Qatar is investing in American naval and military equipment, and the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) is where the buyers are.


Since the show first set sail in 2008 it’s hosted more than 380 visiting official delegations, 80 participating warships and almost 50,000 professional and trade visitors, generating nearly $32 billion in direct deals and billions more in related commerce. The new Qatar Emiri Naval Forces Base, part of the expansive New Port Project launched in 2007, opens a wide array of opportunities including training services simulators, marine surveillance, security and maintenance across all divisions of military. The Qatari Armed Forces recently purchased anti-ballistic systems, military electronics and cyber systems, weapon systems, air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground missiles and air defense systems. Qatar also recently purchased 36 F-15 fighter jets, introducing multiple platforms for armaments, upgrades and maintenance contracts as well. With so much equipment and technology on display coupled with the Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC), exclusive VIP Delegations and visiting Warships’ Display, DIMDEX 2020 is your port of call for business in Qatar, MENA and with the GCC.


Why Exhibit in the USA Partnership Pavilion?

DIMDEX 2020 builds on past success as the most comprehensive maritime and defence exhibition in Western Asian Hemisphere. Marking its successful 10th anniversary edition, DIMDEX 2018 attracted approximately 13,000 visitors during the three-day event and hit a record number of agreements, with more than 35 partnerships, agreements and MoUs being announced.  


In 2013, the U.S. and Qatar signed a Defense Cooperation Agreement to include joint training and exercises for Naval, Coast Guard and other branches of the military. This alliance between the United States and Qatar is a true bilateral partnership that gives American exhibitors an extra-secure advantage in the USA Partnership Pavilion at DIMDEX 2020. The Pavilion builds on America's presence and Kallman Worldwide's history with the show to help you meet more buyers, decision-makers and influencers here. As the official representative of the show in the U.S. and organizer of America's presence here for nearly 10 years, that experience translates into more value for you in Doha. In addition to our suite of end-to-end exhibitor services, the upcoming edition of the Pavilion will feature a new turnkey stand design and materials, a robust delegation program, close collaboration with in-country and regional U.S. Commercial Service representatives to facilitate business introductions and meetings.  We look forward to helping you learn more and sell more in Doha at DIMDEX 2020!



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Ann Kallman

Director, Creative Services


As the Director of Kallman Creative Services, it gives me great pleasure to bring visions to life. From the client’s thoughts, to paper, to design, to delivery, I create custom exhibitor stands of award-winning quality for world-class clients internationally.

Christa March Project Manager

Christa March

Project Manager


Being a Project Manager at Kallman allows me to work with a team of different people, with different responsibilities, all striving toward one goal. My door is always open to share ideas and strategize (except when it’s closed because I tend to talk loudly on the phone!).

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." — John F. Kennedy

Kevin Tighe Sales Account Executive

Kevin Tighe

Sales Account Executive
Nancy Villari

Nancy Villari

Project Coordinator


I’ve worked at Kallman Worldwide for the past nine years, and have enjoyed traveling to different parts of the globe, meeting people and learning about their lifestyles. My job allows me to interact and assist companies to make their trade show experience easy and trouble-free. Love my job!

Oshaira Rojas, Operations Specialist

Oshaira Rojas

Operations Specialist


I am responsible for the implementation of all operational details of assigned trade shows from start to finish. My experience working within the hospitality industry has demonstrated attention to detail, teamwork, high-quality service and communication are all necessary to maintain a well-composed operation that resonates with our clients. My passion for events planning and coordination is where I get inspiration to develop clients’ visions and make pavilions come to life.