Event: IDEX (INTERNATIONAL DEFENSE EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE) 2013


Location: Abu Dhabi-UAE

Date of Event: 02/17/2013-02/21/2013

Products: Technical and Military Textiles

Project Officer: Mary Lynn Landgraf 202-482-7909

Official Show Website: http://www.idexuae.ae/


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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
OFFICE OF TEXTILES AND APPAREL (OTEXA)

USA PAVILION

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IDEX 2013 INTERNATIONAL DEFENSE EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE

February 17th -21st 2013


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 2013 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 2013, which will showcase everything from clothing to shelters.

VISITORS/EXHIBITORS: In 2011, IDEX hosted over 60,000 attendees and attracted more than 950 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 2011, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center hosted over 1,060 exhibitors and thousands of experts from 52 countries.

AMENITIES: OTEXA maintains a USA Business Information Office (BIO) at IDEX 2013 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: $900 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 2013 is the responsibility of the participant. You will be able to ship to the Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) mailing address if samples are sent on a timely basis. We will offer detailed shipping information for the show upon request.

WHY SHOULD YOU EXHIBIT? At IDEX 2011, the UAE Armed Forces announced deals accumulating over $4 billion, making IDEX one of the most successful defense shows for exhibitors to achieve signed business agreements. IDEX 2013 will surpass all records of signed contracts secured at the exhibit. The strong representation of individuals from the Gulf Cooperation Council and Middle Eastern and North African countries make IDEX a primary source to reach these influential audiences.


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