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International Maritime Defence Show

The International Maritime Defence Show takes place at Lenexpo Fairgrounds in St.Petersburg, Russia. The quality level of the exhibition and the associated events has immediately made the IMDS one of the three prime naval exhibitions in the world and one of the major defense exhibitions in Russia.

The IMDS was named the best international exhibition project in the year of the tercentenary of St.Petersburg. St Petersburg is truly considered the sea gate into Russia, one of the major centres of Russian shipbuilding. It is symbolic that this show of Russian and foreign shipbuilding achievements is being held there, on the shores of the Baltic Sea.

The event’s motto – “By cooperation- to peace and progress” – determines one of the most important goals of the International Maritime Defense Show: to promote development of business contacts, arrangement of international scientific and industrial cooperation. IMDS is visited by different official delegations and representatives of business and scientific circles from dozens of foreign countries.

The subjects of the Show include maritime and defense technologies, naval aviation and navigation & control systems, as well as new materials and technologies. Significant exhibition areas are assigned for component parts, devices, electronic elements and information technologies. The IMDS provides both Russian and foreign companies with unique opportunity to present their products to a widest circle of customers and partners, as well as to present themselves, to meet with colleagues and to participate in a great naval festival in one of the most beautiful cities of the world.

During the show participants become acquainted with modern naval vessels and their armaments, the latest developments in energy, navigation, and rescue equipment, as well as innovative developments from leading design offices.

35 ships, boats and vessels, including ships and boats of the Russian Navy, of Federal Security Service of Russia, of enterprises-participants of IMDS as well as 3 foreign frigates are presented as the demonstrational part near the quays of Morskoy Vokzal and water area of Neva River.

IMDS is visited by over 100 official delegations from more than 70 countries. Almost all countries which are engaged in manufacturing and exploitation of naval and sea equipment are presented during the Show. The Show is still developing, proving its high effectiveness and importance.


St. Petersburg, Russia

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