Building on the success of the previous Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference in 2016 and 2018, launched during the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), the Middle East is ready to welcome a bigger and better UMEX show in 2020, with a broader scope - which will include a Simulation and Training (SIMTEX) zone to reflect the growth and investment in the UAE and GCC countries.
UMEX and SIMTEX are ideally positioned to provide a professional platform for manufacturers to meet operators and establish lucrative business relationships while promoting the ecological, environmental, civil and humanitarian benefits of unmanned systems and military simulation and training.
Supported by UAE Armed Forces GHQ and attended by regional government delegations, agencies, industry, military and civilian authorities, the event will be the ideal business platform to promote unmanned systems technology and capability to a dedicated and focused industry audience.
Keeping pace with the forefront of industry innovations and market requirements, UMEX 2020 will be a standalone show which will feature an exhibition, conference, live flying demonstrations and provide an ideal platform to discuss the latest developments, trends and innovations in the UAS sector.
The Simulation and Training (SIMTEX) section will promote cooperation among the armed serices, industries, academia and various government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programmes identification of common training issues and development of multi-service programmes.
As a part of Vision 2030, Abu Dhabi will concentrate on developing its capabilities in the manufacturing and maintenance of civil and military aerospace equipment and parts, defence electronics and other equipment and space apparatus.
UMEX will be addressing changes in the market environment and will develop the ideal business platform that will meet the objectives of the UAE Armed Forces.