The “must-attend” show
DEFEA brings together global defence leaders from Europe, North America, Africa, Central and Eastern Asia, and the Middle East, fostering international cooperation, technological advancements, and economic growth. With its broad reach and transformative impact, DEFEA emerges as a pivotal force in shaping the future of the global defence industry.
DEFEA is attended by top-level international official delegations, headed by Ministers and Deputy Ministers, Chiefs of Armed Forces, Directors of Armaments, Ambassadors and other high-ranking officials. At the same time, the representation of the international defence and security industry is also at the highest level, with presidents, senior vice presidents and top business executives attending the show every two years.
Due to its impressive growth, DEFEA is already the biggest international defence exhibition of the SE Europe, the new milestone for the industry, with the future prospects being even more promising.
Networking and Matchmaking Events
DEFEA offers networking opportunities with influential industry leaders and international decision makers, enabling exhibitors to connect with potential partners, clients and collaborators before, during and after the event.
Panel discussions, presentations and industry insight sessions led by top experts help exhibitors explore the emerging trends and challenges of the market in order to upscale their business strategy and adopt best practices.
In the context of DEFEA 2023, almost 300 Matchmaking Meetings were organised through a matchmaking platform integrated to our official website.
Greece as a regional hub
Greece’s ideal strategic location provides a gateaway for the EU and USA to Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Furthermore, Greece keeps excellent relations and military cooperation with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries, making the country an ideal field for investments, agreements and collaborations.
With its established history and continuous investment in defence, Greece has a significant number of companies that have long-term and profitable international partnerships. Among them are companies operating around the world, making DEFEA a significant business opportunity to wider industry.
DEFEA is held under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence offering a unique opportunity for exhibitors to showcase the latest technology, equipment and systems across land, sea and air.
DEFEA’s strategic partner is the Hellenic Manufacturers of Defence Materiel Association (SEKPY) representing more than 200 certified companies operating in the fields of defence and security.
DEFEA is also under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy with the support of the Hellenic Aerospace Security & Defence Industries Group (HASDIG) and the Hellenic Association of Space Industries (HASI).
It is organised by ROTA SA at Metropolitan Expo, the biggest and most modern exhibition centre in SE Europe, which is located at Athens International Airport.