Ontario’s defence industry is comprised of companies across several sectors developing products and services for military and security customers, including: aerospace/space, naval, combat vehicles, munitions/weapons, soldier systems and C4ISR (Command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance). It is the largest in Canada with approximately $3.8B in sales with close to 60% from export sales and a GDP impact of $2.35B. 11 of the top 25 defence companies in the world have operations right here in Ontario.

IDEX is the only international defence exhibition and conference in the MENA region that showcases the latest technology across land, sea and air. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region. The event attracts over 105,000 visitors from 142 countries and more than 1300 exhibiting companies.

Ontario companies interested in finding new partners and clients in the UAE will be showcasing their innovations at the Ontario pavilion.

If you are interested in learning more about the Ontario mission and/or meeting with Ontario mission companies, please contact Eyad Qudsi.