By Team ADU
New Delhi/Tel Aviv. 06 June 2017. 
One of the largest congregations of the defence and financial markets, ISDEF 2017, the 8th international defence and homeland security exposition, opens its doors at 9 am today, 6th of June, at the Tel Aviv Convention Center to all exhibitors, academics and visitors.

It will last for 3 full days, until the 8th of June, in a space over 6,500m2, and boasts the participation of over 15,000 visitors from over 90 different countries, over 250 exhibitors from the four corners of the world including Japan, Brazil, USA, Turkey, and many more, 100 official delegations which comprise of Heads of State, Chiefs of Staff, Defense Ministers and high-ranking Army, Navy and Air Force representatives, as well as 120 various media organisations. Catering to the needs of the Military, Police, Special Forces, and HLS by exposing them to the products and solutions provided by innovative defense and security companies worldwide, the show attracts eyeball from world over.

The exposition, headed by the Board of Advisors, a skilled group of experts and veterans in the various relevant fields of the Israeli defence and security dimensions, whether financial, virtual or physical, addresses the link between these two sectors, and gathers professionals from varying fields of expertise and backgrounds. Whether military or civilian, governmental or corporate, ISDEF brings the latest innovations and technologies to the limelight, providing “the best trade show we have been to in regards to organization and networking” (Paradigm SRP, United States). By connecting the large international players of the industry, ISDEF acts as a key hub for the efficient and steady development of business on a global scale. With almost 50% of exhibitors reported to being international companies, and buying power amongst over 80% of attendees, the exhibition is a prime opportunity for marketing and networking.

The event will furthermore hold its first conference, titled Counter Terror & Refugees Crisis Conference, which centers around two main topics, ISIS and its relation to the Islamic world as well as the international difficulties posed by the refugee crisis. This will also last for 3 days, along with the national pavilions, live demonstrations and workshops and seminars, and will provide a space to focus on, analyse and, in turn, find solutions to the refugee crisis, and countermeasures to terrorism. The esteemed speakers present will be lecturers from the ICT, the International Institute for Counter Terrorism, and the INSS, The Institute for National Security Studies

Another section of the exhibition taking place for the first time is the inclusion of the cyber/FinTech domain, with the Cyber Pavilion open during the first two days (6th and 7th of June), and culminating in the Cyber Investment Conference-Summit on the third day (8th of June). The drastic rate at which the cyber sphere has expanded has allowed for a rise in the number of threats, a new medium for terrorism to maintain finances and equipment; the requirement for defence and security in the virtual world has therefore become crucial in order to ensure a safe environment. The esteemed speakers for the summit will include Rami Efrati, former head of the Civilian Division of the Israel National Cyber; David Solomon, CEO Solomon Capital Group; and Ben Lazarus Partner, PwC, Head of Consulting Israel, amongst many other key figures.