During the International Exhibition of Defense Engineering IDEB, Incheba Bratislava was flooded with military technology and equipment for performance of special tasks related to defense and national security. 221 exhibitors from more than 24 countries presented themselves on the area of 30 000m2. The opening ceremony with the participation of the President SR and representatives of the government was embellished by military actions both in the air and on the land. The 4th year of the fair brought around 30 news and captured the attention of professionals and wide public.
The International Exhibition of Defense Engineering IDEB was a place full of interesting business meetings. The motto of the 4th year of IDEB exhibition “Modern defense technologies, new partnerships” reflected the current aims of modernization of the Armed Forces SR as well as approach to the foreign countries. For the first time in history the fair hosted NATO Industrial Days that recorded exquisite opportunities for Slovak companies, offering information on the system of NATO agencies, their aims and ways of engaging in the international procurement. The programme represented: NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency, NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency, NATO Allied Command Operations and NATO Headquarters - the Organizational Procurement and Services Unit.
The wide public valued the meetings with legends of Czechoslovak sport. The series of discussions under the name of Army Sport – tradition, partnership and success mediated meetings with Dana Zátopková, Anton Tkáč, Jozef Pribilinec, Slavomír Kňazovický, Jozef Gönci and others.