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IDEX, Abu Dhabi 2015

IDEX, Abu Dhabi, 22.-26.02.2015 -


The International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX, is the most strategically important tri-service defence exhibition in the world and the only international defence show in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence.

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.

1100’s of local and international defence manufacturers and contractors will fill over 45,000sqm of exhibition space running through the 12 exhibition halls, the concourse and the atrium.

The outside Capital Plaza features the media centre, exhibition stands, outside displays and exhibitor chalets.

NAVDEX, the Maritime Security Area, attracts local and international exhibitors who specialise in naval, maritime and coastal security technology, equipment and crafts.  Located on the dock edge, NAVDEX also features, on-water exhibits, daily demonstrations and visiting navy vessels.

IDEX 2015, moreover, will also launch launch yet another key pillar- – the 1st Edition of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX 2015).


Some facts and figures of the 2013 event:

  • 1,112 international and regional participating companies from 59 countries.
  • 133,000 gross m² of exhibition and display area.
  • 000 net m² of stand space located in 12 halls..
  • 38 National Pavilions.
  • 80,000 Visitors from 143 countries.
  • 150 Official Delegations.
  • 750 Accredited Journalists from 51 countries.

During IDEX, daily choreographed displays will take place on the water and on the purpose-built demonstration track. In addition, exhibiting companies are invited to host private demonstrations of their vehicles and crafts.


The Future Defence Summit, the official conference of IDEX, as an outstanding international defence exhibition and conference in the region is another highlight held simultaneously with the show.13b


For further information on IDEX 2015 please contact: Dr. Gerhard Eisenhut (E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., T: +43 1 533 65 05-10, F: +43 2 533 05-50).