SOFEX 2014 (Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference) (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For SOFEX 2014 (Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference) (TFC Event)
SOFEX 2014 (Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference) (TFC Event) -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Apparel, Defense Industry Eq., Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq., Trucks/Trailers/Buses, Textile Products - Made-Up
Location/Date: Amman, Jordan 05/05/2014 - 05/08/2014
Event Summary:
U.S. manufacturers and suppliers of special operations, land and air defense, and homeland security and security products and services should plan on participating in SOFEX 2014, the Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference 2014. Held May 5-8, 2014 at the King Abdullah Airbase in Amman, Jordan, SOFEX 2014 is an excellent venue to demonstrate capabilities for land and air assault presentations as well as the latest technologies that address the concerns and needs of Special Forces and security forces. Featuring a total display area of 75,000 sq. meters with hospitality chalets, live fire demonstrations and an outdoor demonstration area for tracked and wheeled vehicles and special operations demonstrations by SWAT and other special operations teams, SOFEX 2014 provides opportunities to demonstrate equipment and technologies in a secure and well-guarded area, a conference for technical presentations, and private hospitality suites to meet with business clients and high level government and military leaders and decision makers.

The USA Pavilion, the largest national pavilion at SOFEX since its inception in 2006, is considered to be the major “must visit” pavilion at SOFEX for all Jordanian and regional – Middle East and North Africa -- high-level delegations and trade visitors. Jordan receives $300 million in military assistance annually from the United States which must be used to buy U.S. made equipment and services. With Jordan focusing on expanding and modernizing its military and national security forces, SOFEX 2014 offers U.S. exhibitors an excellent opportunity to meet with and demonstrate their equipment and capabilities to Jordanian decision makers.

SOFEX 2014 is the only special operations exhibition and conference held in the Middle East and North Africa, focusing on special operations forces and security forces, and their specialized equipment, training and combat service support systems. Speakers and seasoned experts from around the globe participate in this biennial conference and leading manufacturers and suppliers display their latest technologies. SOFEX 2012 featured 323 local, regional and international exhibitors, 33 country pavilions, 108 international delegations representing 56 countries – and SOFEX 2014 is expected to surpass these remarkable records!

The U.S. Ambassador will host a reception for U.S. exhibitors. Services offered to U.S. exhibitors at SOFEX 2014 by the U.S. Commercial Service in Jordan and neighboring countries throughout North Africa and Levant will include specific country market briefings, assistance with meeting foreign military and government delegation decision-makers, and the Gold Key Service (GKS).


Contacts:
Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Deborah.Semb@trade.gov
Fareedon Hartoqa, Amman
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 962 6 590-6053
Fareedon.Hartoqa@trade.gov
LexaLynn Hooper, Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA)

Phone: 703/907-2666
lhooper@ausa.org
Michael Cerami, Assoc. of the U.S. Army (AUSA)

Phone: 703/907-2413
mcerami@ausa.org