VIDSE 2020


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Held with the support of Vietnam Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of Industry and Trade, Clarion Events and HADIFA are proud to present VIDSE – Vietnam International Defense & Security Exhibition 2020.

VIDSE will provide a crucial point in the calendar to explore international business opportunities in Vietnam and is your route to market into the growing Vietnamese defense industry. The tri-service & security exhibition will take place from 4-6 March 2020 at the National Convention Center, Hanoi and is expected to welcome over 120 exhibiting companies and more than 5,000 visitors.

Early Bird Bookings Receive a 10% Discount

Booking early saves you money, book your VIDSE stand before 31 July 2019 and make significant savings on the cost of your stand. Book today and secure your booth at Vietnam's critical event for the defense & security industry.


  • Business Platform - Bringing the defense manufacturing supply chain together presents an unmissable opportunity to develop your business on an international scale. 
  • Networking Opportunities - VIDSE will deliver a range of engagement and networking opportunities to its international audience.
  • International Delegations - VIDSE will bring together international delegations, military buyers, key decision makers, and influencers from across the ASEAN region to companies on the exhibition floor. 
  • Sector Focused Zones - will have five key Zones: Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint, all showcasing the latest equipment and systems enabling specialized visitor and exhibitor engagement. 
  • PR and Promotional Support - To maximise our exhibitors’ investment and presence at VIDSE, we will provide a range of exclusive opportunities to raise your company’s profile with targeted social media support, sponsorship packages and access to the world’s defense press.



  • Vietnam accounted for over a third of total ASEAN defense imports in 2015
  • Tank, Infantry Fighting Vehicle, SP Artillery and Armoured Personnel Carrier acquisition programmes are planned
  • The defense budget has increased by more than 25% in the last 4 years.
  • In 2016 Vietnam’s defense spending exceeded $5bn for the first time according to SIPRI
  • Defense expenditure is the fourth largest in Southeast Asia
  • The VPN operates the largest submarine fleet in Southeast Asia
  • Vietnam has domestic manufacturing capacity, with licenses in place for production of vehicles, small arms and NATO 5.62mm ammunition
  • Between 2011 and 2015, naval vessels accounted for 44% of defense imports


Industry Attendees

  • Subcontract Manager
  • Procurement Director
  • Senior Procurement Officer
  • Strategic Sourcing Manager
  • Assistant Commercial Manager
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Procurement Manager
  • Head of Supply Chain Development

Government and Military Attendees

  • Chief of Defense Staff
  • National Armament Directors
  • Service Chiefs
  • Capability Directors
  • Project Leads
  • Civil Service & Government