World Defense Show attracts global companies; 85% of exhibition spaces reserved

World Defense Show; the global defense and security event; to be held in Riyadh under the aegis of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman; has attracted the attention of local; regional; and global companies to take part in the event; where 85% of the exhibition spaces have been reserved.

The World Defense Show will be a platform for global firms to connect with the regional defense market and explore partnership opportunities.

Key government entities have confirmed their participation at the inaugural show taking place from March 6-9; 2022; including Ministry of Defense; Ministry of National Guard; Ministry of Interior; Presidency of State Security and General Authority for Military Industries.

They will be joined by some of the largest local defense firms including Military Industries Corporation; Al-Tadrea; GDC; Middle East Propulsion Company; Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI); National Company for Mechanical Systems; and Wahaj alongside leading global defense companies such as Embraer; General Dynamics; Lockheed Martin; NORINCO and Rolls Royce.

Shaun Ormrod; chief executive officer of World Defense Show; commented: “With over 800 exhibitors; 30;000 visitors and 85 military delegations; World Defense Show will open the local and regional defense industry to partnerships and investments from international defense players.

“This will be the first time the global industry has had such open access to all the opportunities with Saudi defense entities; and we are greatly looking forward to providing the world’s best meeting environment for global industry decision makers.”

The biennial event focusing on defense interoperability across air; land; sea; security and space; will enable the industry to keep pace with developments across defense and technology. The speed at which these developments take place compels the industry to cooperate across borders and domain expertise to generate opportunities throughout the defense value chain.

By connecting key defense contacts; primes; SMEs; and buyers; World Defense Show has laid the foundations to advance the defense industry and address the challenges presented by ever-deeper defense systems integration.