International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2021

In 2021, the attention of the world’s defence and security industry will be on Abu Dhabi, as it stages the 15th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) from Feb 21- Feb 25.

IDEX is one of the leading international defence exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region.

The event welcomes over 1300 exhibitors and more than 105,000 visitors from 142 countries. It also expects over 170 official delegations and over 1000 accredited journalists are expected, as well as increase in the total amount of trade professionals and exhibitors.


Supported by UAE Armed Forces GHQ and attended by regional government delegations, agencies, industry, military and civilian authorities, the event will be the ideal business platform to promote unmanned systems technology and capability to a dedicated and focused industry audience. IDEX is organised by IDEX LLC (an ADNEC Group Company) in association with the UAE Armed Forces GHQ and will take place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), United Arab Emirates.


The main focus points of the defence trade fair are: manufacturing and assembly, automotive and naval military units and machinery, autonomous systems, military weapons and munitions, precision guided systems and more. In addition, the NAVDEX supporting exhibition provides a dedicated platform for international naval defence and maritime security companies to showcase their technologies and services to the MENA region.


No other defence exhibition brings together key defence VIPs and high-ranking military officials looking to extend partnerships and contracts with the best the industry has to offer. Unparalleled knowledge transfer opportunities are provided via high-calibre keynote sessions, networking events and conferences, where new technologies and the latest issues are discussed and invaluable partnerships made.


IDEX is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and is organised by the Capital Events in association and with the full support of the UAE Armed Forces.

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