I can’t believe it has been more than a month since I paid my first visit to IDEX - International Defence Exhibition and Conference at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. What an impressive event it was, in both scale and variety.
As this was our first look at the event we decided against exhibiting and so went along in association with the ADS pavilion, who were also working with UKTI DSO.
Not only was there the IDEX exhibition, there were two parallel exhibitions; NAVDEX (supporting the Maritime domain) and UMEX (Unmanned Systems), both of which had some interesting exhibitors.
I spent three days at the exhibition exploring opportunities for our geospatial technologies (MapLink Pro, Discovery and GeoRegistry) and at the same time managed to catch up with several existing customers, such as Blighter and MMIST. IDEX is a truly Global Event, with exhibitors from all around the world. It seems to me that IDEX is the Middle East equivalent of DSEI – the world leading defence and security event. ENVITIA will be exhibiting and showcasing the new geospatial intelligence solutions at DSEI. Come and visit us on Stand S7-250.
It was an interesting visit, I even managed to catch a glimpse of the Solar Impulse, solar powered, round the world plane. Maybe next time we will have a greater presence. At least it will be warm in February!
Alan Crisp, International Business Development Manager