Dear Anna, The Hotel Monte Christo - Koln was great ! Flights was all ok. Hotel Very clean and neat. Hot inside as much as you wish. Very nice hosting service ! The Hotel receptionist man, Swen was very very nice to me, more than helpful and was a real pleasure to deal with him. Alexandra, his colleague also she was very nice, even tough I only deal with her for several hours, before I left the hotel , back to Romania. I know I might not have been so easy to deal person at times, but you was patient to me. I appreciate all your efforts to find the best deal based upon my requests. Thank you again for all your support ! Have a great day !
About the event
IDEX is another exhibition that has managed to make a full return with a physical edition during the coronavirus pandemic in 2021. The latest edition saw a remarkable turnout and proved why live trade events are still powerful forces when it comes to sales and procurement. ADNEC Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company has already confirmed the next edition.
IDEX 2023 will be run at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from February 19th until February 23rd. The event concept is currently in development. What we know is that organisers will upgrade COVID-19 protective measures already put in place. The main objective is to minimize the spread of the virus on the exhibition grounds.
IDEX stands short for International Defence Exhibition & Conference. It’s a major international exhibition for the defence sector considering and performs a special role for markets in the Middle East. Over the course of nearly three decades, IDEX has done much to local consolidate markets and bring international business opportunities to the region. You can say the exhibition is a central meeting point for world powers from the West and East. It’s also one of the biggest platforms for the procurement of defence technology and equipment, and visitors have access to all the newest innovations on the market. The event is held every two years in Abu Dhabi, UAE and shares the stage at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center alongside NAVDEX, which is the Naval Defence Exhibition respectively.
As we’ve already covered, IDEX is an instrumental exhibition for the defence sector and nowhere is this so apparent as in the product portfolio. The exhibition halls cover rockets, tanks, guns and other weapons, ammunition, military equipment, warships and protective gear. Basically, the full value chain is represented under one roof. This is why exhibitors will have a chance to meet with high-ranking personnel from government departments, the armed and naval forces, and the private sector. Chiefs of staff, defence ministers, and army, navy and air force commanders are a common sight during the exhibition. Although you have representation from European markets, the biggest numbers in terms of attendance come from UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, North Africa, the Asian Subcontinent and the GCC.
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What makes IDEX a standout event in its industry is the fact that organisers have created a large demo area, where one can observe tactical weapons, military vehicles and other equipment in full action. You don’t just get to see the new models, but also experience their performance. IDEX is under the direct patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. Last but not least, we should highlight the International Defence Conference (IDC) held during IDEX. It’s a major high point for the exhibition as a whole and dives deep into technological advancements and disruptive technologies. You have thought leaders, policy makers, influencers, researchers and futurists opening many possible futures ahead of us.
Your Hotel Room in Abu Dhabi
Don’t miss out on the deals on hotels close to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center and book a hotel during IDEX through Travel 2 Fairs ltd. You give us a list with criteria – price range, number of beds, preference in location and star category. We use this to send you a list with tailored offers. You have more time and resources to pool into your IDEX visit. Travel 2 Fairs ltd prioritizes your comfort while in Abu Dhabi and positions you near public transport for a quicker commute. If there’s no such option, you can turn to us for a rent-a-car. Another service we offer our clients is the airport transfer, which is available upon arrival and upon departure.
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Our visitors for the event
thank you for the assistance with accommodation's booking for our Biofach stay in Nuremberg. Everything went well and we were very satisfied.
Thank you very much one more time.
Thank you very much for your help with the reservation.Your service was excellent, and I will contact you again
when i have to travel to the Near East.
Whenever I was travelling to Dubai, I booked the Crown Plaza Dubai on Sh Zayed Rd. (Our office is in the next tower)
The Hotel is in the style of the late eighties, but in perfect condition. I like this atmosphere and I hope they will conserve
it as it is. The staff is always friendly and helpful - first class.
We will be in touch.
Nick Lloyd is very helpful, and friendly. He replies to questions quickly and informatively. We did not end up booking anything due to other reasons, but I would recommend Nick Lloyd to anyone wanting to book accommodation for conferences.
the clients feedback is very plain and simple: they say that everything went fine. :-)
Thank you very much
It's a budget hotel do not expect much, they provide clean room but small room size. The hotel not far from Messe Duesseldorf by car but if you want to take public transport between the hotel and Messe Duesseldorf it's not convenient. But if you prepare to take taxi so it's not far from the place about 15 minutes
Thank you for your email and please note that we have been very happy with accommodation during ITB 2018 and your service.
With very best regards,
Ms Iren Ghahramanyan
I have spoken to two of the people who stayed at the hotel.
The both said it was clean, very convenient for ExCel and good value for money compared to other hotels in the area.
- There was always an answer within a few hours.
- There were friendly reminders, should one have forgotten something.
- There was little choice at breakfast.
- For weekend arrivals the reception is empty.
- The windows could not be opened due to laws/ ordinances.
- The train is 3 - 5 minutes walk away.
- There are some good restaurants nearby
- On request you got the key to open the window
- There were shopping facilities (supermarkets) nearby
- The hotel offers parking possibilities; (Otherwise there is a parking garage 100 m away)
- The parking spaces at the hotel are free of charge
The Hotel was clean and well and the personal was friendly.
Great service, great people…
Convenient location to the Messe Duesseldorf and to the Airport. Next to the KAMPS bakery who opens at Sunday morning.