The International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX, is the most strategically important tri-service defence exhibition in the world.
IDEX is the only international defence exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region.
Patronage and Organiser
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 organised by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) in association and with the full support of the UAE Armed Forces.
IDEX takes place biennially at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), which is centrally located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The IDEX exhibition takes over 100% of the state-of-the-art exhibition centre utilising 124,000sqm of event space.
In 2013, the event will feature:
12 Indoor Exhibition Halls
100’s of local and international defence manufacturers and contractors will fill over 35,000sqm of exhibition space running through the 12 exhibition halls, the concourse and the atrium.
The outside Capital Plaza features the media centre, exhibition stands, outside displays and exhibitor chalets.
First-Time Exhibitor Zone
Located in Hall 1 of the exhibition this zone features companies participating at IDEX for the first time. It attracts high volumes of visitors looking to see technology never displayed at IDEX before.
Unmanned Systems Area
This area will bring together manufacturers and suppliers to showcase the latest and future unmanned systems and technology. Visitors from the worldwide armed forces and governments will 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 specialise 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.
Helicopter Demonstration Area
This areas has been created for 2013 to support the increasing procurement demand from countries around the Middle East. Rotorcraft procurement in the Middle East and North Africa region is dominated by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, combined they are responsible for just under half of the $15.2 billion production sales forecast.
IDEX continues to offer exhibiting companies the opportunity to demonstrate equipment and crafts. Daily choreographed displays will 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.
Gulf Defence Conference
The Gulf Defence Conference, held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi & Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will take place on Saturday 16th February 2013.
Exhibiting at IDEX
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Visiting in 2013
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