ISDEF held a cocktail reception for the diplomatic community on April the 18th, which included Ambassadors, Military & Defence Attaches, Commercial Attaches as well as representatives from Israeli MoD, IDF, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Labor.  It was an intimate affair to welcome and celebrate the forthcoming edition of ISDEF-the 6th international defense and security exhibition which will take place June 4-6, 2013 in Tel-Aviv.

The evening was an immense success.  The program involved the participation of the newly established ISDEF Board of Advisors, an esteemed group of individuals whom include:  Vice Admiral (Res.) Eliezer Marom who was the previous Commander in Chief of the Israeli Navy, Major General Katabi (Ret.) from the Israel National Police and Colonel (Res.) Arik Davidi who was the Inspector General of the IDF.  In addition, the program included keynote speaker, Senior Deputy Director General of Multilateral, Global and Strategic Affairs, Ambassador  Pinchas Avivi, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Recognizing the importance of civil and military participation at the decision-making level is essential.  The strategic environment at ISDEF will depend on strong cooperation with allies and partners.  At a time when defence and security cooperation is vital, we are committed to creating the framework and opportunity for meetings and discussions to take place and ISDEF presents a valuable forum to introduce new ideas and to initiate business opportunities.