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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - IDEX 2003

Khalifa to open IDEX tomorrow

Posted on 15/03/2003

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will tomorrow inaugurate the sixth International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2003. The exhibition, organised by the General Exhibitions Corporation, will run until Thursday. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, UAE Defence Minister and Chairman of the Executive Council, has said many factors have contributed to the ...  >>MORE

IDEX a success story: Sheikh Mohammed

Posted on 15/03/2003

Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has said that many factors have contributed to the international fame the UAE enjoys in the organising of specialised exhibitions. The most important of those factors being the success story of the UAE federation itself, which was achieved by the country's wise leadership headed by President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In a statement to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, Sheikh Mohammed said that ...  >>MORE

India to have significant participation in IDEX 2003

Posted on 15/03/2003

India is participating in the 6th International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2003 in response to an invitation from the government of the United Arab Emirates, yesterday announced the Embassy of India in a press release. A high level delegation from India will be present during IDEX 2003, the release said, adding that, the delegation will be led by O. Rajagopal, Minister of State for Defence Production, Supplies and Parliamentary Affairs. Indian companies like the Ordinance Factory ...  >>MORE

IDEX helps Iran promote defence products : Shamkhani

Posted on 14/03/2003

Iran reiterated its desire to boost defence co-operation with the UAE and rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members. 'Iran's defence policy is based on developing defence cooperation with all countries. We believe that we can find a new mechanism for defence and security cooperation and try to broaden avenues of participation because any regional cooperation and solidarity will increase mutual interests of involved political parties,' Iran's Defence Minister Admiral Ali Shamkhani said ...  >>MORE

Saudi companies to participate in IDEX 2003

Posted on 14/03/2003

Saudi Arabia's Advanced Electronics Company, one of the biggest economic balance companies in the Kingdom would put on show at the International Defence Exhibition and conferences, IDEX 2003, which opens in Abu Dhabi on Sunday its products and assets in the field of manufacturing and maintenance of electronic systems. Saudi companies are always committed to participating in this international event with the aim of presenting to the world the progress made by the Saudi Arabian industry. (The ...  >>MORE

Pakistan to actively participate in IDEX2003

Posted on 14/03/2003

Pakistan said that its pavilion at the 6th International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2003, would display a wide range of locally made products, including light weapons, equipment and ammunitions. Report reaching the Emirates News Agency, WAM, said that a Pakistani military delegation, led by Pakistani Defence Minister, Raoskander Iqbal, accompanied by Board Chairman of Pakistan's Weapons Industry Complex, General Abdul Qayoum, would attend the IDEX 2003 opening ceremony on Sunday, ...  >>MORE

IDEX grows in leaps and bounds: Mohammed says

Posted on 13/03/2003

The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) is growing by leaps and bounds in terms of exhibits' quality and exhibitors' size, a top UAE defence official said. UAE Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said the number of exhibitors is on increase with Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan, Norway, Kuwait and Thailand, taking part in this year's show for the first time. IDEX 2003 opens here on March 16 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al ...  >>MORE

Romania to have significant participation in IDEX 2003

Posted on 13/03/2003

Romanian Minister of National Defence Dr. Ioan Mircea Pascu, said that Romania is looking to re-launch defence cooperation with the UAE and its participation in the forthcoming IDEX 2003 will help to activate new contacts with potential partners in the area both in the military and non-military field. The following is the full text of Dr. Pascu's interview the Emirates News Agency, WAM. He said that in the defence realm, the co-operation relationships between Romania and United Arab Emirates ...  >>MORE

US highlights participation in IDEX 2003

Posted on 13/03/2003

The US Embassy announced today that the US Government will participate in and support IDEX 2003, scheduled to be held from March 16 to 20 in Abu Dhabi. The Embassy said in a press release that participation from the US Departments of Defence and Commerce will feature the US Army, which will exhibit US Army combat and support systems. In addition to showcasing the latest US equipment, IDEX will provide an opportunity to demonstrate US commitments to South West Asia, the release said. ...  >>MORE

IDEX 2003 activities to be highlighted in Korea

Posted on 13/03/2003

The forthcoming IDEX 2003 is a very important occasion for the UAE and Gulf nations and all efforts will be made to publicise the day to day activities of the major international defence show to the Korean audience, said Min Byung-il, Vice Chairman and CEO, Korea Marketing Communications, KMC Inc., Seoul, Korea. Byung-il, who is also Director, International Relations, Association of Korean Journalists, and web editor of ArabAfrica.Net, said that the IDEX series demonstrates the UAE's role of ...  >>MORE

Czech hopes to forge business partners at IDEX: Czech minister

Posted on 13/03/2003

Czech Defence Minister Jaroslav Tvrdik, said his country is in favour of a peaceful settlement of the Iraq crisis but added Prague will be ready to back military solution if Baghdad fails to implement UN resolutions. 'The Czech Republic has always preferred peaceful solution, but if Iraq ignores execution of UN Resolution, the Czech Republic is ready to support military solution of the situation,' he said. 'Should the situation be solved 'Without UN mandate, the Czech Republic will enable ...  >>MORE

Malaysia sees mutual benefits in defence co-operation with UAE

Posted on 12/03/2003

Malaysia sees vast potential for mutual benefits in the establishment of bilateral defence cooperation with United Arab Emirates, said Dato' Sri Mohd Najib, Minister of Defence of Malaysia. The following is the full text of the Minister's interview with the Emirates News Agency, WAM. Q1: How do you see the possibilities of the defence cooperation between United Arab Emirates and Malaysia? A1: Malaysia sees vast potential for mutual benefits in the establishment of bilateral defence ...  >>MORE

UAE, South Africa ties excellent: Lekota

Posted on 12/03/2003

A senior South African Minister described his country's defence co-operation with the UAE as " an expression of the excellent relations" between the two countries. In a statement to WAM in Abu Dhabi yesterday, South African Defence Minister MG P. Lekota said the defence cooperation agreement, signed in 1999, provided for several areas of cooperation including defence industries Lekota, whose country will take part in the International defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) scheduled to begin ...  >>MORE

Over 600 journalists to cover IDEX 2003 activities

Posted on 11/03/2003

Media preparations to cover International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2003, have been completed. IDEX 2003 opens here on March 16 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in the presence of over 40 defence ministers, chiefs of staff and Arab and foreign military commanders from 54 countries. A source in the media committee of the exhibition to be organised by the General ...  >>MORE

Significant Slovak participation at IDEX 2003

Posted on 10/03/2003

Rastislav Kacer, State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of the Slovak Republic, said that his country's participation in the forthcoming IDEX 2003 could serve as a catalyst for defence co-operation between the UAE and Slovakia. The following is the full text of Kacer's interview with the Emirates News Agency, WAM. Q1: Are you satisfied with the defence cooperation relations between the UAE and the Slovak Republic and is there any plan to develop this cooperation in the future? A1: ...  >>MORE

WAM launches e-service on IDEX 2003

Posted on 10/03/2003

The Emirates News Agency (WAM) yesterday launched a special e-service on the biennial International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2003) to be held from March 16 to 20 at the Abu Dhabi's International Exhibition Centre. The website, designed by WAM information systems section, will transmit up-to-date news, features, reports, analyses and interviews. Local, Arab and foreign media organs can log on (>>MORE

Largest U.S. and British participation in IDEX 2003

Posted on 09/03/2003

The United States and Britain will have the largest participation in IDEX 2003 since 10 years. A report by the International Financial Times said that Britain and the U.S. decided to go ahead with their plans to make a strong presence in the IDEX 2003 despite the possible developments in the region. More than 40 Defence Ministers, Chiefs of Staff and Military officers from around 40 Arab and foreign countries are expected to attend the opening ceremony on 16 March. The exhibition will last ...  >>MORE

Over 825 firms to display products at IDEX 2003

Posted on 09/03/2003

Over 40 defence ministers and army chiefs of staff will attend the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX-2003) scheduled to be held here during March 16-20. More than 825 international defence firms from 45 countries will display their products and services through 35 national pavilions. The second Gulf defence conference will be held on the sidelines of IDEX 2003. " IDEX has established itself as one of the most prominent events on the world defence exhibitions calendar for ...  >>MORE

US confirms IDEX participation

Posted on 05/03/2003

Companies from the United States have received renewed official approval from the US Government for their participation in the IDEX 2003 defence exhibition and conference due to take place in Abu Dhabi later this month, the event organisers, the General Exhibitions Corporation, GEC, confirmed today. According to GEC, citing a memorandum issued by the US Department of Defence, which expressed support for US participation in IDEX, permission has been granted for US companies, contractors and ...  >>MORE

825 international companies to participate in IDEX 2003

Posted on 02/03/2003

825 international defence companies are set to participate in the 6th International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2003, which is being held in Abu Dhabi from the 16th- 20th March 2003 under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. "During previous shows, IDEX was able to establish itself as one of the most prominent events on the world defence exhibitions calendar. This was due mainly to ...  >>MORE

IDEX to be held on schedule

Posted on 24/02/2003

Abu Dhabi plans to go ahead with its International Defence Exhibition (IDEX), the Middle East largest military show next month even if a war breaks out over Iraq, organisers said yesterday. "We will continue to have IDEX as per our plan. We have orders from the chief of the UAE Armed Forces to go ahead with the exhibition as per plan,” Saeed Saif bin Jabr Al Suwaidi, Vice-Chairman of General Exhibitions Corporation. "Abu Dhabi, the UAE, is a safe place. For the first time one hundred per cent ...  >>MORE

IDEX ready to go despite war fears

Posted on 15/01/2003

Organisers of IDEX have nearly completed preparations for the world's biggest ground and naval arms show which will be held in Abu Dhabi next month despite growing tension in the region because of U.S. threats to attack Iraq. More than 850 companies from 38 countries have shrugged off the U.S. war drums and confirmed their participation in the March 16-20 International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2003), which will be inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of ...  >>MORE

IDEX 2003 on time

Posted on 04/01/2003

Preparations for the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2003) are in full swing to inaugurate the event on time, said a senior official at the General Exhibitions Corporation (GEC), organiser of the event. The prestigious biennial show will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, from March 16 to 20. Saeed Saif bin Jabr Al Suwaidi, Deputy Chairman GEC, told the ...  >>MORE

Gulf Air to be official carrier for IDEX 2003

Posted on 01/10/2002

Gulf Air has been appointed official carrier for the sixth edition of the International Defence Exhibition (Idex-2003). The prestigious biennial show will be held under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, from March 16 to 20. Gulf Air's international network will provide transportation and freight requirements at favourable rates to all participants, General Manager of Gulf Air for UAE, Mahfood Al ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi gears up for defence show

Posted on 28/04/2002

Abu Dhabi has started preparations to host the sixth international defence exhibition, expected to attract hundreds of companies and major international arms producers. The General Exhibition Corporation (GEC), which will organise IDEX2003 early next year, will explain preparations for the show at a reception for diplomats, businessmen, journalists and others at the Abu Dhabi officers club tomorrow. The Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will ...  >>MORE

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