Chair of the Board and CEO of idD Portugal Defence / Head of Delegation of Portugal to the NIAG
“The internationalisation of the Portuguese Defence Economy is part of idD’s public mission and is one of the purposes of our participation in the NIAG. In this sense, with the NIAG’s annual meeting taking place in Portugal, this is an excellent opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the Industry and the National Scientific and Technological System and some of the main global players operating in defence.
The response to this event has been exceeding the expectations we had when we proposed to organise this meeting in our country. In the “Industry Day”, which will take place as a complement to the NIAG Plenary, around 30 national entities will exhibit, having the opportunity to present their solutions to the various delegations of NATO and partner countries, including to companies such as Airbus, BAE Systems, Leonardo, Navantia, Patria, Raytheon, Saab, or Thales, just to name some of the most well-known.
As a way of contributing to territorial cohesion, we decided to organise this initiative in the Northern Region, in partnership with the Municipality of Gaia.
We thank the Municipality of Gaia for their extraordinary support, and we hope that the event will open the path for new business and collaboration opportunities!“