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FEINDEF 2023 In Spain Finalises Preparations

+++ STOP PRESS +++ The new GDELS ASCOD Light Tank LT105 at FEIDEF 2023, Wednesday 17 May. [©Bob Morrison]

The third edition of the International Defence and Security Fair of Spain, FEINDEF 2023, finalises preparations to receive more than 500 exhibitors.

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Press Release, Madrid, 16 May 2023: [auto-translated] FEINDEF 23, the third edition of the Spanish International Defence and Security Fair, which will take place on May 17, 18 and 19, lands in Madrid, where preparations are being finalised for an edition event that will have more than 500 exhibitors and 40,000 square metres of innovation and disruptive technology from the Defence, Security, Aeronautics and Space sectors.

The opening ceremony will feature the intervention of the Minister of Defence, Ms. Margarita Robles, accompanied by the president of the FEINDEF Foundation, Mr. Julián García Vargas, and the Secretary of State for Defence, Ms. Amparo Valcarce, the Wednesday May 17 at 10:00 a.m.

The reference fair of the Spanish industry: The main Spanish and international companies will meet in a unique event in which they will show their technological innovations. From drones to satellites, through unmanned vehicles or robots, FEINDEF 23 will exhibit the most cutting-edge technological innovation at a global level.

If the Defence, Security, Aeronautics or Space industries stand out for something, it is for their leadership in technological innovation and for the social application (technological duality) of most of their developments. Technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, 3D anatomical printing, Blockchain, automation, quantum computing, military simulation, augmented reality or telecommunications will star in the leading event in our country in technological innovation.

The international nature of the fair will be revealed with the assistance of more than 90 international delegations that will be able to learn about the capabilities of a leading Spanish industry that is competitive throughout the world.

Library image from the first FEINDEF in 2019 [© Bob Morrison]

A top-level activities programme: FEINDEF 23 will have an ambitious programme of conferences, round tables and forums in which national and international experts will discuss the challenges in Europe and adjacent regions, encompassing alliances and international cooperation. This programme will be led by some of the most relevant figures from the field of defence and industry, but also from education, politics or research.

Innova for Def & Sec, a benchmark for innovation and entrepreneurship: Aware of the importance that startups have for the economic and social development of our country, the FEINDEF Foundation introduces in the III edition of this reference event for Defence and Security in our country, a space dedicated exclusively to innovation and entrepreneurship in said area.

Innova for Def & Sec was born as an embryo of the Defence and Security entrepreneurial ecosystem so necessary in our sector and with a clear vocation to support young talent. It is conceived to become a national and international benchmark in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship for “dual-use” solutions and technologies and an annual meeting point for entrepreneurs and innovative companies interested in the Defence and Security market.

The Cockerill 1030 turret was just one of many international defence exhibits at FEINDEF 2021
[© Bob Morrison]

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