General Info

About NEDS

De NIDV Exhibition Defence and Security (NEDS) is the annual event for the Defence and Security Industry and govermnemts in The Netherlands and is organised by the Netherlands Industries for Defence and Security.



Here are a number of frequently asked questons. If you don’t find your question stated, please feel free to contact the organisation.

What are the times and program?

The NEDS is open on 28 November from 8:00 until 17:30 hours. The plenary opening will be from 10:00 until 12:00 hours. The exhibition is open all day.

 The program of the exhibition and the break-out sessions are availiable through the NEDS App and are send by E-mail.

For whom is the NEDS?

NEDS is a business-to-business and business-to-government event and exclusively intended for professional visitors.

Can I attend NEDS as a visitor?

NEDS is intended  only for representatives from industry, government and other relevant professionals. It is not possible to attend for private visitors. If you have a professional interest to attend, but haven’t received an invitation yet, please contact

How can I register?

The registration page can be found here, or in the invitation.

How can I travel to NEDS?

Like previous editions, NEDS will be held in Ahoy Rotterdam. The venue can easily be reached by car and public transport. For more information please see::

Rotterdam Ahoy
Ahoy-weg 10


Stichting NIDV

Prinsessegracht 19
2514 AP Den Haag

T: 070 3644807