Technology and Innovation at International Defense and Security Expo

Technology and Innovation at International Defense and Security Expo

By Dialogo
April 14, 2015




In its 10th edition, LAAD Defense & Security brings together more than 70 delegations to Latin America’s primary defense technology event


LAAD Defense & Security 2015, the largest and most important international defense and security expo in Latin America, boasts over 700 exhibitors from at least 70 countries and extends across three pavilions in Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro, from April 14 to 17.

The 10th edition of the event stands out as one of the main platforms to showcase new technologies, equipment, services, and knowledge focused on these segments, and is also a strategic space for the promotion of business with the armed forces, special and police forces, consulting, corporate security, and government agencies.

Defense and security industries are of great importance in the global market and critical drivers of technological advances, particularly for Brazil, where they have grown in recent years and now represent 41.2 percent of military investments in Latin America.

During his opening remarks, Brazilian Defense Minister Jaques Wagner said that "even though peace is always expected, it doesn't mean that we should not invest in weapons or develop the war industry, especially, because investing in the defense industry boils over to the rest of the economy, as a whole."

Then, Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão addressed the attendees to thank the federal government's cooperation in the public security sector. "This support is essential for the success of missions like retaking the favelas
[shantytowns] previously overtaken by drug trafficking, especially because of the proximity to the Olympic Games."

The event's visitors will encounter the most modern technology and services in more than 20 sectors of defense and security industries, such as arms and ammunition; authentication, access control and surveillance; construction in defense and security; consulting, training, and services; emergency and rescue; aeronautical engineering; marine engineering; personal equipment; optical and optronics products; criminal and forensic expertise; protection systems; information technology; cyber security; transmission; communication and global positioning; and vehicles.

Seminars


LAAD Defense & Security 2015 has a seminar program that brings together the main national and international industry leaders. Among those who have confirmed their attendance are representatives of the Brazilian Ministry of Defense, of the Armed Forces, and of the Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016, as well as representatives of the Coordinating Committee of the Combat Aircraft Program (COPAC), and of the Brazilian Peace Operations Training Institute (CCOPAB), in addition to logistics, security, telecommunications, and retail companies.

LAAD’s IV Defense Seminar will showcase the strategic projects of the Navy, Army, and Air Force, electronic warfare, the role of developing institutions in the Brazilian defense industry, among others.

For its part, LAAD’s IV Security Seminar is focusing on three main topics: Public Security, Corporate Security, and Security Integration. Both are being attended by high-ranking security and defense authorities, specialists and professionals.

LAAD is also recognized for attracting high-level participants. In its 2015 edition, the event will host official delegates, including senior military leaders, general officers, and high-ranking armed forces representatives from Brazil, Latin America, the United States, and other countries. Chiefs, secretaries, commanders, superintendents, and police delegates from several countries, as well as other authorities are also attending. The organization is expecting over 40,000 people to attend the four-day event.



In its 10th edition, LAAD Defense & Security brings together more than 70 delegations to Latin America’s primary defense technology event


LAAD Defense & Security 2015, the largest and most important international defense and security expo in Latin America, boasts over 700 exhibitors from at least 70 countries and extends across three pavilions in Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro, from April 14 to 17.

The 10th edition of the event stands out as one of the main platforms to showcase new technologies, equipment, services, and knowledge focused on these segments, and is also a strategic space for the promotion of business with the armed forces, special and police forces, consulting, corporate security, and government agencies.

Defense and security industries are of great importance in the global market and critical drivers of technological advances, particularly for Brazil, where they have grown in recent years and now represent 41.2 percent of military investments in Latin America.

During his opening remarks, Brazilian Defense Minister Jaques Wagner said that "even though peace is always expected, it doesn't mean that we should not invest in weapons or develop the war industry, especially, because investing in the defense industry boils over to the rest of the economy, as a whole."

Then, Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão addressed the attendees to thank the federal government's cooperation in the public security sector. "This support is essential for the success of missions like retaking the favelas
[shantytowns] previously overtaken by drug trafficking, especially because of the proximity to the Olympic Games."

The event's visitors will encounter the most modern technology and services in more than 20 sectors of defense and security industries, such as arms and ammunition; authentication, access control and surveillance; construction in defense and security; consulting, training, and services; emergency and rescue; aeronautical engineering; marine engineering; personal equipment; optical and optronics products; criminal and forensic expertise; protection systems; information technology; cyber security; transmission; communication and global positioning; and vehicles.

Seminars


LAAD Defense & Security 2015 has a seminar program that brings together the main national and international industry leaders. Among those who have confirmed their attendance are representatives of the Brazilian Ministry of Defense, of the Armed Forces, and of the Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016, as well as representatives of the Coordinating Committee of the Combat Aircraft Program (COPAC), and of the Brazilian Peace Operations Training Institute (CCOPAB), in addition to logistics, security, telecommunications, and retail companies.

LAAD’s IV Defense Seminar will showcase the strategic projects of the Navy, Army, and Air Force, electronic warfare, the role of developing institutions in the Brazilian defense industry, among others.

For its part, LAAD’s IV Security Seminar is focusing on three main topics: Public Security, Corporate Security, and Security Integration. Both are being attended by high-ranking security and defense authorities, specialists and professionals.

LAAD is also recognized for attracting high-level participants. In its 2015 edition, the event will host official delegates, including senior military leaders, general officers, and high-ranking armed forces representatives from Brazil, Latin America, the United States, and other countries. Chiefs, secretaries, commanders, superintendents, and police delegates from several countries, as well as other authorities are also attending. The organization is expecting over 40,000 people to attend the four-day event.
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