Saleh Al Marzooqi
Idex 2015 to hold unmanned systems expo
Abu Dhabi, June 19, 2014
The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex), an Adnec Group company, recently announced the upcoming launch of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (Umex).
Scheduled to run alongside Idex 2015 from February 22 to 26, 2015, senior Idex officials made the announcement during Eurosatory 2014 in Paris to a select group of participants during a briefing session on June 18.
Umex is designed as an ideal business platform to promote and showcase unmanned systems technology.
Idex chief executive officer Saleh Al Marzooqi said: “Idex enjoys a long association with its counterparts at Eurosatory and both recognizes the stature of the event and the number of top industry decision makers in attendance.”
“This was the motivation behind making the announcement in Paris and the first public release of information surrounding Umex will certainly have a sizable impact on the industry. With well over ninety-five per cent of available exhibition space for Idex 2015 already reserved by exhibitors, Umex will only continue to generate interest in next year’s marquee event.
“The growing sophistication of unmanned systems technology is rapidly defining the modern defence era. In response and in line with the strategy of Idex to remain at the cutting edge of the global defence industry, the decision was taken to launch Umex 2015. Without question, this new exhibition will go some way to articulating the potential of unmanned systems whilst at the same, strengthening the positioning of UAE companies who operate within this space,” he added.
In addition to the announcement made by Saleh Al Marzooqi, the event also saw the participation of Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI) CEO, Ali Al Yafei, and selected guests and decision makers from the industry. – TradeArabia News Service