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10 May 2023 - 11 May 2023
Athens, Greece
DEFEA 2023 Matchmaking event

DEFEA 2023 – Matchmaking Event



  • The event is FREE of charge
  • All meetings take place on-site at the venue
  • Bookings are OPEN
  • Registration in the exhibition is mandatory and a prerequisite for participation in the Matchmaking event

DEFEA-Defence Exhibition Athens is a high-profile international defence and security exhibition presenting land, naval, aerospace, national, and cyber security defence systems by major Greek and international companies, with live displays, conferences, and seminars offering a new business and meeting platforms at the heart of the Mediterranean Basin

The Matchmaking Event (B2B) is organized by PRAXI Network (Coordinator of the Enterprise Europe Network Hellas), and DEFEA 2023, in order to provide an opportunity for transnational technology, business, and research partnerships in the emerging fields of Defence and Security.  The meetings will be carried out on the 10th and 11th of May 2023, in the context of the DEFEA 2023 exhibition, which will take place on 9-11 of May, at the Metropolitan Expo, in Athens, Greece.

Why participate
• Take advantage of the business opportunities to develop your business through your contacts with the Greek and International defence community.

• The exhibition will feature exhibitors from more than 25 countries, presenting the latest developments and innovations, giving opportunity for new collaborations and synergies.

• With your participation in DEFEA you will have the opportunity to communicate with industry leaders, political and military officials 

Target groups

Representatives of: Defence National authorities, Army forces, Civil protection units, Industry, Associations, and Academia in Defense and Security, along with Ambassadors, Military and Commercial Attaches, and other Defence officials, will be able to catch up on recent developments and identify existing needs and solutions for their organizations.

This event provides a unique opportunity for the participants:
• present their know-how and innovative solutions
• find new technological solutions
• meet potential business partners
• find partners for collaborative European R&D projects
• meet and establish cross-border contacts and collaborations with some of the major actors in the field Defence and Security.

Areas of interest
Ground combat
Naval combat
Civil protection
Information superiority
Digital transformation
Energy resilience & environment
Materials and components
Air and Missile defence
Force protection and mobility
Underwater warfare
Simulation and training
Public administration

The Matchmaking Event will follow Enterprise Europe Network specifications. The Enterprise Europe Network is the largest business support organization in Europe (and beyond), active in more than 60 member countries. Participants have to register first for the main event before registering for the matchmaking event. Technical support for the matchmaking event will be provided by the respective Enterprise Europe Network partners

        Closed since 8 May 2023
        Location METROPOLITAN EXPO-Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, Spata – Attica
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