The International Defence Conference (IDC 2021) will take place on the 20th of February 2021, under the theme of:
The Prosperity and Development of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technology and the Protection in the Era of the 4IR.
The International Defence Conference - IDC 2021 - is organised by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and Tawazun Economic Council, in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence and the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces.
The conference will be held at ADNOC Business Centre & Virtually (In-Person & Hybrib) from 08:00 – 14:00 and will tackle the following issues:
- Exploring innovative opportunities in supply- chain ecosystem management beyond Covid-19 Pandemic
- Protecting AI and other 4iR technologies in the age of collaboration and diffusion
- Strengthening the Defence industries R&D in an increasingly complex dynamic context
- A holistic view on Cyber Security Resiliency during the era of Digital Transformation
The conference is scheduled one day ahead of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2021) and the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX 2021) which will both run from 21-25 February 2021 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The previous edition of IDEX and NAVDEX welcomed a large number of local and international companies and visitors. During the five-day period, 124,400 visitors attended, alongside 1,213 international media representatives from 42 countries. AED 20 billion worth of deals were signed during the exhibitions.