The Harvest of IDEX 2015

  • 26 February 2015

Activities related to the International Defense Exhibition 2015 (IDEX 2015), which were held from February 22-26 at Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center, came to an end today. The exhibition was held under the patronage of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (may God protect him). Events lined up during the exhibition and the meticulous planning that went into it made it a truly international occasion. The number of local and international companies taking part, the profile of participants and the deals that were reached, emphasize that it is one of the most significant exhibitions in the domain of defense and military technology for the region. It is the sole exhibition in MENA which showcases the latest technological achievements on land, navy and air warfare.

One of the most important outcomes of IDEX 2015 was that it demonstrated the major developments taking place in the UAE defense industries including the capacity of companies and national workforce to deal with the prevailing circumstances. IDEX 2015 acquainted the world with the UAE’s defense products which have become a source of pride for all Emiratis also because they have received international appreciation. IDEX 2015 also provided an opportunity for discussion and exchange of views among officials in the UAE and other countries. It has become an important annual event which boosts the UAE’s political and military relations with the outside world. It also enhanced the UAE’s position as a place which can organize major events.

IDEX 2015 emphasized the UAE’s immense capacity to efficiently host the most important conferences and exhibitions in the world, which speaks of international confidence in the country. The event also made great contribution in economy, military, culture, tourism and other sphere of activities. The UAE has accumulated wide experience in organizing such events, guaranteeing their success and achieving the objectives behind them. It has a national workforce, which is trained in this field making the country not only a regional but an international pioneer. There is also no doubt that IDEX has made significant positive economic impact. This goes on to show that the UAE’s policy of diversifying the economy and making it sustainable and knowledge-based is on the right track.