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International Defence Conference & Exhibition

The International Defence Exhibition & Conference is a biennial arms and defense technology sales exhibition. IDEX, is the most strategically important tri-service defense exhibition in the world.

IDEX for the past several shows have been held in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). IDEX is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. And is organized by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) in association and with the full support of the UAE Armed Forces. It is held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

IDEX is the only international defense exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defense. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region.

The IDEX exhibition takes over 100% of the state-of-the-art exhibition centre utilizing 124,000sqm of event space. Hundreds of local and international defense manufacturers and contractors fill over 35,000sqm of exhibition space running through the 12 exhibition halls, the concourse and the atrium. Space outside the Capital Plaza features the media centre, exhibition stands, outside displays and exhibitor chalets. The event is showcasing the defense equipment, services and solutions from over 40 countries.

Unmanned Systems Area brings together manufacturers and suppliers to showcase the latest and future unmanned systems and technology. Visitors from the worldwide armed forces and governments attend the Unmanned Systems Area to source the latest technology of tactical, HALE, MALE and man portable vehicles, and see concept units of the future. NAVDEX, the Maritime Security Area features local and international exhibitors who specialize in naval, maritime and coastal security technology, equipment and crafts. Located on the dock edge, NAVDEX also features, on-water exhibits, daily demonstrations and visiting navy vessels. The exhibition also features Helicopter Demonstration Area.

IDEX continues to offer exhibiting companies the opportunity to demonstrate equipment and crafts. Daily choreographed displays take place on the water and on the purpose-built demonstration track. In addition, exhibiting companies are invited to host private demonstrations of their vehicles and crafts.

IDEX provides its visitors a golden opportunity to witness the most advanced technology, innovations, equipment and services related to the defense industry. The event also has a Gulf Defense conference that gives a chance to eminent guests and speakers to discuss the new inventions and technological advances in the global defense industry.


Abu Dhabi, UAE

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