- The first edition of National Security Asia (NATSEC Asia) debuts alongside DSA 2018, establishing the only show in the world to feature defence and national security side-by-side
- DSA & NATSEC Asia 2018 welcomes record-breaking numbers including 1,500 exhibitors and 50,000 visitors from 70 countries
- Biennial event to feature first-ever Empowering Women in Defence & Security Forum
- NATSEC Asia reflects the urgent need for regional defence and security forces to join hands against terrorism
Kuala Lumpur, 15 April 2018 – Asia’s largest and most highly-anticipated defence and security exhibition, Defence Services Asia (DSA) Exhibition and Conference, is once again set to position Malaysia as a regional leader in the defence and security sector.
Celebrating “30 Years in the Defence Show Business”, DSA 2018 has become the first and only show in the world to successfully feature both defence and national security side-by-side on a single platform.
The 16th installation of DSA will see the launch of the first National Security Asia (NATSEC Asia) 2018, the brand new international exhibition on National Security for Asia. Fully supported by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA), NATSEC Asia will focus on all national security sectors including public safety.
A truly dedicated national security show, NATSEC Asia reflects the urgent need for governments and defence mechanisms in Asia to collectively examine and address issues of national and regional security.
At the heart of NATSEC Asia 2018 is a special highlight on cyber security through its ‘Cyber Security & Defence Zone’, which will feature the Cyber Security & Defence Seminar supported by the National Security Council and the National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA).
To date, 340 delegations from 45 countries have confirmed attendance to DSA & NATSEC Asia. Special delegations include Ministers of Home Affairs (ASEAN), Ministers of Defence, Inspector Generals of Police, Chiefs of Defence, Navy, Army and Air Force, as well as other heads of national security entities from the ASEAN region.
Ranked as one of the Top Five Defence Shows in the World, DSA 2018 will showcase a record-breaking 1,500 companies from 60 countries, representing the global defence and security sector.
In addition to returning segments, the biennial show will also feature its first-ever ‘Empowering Women in Defence & Security Forum’, a timely addition to their programme line-up. The Forum will highlight women holding key positions in defence and security as they come together to discuss the current and future role of women in the field as well as the unique challenges they face.
DSA and NATSEC 2018 is pleased to announce today the roster of world-class companies, trade associations and national pavilion groups who have stepped forward to act as official event sponsors and branding partners.
Among the major sponsors supporting the show are Airbus, MBDA, FNSS, MD Helicopters, BAE SYSTEMS, the Turkish Defence Industry, BMW, Weststar, and Thales. Additional sponsors and branding partners include the South Africa Pavilion, Bavarian Nordic, Naval Group, the USA Partnership Pavilion, DEFTECH, Jakel Defence, Korea Defense Industries Association, Poland Defence Holdings, SASTIND, Kongsberg, NIMR, Packa, the UK Pavilion, Black Tiger, the Czech Republic, Acasia, and YITU.
Co-organised, supported and hosted by the Ministry of Defence & Ministry of Home Affairs, Malaysia, the co-located shows are expected to welcome over 50,000 visitors from 70 countries and generate billions of Ringgit in investment opportunities through contracts and partnerships signed and established throughout the duration of the show.
Both DSA and NATSEC Asia 2018 are fully supported by the Malaysian Armed Forces, Royal Malaysian Police, National Security Council, as well as several other national security agencies including Royal Malaysian Customs Department, Immigration Department of Malaysia, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Malaysian Prison Department, Fire & Rescue Department of Malaysia, and Royal Malaysia Police Cooperative Limited.
This is the first time the show is being held at the brand-new Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), Kuala Lumpur, the country’s largest exhibition space, reflecting the show’s anticipated growth in the coming years.