Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, IDEX 2015 is organized by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) in association and with the full support of the UAE Armed Forces .
The 12th International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) will take place from February 22-26, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, at the ABU Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). IDEX is the only international defence exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region.
Canada’s presence at IDEX 2015 is its biggest yet. The delegation is led by Martin Zablocki, President and CEO of the Canadian Commercial Corporation, and includes 29 Canadian companies, 16 Canadian exhibitors and four Government of Canada departments and stakeholders.
Organized by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), the Canada Pavilion is located in Hall 1, Stand 01-B46 and showcases Canada’s leading defence and security products and services. The Canada Pavilion will host a number of networking events, foreign military delegation tours, commercial tours, and business-to-business meetings.
About Canada’s Defence and Security Industry
- The Canadian defence and security industrial base consists of over 2,000 firms across the country.
- Canada’s defence and security sector is recognized worldwide for the highly specialized products and services it develops â”€ allowing it to compete and win amongst the best in the world.
- As indicated in Economic Action Plan 2013, the Government of Canada endorses the use of Key Industrial Capabilities (KICs) to leverage military procurement to support Canadian jobs and growth.
The defence and security industry employs 109,000 Canadians and contributed more than $12.6 billion to the Canadian economy in 2011 (2011 figures represent the latest data available).