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.

Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic the NEDS 2020 will be a digital event with a full NEDS experience, including impressive programme of breakouts, side-events, interaction and networking possibilities. NEDS 2020 Digital also includes matchmaking and a full digital exhibition.


The definitive programme is still being finalised. 

November 9   | 14:30 – 17:00 | NEDS 2020 Digital Startup Day

November 18 | 13:00 – 16:00 | NEDS 2020 Digital Dag 1

November 19 | 13:00 – 17:00 | NEDS 2020 Digital dag 2 & Main Event

The NEDS 2020 Digital Startup Day will take place on 9 November. This day is dedicated to new ventures and technological applications for security, including many specialized breakouts and matchmaking sessions.

On November 18 and 19, the full-fledged event will follow with a full program, numerous break-out sessions, round tables and finally a spectacular Main Event. During this NEDS we will also give you the full opportunity to bring your organization to the attention. Via digital stands, matchmaking, breakouts and expert panels you can get the most out of the NEDS this year.


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

For whom is the NEDS?

NEDS is a business-to-business and business-to-government event and intended for professional visitors. For questions please contact

Can I attend NEDS as a visitor?

NEDS is intended for representatives from industry, government and other relevant professionals. There are various tickets available, for professionals we recommend the Participation Ticket for a full NEDS experience. For interested persons the Spectator Ticket will give access to the Exhibition and Main Event.

What is NEDS 2020 Digital?

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the NEDS 2020 will be digital to ensure a safe and unrestricted NEDS-experience.

How can I register?

Registrations opens on 21 October through this site.


Stichting NIDV

Bezuidenhoutseweg 161

2594 AG Den Haag

T: 070 3644807