The NIDV Defence and Security Exhibition (NEDS) 2019 is the largest exclusive event for the Defence and Security Industry in the Benelux region. This year, NEDS will be held at Ahoy Rotterdam on 19 November. The annual NIDV event is being organised for the 32nd time and is well known as the place where industry and the government meet each other. It is where more than 2,500 visitors from the Ministry of Defence, the government, industry and international representatives come together to network and establish new contacts.

NEDS is the place where all relevant players in the Defence and Security Industry come together.”

Theme – Netherlands Radarland

Essential to the succes of the Dutch ‘Golden Triangle’ is the structural cooperation between industry, government and knowledge institutions which has led to the successes of Netherlands Radarland. Advanced radartechnology is not only essential to the armed forces, but also to the Defense- and security-related national industry and knowledge institutions. The Netherlands has become famous for it’s advanced and state-of-the-art radar-systems. The 32nd edition of the NEDS will be centered around the knowledge, innovations and developments in the field of radartechnologies and applications.

Exhibition and trade fair

As in previous years, there will be ample opportunities for companies to present themselves or their products to visitors on the trade fair floor. Once again, there will also be an impressive main programme with keynote speeches and dignitaries. Visitors will be able to obtain in-depth information during the four concurrent sessions in the afternoon programme. Over 100 exhibitors, ranging from OEMs to SMEs and from start-ups to traditional suppliers, will be present to demonstrate their innovations, developments and the latest technological applications.



 * Until 2018, NEDS was known as the NIDV Symposium and Exhibition.


Times and program

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


The program of the NEDS is still under development.

Supported by: