IDEX 2015 at a Glance

IDEX 2015 at a GlanceIDEX 2015 will take place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from the 22nd to the 26th February 2015. The event is organized by IDEX LLC in association with the UAE Armed Forces GHQ; Tawazun is a Strategic Partner. The International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) is a conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest defense technology across land, sea and air. The event will bring government departments, businesses, international defense manufacturers, contractors and suppliers together to display the latest and future unmanned systems and technology. In essence, IDEX provides the opportunity for exhibitors to raise their company profile during the event and for visitors the benefit of gaining in-depth information.

The exhibition brings situational awareness – trends and developments – of technological advances to meet the threats of tomorrow, while understanding trends that impact research, expansion and enhancement of future warfare for the defense community. This year, there are to be over 1200 companies present at IDEX 2015. IDEX expects there to be over 38 country pavilions and exhibition halls with space-only stands available for the exhibitors to promote their technologies, projects and solutions, while able to deliver brand exposure in front of an important audience. What’s unique about the event is exhibiting companies can demonstrate equipment and crafts live on the purpose-built demonstration track, if they wish.

An event of this scale takes a lot of preparation to ensure yet another successful edition. In fact, recently, there have been several regular preparatory meetings taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) to discuss key preparatory activities for the grand opening ceremony and the conference agenda for IDEX 2015.

Major General Dr. Obaid Al Ketbi, Head of the 2015 IDEX Higher Organizing Committee, said: “Hosting IDEX is of great significance to Abu Dhabi, it brings our great city to the world’s center stage and provides the premiere forum for industry and government leaders to build new partnerships. The defense and technology sectors are key pillars of Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030 and we are beginning work to strengthen the business facilitated at IDEX…”

IDEX is believed to be the world’s most strategically important tri-service defense exhibition to establish and strengthen relationships of worldwide armed forces and governments. The IDEX event, which is organized by the IDEX LLC in association and with the full support of the UAE Armed Forces, takes place biennially at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Center (ADNEC), which is located on Khaleej Al Arabi Street (also known as Coast Road or 30th Street).

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, the event aims to bring international high profile visitors and officials from Government, industry and the Armed Forces to participate in defense technologies and solutions. Attending IDEX are official delegations from around the world and senior attendees from Defense Ministers, Chiefs of Staff and from Military Commanders. This includes representatives from each of the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Located on the dock edge will be a Naval Defense & Maritime Security exhibition (NAVDEX) with on-water live demos, and another key pillar this year will be the first Edition of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) that is set to highlight new and advanced unmanned technologies that’s rapidly defining the modern defense era.

The exhibition center offers a unique platform utilizing 133,000sqm. of event space, running through the 12 exhibition halls, the concourse and the atrium, of the ADNEC and in the open-air locale of Capital Plaza, which features the media center, exhibition stands, outside displays and exhibitor chalets. Limited space is still available; however, interested entities must hurry as 90 per cent of space has already sold out.

The registration deadline for IDEX is Feb 6 for access passes and invitations to the three main conferences: the IDEX Defense Conferences at AFOC (Armed Forces Officials Club) on Feb 21, the Naval Defense Conference and the Unmanned Systems Conference (both on Feb 23). Register and pay online at

For more information about participating at IDEX 2015, or visiting the world’s largest and most strategically important defense and security exhibitions, visit Otherwise, to see the full program, go to, or else call +971 4 447 5357 for further details.

IDEX 2015 at a Glance

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