Colombia Gears Up for III Expodefensa

Colombia Gears Up for III Expodefensa

By Dialogo
October 09, 2012

Colombia’s National Defense Ministry is partnering with Bogotá’s Corferias international business center, as well as with Indumil, the country’s military industry provider, to put together the third edition of Expodefensa, an international biannual defense and security exhibition, from October 31 to November 2.

The event, which seeks to introduce the industry’s most innovative technological developments in the fields of defense and security, will also serve as an interactive platform where national and international Armed and Police Forces along with their suppliers can exchange client information and garner new client networks.

According to the Colombian Ministry of Defense, the initiative is an important opportunity to position and strengthen Colombian military self-sufficiency as a major player in the defense and security field, boosting the country in the arena across the region by being the focus of large-scale cooperative projects that highlight the development of the defense and security sector and national industry within Colombia.

The exhibition seeks the participation of national and international high-ranking military official delegates, government representatives, and executives from the defense and security industry. The confirmed exhibitors, a diverse array of companies from Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, will have the opportunity to introduce their products. Among them are the Peruvian defense manufacturer Airex International E.I.R.L., which specializes in the sale of machinery, equipment and specialty-use components for state security and business sectors; the Colombian Association of Aerospace Producers ACOPAER, which will showcase satellites, aircraft systems and components, simulators, etc., and other big-name international players, such as Brazilian state-owned aeronautics manufacturer Embraer, among many others.

In an interview with defense news portal, Colombian Deputy Defense Minister Yaneth Giha, who is at the head of the event’s organization, said that Expodefensa will become the “window through which we [Colombia] will show the world our defense industry.”

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