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International Defence Exhibition & Conference – IDEX 2023

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Date: February 20 to February 24, 2023
Venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Target Audience: Canadian Companies working in aerospace, defence and security, localization and offset, space, land and sea capabilities, and others.
Sector: Aerospace, Defence and security

Event Description:

International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) is must-attend event for professionals looking to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and abroad. 

IDEX is the only international defence exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region.

In 2023, the Trade Commissioner Service is hosting a Canadian pavilion for incoming exhibitors. There will be some additional networking and update sessions over the four days, including a robust B2B program for all to partake in.

Contact Sally Koornneef, sally.koornneef@international.gc.ca to participate in the TCS programming component.


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The Trade Commissioner, Sally Koornneef, sally.koornneef@international.gc.ca, specializes in the Defense & Security sector for the UAE market and can provide information on this and other local events that you are considering, as well as advice on business development in the region. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations. 

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps Canadian companies navigate the complexities of international markets. With 1,000 Trade Commissioners in offices across Canada and on the ground in more than 160 cities worldwide, the TCS offers market intelligence and an unmatched network of contacts to help Canadian companies succeed abroad.


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