Dr. Andreas Krieg
In support of international military collaboration and exchange, the organising committee of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference 2020 (DIMDEX 2020) will host the Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC), under the theme – ‘Resilience in the Maritime Domain - Confronting Asymmetric Threats’. The upcoming MENC edition will feature panel discussions that will once again address current multifarious naval security challenges. Under the auspices of His Excellency Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State Defence Affairs, MENC returns to deliver active discussion, exchange and knowledge advancement among global security experts. It will take place on the 17th of March 2020, at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), in Doha, Qatar. Middle East Naval Commanders Conference The Middle East Naval Commanders Conference is one of the key features of each edition of DIMDEX The Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC) is one of the key features of each edition of DIMDEX, bringing together renowned academics and industry experts from around the world, to discuss the latest regional and international trends in maritime defence and security on strategic and operational level. Dr. Andreas Krieg, MENC Director, said “MENC provides a forum for an international cohort of policy makers, defence officials and academics to investigate the future of maritime security in the civilian and military space. We have chosen the concept of ‘resilience’ in the context of maritime security, to encourage a more diverse discussion on the multi-dimensional challenges affecting the maritime domain, and obtain a more holistic idea of the drivers of maritime security considerations from the Arabian Gulf to the Arabian and Red Sea.” Defining policies in maritime security and defence sector Andreas Krieg adds, “With a uniquely diverse panel of speakers, we can guarantee that MENC provides a platform for dialogue that opens new avenues for future trends and policies in the maritime security and defence sector.” Drawing attention to the event’s significance within the international defence and security dialogue, Staff Brigadier (Sea), Abdulbaqi Saleh Al-Ansari, said “Over the years, MENC has brought together renowned thought-leaders from the global security and defence circuit to discuss topics that impact domestic, regional and international security strategy. forge partnerships and knowledge exchange Al-Ansari adds, “The event’s growing popularity and attendance numbers are a testament to its success in establishing a discussion that carries tangible results, in the form of partnerships and knowledge exchange.” Notable MENC panellists and speakers will include Chiefs of Navies and other top-level officials Notable MENC panellists and speakers will include Chiefs of Navies and other top-level officials, such as fleet commanders and academic experts. Together, they will explore opportunities for collaboration and communication from both military and non-military perspectives in the maritime domain. DIMDEX 2020 Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference 2020 (DIMDEX 2020) will also offer unprecedented business opportunities, allowing government entities and industry peers from around the world, a platform to showcase the latest technologies and to form new partnerships. In the 2018 edition, DIMDEX drew over 13,000 visitors, in including 180 exhibitors, leading to a record-breaking 35 agreements, partnerships, and memorandums of understanding. International maritime event Interested individuals should mark their calendar now and get the exclusive chance to be part of one of the most anticipated international maritime events in the region, where they can learn about all the different aspects of naval security and defence, while reaping the benefits of MENC’s interactive discussions and the unique networking opportunities provided at the DIMDEX 2020 event.