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International Defence Conference, along with Idex and Navdex, will be held for the first time as a h

International Defence Conference, along with Idex and Navdex, will be held for the first time as a h



Five new nations to take part in Idex and Navdex

January 2021

The fourth edition of the International Defence Exhibition (Idex 2021), the Naval Defence Exhibition (Navdex 2021), and the International Defence Conference, will see the participation of five new countries for the first time in the history of the exhibitions.

The new participants are Israel, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Portugal, and Azerbaijan. These additions have increased the number of countries taking part in Idex and Navdex 2021 to over 60 nations, with 1,300 defence companies due to take part, revealed the Higher Organising Committee for the exhibitions.

Such participation demonstrates Abu Dhabi’s international position and its ability to attract a wide range of nations to participate in one of the globally leading events in the defence sector, in spite of the ongoing conditions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The committee has discussed preparations for the two exhibitions to be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. Idex and Navdex will be held from February 21 to 25, 2021 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, with the International Defence Conference being held on  February 20 at the Adnoc Business Centre.

Idex 2021, Navdex 2021, and the International Defence Conference are organised by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec), in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence and the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces. The events showcase the latest developments in the defence sector.

They will highlight the latest in military technology, fast-tracking the development of the national defence sector. Additionally, the exhibitions forge new strategic relationships between entities attending the event and major international companies specialised in these sectors.

Both the exhibitions and the conference will be discussing how technological adoption can meet shifting global challenges, as well as discussing strategic development that can contribute toward world peace.

Major General Staff Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee for Idex and Navdex and the International Defence Conference 2021, said: “The UAE is well known as an attractive and safe destination, ready to welcome visitors from across the world. We anticipate a large turnout at Idex and at Navdex, which will be held at the beginning of 2021. In spite of the ongoing challenging global conditions, we are ready to welcome the world once again to Abu Dhabi. ”

The 2021 International Defence Conference, accompanying the Idex and Navdex exhibitions, will be held for the first time as a hybrid event, bringing together experts and specialists from all over the world virtually and on-ground at the Adnoc Business Centre.

Participants will discuss the impact of innovation on the defence sector, alongside exploring how to use technology in the fourth industrial revolution.  




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