Middle East Missile and Air Defense Symposium (MEMAD 2016)

MEMAD 2016 Postponement

The 5th Middle East Missile and Air Defense Symposium (MEMAD 2016), originally scheduled to be held at the ECSSR on October 11 & 12, 2016, was regretfully postponed - its new date before the end of December 2016 will be announced shortly by the organizers.

For the past four months our teams at SEGMA and the ECSSR, as well as from our international participants and sponsors, were working tirelessly to build and deliver the most successful edition of MEMAD yet. At this stage we are considering options on rescheduling MEMAD 2016 within the GCC before the end of December 2016 and hope to share positive news very soon.

We hope to keep you updated on our moves and rescheduling for MEMAD 2016, and hope to make an announcement about its new date and venue within the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, we are ready to answer any of your queries.


About MEMAD 2016

Launched in 2008 under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, MEMAD has become the preeminent dedicated regional air and missile defense meeting.

As the first dedicated missile defense event in the Middle East, MEMAD has set the benchmark and remained the preeminent regional air and missile conference – consistently drawing the most high profile speakers and delivering unprecedented insights into AMD developments. Gathering decision-makers from across the GCC and international partners, MEMAD creates the most comprehensive technology-centric regional AMD forum and offers participants unparalleled networking opportunities as well as access to distinguished expertise.

MEMAD was established in 2008 by INEGMA and launched under the highly prestigious patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Crown Price of Abu Dhabi. Since its inception, and over four past editions – most recently in 2014 – MEMAD has facilitated decision-makers and decision-making in GCC on air and missile defense.

MEMAD explores and assesses the dynamics of the full spectrum of air and missile threats, examines state-of-the-art AMD defense systems and their employment, planning and operations, as well as approaches to enhancing interoperability and integration in support of a regionally integrated architecture.

The upcoming 5th MEMAD will again cover core subjects that address the design, integration, planning, and operations level considerations of transforming into a regionally integrated AMD architecture.