The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) has announced its participation in the upcoming Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference (SOFEX) taking place at the King Abdullah I Airbase in Amman in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The biennial event will open with a one day conference on May 5th with the exhibition itself taking place on May 6th - 8th, 2014. will organize the ‘UAE Pavilion’ on the ground which supports the promotion of products and services of a select group of UAE based organisations including Tawazun, Sofia Trading and Nation Shield.
SOFEX is held under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Chairmanship of HRH Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein and with the full support of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF). Commenting on the event, Saleh Al Marzooqi, IDEX Director said:
“Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference is without doubt an event that captures the attention of the entire regional defence and security industry. SOFEX throughout its decade long history has enjoyed a fantastic level of participation of companies from right across the world and the opportunity to for IDEX to engage with its stakeholders right here in the Middle East necessitates our participation.”
“It is with a great deal of pride that IDEX will once more lead the UAE’s participation at this truly global event and we look forward to showcasing the cutting edge technology and services that are being developed in the UAE. Absorbing the insights that will emerge from the high level industry discussion at SOFEX 2014 will be an invaluable exercise and we hope to leverage the knowledge gained in Jordan to enhance our own efforts here in the UAE’” he added.
IDEX LLC, an ADNEC Group company, in January 2014 announced that it was experiencing the highest level of demand from industry for exhibition space in the event’s two decade history. Over 90 per cent of available exhibition space has been reserved by exhibitors for the 2015 edition which will take place on February 22nd – 26th. IDEX 2013 hosted 1,112 exhibiting companies from 59 countries and over 80,000 visitors. It was the largest IDEX since the exhibition began two decades ago. Running alongside IDEX 2013 was the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX), which doubled in size since its inception with over 80 exhibitors participating in 2013.