Be a part of a dynamic group of exhibitors | Reinforce your international corporate identity | Assess regional challenges and opportunities at defense, homeland security and cyber security | Communicate with potential clients | Increase your visibility and explore new collaborations
Join us in the USA Pavilion at DEFEA – Defence Exhibition Athens
President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
Geoffrey R. Pyatt
U.S. Ambassador to Greece
Dear Defense Industry Executive,
It is with great pleasure to invite you to participate at the USA Pavilion at DEFEA – Defence Exhibition Athens, a unique exhibition that will bring together the leaders of the defense and security industries in Greece.
Leading American defense companies will have the opportunity to join the USA Pavilion at DEFEA, a high-profile international defense and security exhibition guaranteeing exhibitors’ maximum exposure, highest visibility and unparalleled access to partners and customers. The USA Pavilion will be the meeting point for the defense & security industry professionals, providing a platform for networking and exchanging ideas on joint ventures and formation of partnerships, as well as to come into direct contact with key decision makers of the defense and security markets internationally.
Designed to provide upgraded means of communication between exhibitors and official visitors for productive contacts, USA Pavilion will ensure the most efficient and effective use of exhibitors΄ time and promotional budget. The latest in American technology, incorporated in state-of-the-art equipment and services for the defense and security industries will be displayed.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Athens!
Dear Defense Industry Executive,
It is our great pleasure to inform you that the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce with the full support of the Embassy of the United States of America will organize the Official USA Pavilion at the 1st DEFEA – Defense Exhibition Athens to be held June 22-24, 2020 at Metropolitan Expo Centre (next to Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” in Greece.
DEFEA will attract local and international exhibitors and visitors to a unique exhibition organized by Rota S.A. under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense and the General Directorate of Defense Investments & Armaments (GDDIA), with the support of the Hellenic Manufacturers of Defense & Security Material Association (SEKPY).
In June 2020, American defense companies will have the opportunity to join the USA Pavilion at DEFEA, a high-profile international defense and security exhibition guaranteeing exhibitors’ maximum exposure, highest visibility and unparalleled access to partners and customers. The USA Pavilion will be the meeting point for defense and security industry professionals, providing a platform for networking and exchanging ideas on joint ventures and formation of partnerships, as well as to come into direct contact with key decision makers of the defense and security markets internationally.
We hope you will join our efforts to promote the best of American defense technology, expand your international presence and build strategic alliances.
More information can be found at www.usadefea.gr or by contacting the American – Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.
USA PAVILION Organizers & Supporters
The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce will organize, with the full support of the Embassy of the United States of America and in association with AUSA (Association of the United States Army) Hellenic Chapter, the USA Pavilion at DEFEA, a unique exhibition organized by Rota S.A., a leading exhibition organizer, under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence and the General Directorate of Defence Investments & Armaments (GDDIA), with the support of the Hellenic Manufacturers of Defense & Security Material Association (SEKPY).
American – Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce was established in 1932 and is one of the largest, most active and dynamic American Chambers in Europe. Virtually all American companies that do business in Greece and Greek companies that engage in trade with the United States are members of the Chamber. The Chamber’s membership is comprised of some one-thousand companies that seek to expand business horizons, create new business partnerships, and take advantage of trade and investment opportunities in today’s global economy. The Chamber promotes economic and business relations between the United States and Greece. It is a wholly autonomous, not-for-profit organization and receives no subsidy from any government body. The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce is an active member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. and the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce.
FCS, US Embassy Athens
The U.S. Commercial Service, (USCS), at the U.S. Embassy in Athens, promotes the sale of U.S. products, equipment, services and technology to the Greek market and assists U.S. companies in identifying qualified Greek partners, agents and distributors. It also offers the following services to Greek businesses: business counseling on importing from the U.S.A.; promotion for local agents/distributors of U.S. products, equipment, services and technology that they represent and advocacy on behalf of U.S. firms pursuing business in Greece. SelectUSA is also a big element of our work, promoting foreign direct investment in the United States. https://2016.export.gov/greece/
AUSA Hellenic Chapter
The Hellenic Chapter of AUSA is a non-profit organization established in October 2017 and is part of the European Chapter of AUSA . It includes the territories of both Greece and Cyprus. It aims to promote the cohesion and cooperation of those individuals and corporations who value the Armed Forces and Coast Guard in Greece and in Cyprus. The intent is to support the active and former service members and their institutions in solidarity with and under the framework of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) providing an opportunity to network and build relationships with others, including NATO and other allies, who share these common interests.
DEFEA | The Exhibition
DEFEA which will be held June 22-24, 2020 at Metropolitan Expo Centre (next to Athens Int’l Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”) in Athens, Greece aims to continue the long tradition of successful defense and security events and reposition Greece on the international defence exhibitions map.
DEFEA 2020 AT A GLANCE – A Landmark Event
DEFEA is a high-profile international exhibition where leading international companies will present land, sea, air and national security defence systems to a highly specialized audience from the Greek and international community. DEFEA will host International Pavilions with the participation of leading global companies from the associated sectors.
THE DEFENSE AND SECURITY WORLD UNDER ONE ROOF
A unique exhibition that brings together the leaders of the defense and security industry; from manufacturers to distributors, CEOs to dealers, buyers and sellers to international decision makers and professionals in the field worldwide. Whether you’re interested in business opportunities or in the latest technological developments, there is no better opportunity to reach these busy professionals.
TARGETED ATTENDANCE PROMOTION
ROTA’s experience in creating top notch exhibitions in Greece, guarantees highly qualified professional attendance. DEFEA 2020 attendance, targeted throughout direct mail, advertisements and relationships within industry vertical publications and alliances with top associations and organizations within the defense and security field, will bring you the most qualified audience in Greece and the wider region.
BENEFITS FOR EXHIBIT AT DEFEA 2020
- DEFEA MARKS THE RETURN OF GREECE TO THE INTERNATIONAL MAP OF DEFENSE AND SECURITY EXHIBITIONS
- MEET EXISTING AND NEW / DISTRIBUTORS
- RAISE AWARNESS OF YOUR COMPANY AND PROMOTE NEW PRODUCTS
- DISPLAY YOUR COMPANY’S FULL CAPABILITIES
- ACCESS EMERGING MARKETS IN THE WIDER REGION OF SE EUROPE
- DIRECTLY CONTACT WITH SENIOR MILITARY AND INDUSTRIAL LEADERS FOR GREECE, SE EUROPE AND OTHER COUNTRIES THROUGH AN EFFICIENT GOVERNMENTAL & ARMED FORCES DELEGATIONS VISITING PROGRAM
- PARTICIPATE AT A VARIETY OF NETWORKING – ADDED VALUE ORIENTED EVENS
- BECOME INFORMED OF DEVELOPMENTS AND GAIN INSIGHTS INTO THE CURRENT TRENDS IN THE WIDER SE EUROPE
Prominent media representatives will be invited to the exhibition and will provide exhibitors with valuable publicity. The organizers will collaborate closely with media to ensure the fullest possible dissemination of important announcements.
DEFEA in numbers
INVITED BY THE HELLENIC MINISTRY
OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
ALL OVER THE WORLD
Top Reasons to Join the USA Pavilion at DEFEA 2020
ENJOY PREMIUM NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES FACILITED BY THE AMERICAN-HELLENIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
- EMPHASIS IN CYBERSECURITY – Cyber Pavilion
- FOCUS ON INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES – Innovative Technologies Zone
- DEDICATED SECURITY SYSTEMS & SERVICES AREA – Security Systems & Services Zone
- ROBUST OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMPANIES OF ALL SIZES – Small to Medium Manufacturers Zone
- PARTICIPATE IN TARGETED B2B MEETINGS WITH HIGH LEVEL PROFESSIONALS FROM GREECE AND THE WIDER REGION
ENJOY THE VARIETY OF SPECIAL SERVICES OFFERED FOR THE USA Pavilion EXHIBITORS
- Pre-exhibition Business Breakfast Briefing
- USA Pavilion Inauguration Ceremony
- USA Pavilion Official Reception
- Uniform Customized Exhibition Stands (except bare floor participations)
- USA Pavilion Secretarial Support & Information Area
- USA Pavilion Exhibitors’ Lounge
- USA Pavilion V.I.P. and Meeting Room
- Foreign Delegations Welcoming Committee
- Potential to organize special seminars/workshops during the exhibition
- Complete reference of your company at the USA Pavilion catalogue
- Participation at targeted press briefings for maximum media exposure
Seminars & Events
Friday, September 7, 2018
12:00 am to 11:59 pm | CITY OF THESSALONIKI
American Art Everywhere: Bringing American Masterpieces to the City of Thessaloniki
12:00 pm to 6:30 pm | THE MET HOTEL
Southeast Europe Energy Forum
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | HYATT REGENCY THESSALONIKI
Gala Reception for USA Honored Country
Saturday, September 8, 2018
10:00 am to 12:00 pm | US PAVILLION
Official Inauguration of USA Pavilion & Tour by GR and US Officials
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | BOARD OF DIRECTORS HALL
Senior Leadership Roundtable Discussion
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | USA Pavilion - THE STAGE
Re-Imagine Greece: Unveiling the Impact of Digital Skills to Empower our Country Unlock its True Potential
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm | USA Pavilion - THE STAGE
Country Digital Acceleration | Digital Transformation in Action @ Greece