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IDEX 2019

Event Description



IDEX is the only international defence exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region. 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. It is organised by the IDEX LLC in association and with the full support of the UAE Armed Forces.

The event takes place biennially at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), which is centrally located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The IDEX exhibition takes over 100% of the state-of-the-art exhibition centre utilising 133,000sqm of event space.

  • International: IDEX brings together worldwide exhibitors, visitors and journalists
  • Business: IDEX offers to exhibitors, and also visitors, various services in order to help them to develop their commercial opportunities
  • Technologic showcase: Eurosatory presents in life-size numerous equipment and systems
  • A forum for ideas: IDEX supports exchanges of views about the evolution of Defence and Security between all the players of the domains. Many conferences are organised all along the exhibition.


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Feb 17-21, 2019


Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Abu Dhabi, UAE

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IDEX Exhibit Contract

Why attend?

  • Over 100,000 attendees from around the world
  • Raise the profile of your company
  • IDEX 2017 attracted over 1200 Exhibiting companies
  • Numerous networking opportunities with other leading professionals within the industry as well as key military personnel.
  • Meet one on one with industry stakeholders, buyers and Defence contractors.
  • Forge new networks and potential partnerships for current and future defence and security projects
  • Educational seminars and sessions at both the strategic and tactical levels
  • Create relationships in the global supply chain