Exhibitions organised by ADNEC Group at Abu Dhabi
National Exhibition Centre will showcase a range of new and exciting features
Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the
UAE, ADNEC Group is set to host the 16th edition of the International Defence
Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2023) and the 7th edition of the Naval Defence
Exhibition and Conference (NAVDEX 2023), which will take place on 20-24 February
2023. Organised by ADNEC Group at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, in
association with the UAE Ministry of Defense, the events are set to showcase a
wide range of new features and attract leading participants and exhibitors from
the international defence industry.
The upcoming edition of IDEX marks the 30th edition of the event and, along with
NAVDEX these events have become the largest of their kind in the world. The
events are expected to host high-calibre participation, including leaders,
decision-makers, ministers and senior officials, as well as industry experts and
professionals from all over the world.
As part of the event week, in a first of its kind, ADNEC will host a series of
high-level round table discussions with prominent industry thought leaders and
commentators. These leading industry experts will gather to discuss recent and
critical topics around the defense and naval industries, with an out comes based
objective to collaborate on focused industry reports.
IDEX and NAVDEX will introduce IDEX Next Gen, a space dedicated for startups
which will enable entrepreneurs to demonstrate their solutions and technologies
in the defense and naval sector to leading figures in the industry. The events
will also introduce the Innovation Trail, a focused journey through the
exhibition, highlighting the latest products and innovations for the defence and
naval community, from the world’s leading brands. Exhibitors will be able to
submit their newest and most innovative products and solutions for selection as
part of this curated journey, which will attract the interest thousands of
international and local buyers.
On the content side, and again as a first of its kind, IDEX and NAVDEX will each
feature dedicated free to attend theatres for attendees to learn about the
latest industry critical topics, NAVDEX Talks, located in the brand new marina
hall, will focus on the naval defence industry, whereas IDEX Talks will include
sessions that will cover a variety of engaging topics related to the global
defence sector. These topics include: Women and, Youth in Defence, Defense
Heroes and Motivational Masterclasses.
The events will also feature an area for fans of defense history. ‘Defence
Through the Decades’ will showcase an interactive gallery style, highlighting
products and technology from the industry throughout the past 30 years.
IDEX and NAVDEX provide a globally leading platform, showcasing the latest
international defence innovations and technologies, along with the most advanced
technology and equipment developed by defence industries across the world. The
previous editions in 2021 recorded renowned success, welcoming over 62,000
visitors and more than 900 local, regional and international companies from 59
countries, in addition to hosting 35 national pavilions.