ADNEC Group Press Release
This release coincides with the 30day The IDEX launch anniversary event is the largest in the event’s history and is expected to attract even wider global participation from all continents of the world.
The two exhibitions, organized by ADNEC Group in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense, provide an international platform to showcase the latest innovations in the international defense field and a global forum to showcase the development of advanced technologies and equipment in this field. It is also an opportunity to forge strategic partnerships among major companies specialized in defense and military industries around the world.
The higher-level organizing committees of the two exhibitions announced the details of the 16th exhibitionday IDEX 2023 7th editionday NAVDEX 2023 edition, and the IDC meeting at a press conference on Thursday. This was done in the presence of H.E. Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Major Pilot, Chairman of the Higher Organizational Council; H.E. Major General Mubarak Saeed bin Gafan Al Jabri, Vice-Chairman of the Supreme Council; and H.E. Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ADNEC Group .
His Excellency Airman Major Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee, said: “This edition of IDEX and NAVDEX is of particular importance and arouses great interest, as it is the largest in the history of exhibitions at all levels and the culmination of a 30-year success story. This success would not have been possible without the vision and boundless support of our wise leadership, and the UAE’s tremendous reputation and prestige at the regional and international levels.
“The two exhibitions serve as a global platform for policy makers and experts to learn about the latest technologies and innovative devices that help to achieve and maintain world peace. The current editions of the two exhibitions are witnessing record attendance by major international companies from the defense industry sector, as well as from delegations and experts from around the world, which testifies to the strategic position enjoyed by these activities and their role in shaping the character and future of the defense industrial sector at all levels,“He added.
Your Excellency said: “We will continue to work with all our partners to organize a special edition worthy of the UAE and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a major destination for major international events and I would like to thank the ADNEC Group, all organizing committees and all national institutions for their efforts to make these important events a success.
“We look forward to welcoming all participants and visitors from around the world to the UAE, a country of tolerance and coexistence, and a safe and secure home,’ he concluded.
His Excellency Major General Dr Mubarak Saeed bin Gafan Al Jabri, Vice-Chairman of the High Organizing Committee, said: “With the support of our wise leadership and vision for the future, the UAE has achieved prominence in the defense industry, serving leaders, policymakers and expert.
“The Ministry of Defense’s support of IDEX and NAVDEX is part of the UAE’s efforts to keep pace with the development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and achieve a knowledge economy and sustainable development in all fields.Over the past 30 years, IDEX and NAVDEX have witnessed a significant development in the number of local and international participants, as well as an accelerated growth in the number of announced transactions and the number of official international delegations participating in the event,’ he added.
Your Excellency said: “Today, we continue to build on our successes and achievements as we witness record participation from leaders, policy makers, experts and official delegations from around the world as the official Number of delegations Over 350 delegations from all over the world are expected to participate in the 5-day period, an increase of 191% compared to the previous edition in 2021. The organizing committee worked with the ADNEC Group and the authorities to develop a detailed and thoughtful plan to ensure that the event met the wishes of all guests and official delegations.
“IDEX and NAVDEX will host the International Defense Conference (IDC 2023) at ADNOC Business Center on 19 February 2023, organized by ADNEC Group in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense and in strategic partnership with Tawazun Council. IDC will attract a broad range of leaders, senior officials, and representatives of defense, security, and academic institutions and companies from the region and around the world to discuss and network on the latest advanced technologies.
“Themed “Adapt, Explore, Transform: Reimagining Safety, Society, and Human Experience in an Era of Disruption,” this year’s conference will attract more than 1,800 attendees, an increase of more than 25% compared to the previous session. Last edition and will include 4 panel discussions on the economic and social impacts and risks of adopting modern technologies, talent development and human capital management, and the impact of technology on the future of technology.defensive action,’ he added.
Your Excellency thanked the wise leadership for their continued support for the success of this international event and all the partners of the national entities.
His Excellency Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ADNEC Group, said: “As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, the current version of IDEX is excellent by all standardsday Anniversary since the first exhibition in 1993, this is the largest edition in the history of this global event, attracting major international companies specialized in the defense industry, the number of exhibiting companies increased to 1,350, the growth rate will be faster in 2021 The previous session increased by 50%, and the number of exhibitors increased to 1,350. In 2021, it will increase by 50% compared with the previous session, and the number of exhibitors will increase by 285% compared with the first session. 1993 exhibition edition.
“This session is expected to attract more than 130,000 visitors, including VIPs, decision makers and experts from all over the world, an increase of 209% over 2021, while the number of participating countries has increased to 65, an increase of 10% compared with 2021, and the same number as the first 200% increase compared to last year” he added,
Your Excellency said: “The number of national pavilions has increased to 41, an increase of 17% over the previous session, and the total exhibition area this year has increased by 20% compared with the previous session, reaching 165,000 square meters. If we compare the area of this session with the area of the first session in 1993 Making a comparison, we find that they have increased by 135 times compared to the 1200 square meters of the first session.
“Since its inception 3 years ago, IDEX has contributed to supporting the development of the defense industry and this edition saw the participation of exhibiting companies from more than 180 countries, accounting for 16% of the total number of exhibitors, and the UAE Pavilion was one of the The largest, with a total area of more than 23,700 square meters, followed by the Turkish and American pavilions, confirming the great role IDEX plays in supporting national industries by cooperating with international institutions and promoting their products in new markets.
“This edition will see NAVDEX take place for the first time in the new ADNEC Marina Hall, which at over 10,000 square meters is the largest of its kind in the Middle East.This has contributed to a 206% increase in the number of exhibitors at this year’s NAVDEX compared with the previous one, and a 35% increase in the total exhibition area to 57,000 square meters”
Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and CEO, ADNEC Group
Al Dhaheri pointed out that this year’s edition is unique with many first-time-seen strengths and initiatives that will help strengthen its position as the world’s foremost defense industry event as nine new countries will join the competition for the first time There are: Uzbekistan, Ireland, Nigeria, Montenegro, Kuwait, Lithuania, Bangladesh and Monaco.
Hall 13 was added with a total area of more than 2,200 square meters to accommodate new exhibitors, and an additional hall was launched, including a dedicated launch area of more than 1,500 square meters to accommodate more exhibitors from 25 countries around the world More than 82 startups from 2019 showcased their most outstanding technologies and products and launched IDEX Dialogue sessions, attracting senior decision makers from government and private sectors, in addition to launching IDEX Think Tank’s first-ever program, which includes closed-door meeting.
Al Dhaheri thanked the Ministry of Defense, the Higher Committee of Organisation, and all subcommittees and partners from the public and private sectors, including the event’s strategic partners Tawazun Council and EDGE Group, for their efforts to make the event a success and in line with the UAE’s regional and international reputation.
The current edition of NAVDEX will see the participation of naval vessels from 8 countries: Pakistan, Bahrain, UK, Italy, China, Kuwait, India and UAE. The ships will be on display at ADNEC Port and Zayed Port and there will be many ships participating in the exhibition.
The Grandstand area of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center and the Water Canal area of ADNEC Marina will also witness live demonstrations of many of the latest equipment and vehicles, some for the first time, which will effectively facilitate the display of these vehicles and ships in various defense classes. and practical capabilities in applications.
Current editions of IDEX and NAVDEX will host the first editions of IDEX and NAVDEX Talks, a series of interactive panel discussions that engage key thought leaders, policy makers, social media personalities, researchers and thinkers for strategy sessions and highlight the most prominent products , solutions and innovative technologies that can shape a safe future for all. For the first time in show history, both exhibits will feature an exhibit overview feature, giving visitors an insight into new and enhanced exhibit features and updating them with the most important inspirational speakers and exhibitors. In addition, the Innovation Track Tour will allow visitors to browse through all the innovative products on display.
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