The Middle East Missile and Air Defense Symposium (MEMAD 2010)

For its second edition, MEMAD returned to Abu Dhabi on December 5-6, 2010 as the region’s leading event gathering the most enlightened policymakers and missile defense experts from around the world to discuss the absolute cutting edge in multi-layered missile defense technologies.

The two-day event was attended at the opening by a crowd of political and military leaders and diplomats from the Gulf region and abroad. The first day included an opening session and three plenary sessions.

Background to MEMAD
Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Middle East Missile and Air Defense Symposium (MEMAD) was established in 2008 by INEGMA to facilitate decision-makers from militaries and missile defense agency’s around the Middle East to plan and prepare for the most effective missile and air defense systems anywhere in the word. MEMAD uniquely blends the latest insights from government, industry and academia to create the most comprehensive forum for understanding critical challenges of emergent missile threats through examining state-of-the-art integrated air defense systems against the full spectrum of missile and air threats.

As the first dedicated missile defense event in the Middle East, MEMAD set the benchmark with a remarkable agenda that provided in-depth insights into key strategic themes and unparalleled guidance on developing multi-layered missile defense systems for the emerging missile and air threats environment. Highly focused closed roundtables hosted in the company of leading missile defense experts ensured participants were exposed to the latest critical developments in missile interceptor technologies.