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IDEX 2021 – Press Release

The Czech Republic will once again take part in the International Defence Exhibition and Conference IDEX 2021 under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic.

Winged lion to commemorate the home return of Czechoslovak airmen and women

Five years after its unveiling by Sir Nicholas Soames, Winston Churchill’s grandson, the Winged Lion at Klarov was the scene of a multi-national commemorative ceremony attended by defence leaders and distinguished guests from the Czech political, cultural, business and community

About DSIA

Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA) associates Czech companies engaged in research, development, production, trade and marketing of the military and security equipment, material and services. It was founded in 1997 as a non-governmental, independent, apolitical, non-profit organization. Since its foundation it is a respected partner of the Czech Government, the Ministries of Industry and Trade, Defence, Interior and Foreign Affairs. With these institutions the DSIA signed a series of cooperation agreements.

DSIA is a partner of organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce or Confederation of Industry and Transportation of the Czech Republic. The Association also cooperates with the publishing house MS Line on publishing a magazine called the Czech Defence Industry and Security Review which is a media platform for the Czech defence and security industry.

DSIA promotes business and commercial interests of its members in a dialogue with the Parliament, ministries, other government authorities. It became an important partner and participant in the legislative processes. Its discussions at the “round tables” or face to face meetings with representatives of the state administration or the Parliament help to deal with the defense and security industry issues.

DSIA is a primary contact point for similar foreign institutions. It helps foreign firms to find suitable partners and vice-versa it helps the Czech firms to contact appropriate companies abroad.

DSIA supports pro-export efforts of its member companies and helps them to look for new markets. It also participates in shaping of the national pro-export policy and supports export interests of the DSIA members towards the state administration.

One of the DSIA tasks is to support participation of its memeber companies at specialized domestic and foreign fairs. It helps the exhibitors to obtain support from the national and the EU funds, administrate the state support,  negotiate better prices and also to boost their PR activities.

DSIA actively supports research and development activities of the member companies and helps them to create specialized groups (clusters) for complex solutions to meet specific tasks.

The Association became an indispensable intermediary for domestic and international cooperation. It provides exchange of information concerning tenders, supplies and demands between state organizations and the industry. The membership in the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), cooperation with the European Defence Agency (EDA) and various EU bodies allows the DSIA to be a part of discussions concerning future of the European defence and security industry. It is engaged in the NIAG (NATO Industrial Advisory Group) activities. It also cooperates with NSPA and is active in several NATO programs. DSIA also operates various education programs. It has organized training courses for member companies, using the EU funding. The programs included the area of quality, standardization and cataloging in the security sector and defense industry and educational project on how to increase Competitiveness of the Czech Defence and Security Industry.

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