IDEX and NAVDEX 2023 to showcase a range of new features

ADNEC Group is set to host the 16th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2023) and the 7th edition of the Naval Defence Exhibition and Conference (NAVDEX 2023).

The events will take place between 20-24 February 2023 in Abu Dhabi.


The events are set to showcase a wide range of new features and attract leading participants and exhibitors from the international defence industry.


The upcoming edition of IDEX marks the 30th edition of the event and, along with NAVDEX these events have become the largest of their kind in the world. The events are expected to host high-calibre participation, including leaders, decision-makers, ministers and senior officials, as well as industry experts and professionals from all over the world.


As part of the event week, in a first of its kind, ADNEC will host a series of high-level round table discussions with prominent industry thought leaders and commentators. These leading industry experts will gather to discuss recent and critical topics around the defense and naval industries, with an outcomes based objective to collaborate on focused industry reports.

IDEX and NAVDEX will introduce IDEX NextGen, a space dedicated for startups which will enable entrepreneurs to demonstrate their solutions and technologies in the defence and naval sector to leading figures in the industry. The events will also introduce the Innovation Trail, a focused journey through the exhibition, highlighting the latest products and innovations for the defence and naval community, from the world’s leading brands. Exhibitors will be able to submit their newest and most innovative products and solutions for selection as part of this curated journey, which will attract the interest thousands of international and local buyers.

On the content side, and again as a first of its kind, IDEX and NAVDEX will each feature dedicated free to attend theatres for attendees to learn about the latest industry critical topics., NAVDEX Talks, located in the brand new marina hall,  will focus on the naval defence industry, whereas IDEX Talks will include sessions that will cover a variety of engaging topics related to the global defence sector. These topics include: Women and, Youth in Defence, Defence Heroes and Motivational Masterclasses.

The events will also feature an area for fans of defence history. ‘Defence Through the Decades’ will showcase an interactive gallery style, highlighting.