International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference Asia (IMDEX Asia)

General Information

  Date: 19 - 21 May 2015

    Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore

Established in 1997, the biennial IMDEX Asia is the premier international maritime defence show in the Asia- Pacific and beyond. IMDEX Asia comprises an exhibition, strategic conferences and a warships display. It has gained recognition as the global platform to address pressing issues within the naval and maritime security industry, showcase the latest technologies and connect key players from navies, governments and industry.

A must-attend show in the international maritime defence calendar, IMDEX Asia 2015 will be the tenth in the series.

Highlights of IMDEX Asia 2015

1. Exhibition

The exhibition, comprising the Static and Warships Displays and Technology Seminars and Demonstrations, will showcase an extensive range of cutting-edge technologies by manufacturers and providers of naval products, systems and services.


IMDEX Asia 2015 will welcome new exhibitors such as Ametek, Kairos Singapore, Kelvin Hughes, KM Kinley, Qinetiq, Microflown, Stone Marine, Strategic Marine and Teho Ropes.

Returning major industry players Damen Naval, Elbit, General Dynamics Canada, Israel Aerospace Industries, Lüerssen, MBDA, MTU, Navantia, Rafael, Saab, ST Marine, Thales and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems will also participate in the exhibition.

Static and Warships Displays

The popular Static and Warships Displays will return to IMDEX Asia 2015. The Static Display within the exhibition hall will include amphibious crafts and rigid hulled inflatable boats. The Warships Display at Changi Naval Base offers visitors the rare opportunity to get first-hand experience of the on-board operations of warships and rub shoulders with senior naval officers from various countries.

Technology Seminars and Demonstrations

The Technology Seminars and Demonstrations within the Exhibition will give visitors an in-depth understanding of the design and technological considerations behind the products and solutions on showcase and the opportunity to exchange ideas face-to-face with the presenters.

2. Key Conferences

The following strategic conferences will headline IMDEX Asia 2015

International Maritime Security Conference (IMSC 2015)

IMSC 2015 brings together Chiefs of Navy, Directors-General of Coast Guard, government officials and key industry players from around the world to discuss threats to maritime safety and security and develop frameworks and solutions to deal with the security challenges that threaten and disrupt sea lines of communication.

International Naval Engineering Conference @ IMDEX Asia (INEC@IMDEX Asia 2015)

Themed “Adapt and Transform – Flexible Capability in an Uncertain Environment”, INEC@IMDEX Asia 2015 brings together representatives from navies, the industry and academia to discuss developments and challenges faced by the naval engineering industry and the latest technologies on naval platform design.

The 15th Asia-Pacific Submarine Conference (APSC 2015)

The APSC 2015 brings together regional submarine operating navies and other navies and organisations with an interest in submarine safety to discuss issues on submarine survivability, escape and interoperability of rescue assets. APSC helps to foster mutual understanding and cooperation and is an important knowledge-exchange platform for all participants.

Quick facts about IMDEX Asia 2013:

  • 194 participating companies from 29 countries/regions, up 17% from IMDEX Asia 2011
  • 8 country/group pavilions, including, for the first time, an Israel Pavilion
  • A record 21 Navy Chiefs from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond
  • 72 VIP delegations from 49 countries/regions
  • 15 participating warships from 9 countries, including Singapore
  • 9,337 trade visitors from 61 countries/regions, of which 30% were from overseas
  • Over 500 business meetings took place between IMDEX Asia exhibitors and the VIP delegations

For more information, visit and follow @IMDEXAsia on Twitter.

This feature is courtesy of Experia Events Pte Ltd.

Experia Events specialises in organising and managing conferences, exhibitions and trade events of strategic interest, fostering industry development and thought leadership. We have built a strong portfolio in aerospace and defence with the highly successful Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest and one of the three most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, and IMDEX Asia, the premier international maritime defence exhibition in Asia-Pacific. Our expertise also extends to the government and lifestyle sector, through key events such as the Singapore International Water Week and World Cities Summit.

Read 7238 times