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UAE President opens IDEX 2009 today

Posted on 22/02/2009

UAE President and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will inaugurate in Abu Dhabi today the 9th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2009), in the presence of Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, a number of sheikhs, ministers, heads of delegations of over 50 countries, a large ...  >>MORE

IDEX successes reflects national will and determination: UAE President

Posted on 22/02/2009

UAE President and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has said that UAE's efforts and strategic plans have been geared towards transforming the country into a regional hub of the global economy to make the country play a leading role in the areas of economy, investment, industry, Science and technology. The President, who made the statement to WAM on the occasion of the 9th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX ...  >>MORE

IDEX gets world reputation from military armament, equipment manufactures: Mohammed bin Rashid

Posted on 22/02/2009

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has stressed the significance of International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), which will kick-start Sunday. He told Emirates News Agency (WAM) in an interview "we are proud about the success being scored by IDEX and increasing turnout from major industrial countries' companies. IDEX enjoys reputation among the military equipment and traditional armament manufacturers. Hence, they ...  >>MORE

IDEX one of the most important world defence exhibitions: Mohammed bin Zayed

Posted on 22/02/2009

HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has hailed quantity and quality progress being registered by the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX). He added that IDEX 2009 has wooed major world major companies, which manufacture the latest defence and security systems despite effects of the World Financial Crisis, as well international experts and specialists, military and political leaders. ...  >>MORE

Mohammed Bin Zayed expressed satisfaction at growing UAE-Turkish cooperation

Posted on 22/02/2009

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces yesterday expressed satisfaction at the growing cooperation and relations between UAE-Turkey. He further underscored the exchange of defense and military expertise as a way to advance the efficiency of their armed forces and achieve an optimal level of joint action and coordination to ultimately realize the aspirations of the governments of the two countries. Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Mohammed Bin Zayed receives France's Guy Teissier

Posted on 22/02/2009

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces yesterday received Guy Teissier, President of the Defense Committee at the French National Assembly and members of the French National Assembly who are visiting the UAE on the occasion of the 9th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2009) which opens in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Sheikh Mohammed and Teissier discussed cooperation and relations ...  >>MORE

Caracal to release new innovative product at IDEX 2009

Posted on 22/02/2009

Caracal International, the first national small arms manufacturer, will make waves once again at IDEX 2009 to compete with the world's major light weapons makers. At IDEX 2009, Caracal, a subsidiary owned by Tawazun Holding of the Offset Program Bureau, will capitalize on its resounding success and the qualitative and quantitative achievements it has made regionally and internationally over the years to showcase its new and innovative products. Commenting on his outfit's participation in IDEX ...  >>MORE

Record-breaking IDEX edition opens in Abu Dhabi tomorrow with 897 exhibitors from 50 countries

Posted on 22/02/2009

Encompassing 108,000 gross sqm, the 9th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2009) opens in Abu Dhabi today with a record-breaking 897 companies from 50 countries and over 150 official delegations from around the world in attendance. IDEX 2009 will be staged from February 22 to 26 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. It is organised by ADNEC (Abu Dhabi ...  >>MORE

IDEX is testimony of UAE high competent events management: Sheikh Saif

Posted on 22/02/2009

The growing success of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in terms of volume of exhibitors, participants and visitors and high value of defence technology and systems on display and arms contracts is a vote of confidence in the advanced standard the UAE exhibition industry has reached, according to HH Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior. Sheikh Saif affirmed that the UAE exhibition industry would have not been grown and flourished in a ...  >>MORE

Unprecedented participation at IDEX 2009: Hamed bin Zayed

Posted on 22/02/2009

HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and Chairman of the Higher Corporation of Specialised Economic Zones (ZonesCorp), said huge unprecedented participation of advanced countries, major world defence industries, experts, military and political leaders at the IDEX 2009 "reflects the UAE's sound course and ability to organise world-class event". He told Dira' Al Watan magazine (Nation's Shield Magazine) in a statement, which will be published in the ...  >>MORE

IDEX is proof of UAE economic and security stability: CNIA chief

Posted on 22/02/2009

The UAE hosting of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2009) provides an indisputable testimony of the country's stark fame as well as its economic stability and security in comparison to other countries in the Middle East amidst the current global turmoils, H.E Staff Colonel Pilot Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Critical National Infrastructure Authority (CNIA), has said. 'IDEX has attracted hundreds of world defence manufacturers under one roof to ...  >>MORE

Our leadership turns UAE into regional, world hub for exhibitions: Lubna

Posted on 22/02/2009

Foreign Trade Minister Lubna Al Qasimi, said the wise vision of the UAE leadership and sound government strategy, have both succeeded in making the UAE regional and international hub for exhibitions and conferences in line with strong economic position occupied by the UAE in the region. She told Dira' Al Watan Magazine in a statement that the success of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), is a complementary effort and creative strategic planning of the UAE based on the ...  >>MORE

IDEX's success attributed to UAE leadership: Ahmed bin Saeed

Posted on 22/02/2009

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation, Chief Executive and Chairman of The Emirates Group, said the success scored by the International Defence and Exhibition Conference is attributed to unlimited support of the UAE leadership. He told Dira' Al Watan Magazine, which will issue daily bulletin at IDEX 2009, in a statement that the success of IDEX has good impact on different activities in the UAE, adding that it has also proven that the UAE has become world hub ...  >>MORE

Obeid Al Ketbi: IDEX is a major hub for defence purchases in the region and Indian Subcontinent

Posted on 22/02/2009

Staff Major General Obaid Al Ketbi, Chairman of the IDEX 2009 Military Committee and Spokesman for International Defence Exhibition, IDEX 2009 said that IDEX differs from all other exhibitions, as it is not just an exhibition in the conventional method. Every edition of IDEX strives to be different from the previous one in every aspect, be it in the content of what is showcased, or what is presented as the latest concepts in the area of defence. In a statement given to the Dira' al Watan ...  >>MORE

Sultan Bin Tahnoun: IDEX2009 is the largest exhibition Abu Dhabi hosts

Posted on 22/02/2009

Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) and Chairman of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) said that Abu Dhabi is blessed with the infrastructure and utilities of the highest global standards, thanks to the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and continuous follow up from HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces. He ...  >>MORE

IDEX 2009 to see big defense deals: IDEX Director General

Posted on 22/02/2009

The 9th edition of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2009) will see unfrequented expansion as well as the launch of shows and initiatives for the first time in its history, according to the Director of IDEX Mohammed Al-Mashghouni. In a statement to Dira' Al Watan Magazine, Al-Mashghouni said organizers of the Middle East's largest ever defense show are this year especially interested in naval equipment adding that for the first time in the history of the show, ships ...  >>MORE

UAE Armed Forces instrumental in building IDEX 2009: UAE Chief of Staff

Posted on 22/02/2009

The UAE Armed Forces have played an active role in the success story of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference ever since it was launched in 1993, thanks to the statesmanship of the late Founding Father Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan who laid the foundations of our modern state, according to Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al-Rumaithi. In a statement to Dira' Al Watan Magazine, the top brass said the active role of the UAE Armed Forces has ...  >>MORE

IDEX true demonstration of UAE's balanced foreign relations: Al Suwaidi

Posted on 22/02/2009

The current edition of the biennial International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2009) is true demonstration of the balanced foreign relations the UAE maintains with other parts of the world as well as of its status as a country with an active role in efforts for international peace and stability, according to Director General of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, ECSSR, Dr. Jamal Sanad Al Suwaidi. "In terms of the venue, organizing and hosting IDEX by Abu Dhabi ...  >>MORE

IGG pavilion at IDEX 2009 will be the biggest of national companies

Posted on 22/02/2009

The International Golden Group (IGG) will enter the record book in grand style in this year's International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2009), which opens today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The company's pavilion at IDEX 2009 covers an area of 1000 square metres, the biggest to be booked by a UAE national company at the show. According to IGG Chief Executive, Fadel Al-Ka'abi, IDEX has witnessed a huge growth in area and number of participating ...  >>MORE

French Defence Minister to attend IDEX 2009 opening

Posted on 21/02/2009

Paris - The Defence Minister of France Herve Morin will leave on Saturday for UAE in an official visit during which he will attend the opening of the 9th International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2009) in Abu Dhabi due to start on 22nd February. A source close to the minister told Emirates News Agency (WAM) that IDEX is considered the largest defence exhibition in the region, and thus it is natural that the Defence Minister of France attends its opening. Over twenty arms ...  >>MORE

Organisers to address media on eve IDEX launch

Posted on 20/02/2009

The Organising Committee of the 9th International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2009) will hold a press conference next Saturday to update the media on the final preparations for the grand opening of the world defence show on 22 February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Major General Obaid Al Ketbi, Chairman of the Military Committees and the Official Spokesman for IDEX 2009, and His Excellency Ali Saeed Bin Harmel Al Dhaheri, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi National ...  >>MORE

Ukraine to showcase defence innovation at IDEX 2009

Posted on 20/02/2009

The state-run company UkrSpetsExport will represent Ukraine in the traditional style at the International Defence Show IDEX'2009 in Abu Dhabi between 22 and 26 this month. On the UkrSpetsExport's stand the products of more than thirty leading defence-oriented enterprises, including those specialized in developing rocket technology, designing and manufacturing aeronautical engineering, armour equipment, high-precision weapon systems, radars and multipurpose communication systems, will be ...  >>MORE

ADNEC to stage spectacular opening ceremony for IDEX 2009

Posted on 17/02/2009

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), the UAE Armed Forces GHQ and Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) will stage on Sunday 22 February the capital's largest ever exhibition opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the 9th International Defence Exhibition '&' Conference (IDEX 2009). The ceremony will be held at ADNEC's historic Grandstand. Ali Saeed Bin Harmel Al Dhaheri, ADNEC Managing Director, said: 'The 45 minute extravaganza has been planned for over a year and has been inspired ...  >>MORE

Turkish company to launch mine-protected vehicle at IDEX 2009

Posted on 15/02/2009

Otokar, the Turkish armoured vehicle designer and manufacturer, will launch a brand-new, mine-protected armoured vehicle at IDEX 2009 (International Defence Exhibition '&' Conference), which takes place from February 22 to 26 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The KAYA, developed by Otokar in response to the growing worldwide demand for mine-resistant vehicles, combines superior mine and ballistic protection with ...  >>MORE

UAE to host largest national pavilion at IDEX 2009

Posted on 12/02/2009

The UAE will highlight its defence capabilities to the world with a massive 10,517 sq. m national pavilion at the 9th International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2009) which takes place this month at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. IDEX 2009 is being held on February 22 to 26, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The UAE pavilion - the largest among the national pavilions at ...  >>MORE

Gulf Defence Conference at IDEX to focus on emerging security threats and challenges

Posted on 03/02/2009

The Gulf Defence Conference (GDC) focusing on emerging security threats and challenges will be held on the second day of International Defence Exhibition '&' Conference 2009 (IDEX). Organised by Jane's on behalf of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), the conference will feature local and international industry experts and analysts. IDEX is one of the world's largest defence shows running from 22 - 26 February 2009 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ...  >>MORE

9th IDEX to be Gulf's largest exhibition in 2009

Posted on 29/01/2009

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 ...  >>MORE

ADNEC's enhanced exhibit facilities set to ensure IDEX 2009 will be best-ever

Posted on 17/12/2008

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. IDEX, first held in 1993 and biennially since, is one of the world's largest defence events catering for Land, Sea and Air Systems and Equipment. IDEX 2009 will be held 22 - 26 February 2009 ...  >>MORE

Naval sector - a particular focus area at next year's IDEX

Posted on 27/10/2008

The naval sector is a key priority for International Defence Exhibition and Conference (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 ...  >>MORE

Defence expo website launched

Posted on 15/09/2008

Organisers of the ninth International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX-2009) have launched a website to allow visitors to draw up shopping lists before next year's event. Twelve halls covering 55,000 sq m will house military hardware produced by 900 top companies from 50 countries. Equipment on sale includes high-precision weaponry systems, guided missiles for air defence, electronic warfare systems (C4I) and ballistic missile systems. Other technologies include ground-to-air defence ...  >>MORE

Over 900 arms producers to attend IDEX in February

Posted on 11/08/2008

Abu Dhabi has started the countdown for what could be the biggest defence show to be held in the Middle East when more than 900 global arms producers showcase their latest products at IDEX in February, the Exhibition's director said yesterday. All the companies from nearly 30 countries have confirmed their participation in the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2009) but organisers believe the current number of confirmed participants could still increase in the next few months. The ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) promotes IDEX 2009 at Eurosatory

Posted on 17/06/2008

As part of its global promotional campaign for IDEX 2009 (International Defence Exhibition '&' Conference), Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is promoting IDEX 2009 at Eurosatory 2008, 16-20 June 2008, one of Europe's top defence shows which commences today in Paris, France. The IDEX stand at Eurosatory is located prominently in Hall 6 and will feature architectural renderings of the completed Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi at which IDEX 2009 will be staged from 22nd - 26th ...  >>MORE

ADNEC prepares for biggest-ever IDEX

Posted on 28/04/2008

With more than 10 months to go for next year's IDEX (International Defence Exhibition and Conference), the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has reported outstanding exhibitor response. Ninety-five per cent of exhibit space has already been booked by international, regional and local companies operating in the defence and related sectors. IDEX is one the world's largest defence exhibitions and the 9th edition of the show will be held February 22-26, 2009 under the patronage of HH ...  >>MORE

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UAE President opens IDEX 2009 today


IDEX successes reflects national will and determination: UAE President


IDEX gets world reputation from military armament, equipment manufactures: Mohammed bin Rashid


IDEX one of the most important world defence exhibitions: Mohammed bin Zayed


Mohammed Bin Zayed expressed satisfaction at growing UAE-Turkish cooperation


Mohammed Bin Zayed receives France's Guy Teissier


Caracal to release new innovative product at IDEX 2009


Record-breaking IDEX edition opens in Abu Dhabi tomorrow with 897 exhibitors from 50 countries


IDEX is testimony of UAE high competent events management: Sheikh Saif


Unprecedented participation at IDEX 2009: Hamed bin Zayed


IDEX is proof of UAE economic and security stability: CNIA chief


Our leadership turns UAE into regional, world hub for exhibitions: Lubna


IDEX's success attributed to UAE leadership: Ahmed bin Saeed


Obeid Al Ketbi: IDEX is a major hub for defence purchases in the region and Indian Subcontinent


Sultan Bin Tahnoun: IDEX2009 is the largest exhibition Abu Dhabi hosts


IDEX 2009 to see big defense deals: IDEX Director General


UAE Armed Forces instrumental in building IDEX 2009: UAE Chief of Staff


IDEX true demonstration of UAE's balanced foreign relations: Al Suwaidi


IGG pavilion at IDEX 2009 will be the biggest of national companies


French Defence Minister to attend IDEX 2009 opening


Organisers to address media on eve IDEX launch


Ukraine to showcase defence innovation at IDEX 2009


ADNEC to stage spectacular opening ceremony for IDEX 2009


Turkish company to launch mine-protected vehicle at IDEX 2009


UAE to host largest national pavilion at IDEX 2009


Gulf Defence Conference at IDEX to focus on emerging security threats and challenges


9th IDEX to be Gulf's largest exhibition in 2009


ADNEC's enhanced exhibit facilities set to ensure IDEX 2009 will be best-ever


Naval sector - a particular focus area at next year's IDEX


Defence expo website launched


Over 900 arms producers to attend IDEX in February


Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) promotes IDEX 2009 at Eurosatory


ADNEC prepares for biggest-ever IDEX