The Host of Qatar’s Largest Maritime Security Conference, QMARSEC 2016, Welcomes Delegates to Doha for the Fourth Annual Event


Staff Brigadier (Pilot) Mohammed A. AL-Mannai, Director, Qatar National Security Shield Project is pleased to welcome esteemed delegates to the Qatar Maritime Security – Coastal and Border Surveillance Conference (QMARSEC) 2016. This, the fourth annual event, will take place on 25 October 2016 in Doha, Qatar.


Doha, Qatar, 24 August, 2016Building on the success of the first three years, Brigadier AL-Mannai is excited to announce the opening of registration for the fourth annual Qatar Maritime Security – Coastal and Border Surveillance Conference (QMARSEC), on behalf of the Qatar National Security Shield.


QMARSEC 2016 is Qatar’s Largest Maritime Security Conference and promises to be one of the highlights of the year, with esteemed delegates from all over the world gathering to engage in discussions on the theme ‘The Future of Automatic Identification System (AIS) Technologies and the Use of Unmanned Systems for Maritime Domain Awareness’.


With the official support of the Qatar Ministry of Interior and the Qatar Armed Forces, QMARSEC has grown to become a not-to-be-missed opportunity for the defense, space and security industry, maritime experts and regional operations commanders.


QMARSEC continues to deliver on its objective of serving as an incubator and accelerator of partnership and growth for the defense, space and security industries. Through encouraging the development of joint endeavors, particularly new technologies, the conference serves to deepen and enhance inter-agency cooperation and collaboration to mitigate future security threats.


“I would like to personally encourage your organization to get involved in this leading regional forum,” said Brigadier AL-Mannai. “This event is designed to catalyze information sharing and cooperation among military, government, industry, academic, and maritime security experts from around the world.” “There is so much to be gained from gathering in the spirit of mutual collaboration to meet the challenges of tomorrow together.”


This year, discussions will focus on the future of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) – focusing in particular on emerging unmanned technologies – for maritime domain awareness.

On the occasion of the announcement Mr. Matthew Cochran, Chairman and CEO of Defense Services Marketing Council (DSMC) said: “Every year QMARSEC becomes stronger and better – this Conference is now a truly indispensable opportunity for industry leaders to learn and share ideas about cutting-edge maritime technologies. QMARSEC 2016 promises to be the best event yet.”


Delegates are now formally invited to register to attend QMARSEC 2016. Spaces for this prestigious conference are limited. Registration is available via the Conference website:



For more information, please visit the QMARSEC website at:

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