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Filipino Soldiers Have Free Entry To ADAS 2018

July 23, 2018

Active members of the Philippine military can now register as visitors to the third Asian, Defense, Security and Crisis Management Exhibition and Conference or ADAS 2018 that’s running from September 26 until 28. The arms show is the country’s largest and was previously held in 2014 and 2016 thanks to the commitment of its organizer APAC Expo.

ADAS 2018 promises to be on a grander scale than before as hundreds of exhibitors from around the world converge at the World Trade Center in Metro Manila. At the very least, the main suppliers for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are particpating in country specific pavilions. 21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is a media partner for ADAS 2018.

Free online registration for ADAS will be open until September 9. To register, would-be visitors are invited to select their category and fill out a form with pertinent details. Once accomplished, a confirmation email is immediately sent to their inbox that includes a confirmation ID, a QR code, and a bar code. The organizers behind ADAS 2018 insist the show is open to trade and professional visitors only–active duty military personnel included.

To register as a visitor for ADAS 2018, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the online registration portal:
  2. Select the appropriate visitor background: “Military/Government Service”; “Trade Visitor”; “Media.”
  3. For visitors in the first category, “Military/Government Service,” choose whether it’s an individual or group registration.
  4. Complete the registration form, including a current email address.
  5. Make sure to accept the terms and conditions and then click the “Submit” button.
  6. Wait for the confirmation email from ADAS 2018 to arrive.
  7. Either print out the confirmation email to be presented at the registration counter at ADAS 2018 in exchange for an entry pass.
  8. Or save the confirmation email on a smartphone and bring it to ADAS 2018 in exchange for an entry pass.

The ADAS series was launched in 2014 to anticipate the AFP’s modernization program and gather manufacturers and suppliers under a single roof where they can display their products for an emerging market like the Philippines. In ADAS 2016 the organizer brought in 143 exhibitors and assembled seven country pavilions. Eight VIP delegations from neighboring countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam) attended, raising the total number of visitors to 7,516.

AFP personnel can now register and gain free access to ADAS 2018. The show is the ideal venue to observe and scrutinize the products offered by manufacturers and suppliers of air, land, and sea equipment; these include the catalogs of the world’s largest military-industrial enterprises. During the last ADAS two years ago companies like BrahMos (India), Embraer (Brazil), Elbit Systems (Israel), FNSS (Turkey), Kia Motors (South Korea), Saab (Sweden), and ThysenKrupp (Germany) commanded unmissable exhibition spaces.

There will also be strong participation from the Philippine government with exhibits and mini-conferences from the Department of National Defense (DND), the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), the Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC), the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines (TPBP).

ADAS 2018 is happening from September 26 until 28 at the World Trade Center in Metro Manila. Free online registration is ongoing and is scheduled to close on September 9.

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