Key speakers at the Opening Ceremony, ISDEF 2015:

  • Brigadier General John S. Shapland, United States Defense Attache and the Senior Defense Official to the State of Israel
  • Avigdor Kahalani, Chairman of Ha’Aguda Lema’an HaChayal and recipient of the President’s Medal of Distinction
  • Yafa Ben Ari, Deputy Director of Economic Affairs for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ziva Eger, Director of the Industrial Cooperation Authority

In attendance of this ceremony were official delegations, Ambassadors, Commercial Attachés, Defense Attachés, key industry figures as well as military and government officials from Israel and abroad.

More than 40 Israeli Delegations including:

  • Head of the Technological and Logistics Directorate
  • Commander of the Combat Intelligence Collections Corps
  • Head of the Armament Division for the IAF
  • Head of the Navy Weapons Development Division
  • Head of the Armament Division for the Southern Command
  • Head of the Ammunition Center
  • Commander of the IDF Motorized Systems Department
  • Deputy Commander of the IDF Ground Force Command
  • Head of the Municipal Security Authority
  • Head of Cyber Security and Information of the
  • Ministry of Public Security
  • Head of the Operations Directorate for the Israeli National Police
  • Israel National Police Logistics Division
  • Israel National Police Commander of Judea and Samaria District
  • Vice Commander of the Intelligence and Investigations division of the Israeli National Police
  • Director of SIBAT

More than 80 Foreign Delegations including:

  • Minister of Interior of Lithuania
  • Deputy Minister of Defence of Lithuania
  • Deputy Minister of Defence of Slovakia
  • Undersecretary of Defence of the Philippines
  • Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
  • Commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Commander of the Czech Republic Air Force
  • Commander of the German Armed Forces
  • Vice Commander of the Philippines Air Force
  • Armaments Director of the Hellenic Navy
  • Deputy Director of the Joint Chief of Staff of the Republic of Korea
  • Artillery Commander for the Italian Armed Forces
  • Head of the Innovation Center & Intelligence Command Office of Spain
  • Inspector General of the Ghana Police.

Key Industry Figures from Israel and abroad were also in attendance

  • Director of Lockheed Martin – Israel
  • Director of Business Development of L3 Wescam
  • Head of Elta Systems
  • President of Boeing Israel
  • CEO & President of IMI – Israel
  • President of IMI USA
  • Many More