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Visiting DEFEA offers you the opportunity to develop your contacts and business links through networking events and technology showcases. Presidents, vice presidents, and top executives from major companies of the global defence industry attended DEFEA, during which significant industrial cooperation agreements are signed that enhance Greece’s role and contribute to its economy and development.

Numerous European and international entities, defence associations, and European consortia are also present. DEFEA 2023 was notable for the involvement of the European Commission and the presentation of the European Defence Fund to support Research and Development programmes. In the same context, the NATO Defence Investment and Technological Research Directorate organised a discussion on the Greek innovation system and the Innovation Fund of the Atlantic Alliance.

The exhibition is attended by international delegations, distinguished guests, government officials, senior executives and high-ranking military personnel. Visiting DEFEA gives you the opportunity to attend value adding events such as the Ministerial Round Tables, the Reception Gala, B2B & B2G sessions and DEFEA Academy.

DEFEA 2023 hosted 346 exhibitors, prominent enterprises from 28 countries that presented state-of-the-art technologies and cutting-edge defence systems in land, sea, air, national and cyber security systems. Gain access to the latest developments, ascertain the current needs of the wider region and discern the new perspectives of the defence industry.

During DEFEA 2023, a total of 295 business matchmaking meetings were organised and coordinated by the PRAXI Network, part of the Enterprise Europe Network in Greece. Additionally, numerous meetings took place between official delegations and exhibitors participating in the International Defence and Security Exhibition.

Testimonials

What have people said about us?

Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, General Konstantinos Floros | DEFEA 2023


Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Michalis Giorgallas | DEFEA 2023


Ambassador of US Embassy in Greece, Hon. George J. Tsunis | DEFEA 2023


President of SEKPY, Mr. Anastasios Rozolis | DEFEA 2023


Marketing Manager for Submarines of Naval Group, Mr. Thierry Petit | DEFEA 2023


President of HASDIG, Mr. Nikolaos Papatsas | DEFEA 2023


General Product Manager of Intracom Defense, Mr. Stergios Topis | DEFEA 2023


Vice President for SE Europe of Lockheed Martin Corporation, Mr. Costas Papadopoulos | DEFEA 2023


President of EODH SA, Mr. Andreas Mitsis | DEFEA 2023


Vice President for Europe of MBDA, Mr. Arnaud Rousset | DEFEA 2023


CEO of Hellenic Defense Systems, Mr. Nikolaos Kostopoulos | DEFEA 2023


Head of Sales of Rheinmetall, Mr. Marius Meyering | DEFEA 2023


Chief Executive Officer of Hellenic Aerospace Industry, Mr. Demetrios Papacostas | DEFEA 2023


EVP of Marketing & Business Development of Rafael, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Ariel Karo | DEFEA 2023


Vehicles Marketing Director of Nexter, Mr. Guillaume Pengam | DEFEA 2023


Director of Business Development for Government Services of Boeing, Mr. Mark Ballew | DEFEA 2023


EVP for International Marketing & Business Development of Elbit Systems, Mr. Ran Kril | DEFEA 2023


Foreign Trade Specialist of Konštrukta – Defence, Mr. Vladimir Briestensky | DEFEA 2023


Sales & Technical Representative of Tatra Trucks, Mr. Jiri Dunicka | DEFEA 2023