of the eighth International Maritime Defence Show IMDS-2017
The eighth International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2017) finished its work successfully being one of the world leading exhibitions in shipbuilding and naval armament.
The results of the Show demonstrate its high demand among marine industry enterprises. Event high status and place in the world system of defense exhibitions were reconfirmed.
IMDS-2017 exhibitors became 443 enterprises of 31 countries including 50 foreign companies. The exposition occupied 17,000 sq. m. of exhibition space in halls as well as outdoor display, Sea Terminal quays and water area of the exhibition complex. All leading marine enterprises of Russia were participants of the Show. The great part of the exposition was occupied by manufacturers of component equipment, appliances, electronic elements, information technologies and double purpose products.
IMDS-2017 broad format allowed to present enterprises’ products on stands and full-scale models near quays, on outdoor and water areas as well as to demonstrate maritime artillery weapons in action on the artillery range.
Demonstration part of Sea Terminal quays included 17 ships and boats of the Russian Defence Ministry, the Russian Federal Security Service, the Russian Emergency Ministry and over 30 boats of exhibitors.
There were 10 naval artillery systems and small arms successfully demonstrated for official foreign delegations and mass-media representatives on the Rzhevka artillery range of the Russian Defence Ministry.
IMDS-2017 brought 57 official delegations from 52 countries. Almost all countries dealing with production and exploitation of naval equipment attended the Show. The President of Socialist Republic of Vietnam, four Commanders of Naval Forces and other high-ranked officials visited the Show as official delegations. The extensive programme of delegations was fully implemented, its format exceeded previous IMDS exhibitions.
Official foreign delegations visited such enterprises as Krylov State Research Centre, Baltic Shipyard, Sredne-Nevski Shipbuilding Plant, Marine engineering company AQUA- SERVICE.
Over 120 official negotiations were held in the presence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, officials of Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, representatives of Rosoboronexport, United Shipbuilding Corporation and other leading companies.
Within congress and business events there were 22 events including four scientific conferences.
Traditionally there were two IMDS-2017 award sailing regattas supported by the sailing union of St. Petersburg.
Over 47 000 specialists visited IMDS-2017. Considering the link of St. Petersburg citizens with marine industry, patriotic traditions and interest in the Show, citizens and guests had an opportunity to attend the exhibition, warships and boats at the quays.
The results of the Show are the evidence of Russian and foreign companies pursue the active marketing policy aimed to broaden their participation in the international cooperation on development and production of technically sophisticated systems such as warships.
The Show is a dynamically developing event, which proved its high efficiency and importance.
Press service of Morskoy Salon Co. Ltd.
2 July, 2017.