Kuala Lumpur – Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2020 and NATSEC Asia 2020, Asia’s largest defence and security exhibition have been rescheduled to 24 to 27 August 2020.
However, both mega events, which were initially slated from 20 to 23 April, will still be held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur.
The postponement was decided following careful consideration and consultations with Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs and stakeholders following the current uncertainties in the wake of the COVID-19 concern which has resulted in global travel disruptions and other circumstances.
According to Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin, Chairman of DSA Exhibition & Conference Sdn Bhd, organiser of the two major events, the decision was unanimous and there was no question about rescheduling despite the event being less than two months away.
“With the expected 1,500 participating companies from over 60 countries, some 350 VIP delegations from 30 countries and the expected 50,000 visitors from all corners of the world, it was only prudent to look at a revised date. We wanted to ensure a conducive and productive business environment for our stakeholders, exhibitors and visitors when the events get underway”.
“We extend our sincere and heartfelt sympathies to all those who have been affected and hope that the rescheduled dates will ensure DSA 2020 and NATSEC Asia 2020 continue to serve as an integral platform to encourage foreign technology exchange and partnerships, as well as enhance cooperation to strengthen national defence and security,” added Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin.
With the theme ‘Advancing into a New Era of Defence’, the two mega events will feature focused segments involving not just a conventional defence platform but also Cyber Defence, Unmanned Systems and Battlefield Healthcare. Invaluable opportunities abound for strategic alliances, business collaboration and successful networking between major players in the defence and securities and government agencies at DSA 2020 and NATSEC Asia 2020.
DSA 2020 and NATSEC Asia 2020 are hosted, supported and co-organised by the Malaysian Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and Ministry of Home Affairs.
For further information on DSA 2020 and NATSEC Asia 2020, visit www.dsaexhibition.com respectively.