The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) pavilion showcasing the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) and the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX) drew high interest from key exhibitors and decision makers in the global defence industry at the 15th Defence Services Asia (DSA) Exhibition and Conference held in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur from April 18 to 21, 2016.
ADNEC’s participation in the leading defence event aimed to engage with the major players in global defence industry and update them on ongoing preparations for the 2017 edition of IDEX and NAVDEX. ADNEC officials also invited representatives of leading global companies across land, sea and air sectors of the defence to participate in the definitive events that will be jointly organised by ADNEC and the UAE Armed Forces GHQ at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 19 to 23 February, 2017.
ADNEC organises IDEX and NAVDEX as part of its commitment to promote investments in defence-related sectors in line with the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. Towards this priority, the company is seeking to leverage its participation in specialised defence events to strengthen its relationships with local and international entities in the defence industry that has seen exponential growth in recent years.
One of the top five defence events in the world, DSA 2016 drew the participation of more than 1,200 exhibitors from 60 countries across 30 pavilions as well as 30,000 visitors.
As the leading defence and maritime events for the region, the previous edition of IDEX 2015 attracted over 1,200 local and international defence manufacturers and contractors along with more than 101,000 visitors from across the world. The event also facilitated business deals worth AED18.9 billion in its latest editions, further cementing its status as the most strategically important tri-service defence exhibition in the world.
ADNEC offers 133,000 sq m of inter-connected floor space to match the expectations of a wide variety of events and exhibitions. Equipped with modern facilities and built to international standards, the venue attracted 1.8 million people across 369 events in 2015.