60 Countries Would Be a Part of the defense Exhibitions That Is to Be Held in Abu Dhabi

Over 1300 defense firms and organizations are presumed to assemble in Abu Dhabi next week. They would be gathering for the 14th edition of the International Defense Exhibition (Idex 2019) and also for the fifth edition of the Naval Defense Exhibition (Navdex 2019).

According to organizers, it is the biggest specialized defense exhibition in the region and is supposed to create signed alliances that are larger than the nearly Dh20-billion deals that were generated during the last edition.

Idex and Navdex 2019 will kick off from 17th February 17 and continue till 21st February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). This year’s exhibition is going to become the biggest since Idex’s start in 1993, with delegates from over 60 nations would be a part of the silver jubilee exhibition, either displaying or holding demonstrations.

The five-day event, held under the aegis of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will see a 6% increase in the number of participating organizations, from 1,235 in 2017 to 1,310 in 2019

This year, the International Defense Conference has been tabled ahead of Idex, and will be held from 14 to 16th February at the Emirates Palace Hotel. Set to summon around 1,200 experts, specialists, and intellectuals that would consist of defense ministers, representatives of diplomatic missions, army chiefs, and military attachés. The conference will confer topics related to science, technology, as well as on the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), with a key emphasis on strengthening peace and security in the world.

Staff Major-General Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, chairman of the higher organizing committee of Idex and Navdex 2019, stated that before the two events, the International Defence Exhibition will be the focus of interest, assembling together experts and military leaders to debate on security and defense matters.

Staff Major-General Pilot Ishaq Saleh Al Balushi, deputy chairman of the higher organizing committee, also stated that the three leading events has been arranged at a time when complicated international and geopolitical situation and changes are being dictated by the 4IR, and the world is going through overwhelming technological developments.