ADNEC and Tawazun Economic Council hosting conference for UMEX and SimTex


Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and Tawazun Economic Council have announced that they will be hosting a conference regarding the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX) and Simulation and Training Exhibition and Conference (SimTEX) on February 22, 2020, in cooperation with the Supreme Command of the UAE Armed Forces.

Running with a ‘Manned-Unmanned Teaming in the Age of Smart Systems’ theme, the event will be held one day prior to the launch of UMEX and SimTEX 2020, which are both taking place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

The conference is expected to entice experts, decision makers, senior officials and academics working in the unmanned systems, simulation and training sectors. It will work to promote the UAE as a global destination for conferences which specialises in unmanned systems as well as simulation and training systems. It will allow attendees to keep up to date with the latest scientific and technological developments in this field, share best practices and become aware of the latest research and developments in this field.

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Conference sessions will investigate potential solutions to challenges brought forth by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The agenda will include four main themes, the first being Human Dimension, which will discuss manned and unmanned teaming in the age of autonomy. In the second discussion, experts will speak about missions and operations that examine the role of unmanned systems in supporting multi-domain operations, in addition to missions and operations in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The third theme, entitled Industry and Market, will examine the future of the unmanned systems sector and the integration and interoperability of unmanned systems.

The fourth theme will be border security. Experts and decision makers are expected to discuss the implications of the digital age on joint action in ports and border security, as well as its new intellectual approach in the light of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.