20 Nov 13. Tawazun – the strategic investment firm focused on the long-term development of UAE’s industrial manufacturing with a specific focus on the defense sector – and the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), the world’s leading defence dedicated exhibition, have signed a strategic partnership agreement, aimed at strengthening cooperation at the IDEX 2015 edition and during exhibitions and conferences in the UAE and internationally. The sponsorship agreement was signed in a ceremony held at the Dubai Airshow by H.E. Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri, CEO of Tawazun, and H.E. Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Center (ADNEC). Tawazun, who has acted as IDEX Headline Sponsor for the last three editions of IDEX, will, under the agreement, become the Strategic Partner for the most strategically important joint defence exhibition in the world. The agreement also provides for greater coordination in international defense events.