Idex and Navdex 2023 exhibitions, which will be held from February 20 to 24, will host over 15 high-level panels focusing on three main themes.

The panels will feature prominent intellectual leaders and decision makers from around the world, who will discuss innovative technologies and solutions in the defence industry.

The panels’ agenda will feature insightful presentations and interviews about the role of advanced technology in supporting and accelerating decision-making by improving organisational flexibility in defence sectors.

Five sessions will cover topics related to AI and autonomous systems, five other sessions will cover diversity and inclusiveness in the defence sector, while the remaining sessions will shed light on emerging technologies and their impact on the sector.

Adnec Group is organising the 16th edition of the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (Idex 2023), and the 7th edition of the Naval Defence & Maritime Security Exhibition (Navdex 2023), in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Defence.The panels are an ideal platform for facilitating discussions around relevant focus areas in the defence and naval defence sectors. Participants will discuss a number of vital topics such as AI, autonomous systems, diversity, inclusion, and emerging technologies, which play a vital role in increasing efficiency, supporting decision-makers, and predicting future needs.

Saeed Al Mansoori, CEO of Capital Events, a subsidiary of Adnec Group, said: “Hosting these panels for the first time in this global event comes in line with Adnec’s strategy to provide a platform for exchanging knowledge in promising vital sectors. The panels aim to foster the exchange of ideas, expertise, and knowledge to develop national skills and capabilities and support their efforts in enhancing the competitiveness of national defence industries on a local and international level.”

Idex and Navdex,the biggest events of their kind in the world, will be attended by industry leaders, officials, decision-makers and specialists from around the globe. This year’s edition of Idex also marks the 30th anniversary of its launch.