careers at WDS
World Defense Show’s ambition is to be the leading exhibition in the military, security and defense industry. Taking place at the hub of the global supply chain, the show brings together the largest players and start-up visionaries from the defense sector to collectively craft the future of defense.
World Defense Show employs a team of expert individuals that specialize in organizing large-scale international events, predominantly based in Riyadh Saudi, Arabia.
We employ specialists in a variety of permanent fixed roles with a wide geographic representation. Men and women from diverse cultural backgrounds find opportunities to work together as an extraordinary team at World Defense Show. We are always looking for new talent and would encourage you to consider the opportunities that exist within our organizations.
World Defense Show invites you to apply for one of its internship programs for the period of September/October 2023 to February 2024. You can view the 2 available roles here:
Message from the CEO
At World Defense Show, our vision is to be the number one defense show in the world. Each and every person in our team is here because they believe in that vision and have already built a strong reputation for delivering a best-in-class exhibition and event for the international defense community.
Our corporate culture is defined by a simple set of company values -support integrity respect passion and excellence. They reflect how we engage with our clients, our colleagues, and our communities.
Every member of our team is passionate about what we do, not only as individuals but in what we deliver as a team.
If you are looking to be challenged to be the very best at what you do, I would encourage you to be part of this amazing organization.
We value everyone and treat people in the same considerate way we would like to be treated ourselves.
Great teams deliver great things. A team can only be great if they are supporting and helping each other, no matter how big or how small the task.
We nurture trust by being honest. We use moral principles to guide our decisions and are always accountable for our actions.
We are passionate about what we do. Our passion drives us to achieve our goals and gives us energy to overcome any challenges that are put in front of us.
We are always striving for excellence and take pride in everything we do. We have high expectations of ourselves, and of others, to deliver the best experience for our customers.
“At WDS, we benefit from a very closely connected community across the wider organization. The day-to-day life at World Defense Show means we learn very quickly within a fast-paced environment and gives us the opportunity to be challenged within our roles.”
“Working at WDS offers opportunities for everyone to foster their talent and grow both professionally and personally. We are a multicultural organization and as such we get to interact with colleagues from various nationalities and cultural backgrounds, which provides an interesting factor.”
“As an international marketeer for World Defense Show it’s really important for me to have flourishing relationships across the business. Supporting the team is what I thrive on and it couldn’t be a better organisation for growth as an individual, in terms of development and experience. I am proud to work for this event and to be part of this outstanding team.”
“It was an amazing feeling to have achieved the first successful edition of WDS and looking forward to the next one. For the past year I have led & organized a number of sub-committees & conferences & futures at WDS. I have deeply enjoyed this great work environment that allows me the space to grow and achieve. Working with such a great team has taught me a lot and contributed to my personal development. Our team members are very kind and helpful and we work so very well as a team.”
“Working at WDS has been an incredibly enriching experience for me due to the non-stop learning, which is inevitable in an industry like ours. WDS has hired some of the best professionals, and the opportunity to learn from them every day is invaluable.”
“Being part of a visionary organization that aims to showcase a global international event, as well as Saudi Arabia as a whole nation, is very rewarding. The people and diversity really make working at World Defense Show a fantastic experience.”
“I am proud to be working on a high-level, international event that supports the pillars of Vision 2030. Attending the show and witnessing the perseverance and hard work that has gone in to creating the show of this scale has been a truly enriching experience.”