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IDEX 2009 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
9 Th International
Defence Exhibition & Conference
22 - 26 February 2009

About IDEX 2009
IDEX General Information

Since its inception the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) has grown steadily to be recognised as the premier defence show in the Middle East, North Africa region. IDEX continues to take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Originally launched on February 14th, 1993, with the active participation of more than 350 companies, representing 34 countries, one of the key features of IDEX’ success has been the active participation of a wide range of military delegations.

The second in the series, in March 1995, saw the participation of more than 600 companies from 55 countries, with more than 45,000 visitors during the five-day show.

The third IDEX, in 1997, was honoured by the visit of H.H. President Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan – the late President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces - who toured the entire exhibition.

IDEX 99 saw further growth, with 848 companies from 41 countries receiving 70 military delegations.

The fifth IDEX, in 2001, built on this success, attracting 865 companies from 43 countries and numerous delegations led by Heads of State, Ministers of Defence, Chiefs of Staff and Heads of Military Procurement which underlined its unique position in the region and further enhanced the status of the UAE as the host nation.

IDEX 2003, the sixth event, maintained the show’s reputation as an important platform for the announcement of military contracts and as a reflection of the strategic importance of the region.

In 2005 IDEX continued the successful series with the seventh edition. The event continued to see growth across the show with substantial visitor numbers, exhibitors and delegations participating at the event.

Consolidation in the defence industry was mirrored in exhibitor attendance at IDEX 2007 but the list of international delegates continued to grow and contracts worth more than $545m (Dhs2bn) were announced, including $380m (Dhs1.4bn) signed by the UAE Armed Forces.

IDEX benefits from the fullest support from the UAE Armed Forces which has helped it to establish its position in the international calendar. IDEX is now, quite simply, the place to do defence business in the Middle East.

With the stunning, expanded ADNEC venue and the new naval facilities on site, IDEX 2009 represents an important chapter in the developing story of this key international event where the latest in tri-service defence technology and innovative solutions will, again, be unveiled.

IDEX 2009

Army Recognition, the Worldwide Land Forces Defence Magazine, Official Media Partner of IDEX 2009.

The International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) is one of the world’s largest exhibitions showcasing systems and equipment and services for all three defence environments, land, sea and air.

IDEX 2009 is the 9th edition of the event, taking place on the 22-26 February 2009 in Abu Dhabi, UAE at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Combining the Gulf Defence Conference and an extensive exhibition featuring over 900 local and international companies, IDEX has become renowned for assembling the broadest range of suppliers, delegations, industry analysts and military strategists and has gained an enviable reputation as one of the world’s foremost venues for defence business.

Exhibitors Profile :
Local and International companies will participate together at largest tri-service defence exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa region. Companies at IDEX 2009 will showcase a full range of defence solutions, products, services and technologies.

Vistors profile :
IDEX attracts a national and international audience of key decision-makers from government, military, academia and defence industry.

IDEX 2009 is the the largest, fully integrated tri-service exhibition in the Middle East and North African region to :

- Discover the latest technology, equipment and solutions for all defence environments at IDEX 2009
- Meet over 900 exhibitors representing over 70 countries
- Visit over 40 country pavilions displaying the latest land, air and sea systems
- View equipment and systems aboard naval ships berthed at ADNEC Quay, just across a footbridge from the IDEX exhibition halls.
- Watch dynamic demonstrations of amphibious capability, featuring marine personnel, craft and vehicles.
- Network with colleagues and fellow professionals from government, military, academia and industry at the - - Gulf Defence Conferenceand on the exhibition floor.

IDEX 2009 Official Site

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Program IDEX 2009 Back Menu
DAY 1, Saturday 21 February 2009

11:00 - 12:00

Pre-Show Press Conference at the Armed Forces Officers Club. Invitees ONLY
DAY 2, Sunday 22 February 2009

09:00 - 17:00


Restricted Exhibitor Access - NO contractor or visitor access
Opening Ceremony
Close of preview Day
DAY 3, Monday 23 February 2009

09:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 13:00
15:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 16:00

Exhibitor Access
Dynamic Demonstration
Navy demonstration
Visitor Access
Gulf Defence Conference - Conference Room A
DAY 4, Tuesday 24 February 2009

09:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00

Exhibitor Access
Visitor Access
DAY 5, Wednesday 25 February 2009

09:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00

Exhibitor Access
Visitor Access
DAY 6, Thursday 26 February 2009

09:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00

Exhibitor Access
Visitor Access


Daily News IDEX 2009 Back Menu
Industry News
IDEX 2009 News
Update 02 March 2009
Update 02 March 2009

Show Daily News IDEX 2009
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Abu Dhabi will host the largest-ever IDEX in February 2009

Abu Dhabi, 02 February 2009: Abu Dhabi’s upcoming 9th International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2009) will be the largest exhibition in the Gulf region this year, beating predictions of a business slowdown in the industry and the region’s MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) sector. IDEX, one of the world’s largest defence events, will occupy every available square metre of indoor exhibition space at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) next month – 55,000 gross sq. m. – as well as extensive outdoor areas.
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ADNEC’s enhanced exhibit facilities set to ensure IDEX 2009 will be best-ever

Abu Dhabi, 16 December 2008: Investments by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) to boost facilities at its venue in the UAE capital, will ensure next year’s IDEX (International Defence Exhibition & Conference) will be the best-ever since inception, according to top officials involved in the organisation of the show.

Major venue enhancements undertaken by ADNEC for IDEX 2009 include a doubling of indoor exhibit space to 55,000 square metres since the previous edition in 2007, dredging of the channel opposite the exhibition centre will allow naval vessels up to frigate size to berth right alongside the venue, the construction of a 350-metre quay and connecting bridge from the main exhibition centre, and the planned development of a test track for live vehicle mobility demonstrations of tracked and wheeled vehicles, opposite the ADNEC grandstand.
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Naval sector - a particular focus area at IDEX 2009

Paris, 27 October 2008 : The naval sector is a key priority for IDEX 2009 and investments made to enhance the naval elements of IDEX will be highlighted during EuroNaval, a major naval and maritime security show, being held 27 – 31 October 2008 at Le Bourget, Paris, France.

A four-member IDEX team led by Mohamed Al Mashgouni, the IDEX 2009 Director, is taking part in EuroNaval, marking the last stop in IDEX’s extensive 15 month global tour that has included participation at some of the world’s top defence events.
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Warships up to frigate size to berth adjacent to exhibition venue at IDEX 2009
- Development will mark first time occurrence since IDEX’s inception in 1993 -

Abu Dhabi, 24 September 2008: In an exciting development that provides a significant boost to IDEX’s upcoming ninth edition, organisers have confirmed that, for the first time since the show’s inception in 1993, warships up to frigate size will berth adjacent to the exhibition venue during the next IDEX, to be held February 22-26, 2009.
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27th July 2008 - 33 country pavilions confirmed for IDEX 2009
- Portugal and Pakistan among latest countries to confirm participation at MENA region’s largest defence show -
Abu Dhabi, 27th July, 2008: Following the successful promotion of IDEX 2009 at the recently held Farnborough International Air Show, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), organisers of IDEX 2009, have announced the number of confirmed country pavilions at next year's show has reached 34.
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Pictures IDEX 2009 Back Menu
IDEX 2009 International Defence Exhibition and Conference , Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Pictures gallery IDEX 2009 update 02 March 2009
The Land Mobility Demonstrations 26 February 2009
IDEX 2009 Pictures
IDEX 2009 Pictures

Pictures gallery IDEX 2009.
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International Defence Security Exhibition
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Worldwide Land Forces Defense Magazine

Pictures gallery IDEX 2009.
Pictures IDEX 2009
International Defence Security Exhibition
from Army Recognition
Worldwide Land Forces Defense Magazine





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