About IDEX

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 Capital Events in association and with the full support of the UAE Armed Forces.

Location
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 133,000sqm of event space.

 

12 INDOOR EXHIBITION HALLS

1100’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.

 

OUTDOORSPACE

The outside Capital Plaza features the media centre, exhibition stands, outside displays and exhibitor chalets.

 

LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS

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.

 

NAVAL DEFENCE AND MARITIME SECURITY EXHIBITION (NAVDEX)

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.

 

International Defence Conference

This conference marks the second time that two of the region’s signature and most well-attended events—the Abu Dhabi International Offset Conference (ADIOC) and the IDEX Conference—will be combined into a single “must attend” event for Defence, security, academic communities and companies operating in the region and internationally.

 

Sponsors & Partners

Strategic Partner
Principal Partner
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Official Show Daily & Media Partner
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Organisers

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