International Defense Conference


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The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council is pleased to share an invitation to the International Defense Conference (IDC) 2023 which will be held on 19 February 2023 at the ADNOC Business Center, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi.

Held under the patronage of U.A.E. President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Conference is organized by ADNEC Group in cooperation with Tawazun Council (Tawazun) and the U.A.E. Ministry of Defence. It will take place immediately ahead of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) and the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX) 2023, which will be held on 20th-24th February at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

H.E.  Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence, will open the conference, which will include many panel discussions with the participation of leaders, decision-makers, experts, and specialists from around the world.

The theme of the conference will be “Adaption, Exploration, Transformation: Reimagining Security, Society, and the Human Experience in an age of Disruption.”
This conference will have four sessions discussing:

  • Promise and Peril – This panel will look at the social and economic impacts and risks of widespread adoption of new technologies such as AI, neuro, & biotechnology and extended reality
  • Keeping Pace – This panel will investigate and shed light on how the increasing incorporation of advanced technologies in the workplace is changing approaches to talent development and human capital management
  • Tech at the Forefront – This panel will examine the impact of emerging technologies on modern operations and the future of warfare
  • The next Frontiers – This panel will look at the human instinct to explore beyond the current dimensions of the terrestrial and physical world and expand the human footprint in both space and digital domain

Click here to register your interest for any of the sessions and for more information.