Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the 16th edition of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2023), and the 7th edition of the Naval Defence Exhibition and Conference (NAVDEX 2023), will take place at ADNEC from 20-24 February 2023, hosted by ADNEC Group.

For the first time during the event, ADNEC will host a series of high-level round table discussions with prominent industry thought leaders in the field of defence and naval industries. The event will introduce IDEX Next Gen, a space dedicated to startups.

IDEX and NAVDEX will also feature open discussions of the key developments in the sector. NAVDEX Talks will take place in the brand new Marina Hall at ADNEC Marina, opposite ADNEC. The events will also feature an area for enthusiasts of defense history, with an interactive gallery highlighting products and technology from the industry throughout the past 30 years.

IDEX and NAVDEX are the largest events of their kind in the world. IDEX 2023 marks the 30th year since the event’s launch. The two exhibitions will host a large group of high-calibre leaders, senior officials, decision-makers, ministers and senior officials, as well as industry experts and professionals from all over the world.