International Defence Confernece | IDC 2023


International Defence Conference (IDC) 2023

Adaption, Exploration, Transformation: Reimagining Security, Society, and the Human Experience in an age of Disruption

IDC agenda


The 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 explore 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


IDC 2021 was held under the patronage of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with the participation of 24 international experts, over 400 on-ground participants, as well as 2,400 participants joining virtually from 80 countries has concluded. The event was organized by ADNEC and Tawazun Economic Council in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence and the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces.

Inauguration speech

IDC 2021

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4



IDC 2021 Highlights

The venue

19TH February 2023

The Energy Business Center
Al Bateen - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


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