Qatar Ministry of Interior Officially Supports the Inaugural Qatar Maritime Security - Coastal & Border Surveillance Conference (QMARSEC) of 2013

Aug 06, 2013, 06:02 ET from The DSMC (Defense Services Marketing Council) and Qatar NSS (National Security Shield)

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DOHA, Qatar, August 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The DSMC (Defense Services Marketing Council) and Qatar NSS (National Security Shield) announced on July 22, 2013 the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) signing to launch the first annual QMARSEC (Qatar Maritime Security - Coastal & Border Surveillance Conference).

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This inaugural conference is set to take place in Doha, Qatar, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on October 7th and 8th, 2013 under the "Achieving Maritime and Coastal Security through a Joint Concept of Operation" theme.

According to Staff Brigadier (Pilot) Mohammed A. AL-Mannai, Director, Qatar National Security Shield Project, "The QMARSEC 2013 conference is coming with a far more comprehensive, quality-led and value-driven program, featuring senior and key military and security officials from not only the MENA region, but also from the international arena."

The Qatar Ministry of Interior is also in full support of this conference as their mission is to achieve peace and public security since modern-day Qatar was established. According to The Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, "Our organization fully supports the effort of this important QMARSEC 2013 conference."

The goal of the conference includes providing a fully integrated platform and exhibition for industry stakeholders, operations commanders, officers and military leaders to learn and discuss the most recent maritime security operations strategies via joint endeavors to enhance and deepen inter-agency collaboration and cooperation by taking advantage of the most recent technology in surveillance security.

According to Defense Services Marketing Council's Chairman, Mathew Cochran, "The QMARSEC event will create invaluable opportunities for maritime security and defense representatives across the globe. This is a first in a series of fully integrated exhibitions and conferences that will be held in Doha, Qatar."


National security is based on achieving the state's strategic and security goals, by maintaining a safe environment for economic resources and strategic development objectives. In response to directives by H.H. the Emir and the direct supervision of H.H, the Heir Prince, the National Security Shield Project was established to provide an integrated system with the aim of achieving a safer platform compatible with the economic, industrial and human development. Accordingly, the contract on execution and launch of the project was officially signed through the NSS Office, to supervise the execution phase, following award of the contract to EADS Co as a main contractor, in association with other specialized global companies which competed with international companies specialized in security and military technology.

The project component consists of constructing an integrated control and protection network to be operated through a high-tech electronic surveillance and reconnaissance stations on the State of Qatar's sea, coastal and land borders, connected to the headquarters and a multi-level control through a secured communication network, whereas information, photos and data are directly dispatched to competent centers, to be specifically built for this purpose, as well as the various training programs to qualify and train human cadres on such systems.


The Defense Services Marketing Council is an exclusive, "by invitation only" collaborative organization of business development, public relations and marketing executives who represent Defense, Space & Security related companies and service providers seeking to do business in the Middle East region.

The Council serves primarily as a working-group catalyst in bringing the smartest, most imaginative marketers of the local, regional and global products and services companies together on an ongoing monthly basis to explore best practices and critical issues, and share intelligence on best customers and market trends.

In addition, through the 'incubation' of innovative marketing alliances and partnerships across all the Member and Associate related companies, the Council will help its participants to grow revenue and cultivate referrals from and loyalty of best customers.

Each of the Council's monthly gatherings will have an individual company host an event that range from the simple board room lunch with a capabilities presentation to other more in-depth events including moderated panel discussions featuring experts in the Defense, Space & Security arena, Think Tanks, Focus Groups, Executive Round Tables, CEO Breakfasts, and other events - the Agenda is driven by the Members.

DSMC has garnered local, national, and international acclaim with its hands-on nonprofit organization marketing and offers a unique opportunity for its global partners to work with DSMC members in Defense, Aerospace and Security companies in policy areas such as Cyber Security Networks, Offsets & Industrial Participation, Nationalization, Middle East Studies, Business Development, PR & Marketing, National Security Studies, and Total Addressable Markets Analysis (TAM) focused on increasing DSMC Members Growth.

SOURCE The DSMC (Defense Services Marketing Council) and Qatar NSS (National Security Shield)