The International Defense Exhibition and Conferences (IDEX) announced its participation in the LAAD Defense and Security International Exhibition held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, taking place from 14-17 April 2015.
IDEX is once again leading the UAE’s participation in the LAAD exhibition as part of its outreach program among the global defense and industrial manufacturing communities, bringing together UAE firms to promote UAE technologies and products.
A four-day biennial event, LAAD Defense & Security International Exhibition is the largest defense forum in Latin America, attracting the most significant local and international companies specialized in supplying equipment, technology and services to the Armed Forces, Police and Special Forces. Reining as the biggest defense exhibition in the MENA region, IDEX will showcase the UAE’s state-of-the-art and modern military technologies to a global audience of multi-national defense and security organizations.
Saleh Al Marzooqi, IDEX Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our participation in LAAD 2015 is a testament to the deep relationships we aim to foster with our counterparts in the industry. Taking part in this established event reinforces our strategic relationships with our global partners and the position of IDEX as the one of the most strategically important tri-service defense exhibitions in the world.”
IDEX 2015 was the largest and most diverse edition of the show to date following the launch of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX). The event received an overwhelmingly positive response from visitors, partners and exhibitors, with the latter increasing to 1,200 international and local companies. A total of 100,000 visitors participated in the event and the conferences, cementing its position as a global platform for the latest technologies and innovations in the defense sector. IDEX will next take place in 2017.
IDEX is the world’s leading joint defense exhibition. IDEX takes place biennially under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and is organized by IDEX LLC (an ADNEC Group Company) in association with the UAE Armed Forces GHQ. IDEX 2015, welcomed Tawazun as Strategic Partner, and took place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 22-26 February.
IDEX 2015 featured the third edition of NAVDEX, the maritime security show that has quickly become the largest naval defense exhibition in the region, along with the first edition of UMEX, an unmanned systems technology show designed as a business platform to promote and showcase the modern era of defense.
IDEX, NAVDEX & UMEX demonstrate the latest defense technologies across land, sea and air. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and Armed Forces.