Abu Dhabi: The Gulf Defence Conference 2013 (GDC) opened on Friday at the UAE Armed Forces Officers Club for the second successive time in Abu Dhabi with a main focus on regional technology development. 

GDC, oganised by the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA) the Middle Eastern think-tank with offices in Dubai, Beirut and Washington DC. Set up to provide governments, militaries, NGOs and commercial companies with a range of services in defence and security, is the official conference of International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex 2013), forming an integral part of one of the most important international gatherings of the defence and security community in the GCC.

Following on the heels of a successful GDC in 2011, GDC 2013 is set to break the mould in defence conferences with over 400 attendees and a top-notch speaker line up. Panellists and speakers at this year’s GDC will comprise of flag-rank officers from ten countries around the world including UAE, US, UK, Japan, South Korea and Turkey.
Discussions will offer an opportunity for keep up with the latest trends.