Arabian World Events, the leading organizer of award-winning international events, hosted a reception for the upcoming third edition of Egypt Defence Expo – EDEX 2023, last week. Held under the patronage of His Excellency, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, The President of The Arab Republic of Egypt and The Supreme Commander of the Egyptian Armed Forces, EDEX 2023 will bring together military personnel, government officials, industry professionals, and international delegations from around the world in Egypt from 4-7 December.
The reception was attended by high-level military officials and defense attachés from the embassies of participating countries, including: Algeria, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United States.
EDEX 2023 has secured high-level industry sponsors including Dassault Aviation, Hanwha, MBDA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Esri and Huawei, and will feature country pavillions from Armenia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Pakistan, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, UAE, Ukraine and the USA.
During the reception, Arabian World Events presented the key milestones of the previous editions of EDEX, along with plans and updates for the 2023 edition of the exhibition. The event has been gaining considerable momentum, attracting a constantly growing number of exhibitors and visitors. The 2021 edition of EDEX witnessed the participation of 407 exhibitors from 42 countries, a notable increase from 376 exhibitors from 41 countries in 2018. EDEX 2021 saw the attendance of 78 official VIP delegations from 54 countries, and more than 30,000 visitors. Anticipated to surpass the size and scale of previous editions, EDEX 2023 is expected to host more than 85 VIP delegations with 35 new countries and 111 total countries invited so far.
Thomas Gaunt, CEO of Arabian World Events, said: “Over the last two editions, EDEX has firmly established itself as a leading defense exhibition on both a regional and global level. We were delighted to host defense attachés and military officials at the recent reception to present to them our visions for EDEX 2023 and demonstrate the growth of the show. We are looking forward to welcoming all exhibitors and sponsors to Cairo on 4-7 December and are eagerly anticipating more countries and industry pioneers than ever before.
Gaunt added: “With the full support of the Egyptian Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Military Production, we aim to strengthen Egypt’s position as a hub for world-class industry events with a special focus on military and defense technologies. We take pride in hosting over 400 leading defense and security companies from around the world who are set to showcase the latest military technology, equipment, and systems across land, sea, and air.”