International Defence Exhibition and conference (IDEX)Susannah Walbank
The International Defence Exhibition and Conference, or IDEX as it’s more commonly known, is the most important tri-service defence exhibition in the world. It is the only international defence exhibition of its kind; demonstrating the latest technology for defence for land, sea and air. The conference is held every two years at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and fills the full 133,000sqm of its event space. This year the IDEX conference takes place during the 19th-23rd of February.
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.
More than 100,000 people attend the conference from across the world. The people attending also include representatives from Defence Ministers, and Army, Navy and Airforce Commanders.
There are 12 indoor exhibition halls full of local and international defence manufacturers. There are live demonstrations on the purpose-built demonstration track. The Naval Defence and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX) specialises in naval and coastal technology. There are also on-water exhibits and visiting navy vessels.
Unmanned systems are also on exhibition at IDEX. The UMEX (Unmanned Systems Exhibition) demonstrates the next level of unmanned systems. Conferences also take place at the exhibition discussing the challenges for the defence sector.
In 2015 Wyedean exhibited at the IDEX Conference. This year four employees, once again, will be making the journey to Abu Dhabi to promote Wyedean. We will mainly be promoting our ceremonial wear. However, if you have any uniform requirements then you can find us on stand C12-014.