• DEFEA 2023 concluded with important visits, transnational contacts and discussions aimed at laying the foundations for future industrial collaborations.

In particular, the Deputy Minister of Citizen Protection, Mr. Lefteris Oikonomou, visited the exhibition. Visits to all the stands of the exhibition were made by the head of the Hellenic Army General Staff, Lt. General Angelos Houdeloudis, accompanied by his staff. Officers from all three Branches of the Armed Forces made their presence felt by visiting DEFEA 2023 exhibitors for information.

Furthermore contacts were made among the various industries with each other (B2B) in order to share information and explore possibilities for co-productions and joint development of programmes. Technology transfer mechanisms and in particular the synergies between defence industries and those of the civilian sector were the subject of an informative event organised by the Hellenic Manufacturers of Defence Materiel Association-SEKPY in the context of DEFEA 2023.

Robotic applications in firefighting efforts as well as the effects of disasters on the environment and the economy occupied another informative event held during the last day of the Exhibition. Finally, innovative systems for surveillance and border management were discussed at the informative event that closed the DEFEA Academy.

The success of DEFEA 2023 augurs the most auspicious prospects for the organisation of DEFEA 2025.