Wednesday, February 8, 2017


LOCATION: Spaladium Arena, Split, Croatia

SHOW DESCRIPTION: Now in its 4th edition, ASDA 2017 is an international defense exhibition that will showcase and demonstrate cutting edge technologies in the air, sea, and land sectors of defense. This 4th edition of the tri-service Exhibition and Conference is dedicated to Defense, Aerospace, Homeland Security and Safety & Security. ASDA 2017 is fully supported by the Croatian Government through the Croatian Ministry of Defense.

ASDA 2017 offers a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the Adriatic Sea and Southeastern European regions. The event space is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Defense of the government of Croatia which underscores why there is no better place to meet the individuals who are involved in Croatian military acquisition decisions. ASDA 2017 will be the perfect gateway for manufacturers and suppliers to foster new interest in their products within this region. The Croatian Armed Forces Long-Term Development Plan 2015-2024, details the acquisitions required to substantially modernize the Armed Forces at an expected cost of approximately U.S. $ 1 billion. The modernization plans include ongoing and future expected procurements in all three defense sectors: air, land and navy. Textiles are a major component of ASDA 2017, which will showcase everything from clothing to shelters.

VISITORS/EXHIBITORS: In 2015, ASDA hosted 165 exhibitors from 16 countries, over 3,874 attendees from 54 countries and embassy/military attaches from 29 counties. ASDA visitors include high-ranking officials from Defense Ministries and Departments, as well as Armies, Navies, and Air Forces of countries worldwide. Defense industry professionals, Chiefs of Police, Coast Guard branches and private security firms throughout the region are also targeted visitors.

AMENITIES: OTEXA will maintain a sample booth at ASDA 2017 for up to 12 qualified U.S. manufacturers and suppliers of military/defense, industrial, and specialty technical textiles. Participants in this catalog/sample show will receive a package of services, including the collection of leads that will be sent to each company in a spreadsheet after the show, promotion of samples and pre-concurrent and- post show publicity.

COST: $950 for 4-5 samples not to exceed 10 yards or four book samples, company literature and business cards. Shipment of samples to and from ASDA 2017 is the responsibility of the participant.

WHY SHOULD YOU EXHIBIT? OTEXA has not been represented at tradeshows in the Southeastern European region prior to this year’s show. Now, more than ever is the time to respond to the increasing demand in this marketplace. In 2009 Croatia became a full member of NATO. In 2013 Croatia became the European Union’s 28th member.

For additional information or to receive a participation kit, please contact Mary Lynn Landgraf at (202) 482-7909 or

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