In collaboration with our partners from friendly and allied countries, the UAE is proud of organising the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) and the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX). Both exhibitions have occupied a distinguished position on the international exhibition map. They have contributed in the development of international and local defence industries, in addition to consolidating the nation’s economic foundations.
This is coherent with the UAE Centennial Vision 2071, aiming to become one of the most technologically advanced nations. While directing the national resources and indigenous human efforts, the UAE aims at becoming the capital of artificial intelligence, and contributing to outer space exploration.
For over 27 years, the successes of both the IDEX and NAVDEX exhibitions have added to the UAE's record of international achievements. It reflects the extent of the UAE's advancement and capability in organising and hosting international specialised exhibitions, while attracting experts, interested professionals, and decision makers from around the world.
We look forward to welcoming the participants in the next edition, the largest defence forum in the region (February 2021). We hope to work together to develop the required defence and security strategies to face present and future challenges to consolidate the foundations of international peace and security.
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His Excellency Mohammad Bin Ahmad Al Bawardi Minister of State for Defence Affairs