IDET is celebrating 30 years since its first launch

January 11, 2023  /  7:45 AM

The current security situation has reconfirmed the importance of the defence industry, which is a key part in the development of independent and self-sufficient states. In the Czech Republic, this industry has traditionally had a strong position resulting also from its export orientation. IDET is a major platform for the presentation of the Czech defence industry, scheduled to take place from 24 to 26 May 2023 at the Brno Exhibition Centre, celebrating thus 30 years since its debut. PYROS and ISET fairs will be held concurrently, focusing on the presentation of firefighting and security equipment and services.

New trade opportunities

Facing the ever-increasing security risks, states are paying increased attention to modernising their armed forces and increasing defence and security expenditure. IDET, which occupies a prestigious role in the NATO space, is the ideal venue to display new defence technologies. This expo is regularly visited by the highest political representatives, official armed forces delegations, and military and air force diplomats from many countries around the globe, which are commercially interesting for the Czech defence industry. IDET is always prepared in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic, which, as in previous years, is now preparing a large display together with the Czech Armed Forces, and with the Defence and Security Industry Association, which brings together over 130 companies from the defence and security sector.

Security Innovation Zone and Golden IDET

After its successful first run, the Security Innovation Zone project organised by the Czech DSIA will return to the expo, featuring a joint exposition of innovative start-ups with the aim of presenting their potential and connecting them with larger partners. New emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence or virtual reality, can provide a significant technological advantage. The IDET Gold Award for the best exhibits will also take place.


A unique part of the fair is the IDET ARENA terrain polygon. On an outdoor area, visitors will be treated to dynamic demonstrations of military, firefighting and police equipment. Simulated intervention actions of various units are also an attraction. In addition to the polygon, the organisers are preparing additional extra programme focusing on hot topics.

PYROS and ISET held concurrently with IDET 

The upcoming IDET fair will be held alongside the PYROS International Fire Fighting Equipment and Services Fair and the ISET International Security Technology and Services Fair. These fairs are close to each other in terms of industry and together they enable the presentation of all components of the integrated rescue system. Such a combination also brings advantages to exhibitors who can offer their products and services simultaneously to the army, firefighters, police and other armed forces. The Fire Brigade of the Czech Republic, the Police of the Czech Republic, the Customs Administration of the Czech Republic, the State Material Reserves Administration of the Czech Republic, the Prison Service of the Czech Republic and the Brno Municipal Police are also preparing their presentations. The PYROS and ISET trade fairs will run until Saturday, 27 May 2023, when the Safety Day for the public will take place.

Looking back at 2021

Last year's IDET, despite the covid pandemic, was held in standard form at the level of previous editions, reaffirming its prominent position in the industry. Participants mainly appreciated the opportunity to negotiate and trade live, and highlighted the opportunity to meet face-to-face. The fair was attended by 496 exhibiting companies from twenty-seven countries, whose stands were viewed by 24,382 trade visitors. Members of official delegations from the territories of interest and representatives of foreign armed forces from thirty-one countries visited the fair at the invitation of the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic, the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic and BVV Trade Fairs Brno.