Morocco is participating in the leading event of the defense and security sector of the Middle East, Idex and Navdex.
By Mohammed Amine Benabou
Rabat – Morocco is participating in one of the leading events in the sector of defense and security in the Middle East, Idex (the International Defense Exhibition) and Navdex (the Naval Defense and Maritime Security Exhibition).
The event was inaugurated on February 17 in the presence of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Among the reputed companies taking part in the event come from fields as diverse as defense, telecommunication, security, transport, aviation, and other military fields.
Abdellatif Loudiyi, minister delegate for national defense administration, represented Morocco in the opening ceremony.
Also, Morocco’s ambassador to the UAE, Mohamed Ait Ouali, is among the dozens of notable attendees at this leading event.
The event expects to see a large turnover of over 100,000 attendees, both at the national and international levels, as well as top high-ranking government leaders and senior military officials from 62 countries.
The opening ceremony of the event will take place in Abu Dhabi’s National Exhibition Center, which will last until February 21.
Organizers of the event believe the international event “will give local companies the opportunity to discover the latest trends and innovations in the industry of defense and will contribute to transferring technologies through partnerships and agreements with the industry’s leading companies participating in this international conference.”
Organizers added that this international conference “has broken all previous records.” confirming that the area dedicated to the event has increased by 26 percent in comparison to the previous edition, now extending a massive 168.000 square meters.
Similarly, the number of exhibitors attending this edition has far exceeded that of 2017 by 6 percent, with international companies accounting for 85 percent of the total number of exhibitors.
The 2017 edition of the conference attracted more than 1.235 international companies in the defense and arms industry, and with a high turnout accounting for more than 106,000.