Egypt to hold defence expo EDEX next December for the first time

Ahmed Eleiba, Sunday 9 Sep 2018

Tamer El-Refai
Egypt military spokesman Tamer El-Refaie (Photo courtesy: Official Facebook Page)

The Egyptian military is set to hold its first defence exhibition, the Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX), during 3-5 December 2018, the armed forces announced on Sunday.

In a statement, Egypt’s armed forces spokesman Tamer El-Refaie said the defence and military production ministries will be run under the auspices of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and in collaboration with British Clarion Events, which puts on international defence and security events, at the Cairo International Convention Centre.

More than 300 exhibitors are expected to present their systems, with 10,000 visitors expected over the three days.

Egypt’s armed forces first broke the news of the event in December 2017 during a press conference.

The event will be the first of its kind in Egypt or any other African nation, and will include high-tech defence systems from around the world, as well as Egyptian-made military hardware, according to an official statement last year.  

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