The climbing economic trajectory that India enjoys makes the South Asian country a viable investment opportunity for those looking to grow their business in this part of the world. So it should come as no surprise that DefExpo India 2018, the tenth edition of the biennial land, naval and internal homeland security systems show, is being eagerly awaited, especially by suppliers and OEMs, who know that they can pick up ground-level intelligence and insights during the run of the show, to get the upper hand. Of course that’s not the only reason why they are more than willing to be at DefExpo 2018, and why you, too, should give this show some serious thought.
– India’s sheer size, geo-political standing and growing military modernization has increased the need for aerospace, defense and security products, and those exporting these products have a new-found interest in the country’s defense market for obvious reasons.
– The show, expected to offer a suitable platform for partnership and growth, is being seen as a gateway to doing business in a country that has budgeted $100 billion for defence acquisitions over the next five years.
– Organized by the Indian Ministry of Defence and fully backed by the Government of India, DefExpo 2018, will present a world-class showcase of and for the Indian aerospace, defense and security industries.
Right from the fact that it will feature a first-of-its-kind National Level Open Challenge Competition– “Solution to Problem”, aimed at finding solutions to defense related problems by innovators, students, professionals, participants and foreign nationals attending the show to the much-awaited, first-ever combined live display of naval, aero and land systems at the same venue, DefExpo India 2018 has everything going for it.
Tidbits From The 2016 Edition
The ninth edition of Defexpo India, held in March 2016, saw a record increase in the number of national and international companies, in comparison to the previous editions. With 232 foreign companies from 32 countries having participated in the show, along with 15 country pavilions, the 2016 edition made it big on the international front. Exhibitors from different parts of the world displayed their latest technologies & products and jumped at the opportunity to explore the market and business potential for mutual benefits. With 63 delegations from 58 countries gracing the occasion with their presence, the show turned out to be a huge success. On top of that, several international seminars & conferences were also organized on the sidelines of the show.
The Big Deal About The 2018 Edition
With a growing need for balancing its growing economy with defense preparedness, India could use a show like DefExpo India 2018, which is being seen a suitable platform to address this need. The show will not project India’s defense manufacturing capabilities to the world, but is also expected to lay the groundwork for opening of defense production to the private sector. So, if you have long-term goals in India, you can’t afford to miss this show. If anything, you should try and make the most of your time here, because the information you would pick up here, in person, won’t be available to you elsewhere. 11-14 April 2018: save the dates, if you haven’t already!