Katara Cultural Centre. The exhibition’s official opening shall be at the presence of the Chief of the Italian Navy and the Italian Ambassador to Qatar.


      It is possible to access the factsheet of the exhibition by clicking on the logo below.

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