Gulf Defence Conference 2013: Focus on regional technology development

Posted on 16 December 2012


The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) today announced the key focus areas for the Gulf Defence Conference2013 (GDC).Taking place for the second successive time on February 16, 2013, the event will beheld at the Armed Forces Officers Club in Abu Dhabi and will focus on regional technology development.


Organized by The Institute for Near East & Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA), the GDC is theofficial conference of IDEX 2013, forming an integral part of one of the most important international gatherings of the defence and security community in the GCC.


“The Gulf Defence Conference provides an important forum to address developments in the defence industry as leaders and decision makers from around the world gather for IDEX,” said Saleh Al Marzooqi, IDEX Director. “This year’s technology focus reflects the increasingly significant role of advanced systems, such as unmanned systems and network-centric architecture, in reinforcing regional security. Such discussions are critical to guiding the intelligent development of the industry,” he added.


“GDC 2013 is shaping up to be the boldest and most high-profile in GDC and IDEX history. INEGMA had the pleasure to organize GDC 2011 and we are now building on that legacy,” said INEGMA CEO, Riad Kahwaji. “This year’s conference agenda has attracted top military leadership speakers from countries around the world that are shaping the future of defence,” he continued.


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