Showforce was delighted to be a part of the build of this year’s IDEX conference at IDNECC ICC.

The acclaimed International Defence Exhibition and Conference 2015 was held from 22 through 26 February 2015. The 25th and 26th of February was dedicated to discussing and highlighting breakthrough defence technologies and innovations of the future at the inaugural Defence Innovation and Technology Conference (DITEC).

Our crew worked 10 hour daily calls over a 50 day period. One of the biggest jobs the team worked on was to build a temporary dam to showcase new military boats. This particular job took several weeks; large concrete blocks had to be put in place, with bespoke metal barriers before they covered the structure with black sheeting. Once everything was in place and secure, the dam was filled with water.

The crew then helped build the stage whilst assisting with lighting, sound, AV, and rigging. Closer to the event day, the team was tasked with setting up the VIP area and assembling safety barriers.

Hosted by Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC) and endorsed by the MOD of the UAE, DITEC will feature the world’s foremost experts in the field of defence research, technology, and innovation.

The crew then assisted with the show days as show callers and after the 3 day extravaganza, had a limited time to get everything dismantled, packed, loaded and moved out.