Special Operations Forces Exhibition
The Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) is a special operations
Special operations
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 and homeland security
Homeland security
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 event that is held every two years at the King Abdullah I airbase in Marka
Marka refugee camp
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, Jordan
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. The specialized event is held under the patronage of King Abdullah II
Abdullah II of Jordan
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, the supervision of HRH Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein
Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein
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 and is fully supported by the Jordanian Armed Forces
Jordanian Armed Forces
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SOFEX, an important event on the defence industry calendar, provides an opportunity for defence manufacturers from around the world to engage in strategic discussions with key decision makers to deliver swift, decisive and effective solutions that will maintain the security and safety of citizens around the world.

SOFEX is the world’s fastest growing and region’s only special operations and homeland security exhibition and conference that features the largest fully integrated and innovative Special Operations Forces equipment and solutions from around the world.

In 2008, SOFEX attracted 34 national pavilions, represented by 319 companies and which attracted a record 12,000 visitors over the 3 day exhibition, including 101 delegations from 58 countries.

The 8th edition of the SOFEX series takes place May 10–13, 2010.

See also

  • IMDEX - the International Maritime Defense Exhibition
  • DefExpo - Defense expo in New Delhi
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    , India
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  • DIMDEX - Defense expo in Doha
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    , Qatar
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  • International Defence Exhibition (IDEX)
    International Defence Exhibition
    The International Defense Exhibition & Conference, or IDEX, is a biennial arms and defense technology sales exhibition. According to the Jane's Defense Weekly website, IDEX is the largest arms exhibition in the Middle East...

     - Defense expo in Abu Dhabi
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    , United Arab Emirates
    United Arab Emirates
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  • Eurosatory
    Eurosatory is an International Defence & Security industry trade show that is held every two years in Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris, France. In 2006 it had over 1000 exhibitors and 46,000 visitors. It is organized by COGES in partnership with the French Ministry of Defense. The...

     - Defense expo in Paris
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    , France
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