Abu Dhabi, September 9th, 2013: The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) announced today its participation at the Defence and Security Equipment International Exhibition (DSEI). Currently the largest global defence exhibition in the world, the event is scheduled to run from September 10th -13th, 2013 in ExCel London, Europe's premier event facility owned by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC).
“The Defence and Security Equipment International Exhibition is one of the most esteemed events in the modern day defence industry. Having a truly global reach, DSEI draws the sector’s most prominent decision makers by providing a unique platform for the industry. Participating at DSEI 2013 will further elevate IDEX’s position as a leading exhibition in the international defence and security arena and provide tremendous opportunities for participating exhibitors - we look forward to the occasion with great anticipation” said Saleh Al Marzooqi, IDEX Chief Executive Officer.
Calling on a wealth of experience and having established itself as one of the world’s most reputable exhibitions, IDEX organises the UAE pavilion uniting fifteen defence firms from the UAE including Tawazun, Mubadala, Sofia Trading and Nation Shield. Providing strategic support on the ground to UAE companies during the four day exhibition, IDEX will help promote their products while facilitating business opportunities with the multi-national defence and security organisations present.
IDEX 2013, which took place in February, was the most successful edition in the two-decade history of the event, with 1,112 exhibiting companies from 59 countries and over 80,000 visitors. The Naval Defence Exhibition, (NAVDEX) was run alongside IDEX 2013 with 80 exhibitors. It doubled in size from the previous edition.
This year’s DSEI is expected to attract nearly 30,000 visitors and a range of the world’s largest defence companies. IDEX’s participation in the event falls in line with its extensive outreach program and global marketing strategy.
About IDEX and NAVDEX
First held in 1993, IDEX (International Defence Exhibition & Conference) is the largest joint defence exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. IDEX takes place biennially under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and is organised by ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company) in association with the UAE Armed Forces GHQ.
IDEX, the only international defence and maritime security exhibition in the MENA region, demonstrates 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 and in 2013 attracted 1,112 exhibiting companies from 59 countries and over 80,000 attendees.
For more information visit www.idexuae.ae or www.navdex.ae