12th  – 14th  March 2018
Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar

The three day event comprises an exhibition, conference, senior staff delegations and visiting warships and will focus on naval & maritime security equipment procurement and support services. The Qatar National Convention Centre is located in the capital city, Doha, which benefits from excellent facilities and many modern features.



The Department for International Trade (DIT) Defence & Security Organisation (DSO) and the Society of Maritime Industries in partnership are organising and jointly managing the UK Group of exhibitors in a dedicated UK Group Pavilion.

UK companies are invited to take up the UK Group Pavilion package by exhibiting on pre-constructed POD stands under the unique UK Group Pavilion livery.


  • UK Group exhibitors are co-located in a prime location in the exhibition hall. The UK Group Pavilion will provide free-standing display “Pod system” stands on an open area floor.
  • The livery of the UK Group Pavilion attracts visitors and international delegations and the presence of official DIT DSO staff makes plain HMG support for the UK exhibitors.
  • A programme, managed by the UK Group Pavilion staff, ensures that all visiting delegations are routinely brought to all UK Group Pavilion exhibitors.
  • The UK Group Pavilion will include a visitor and delegate reception, literature racks and storage space.
  • An event brochure exclusive to exhibitors in the UK Group Pavilion is made available for distribution to visitors and delegations alike to further promote the exhibitors and their products.
  • The UK Group Pavilion organisers deal directly with the exhibition organisers and stand contractors, co-ordinate payments, appoint agents, produce the UK Group catalogue, and arrange a briefing for the exhibitors before their departure for Qatar.


Companies participating in the UK Group Pavilion have the opportunity to exhibit from walk-on “Pod system” stands on an open plan.

All exhibitors registering to exhibit with the UK Group Pavilion will be entitled, at no extra cost, to benefit from the DIT DSO Overseas Exhibition Support Package and which includes:

  • Liaison with DIT DSO regional and events specialists to plan detailed support and specific objectives;
  • Support at the event from military officers on the staff of DIT DSO;
  • Assistance with capturing specific priority customers;
  • Full page entry in the UK specific event brochure;
  • Use of the UK Group Pavilion meeting area for customer meetings;
  • Post event liaison with DIT DSO regional and events management specialists to review outcomes and share feedback.


The deadline for registration is Friday 15 December 2017

UKTI DSO Exhibition Manager - UKTI Defence & Security Organisation 
t: 020 7215 8214

Clementina Upton, Events Manager - Society of Maritime Industries 
e: events@maritimeindustries.org
t: 020 7448 7023

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Mon 12 Mar 2018 (Deadline for booking is Fri 15 Dec 2017)
  • Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar


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