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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.

Click here to register for the NIDV Conference and Exhibition on 17 November

Aerospace and Defense International Trade Summit, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
November 15 – 16, 2016

The U.S. Commercial Service and the Netherlands Industrial Defense and Security Manufacturers Association (NIDV) have joined forces to bring the third Aerospace and Defense International Trade Summit to the Netherlands. The summit will be held on November 15 – 16, 2016, at the Worldhotel wings, located at Rotterdam Airport. It will precede the annual NIDV Defense Symposium and Exhibition on November 16 in Rotterdam, conveniently allowing you to attend both events.

The Aerospace and Defense International Trade Summit is the only international event of its kind, fostering partnership opportunities for innovation and growth. International Primes, Tier 1s, and SMEs in search of partnerships to win contracts and increase business will find this the perfect forum to achieve this goal. The summit aims to increase networks and boost long/term sales for all participant. The previous summit included participants from 15 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. For more information on the 2015 International Aerospace and Defense Summit held in Groton, Connecticut, please visit the website: http://www.intltradesummit.com

By participating in the third Aerospace and Defense International Trade Summit, you can expect:

  • Access to aerospace Primes/Tier 1s, such as Airbus Defense and Space, GKN, Thales, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and L-3.
  • Meet with SMEs from aerospace and defense-rich countries, like Germany, Denmark, Italy, Israel, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and the U.S.
  • Seminar sessions on European aerospace and defense opportunities.
  • Procurement presentations by the Dutch Ministry of Defense, NATO (tentatively), and others.
  • Speakers include leadership from large Primes/Tier 1s, government officials, and industry experts.
  • Prescheduled B2B meetings amongst all participating companies.
  • Social events to stimulate networking.

Participation fee: €297 (or USD equivalent, approximately $335.00)

More information and registration, visit: http://www.intltradesummit.com. Questions? Contact Peter Huis in ’t Veld at peter.huisintveld@nidv.eu or call +31-70-364-4807.

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.