Trade missions

A chance to meet in real life. Throughout the year, the Coalition for Defense & Security Malaysia joins trade missions and various trade shows.

Cluster coordinator NIDV works both nationally and internationally on the visibility of the partners through joint market research and a joint market approach. As part of this, it supports and facilitates in trade missions and international trade fairs.

Upcoming events



Past events

DSA 2024

Hull Vane Signing
Navtrain Signing

From May 6 - 9, the Dutch Coalition for Defence took part in the Defence Services Asia 2024 exhibition. 

The DSA is co-organised and supported by the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is the largest defence and homeland security show in Asia and one of the top five exhibitions in the world, showcasing the most advanced technologies, systems, hardware and electronic warfare equipment the market has to offer.

As part of the Partners for International Business (PIB) initiative with Malaysia, participating companies were hosted in the NL Pavilion. Here, the PIB members presented their innovative products and services to military representatives, industry leaders, and decision makers from all over the world. In fact, the pavilion quickly received a very high-profile visitor as the Malaysian prime minister stopped by for a visit on the first day. 

This wasn't the only important event at the Pavilion either, as several PIB Participants held signing ceremonies there. Navtrain, for example, signed a MoU with Marine Science Technology Sdn. Bhd. for further cooperation in the field of training. 

Another PIB participant to hold a signing ceremony was Hull Vane, who signed a licensing agreement with Hayat Lestari Holdings Sdn Bhd. Not only will this collaboration bring Hull Vane more to the attention of several important markets in Malaysia and the surrounding nations, but it also allows them to start producing locally. 

For more information on this collaboration, please click the link below!

The Dutch delegation was led by General Major Ludy Schmidt and Commissariat for military production. The PIB Malaysia is coordinated by the NIDV, in cooperation with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the local embassy. If you want to participate in other upcoming events, then click the link below and contact the coordinator!

Contact Peter Huis in 't Veld

Read the full article on the Hull Vane - Hayat Lestari Holdings Sdn Bhd. licensing agreement here

'Roadshow' Trade Mission 2024 

February 20-22


On February 18th, the PIB members traveled to Kuala Lumpur to take part in the 'Roadshow' trade mission. 

During this trade mission the members had the opportunity to visit the Headquarters of the Malaysian armed forces and meet directly with Malaysian military representatives. Visits to Malaysian knowledge institutes were on the agenda as well. 

The members also had ample opportunity to engage in matchmaking with companies in the Malaysian Defence and Security sector to network and explore potential opportunities. Representatives of MIDES, the organization charged with coordinating the development direction of the Malaysian Defence, Enforcement, and Security industries and discussing issues and challenges faced by Defence, Enforcement, and Security industry companies also attended the event. 

Imdex 2023

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NEDS 2022

The NIDV Exhibition Defence and Security is the largest event for Defence and Security related industries in the Netherlands and the Benelux. 

DSA 2020

The Defense Services Asia Exhibition and Conference (DSA 2020) will take place from 28 till 31 March in MITC, Kuala Lumpur. DSA is one of the leading Defence Services shows in the world and the organizers expect nearly 1500 companies from 60 countries /nations. he Netherlandswill be one of 33 countries that will have a country pavilion at the DSA.