Royal Thai Armed Forces gives full backing to Defense & Security 2013(12Feb2013)  

 12 Feb 2013 


Royal Thai Armed Forces gives full backing to Defense & Security 2013




The official launch of Defense & Security 2013 made an impressive start with the official launch ceremony held at the Centara Grand Bangkok Hotel in Bangkok on January 31. The ceremony included a distinguished audience of important military officers from the Ministry of Defence, the Thai Armed Forces, Royal Thai Army, Navy and Air Force plus Ambassadors, Foreign Military Officials and Defense Attaches. Key Exhibitors and other VIPs were also well represented.

Mr. M. Gandhi, Managing Director of GML Exhibition (Thailand), the organiser of Defense & Security welcomed the guests with his opening address in which he noted that DS 2013 is expecting to host over 10,000 visitors from 60 nations and 300 defense and internal security related companies will be in attendance from 32 countries around the world.

Mr Gandhi’s address was followed by General Prasobchai Kasemsan, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Defence representing the Permanent Secretary and the Chairman of the organizing committee. In his speech the Deputy mentioned that more than 200 official and non-official delegations representing over 25 countries will be at this year’s event and the Ministry of Defence has invited Defence Ministers from 57 nations.




“Defence & Security 2013 will present another accomplishment that propelled Thailand as one of the most successful countries in Asia and as a staunch supporter of democracy and peace through strength,” the Deputy said.  In recent years, we have seen continued growth in the defence and security industries in our region. Defense and Security exhibition is a suitable venue to showcase the latest military technology. The goal of Defense & Security 2013 is to help nations meet that challenge through science, technology, mutual respect and understanding.” he added.


Top Thai Brass at Official Launch


Expressing interest in the upcoming event the following Thai military figures were noted at the official Launch Ceremony included

Gen        Worapong Sanganetra       Deputy Supreme Commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces
Adm       Yuttana Phagpolngam       Deputy Supreme Commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces
Adm       Polawat Sirodom                 Assistant Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy
VAdm     Tanarat Ubol                        Deputy Chief of Staff of the Royal Thai Navy
Lt. Gen   Walit Rochanapakdee        Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics of the Royal Thai Army
Lt. Gen   Uthai Pansanay                   Chief of Joint Staff of the Royal Thai Army

AM          Anon Jarayapant                  Deputy Chief of the Air Staff of the Royal Thai Air Force



Defense & Security has proved to be a perfect venue to showcase the latest military hardware and provides an ideal opportunity for manufacturers to introduce this technology to a global market. Thailand is a neutral country and a perfect place to do business. All our exhibitors are treated with utmost respect and discretion and will of course enjoy famous Thai hospitality.

With the full support of their Ministries, almost every country in ASEAN is now embarked on military modernization, making it one of the fastest-growing regions for military spending in the world. Defense & Security 2013 is projected to be one of the largest and most important exhibitions of its type ever held in the region. And You can’t afford to miss it. To secure your place at the show why not book online now while space is still available: or contact: + 662 642 6911 ext. 121,  


 4-7 November 2013

IMPACT Exhibition Center

Bangkok, Thailand.


Defense & Security 2013 - ' International Defense Cooperation'

Tri-Service Asian Defense And Security Exhibition, Conference and Networking Event. Defense Security 2013 is Thailand's largest defense and security exhibition.

The event will be staged in Bangkok from 4-7 November 2013 at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre.

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