IDEX 2019 - International Defense Exhibition and Conference (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For IDEX 2019 - International Defense Exhibition and Conference (TFC Event)
IDEX 2019 - International Defense Exhibition and Conference (TFC Event) -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Aviation Services, Defense Industry Eq., Security/Safety Eq.
Location/Date: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 02/17/2019 - 02/21/2019
Event Summary:
IDEX, February 17-21 2019, which takes place biennially at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) is the only international defense exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defense. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region.

IDEX at a glance

• 1,235 international and regional participating companies from 57 countries.

• 39 National Pavilions.

• more than 105,000 Visitors from 142 countries.

• 172 Official Delegations.

• 1,072 Accredited Journalists

• 12 Halls of indoor exhibition space.

• Outdoor and On-water exhibition displays.

• Co-Located with NAVDEX (Naval Defense Exhibition) spanning over 3,440 m² area.

• Daily Live Demonstrations.

• Daily Ship visits.

• IDEX Defense Conference with over 500 senior defense executives

POTENTIAL DEFENSE SALES TO THE GULF REGION

UAE: The UAE's requirements for high-tech naval, air power, missile and surveillance products are therefore predominantly met through imports. UAE rank's in the top 15 globally for the size of its defense budget. Current annual defense spending is $US 23 billion and is expected to see steady growth over the coming decade estimated to approach $US39 billion by 2027, driven by regional threats such as Islamist militancy and possible conflict with Iran.

The UAE remains a key ally of the US in the Middle East and will continue to be a major importer of US military equipment. The US, meanwhile is working to build up capacities of allied armed forces in the region. Imports of US military products to the UAE are expected to continue to 2027, with particular focus on missiles systems, cybersecurity equipment and aircraft. The full Business Market International (BM) report can be found at: https://store.fitchsolutions.com/united-arab-emirates-defence-security-report.html

SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia's strong defense procurement ties to the US, as well as to European countries such as the UK, France and Germany. US companies have by far provided most of military equipment currently in use by the Saudi armed forces. Saudi Arabia's heavy reliance on defense imports, coupled with a large and steadily growing defense budget, makes it an attractive export destination for Western companies. The US is expected to remain the largest exporter of defense materiel to Saudi Arabia through to 2027. Saudi defense spending is expected to rise from a current level of $US 71 billion to a forecasted spending of $US 114 billion. The full Business Market International (BM) report can be found at: https://store.fitchsolutions.com/saudi-arabia-defence-security-report.html

KUWAIT: Kuwait's Defense expenditure will continue to grow in 2018, the Kuwaiti parliament has approved US$ 10 billion in defense modernization funding through to 2026, covering the procurement of products such as fighter jets, tanks and air defense systems. Due to the highly limited size and capability of Kuwait's defense manufacturing base, such equipment will need to be sourced from abroad. The full Business Market International (BM) report can be found at: https://store.fitchsolutions.com/kuwait-defence-security-report.html


Contacts:
Kathryn Dye, Fort Lauderdale
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 954-356-6621
Kathryn.Dye@trade.gov
Michael Thompson, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0671
Michael.Thompson@trade.gov
Michael Cerami, International Sales Manager, Association of the United States Army

Phone: 703-907-2413
MCerami@AUSA.ORG
George Messiha, Abu Dhabi
Commercial Specialist
Phone: +97124142524
George.Messiha@trade.gov

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