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 IDEX LLC 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. UNMANNED SYSTEMS EXHIBITION (UMEX ) IDEX 2019, the region’s leading defence exhibition, bringing the next generation of defence technology to the region through the launch yet another key pillar- – the 1st Edition of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX). IDEX DEFENCE CONFERENCES IDEX Defence Conferences, the official conference of IDEX, is your ideal platform to meet away from the bustle of the exhibition halls with key decision makers from the government, military and defence industry, giving you the opportunity to discuss the biggest challenges the industry is facing and indentify the potential solutions.