International Exhibition of Defence and Security Technologies
IDET 2013 in figures
302 exhibitors from 26 countries
26,056 visitors from 61 countries
Final report for download:
Final report IDET 2013
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Quotes about the fair
Vlastimil Picek, Minister of Defence of the CR:
IDET 2013 is among the most important events of its kind in Europe, as evidenced by the presentation of 300 exhibitors from 25 countries. The stand of the Ministry of Defence and the Army of the Czech Republic are obviously dominant and our participation involved more than 400 members of the Army, soldiers and civilian employees. We have recently intensified cooperation with our long-standing partner, the Association of Defence and Security Industry, as well as with the entire defence industry, and I am very happy about that. There is a lot to see, there are interesting products, weapons and weapon systems produced in the Czech Republic. I am also pleased by the extensive presentation of exhibitors from Slovakia and Poland.
Petr Pavel, Chief of
Staff of the Army of the Czech Republic:
We need to find new solutions, how to get more effect for less money and also how to enable the realization of business objectives of our domestic defence industry. At the same time, interoperability with our NATO partners is our goal. I saw a number of suggestions at the fair, which we will certainly consider and perceive them as very positive. From this perspective, IDET fulfilled its purpose for me, and I am pleased that this open platform for the exchange of ideas exists here. By presenting the army and its 20th anniversary we want to bring the army closer to the public, but also to make clear that even with the current budgetary constraints, we want to achieve such quality so that we can ensure the country's defence fully and in line with our commitments.
Lukáš Novotný, marketing
manager, EXCALIBUR ARMY spol. s r.o.:
The fair is an important part of the presentation of companies from the defence and security industry. Our company has presented itself with the largest exhibition of IDET this year. Our stand was the most visited by experts and the public. We are very pleased with the attendance, our presentation in Brno is an integral part of our company marketing.
Štefan Hlavatý, marketing
manager, VOP Trenčín, a.s.:
The fair brought us new insights, we had the opportunity to establish contacts with customers. Many foreign customers came to us, and we were able to show them our modernized combat vehicle. This version of modernization meets all NATO requirements on combat vehicles, the "old vehicle" got all the modern technology. All countries of the Eastern bloc and also other countries are in fact equipped with BVP technology which get progressively older and pose the problem of what to do with them. This method is a good alternative for upgrading these vehicles. Therefore IDET completely met the objective with which we came to Brno.
Ilona Menclová, business
representative, KARBOX s.r.o.:
The company is satisfied with our participation at the fair, it was beneficial for us. It is also important that we have met with representatives of collaborating companies here and could meet with peers who are also involved in the supply of military equipment.
Ján Lasab, dealer for
ammunition, MSM s.r.o. Martin:
The company is satisfied with IDET. We have been exhibiting here for many years, we must not be missing in Brno. We meet with our business partners and pyrotechnician colleagues here, there are about a hundred of them in our countries. We went to school together and continue to meet in Brno.
Štěpán Černý, business
manager, SVOS, spol. s r.o.:
The fair has met our expectations, we were visited by a dozen foreign delegations, we were satisfied already after the first day. IDET is realistic, and moreover, Brno has been a focal point for common discussions, partners from all industries are properly connected in one place.
Ladislav Vybíral, chief
executive, Croy s.r.o, Mercedes-Benz:
Services of the Exhibition Centre are perfect, our company is satisfied even with the three-day duration of the fair. It seems to me that the exhibitors were much better this year, that is why we are actually here. We are satisfied with the trade fair in terms of attendance, there were things to talk about in Brno. We have established new contacts and from this perspective I see IDET as successful.
Milan Nedvěd, deputy
director, Sellier & Bellot:
We have been participating in IDET throughout its history. It is smaller this year than it used to be but there was great interest in our exhibits from the military as well as the public. We had a number of business meetings, our foreign partners from Bahrain came, etc. There was no lack of interested parties.
Petr Wessely, salesman,
KES – kabelové a elektrické systémy, spol. s r. o. :
We are exhibiting at PYROS / ISET for the first time, so I do not have the opportunity to compare. We have acquired some new contacts here and most importantly, we had the opportunity to showcase our novelties. Customers whom we expected and who are our target group really came. We talked with both small and large potential buyers, thus our participation fulfilled its purpose, although I would like to see bigger attendance.
Daniel Polák, project
manager, Moravský výzkum, s. r. o.:
We are satisfied with our premiered participation in PYROS / ISET. Our expectations were fulfilled, a lot of visitors came to us in the first two days and people were interested in our news. Our exhibited multipurpose robotic transporter had great success with both large and small customers who wanted to sit inside, some even lied down and others did not even want to leave. Both exhibits were much liked both mechanically and in terms of the idea., Therefore we evaluate our participation positively and in our view it has fulfilled its main purpose - to promote the company and our products.
Luděk Štěpánek, chief
executive, WISS CZECH, s. r. o.:
We returned to PYROS after about ten years and it is a little different fair now. The interest of visitors was greatest on Thursday, when we were meeting with clients we wanted to speak to here all day. As a Polish producer we entered the Czech market through direct representation last year and gained significant orders, therefore presentation at this fair was sort of a moral obligation for us. The aim was to show ourselves to other clients and to demonstrate that we are not only manufacturers of tank fire engines, but also other products. This goal was certainly accomplished, so the fair participation made sense to us.
Pavel Šulc, service
technician, Pramacom Prague spol. s r. o.:
We regularly exhibit at both IDET and PYROS / ISET, where we present our offer for the police, fire fighters and rescue workers. The fair is somewhat reduced compared to the past and attendance was good only on Thursday. We invited customers who really arrived, and thanks to that we got what we expected. We supply to the integrated rescue system bodies, therefore large clients are interesting for us and we have met with them here.
Ludmila Celková, JaGa,
spol. s r. o.:
We were pleasantly surprised by the trade fair in the end, despite its small size, visitor attendance is relatively good. We expected it to be worse, but compared to previous years it is still weak. We went into it with little expectations, but all the people with whom we are in contact came here, so in a way the fair has fulfilled its purpose for us even in this form.