ADEX 2017 – Dedicated to Climate Change
With a history spanning 22 years, ADEX is the biggest and longest-running dive expo in Asia – considered to be one of the industry’s “must-attend” events. It is endorsed by major organisations such as DEMA (USA) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
ADEX brings together distinguished VIPs and speakers from across the globe – scientists, marine conservationists, underwater photographers, videographers, and many others. It also provides a platform for various exhibitors such as dive operators, equipment manufacturers, and national tourism boards.
The expo has been successfully run by Underwater360 (UW360) for the past eight years. Under the direction of John Thet, UW360 has overseen the expo’s expansion in size and variety. The number of exhibitors increases every year as they see ADEX as a business opportunity where they can network with others in the industry and tap into the tens of thousands of visitors. There has also been an increase in the number of speakers attending, which is in line with ADEX’s educational focus. The big names attract large crowds, and ADEX’s personal and friendly atmosphere means that people freely mingle and chat with speakers.
UW360 has kept an emphasis on quality and novelty at ADEX– bringing in exhibitors to showcase their latest technology and inviting pioneering experts to educate and expose our audience. Ultimately, ADEX serves as a creative platform for the diving community – giving them a voice and providing a venue where they can meet, exchange ideas, and get recognition for their achievements.
The growth of ADEX has continued in 2017 – a record breaking 60,296 people attended the expo over the course of its three days. These people range from those who want to check out the latest gear and technology, find the best dive courses and trips, and learn more about the pioneering work of the industry’s leading figures.