Vietnam International Defense & Security Exhibition 2020

When: 4th March 2020 to 6th March 2020
Where: National Convention Center, Hanoi, Vietnam
Written by : Lanna Cooper
Vietnam International Defense & Security Exhibition 2020


Clarion Events and HADIFA have partnered to launch the Vietnam International Defense and Security Exhibition (VIDSE). Set to feature over 120 exhibiting companies and over 5,000 visitors from the entire ASEAN defense supply chain.

Held with the full support of Vietnam Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of Industry and Trade, it will be the first time a large scale tri-service defense exhibition has been held in Vietnam.

Meet face to face with senior military and industry leaders from all branches of the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) including Ground Forces, Air Force, Navy, Border Defense Force & Coast Guard.

Why Vietnam?

  • Vietnam accounted for over a third of total ASEAN defense imports in 2015
  • Tank, Infantry Fighting Vehicle, SP Artillery and Armoured Personnel Carrier acquisition programmes are planned
  • The defense budget has increased by more than 25% in the last four years
  • In 2016 Vietnam’s defense spending exceeded $5bn for the first time according to SIPRI
  • Defense expenditure is the fourth largest in Southeast Asia
  • The VPN operates the largest submarine fleet in Southeast Asia
  • Vietnam has domestic manufacturing capacity, with licenses in place for production of vehicles, small arms and NATO 5.62mm ammunition
  • Between 2011 and 2015, naval vessels accounted for 44% of defense imports.

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Vietnam International Defense & Security Exhibition 2020
4th March 2020
Vietnam National Convention Center, Hanoi