International Defense Exhibition & Conference 2011 (IDEX 2011) Detailed Event Information For International Defense Exhibition & Conference 2011 (IDEX 2011)
International Defense Exhibition & Conference 2011 (IDEX 2011) -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Defense Industry Eq., Education/Training Services, Electronic Components, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq., Trucks/Trailers/Buses
Location/Date: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 02/20/2011 - 02/24/2011
Event Summary:
One of the top three world's largest land and naval defense exhibitions, the International Defense Exhibition & Conference 2011 (IDEX 2011) offers your company an excellent opportunity to open doors in the Middle East's important defense market. According to Frost and Sullivan's "The Middle East Defense Market," defense spending in the Middle East region is expected to top $100 (USD) billion by 2014, opening up substantial opportunities for U.S. defense companies to develop and expand sales in the region.

Over 825 exhibitors participated in IDEX 2009 with 45 governments presenting national pavilions from their respective countries. IDEX 2009 featured announced deals by the UAE Armed Forces worth $5 (USD) billion and IDEX 2011 is expected to surpass "all previous records of signed contracts secured at IDEX."

As the only international defense exhibition featuring live fire demonstrations using live ammunition, with a venue for full display and demonstration of all land and naval defense military hardware, IDEX 2011 provides a premier event for U.S. exhibitors to showcase their products before the top decision makers in the Gulf States and Middle East region.


Contacts:
Jamal Bafagih, Abu Dhabi
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 971-2-4142524
Jamal.Bafagih@trade.gov
Laurie Farris, OIO-EAP
Regional Director
Phone: +1(202)482-0423
Laurie.Farris@trade.gov
LexaLynn Hooper, Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA)

Phone: 703/907-2666
lhooper@ausa.org
Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Deborah.Semb@trade.gov