NEDS Rotterdam

21. November 2024 | Event for the defence and security industry

The NEDS, short for Netherlands Defence and Security Exhibition, is an annual trade fair held every November at Ahoy Rotterdam. It is organized by the NIDV, the Netherlands Industries for Defence and Security, a key organization focusing on the defense and security industry in the Netherlands..

This exclusive event is the largest of its kind in the Benelux region and serves as a central meeting point for stakeholders from industry and government active in the field of defense and security technologies. Over the years, NEDS has earned an outstanding reputation and is regarded as a platform for showcasing new technologies, discussing innovations, and presenting future trends in the industry.

The fair offers a wide range of topics and products, from military equipment and weapon systems to cybersecurity solutions and advanced defense technologies. A highlight of NEDS is the opportunity it provides for companies and organizations to present their latest products and services to a broad and knowledgeable audience, offering a unique chance to engage with potential customers and partners.

The venue, Ahoy Rotterdam, is a modern and versatile convention center known for its excellent infrastructure. It provides an ideal setting for an event of this magnitude, with ample space for exhibitions, conferences, and networking events.

Overall, NEDS is an indispensable event for anyone involved in the defense and security industry in the Benelux region and beyond. It offers a unique platform for knowledge exchange, promoting innovation, and strengthening business relationships.

The NEDS will take place on Thursday, 21. November 2024 in Rotterdam.

In 182 days
21.11.2024 - 21.11.2024*
Thursday, 1 day
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Local time:
08:46 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Ahoy Rotterdam,
Ahoyweg 10, 3084 Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands


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Fair organizer
NIDV - Netherlands Industries for Defence and Security
Prinsessegracht 19
2514 The Hague, Netherlands
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Past editions:
  • 29. - 30. November 2023
  • 17. November 2022
  • 18. November 2021
  • 18. - 19. November 2020
  • 28. November 2019
    • 120 exhibitors
    • 2500 visitors
  • 15. November 2018
    • 100 exhibitors
    • 2000 visitors

Fair location:

Ahoy Rotterdam,
Ahoyweg 10, 3084 Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands


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Product groups: administrative software, aircrafts, ammunition, armored vehicles, avionics, cabling, containers, drive technology, electronics, energy supply, IT hardware, medical equipment, missiles, navigation, operational software, packaging, rescue equipment, security systems, sensors, ship's equipment, ships, telecommunication, torpedos, transport systems, weapons, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the NEDS taking place?
The NEDS fair takes place in Rotterdam, at the Ahoy Rotterdam.

When is the NEDS taking place?
Visit the NEDS from 21. November 2024.

How often does the NEDS take place?
The NEDS takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the NEDS?
The NEDS is an exhibition for Defence, IT and Aviation.