For one week during Eurosatory, Defence and Security companies present their goods and services for innumerable foreign delegations to explore. This trade fair, opened by president Macron, can be of great benefit to both small and large companies.

The French president emphasised the geopolitical challenges which, according to him, require a “war economy”. There will not be a proposed European financial taxonomy, which would make life more difficult for Defence and Security companies. Macron highlighted the importance of innovation and called for more European sovereignity, which Defence and Security companies could play a vital part in.

The Director of the Defence Materiel Organisations, Vice-Admiral Arie Jan de Waard and the Commissioner for Military Production, Jan Christiaan Dicke, visited the Dutch companies at the Netherlands pavilion on the 13th of June. This pavilion was a joined initiative of the Ministries for Defence, Economic Affairs and Climate.

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News: 30-06-2022

NEDS 2022: A New Theme and an Extra Hall

This year the NEDS is back and bigger than ever. There is a lot of enthusiasm from our exhibitors, visitors, and NIDV staff. Registration for our visitors will open again in September and we hope to see you in Rotterdam on 17 November 2022. Thales Netherlands is acting as sponsor and the theme this year is “Netherlands on the Radar”.  
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News: 30-06-2022

Approval for PIB America and PIB South-Korea

The NIDV is accutely aware of the importance of international trade for the Dutch economy in general and the Defence and Security sector in particular. One of the ways in which the NIDV promotes the market position of the Dutch Defence and Security Industry is by participating in Partners for International Business (PIB) Initiatives. The NIDV already played a coordinating role in two successful initiatives with Malaysia and Singapore, first, and Greece, second. Now we are pleased to announce that we are joining two new initiatives with South Korea and the United States.
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News: 30-06-2022

NIDV Press Release Defence White Paper 2022: Stronger Netherlands, Safer Europe

Politicians are serious about ensuring peace and security. This is evident from the Defence White Paper 2022, which the NIDV welcomes. The NATO standard of 2% GNP will be met, allowing the Ministry of Defence and its partners to fulfil their constitutional tasks: not a goal in itself, but a financial minimum for peace and security. Thus, security professionals not only get the money but also the means to do their job. More than ever, the Ministry of Defence seeks cooperation with the industry, society, and Europe. The defence and security sector with its companies and knowledge institutions is ready to take up the gauntlet. The challenges are great, but the government is not alone. (Photo credits: Defensie.nl)
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