ABOVE: In a back corner on the lower floor, SADJ found the following gems from TNIITochMash in Russia. We had the opportunity to spend some quality time with the engineer in charge as well. Top to bottom: VSS “Vintorez” special suppressed sniper rifle in 9x39mm. AS-Val special suppressed assault rifle in 9x39mm.
Defence Services Asia
14-17 April, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The 14th edition of the DSA show was held at the Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur in April 2014. This is a mature show, well-known and very popular in the South East Asia region. It draws internationally, with many business deals being concluded at the show. These are usually pre-arranged as at all shows, the convenience of having your customers there, in front of the community, is an excellent opportunity for all.
SADJ has been attending DSA for over 15 years, and we consider it to be one of our favorite shows for not only seeing what’s new, meeting customers, and networking, but Malaysia is a beautiful country, and KL (Kuala Lumpur) has incredible sightseeing and food opportunities.
There were total of 1057 participating companies from 59 countries at the 2014 exhibition. These were in 28 pavilions:
Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA and ASEAN countries.
Statistics that will interest potential exhibitors:
Total number of Foreign delegations: 344 from 45 Countries
Total number of Trade Visitors: 33, 544 from 77 countries/nations
Total number of media / press: 729 comprising 621 local and 108 foreign press
Total number of Malaysian Royalty visitors: 6
Total number of Malaysian VIPs: over 800 VIPs