2013 AUSA - Annual Meeting and Exposition

Meopta Group will be present at the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Washington DC. The Czech Republic is participating at AUSA for the first time and Meopta is leading a group of Czech companies that are representing the Czech Republic and exhibiting at the show in association with the DSIA.

Held every October in Washington D.C., the AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition is one of the largest land warfare expositions and professional development forums in the world. The Annual Meeting consists of informative presentations, panel discussions on pertinent military and national security subjects, workshops and important AUSA business meetings. Each year the Annual Meeting has over 30,000 attendees, including senior leaders from the Army, Department of Defense (DoD) and Congress, as well as participation of many foreign dignitaries. The three-day event includes over 700 industry and military exhibits as well as a variety of presentations and events bringing members of government, defense sector and industry together. The Secretary of the Army, the Army Chief of Staff and other senior Army and Department of Defense representatives give presentations on the state of the Army and related defense subjects.

The event provides a unique opportunity to showcase defense industry products and services to key Army and DoD decision-makers, discover new developments in defense technology and meet with colleagues from the world-wide defense community.

The Czech Republic will be represented by companies united under the Defense and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA).

Because of its significant presence in both the United States and Czech Republic, last year the owners of Meopta signed an agreement with DSIA to represent the DSIA and its members in the American market. This agreement enables Meopta to offer a variety of possible business partnerships in the areas ranging from sales support, joint production, enhanced R&D, marketing, and distribution. Under this agreement, Meopta will be representing the Czech Republic as a key member of the Czech pavilion at USA where it will be exhibiting along with the other DSIA members. Meopta’s participation in AUSA presents an opportunity for it to grow its military business as well as to develop strategic partnerships with Czech companies wanting to expand into the United States market.