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 COVID-19 measures will be taken?

Because of COVID-19, the symposium and exhibition of the NEDS 2020 will be adapted to meet all instructions and regulations to organize a safe and responsible event. Future developments are monitored carefully and additional measures will be taken to ensure the safety of all attendees.

The details of the measures to ensure a safe and responsible event are still being developed.

What are the times and program?

The NEDS is open on 19 November from 8:00 until 17:30 hours.

The program of the exhibition and the break-out sessions are available 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?

Registrations open in October.

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