U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OFFICE OF TEXTILES AND APPAREL (OTEXA)
IDEX 2015 INTERNATIONAL DEFENSE EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE
February 22nd -26th, 2015
LOCATION: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE
SHOW DESCRIPTION: IDEX is the only international defense exhibition and conference in the Middle East and North African 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. The exhibition takes over 100% of the state-of-the-art exhibition centre utilizing 124,000sqm of event space and is 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 will be the perfect gateway for manufacturers and suppliers to secure new contacts and contracts within the region. The exhibition will bring together the defense industry enabling exhibitors to showcase tri-service defense technology amongst influential decision makers. Textiles are a major component of IDEX 2015, which will showcase everything from clothing to shelters.
VISITORS/EXHIBITORS: In 2013, IDEX hosted over 80,000 attendees and attracted more than 750 national and international journalists to cover the event. IDEX visitors include high-ranking officials from Defense Ministries and Departments, as well as Armies, Navies, and Air Forces of countries worldwide. Defense industry professionals, Chiefs of Police, Coast Guard branches and private security firms throughout the region are also targeted visitors.
In 2013, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center hosted over 1,112 exhibitors and thousands of experts from 59 countries.
AMENITIES: OTEXA maintains a USA Business Information Office (BIO) at IDEX 2015 for up to 12 qualified U.S. manufacturers and suppliers of military/defense, industrial, and specialty technical textiles. Participants in this catalog/sample show will receive a package of services, including the collection of leads that will be sent to each company in a spreadsheet after the show, promotion of samples and pre-concurrent and post show publicity.
COST: $950 for 4-5 samples not to exceed 10 yards or four book samples, company literature and business cards. Shipment of samples to and from IDEX 2015 is the responsibility of the participant.
WHY SHOULD YOU EXHIBIT? IDEX is one of the most successful defense shows for exhibitors to achieve signed business agreements. Year on year IDEX continues to attract a growing wealth of international decision-makers from within the