Thursday, February 17, 2011

IDEX and NAVDEX 2011 set to open on Sunday

The International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) and the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX) 2011 will be held in parallel at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from February 20-24, under the patronage of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

IDEX is the largest tri-service defence exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa region. The 2011 event marks the 10th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference. Organised by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company in association with the UAE Armed Forces GHQ, IDEX 2011 is expected to welcome over 900 exhibitors, and international visitors in excess of 50,000 people.

The UAE is set to mount a strong presence with prominent national companies such as Tawazun, Mubadala Development Company, Abu Dhabi Ship Building, Abu Dhabi Mar, Advanced Integrated systems, Bin Jabr Group, International Golden Group, Emirates Advanced Investment, OPB and TRA planning to showcase the latest innovative defence technology and equipment.

The UAE Naval Forces is proudly supporting the nation’s first ever international NAVDEX. The UAE navy will be hosting its lounge this year at NAVDEX, along with a massive stand to represent the UAE’s Naval Forces. Associated with the internationally renowned IDEX, this show will enjoy the well established support and official patronage of its partner. It will also be hosting up to five visiting ships from countries including France and the UK, alongside the UAE’s Baynunah, which will be officially inaugurated at the show’s opening.

NAVDEX will become the main sourcing platform for the UAE Navy, Critical National Infrastructure Authority as well as Naval Forces and maritime companies from the Middle East, North Africa and Asian subcontinent.

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