EDGE Group has been selected as the strategic partner for the 16th edition of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) and the 7th edition of the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX) 2023, which will be held under the patronage of President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The events, which are organised in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Defence, will be held from February 20–24, 2023, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
Mr. Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNEC Group, shared that “we are pleased to partner up with EDGE Group, a regional and global leader, to support IDEX and NAVDEX 2023, which provide a platform for showcasing the latest technologies in the defence industry. Through this partnership, we aim to highlight the remarkable development of the national defence industries.”
According to Mr. Mansour Al Mulla, Managing Director and CEO at EDGE Group, the event offers a unique opportunity for the group to highlight the huge leaps that they have made in expanding a global footprint, strengthening the UAE’s sovereign air, land, and maritime defence capabilities, as well as adopting 4IR technologies across all areas of our operations and manufacturing.
The events will be attended by industry leaders, officials, decision-makers, ministers, and experts from around the globe. This year’s edition of IDEX also marks the 30th anniversary of its launch.
The events will include IDEX Next Gen, a platform for startups where they can display their solutions and technologies in the defence as well as maritime defence sectors, in addition to the Innovation Track Tour to highlight the latest products and innovations in the sectors.
Furthermore, IDEX and NAVDEX will host panels for attendees to find out about the latest developments in the sector for the first time, as well as high-level panels that focus on topics related to the global defence sector.