DSA and NATSEC 2018 exhibitions open doors today

Asia’s largest and most highly-anticipated defence and security exhibition, Defence Services Asia (DSA) Exhibition and Conference, opened its doors today, April 16th, and is once again set to position Malaysia as a regional leader in the defence and security sector.

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Malaysia's Defense Minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, arriving at DSA/NATSEC 2018 exhibition
(Credit: Defense Ministry of Malaysia)

Celebrating “30 Years in the Defence Show Business”, DSA 2018 has become the first and only show in the world to successfully feature both defence and national security side-by-side on a single platform.

The 16th installation of DSA sees the launch of the first National Security Asia (NATSEC Asia) 2018, the brand new international exhibition on National Security for Asia. Fully supported by the Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA), NATSEC Asia is focusing on all national security sectors including public safety.

A truly dedicated national security show, NATSEC Asia reflects the urgent needs for governments and defence mechanisms in Asia to collectively examine and address issues of national and regional security.

At heart of NATSEC Asia 2018 is a special highlight on cyber security through its “Cyber Security and Defence Zone”, which will feature the Cyber Security & Defence Seminar supported by the National Security Council and the National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA).

To date, 340 delegations from 45 countries have confirmed attendance to DSA and NATSEC. Ranked as one of the Top Five Defence Shows in the World, DSA 2018 is showcasing a record-breaking 1,500 companies from 60 countries. Co-organised, supported and hosted by the Malaysian Ministry of Defence & Ministry of Home Affairs, the co-located shows are expected to welcome over 50,000 visitors from 70 countries and generate billions of Ringgit in investment opportunities through contracts and partnerships.