Why IDEX 2021?

All eyes will be on Abu Dhabi in February as IDEX, the undisputed champion of defense shows, commences, demonstrating the latest and greatest in defense and security technology across land, sea, and air operations.  IDEX is a unique platform that provides an opportunity to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses, and armed forces from throughout the Middle East and rest of the world.  

In 2019, IDEX attracted more than 100,000 attendees from across the world and boasted official delegations from 172 countries, including Defense Ministers, Chiefs of Staff, Army, Navy and Airforce Chiefs, and other high-ranking decision makers. 

Introducing The USA Aerospace & Defense Showcase!

Participation in overseas trade shows is one way to confirm your commitment to customers and strengthen the valued partnerships you have worked so hard to establish.  IDEX 2021, taking place this February in Abu Dhabi, will be the first major defense exhibition since the COVID-19 shutdowns began, and, responding to U.S. industry requests while also acknowledging the lingering challenges, Kallman Worldwide presents The USA Aerospace & Defense Showcase at IDEX 2021 - offering company executives in the United States and tradeshow attendees in Abu Dhabi a physical location at IDEX from which to connect digitally through various online platforms. 

Physical + Digital = “Phygital”

Don’t miss your chance to be seen onsite and online by visiting decision-makers and influencers at IDEX 2021.
The USA Phygital Showcase presents a unique opportunity for company executives in the United States and tradeshow attendees in Abu Dhabi a physical location at IDEX from which to connect digitally through various online platforms.  

Can’t make it to IDEX 2021 next year? 

Frankly … yes you can! 

Participation in overseas trade shows is one way to confirm your commitment to customers and strengthen the valued partnerships you have worked so hard to establish.  Kallman Worldwide is aware of the ongoing challenges, concerns and travel restrictions (corporate and personal) that are impacting U.S. businesses’ ability to attend international trade events and have introduced a number of innovative programs to enable you to continue to promote your products and services to regional markets.  IDEX 2021, set for 21-25 February in Abu Dhabi, will be the first major defence exhibition since the COVID-19 shutdowns began, and, responding to U.S. industry requests while also acknowledging the lingering challenges, Kallman Worldwide presents The USA Aerospace & Defense Showcase© at IDEX 2021 - offering company executives in the United States and tradeshow attendees in Abu Dhabi a physical location at IDEX from which to connect digitally through various online platforms.   

Phygital participation offers a blended customer experience where both the physical and the digital coexist through an immersive in-person activity with the immediate opportunity to connect virtually in real-time.  This new system generates physical leads immediately and simulates the physical experience through digital innovation.

IDEX 2021 will feature the 6th edition of NAVDEX, the maritime security show that was first launched during IDEX 2011, and quickly evolved to become the largest naval defence and maritime security exhibition in the region.

IDEX and NAVDEX demonstrate 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 and in 2019 attracted 1,250 exhibiting companies and over 108,000 attendees.

IDEX continues to attract a growing number of international decision makers from within the defence industry, from governments, armed forces and senior military personnel. Strong representation from GCC and the wider international community make IDEX the prime platform to reach such an important audience

"The International Defence Conference adds a new dimension to the disruptive innovations in the fields of defense and security. Australia looks forward to working with new partners in the area of defense systems due to the significant importance we attach to developing defense application and sharing our knowledge with friendly countries." - CHRISTOPHER PYNE, Minister for Defence Industry

IDEX 2019 by the Numbers

The number of visitors increased to reach to 124,000 VisitorsCompared to 105,000 visitors in the past edition, representing a growth of 18%

The number of exhibitors increased to 1,310 ExhibitorsCompared to 1,235 exhibitors in the past edition, representing a growth of 6%

The number of participating countries increased to 62 CountriesCompared to 57 countries in the past edition, representing a growth of 9%

he number of participating national pavilions increased to 33 PavilionsCompared to 28 pavilions in the past edition, representing a growth of 18%

The value of deals signed by the UAE Armed Forces was worth AED20.053 bnCompared to AED19.17 bn in the past edition, representing a growth of 5%

The number of national & international media representatives increase to 1,213 media representativesCompared to 1,034 media representatives in the past edition, representing a growth of 17%

 

NAVDEX 2019 by the Numbers

The number of exhibitors at NAVDEX increased to 113 CompaniesCompared to 99 companies in the past edition, representing a growth of 14%

The total exhibition space dedicated to NAVDEX 2019 increased to 45,000SQMCompared to 30,000SQM in the past edition, representing a growth of 52%

The number of participating military units in NAVDEX increased to 20 military unitsFrom 15 countries, representing a growth of 66%

Meet Your Team

Brian Keller, Sales Associate

Brian Keller

Sales Account Executive

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As a member of the Aerospace & Defense team, I have the privilege of operating along side you and my colleagues in dynamic and constantly evolving industries.  Everyday I look forward to utilizing the skills I've honed, and experiences had in 10 years of sales across three unique industries.  It is my intention to develop a deep understanding of your company, ascertain your goals, and help you achieve business success in markets around the world. I will always take your mission personally!      

Jason Rubin

Sales Manager

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Kim Keogh, Project Manager

Kim Keogh

Project Manager

  

Mike Petrassi

Mike Petrassi

Sales Manager

  

My love for the international events industry started just over 10 years ago. I came from the freight forwarding business where I was working on big shipments for trade shows. Once I dove into the sales side of the business, I found great satisfaction; I knew I was going to make a career here. I now manage a team of six outstanding sales associates who focus on helping U.S. companies grow their businesses and stand out from competitiors at shows around the world. Every day I look forward to building new relationships and helping our customers reach their export goals.  

Tom Kallman

President and CEO