Tuesday, 25 November 2014


More Than Just a Port of Call

From 22-26 February 2015, the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) will feature the third edition of the NAVDEX Naval Defence & Maritime Security Exhibition at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, along with the first edition of UMEX, an unmanned systems technology event designed to promote and showcase the modern era of defence. NAVDEX quickly became the largest naval defence exhibition in the region. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses, and maritime forces.
IDEX participated in the EURONAVAL 2014 exhibition this October. In Le Bourget, NAVDEX, as a key pillar of IDEX 2015, held high-level meetings with industry experts and major maritime defence sector companies in order to facilitate a mutually beneficial dialogue surrounding the latest industry trends and technological advancements.

The partnership agreed between IDEX LLC and TDC Takamul on 8 September 2014 will help continue to uncover and support world-class new ideas in science and technology pioneered from around the United Arab Emirates, bridging the gap toward a knowledge-driven economy; according to H. E. Ahmed Saeed Al Calily, Director General of TDC.
(Photo: TDC Takamul)

IDEX Chief Executive Officer Saleh Al Marzooqi noted in Le Bourget: “Our attendance at EURONAVAL is representative of the type of relationship we strive to foster with other industry counterparts. In line with IDEX and NAVDEX 2015 strategies and objectives, we work to bring the global defence industry the best possible platform to showcase ongoing initiatives and future ambitions in defence from around the globe.” He added: “Participating at an established event like EURONAVAL and conducting conversations about naval defence helps both add to the value of discourse at EURONAVAL, while setting the stage for continued conversation and collaboration in February at NAVDEX 2015.”
NAVDEX 2015 provides unparalleled access to the innovative and cutting edge technology that is defining the modern naval defence industry. “The exhibition provides exhibitors the opportunity to showcase the growing capabilities of the naval defence and maritime security industry”, according to the organiser of the event, IDEX LLC (an ADNEC Group company).
On 8 September 2014, IDEX LLC has entered a partnership agreement with The Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee’s (TDC) Takamul innovation support programme for the upcoming event. The new partnership between IDEX and TDC complements their continuous efforts to support and evolve innovation, raise awareness specific to intellectual property, and provide business with the correct advice and opportunity to patent their innovations. IDEX CEO Saleh Al Marzooqi said: “This partnership with TDC is a testament to our shared commitment to both protecting and commercialising innovative ideas offered by businesses at IDEX 2015.” The partnership will see Takamul provide their expertise and support to the Emirates Innovations Campaign at IDEX 2015.
IDEX takes place biennially under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, and is organised in association with the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces GHQ. In 2013, IDEX and NAVDEX attracted 1,112 exhibiting companies and over 80,000 visitors.

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