Event report IMDS-2015
The Seventh International Maritime Defence Show IMDS-2015
The Seventh International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2015) finished its work successfully. The Show is one of the world leading exhibitions in the field of shipbuilding and naval armament.
The results of the Show demonstrate its high demand among marine industry enterprises. Its high status and position in the world system of defenсe exhibitions were reconfirmed.
IMDS-2015 exhibitors became 423 enterprises from 28 countries including 40 foreign enterprises. IMDS-2015 exposition occupied 17 000 sq. m. of exhibition space in the halls and on outdoor areas, at Sea Terminal quays and in the waters adjoining the exhibition complex.
IMDS-2015 wide format allowed presenting products of enterprises at stands and full-scale models at the quays, on outdoor areas and in the adjacent waters as well as to demonstrate naval artillery weapons in action at the artillery range and to discuss theoretical and organizational issues during numerous congress and business events. There were four research and training conferences, 20 congress and business protocol events within IMDS-2015 (round tables, seminars, presentations, press-conferences etc.). Demonstration part at Sea Terminal quays and in the waters presented 39 ships and boats of various class and purpose of the Ministry of Defence, the Federal Security Service, the Ministry of Emergencies of the Russian Federation as well as boats of IMDS-2015 participants.
On the artillery range named Rzhevka of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation 10 naval artillery demonstrations were held successfully for official foreign delegations and mass-media representatives.
According to the Show program the aerobatic teams’ flights of Russkiye Vityazi, Strizhy, Rus were twice demonstrated as well as paraborne unit display of 118 special training center. Two traditional IMDS Prize Sailing Regattas were held within the Show.
IMDS-2015 brought 46 official delegations from 39 countries. As official delegations two Deputy Ministers of Defence, nine Commanders of Naval Forces and other high-ranked officials visited the Show.
Russian high-ranked officials took part in the Show: Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation D. O. Rogozin, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation D. V. Manturov, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Northwestern Federal District V. I. Bulavin, Governor of St. Petersburg G. S. Poltavchenko, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation for military-technical cooperation V. I. Kozhin, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation A.V. Dutov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation G. M. Kadyrova, Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Y. I. Borisov, Commander-in-Chief of the Navy V. V. Chirkov, Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation A. V. Fomin and other officials.
Over 43 000 specialists attended IMDS-2015 as participants and visitors.
The Organizing Committee on preparing and holding IMDS assigned the date of the next Show (IMDS-2017) – from the 28th of June till the 2nd of July, 2017.
We invite you to participate in the Eighth International Maritime Defence Show IMDS-2017.
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