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One of the core tasks of the NIDV is to engage the Dutch business community in orders obtained from the armed forces. The NIDV was established by the Ministries of Defence and Economic Affairs. This makes the NIDV unique in that it is the only sector organisation of Dutch companies that delivers products and services related to national and international security. All participants can take advantage of the NIDV’s extensive network and specialist knowledge.






Equipment and services for the National Police Corps and Royal Netherlands Military Police, the fire brigade and other emergency services are supplied by participating NIDV companies specialising in all product groups, from uniforms to vehicles and ships, and from walkie-talkies to incident rooms and cyber security.


Conducting business internationally requires specialist knowledge of the market. The NIDV gets its participants on the right track with meetings, courses and export knowledge. The NIDV works both nationally and internationally on increasing the visibility of participants through joint market research and a joint market approach. As part of this, it supports and facilitates its participants in participating in trade missions and international trade fairs.

Symposium and exhibition

The annual NIDV Symposium & Exhibition is being held this year on 17 November 2016 in the AHOY Rotterdam and is a unique event for professionals that covers the entire field of security. The event also highlights the latest technological developments in that field. In addition to companies and knowledge institutes, the ministries involved, armed forces, Defence Materiel Organisation, Security Services, Security Region, Coast Guard and National Police Corps also have stands in the exhibition.

Dutch Delegation will visit CANSEC in Ottowa

This event is open to cutting edge innovative defence and security technology companies, including cyber security solution providers, Government, Research and Development Organizations and Academia. This defence and security innovation showcase event will include briefing sessions, exhibition area and networking event. Learn about current Canadian and international business and funding opportunities, connect with defence and security procurement officials / customers and meet with potential international clients and partners.

The NIDV will visit the CANSEC with a delegation of the Dutch Defence and Security Industry. For more information please contact Peter Huis in ‘t Veld, p.huisintveld@nidv.eu


NIDV Newsletter February published!frontpage

The NIDV Newsletter is published. Click here to read the newsletter online.


Industrial Participation Day

On Thursday the 20th of April 2017 the Netherlands Industries for Defence and Security (NIDV) will again organise its annual International Participation Day (IPD 2017) near Amsterdam Schiphol airport.

The IPD2017 will give ample opportunity for foreign OEM’s and NL-industries to meet, discuss co-operation and renew old contacts. As there is growing political support for the Defence budget to rise, business opportunities are to improve. A “pitch and match” tool will be used to enable participants to make maximum use of IPD 2017. Last year over 350 highly appreciated meetings were scheduled. Foreign OEMs will participate free of charge .

The Ministry of Defence  and the Ministry of Economic Affairs endorse the IPD 2017.

Please save the date 20th of April in your agenda.  Mid-February there will be an e-mailing asking you to register for the IPD 2017.

For more information contact Marcel Hendriks Vettehen, m.hendriksvettehen@nidv.eu or keep an eye on this website or on Twitter (@nidvnews).


Where to find us

Trade facilitation abroad

The NIDV is present at the following exhibitions:

Overview events A-Category 2017

04-04-2017 – LAAD, Brazil: 4 – 7 april
16-05-2017 – IMDEX Asia, Singapore: 16 – 18 mei
29-05-2017 – CANSEC, Canada: 31 mei – 1 juni
12-09-2017 – DSEI, UK: 12 – 15 september

Overview events B-Category 2017

19-06-2017 – Paris Air Show Le Bourget, France: 19 – 25 juni
03-10-2017 – Pacific 2017, Australia: 3 – 5 oktober

Overview Events C-Category 2017

19-02-2017 – IDEX, Abu Dhabi: 19 – 23 februari
14-03-2017 – HOMSEC, Spain: 14 – 16 maart
21-03-2017 – LIMA, Malaysia: 21 – 25 maart
04-04-2017 – Global Security Asia, Singapore: 4 – 6 april
09-05-2017 – IDEF, Turkey: 9 – 12 mei
21-11-2017 – Milipol, France – 21 t/m 24 november





A – Collective participation.  (NIDV initiates)

B – Collective visit.    (NIDV accompanies)

C – Individual participation of companies (NIDV is present)

D – Individdual visit of companies  (NIDV is present)



NIDV Foundation 

The NIDV Foundation facilitates the sustainable positioning of the Dutch Defence and Security-related Industry (NL-DVI) in national and international orders (from the government and elsewhere) and in national and international supplier chains. The NL-DVI is synonymous with the highest possible quality and effectiveness of equipment, services and application-oriented knowledge. The NIDV is a strategic partner of the government in the area of defence and security and a key figure in the triple helix collaboration between the government, knowledge institutes and the business community.