World Defense Show Factsheet

Jul 15, 2020

World Defense Show is a display and demonstration of integrated and innovation-driven defense solutions, set to serve as the global stage for defense interoperability. The inaugural World Defense Show will take place biannually starting March 2022 in Riyadh - Saudi Arabia, to showcase the latest in interoperable defense solutions. The event will be held in the presence of Saudi Arabia’s key leadership, international delegations and prominent industry decision makers from around the world. More information available at 

What is interoperability? The ability for defense forces, operating systems and equipment to act together coherently, efficiently and effectively to achieve tactical, operational and strategic objectives. 

What you can expect at the show?

  • 1 Global stage for defense interoperability
  • 4 trade days
  • 85+ military delegations
  • 800+ exhibitors
  • 800,000 sqm venue
  • 30,000+ visitors
  • 3,000 international industry VIP’s
  • 600+ media
  • 2,000+ students
  • 45+ countries
  • 15+ international pavilions 


About the show’s founder The founder of World Defense Show, Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries, is the regulator, enabler and licensor for the kingdom’s military industry. GAMI is responsible for domestic defense sector development in line with the national commitment to localize 50% of military manufacturing by 2030. 

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World Defense Show

A fully integrated & future focused defense event set to showcase the latest technological developments from around the globe & demonstrate defense interoperability across all domains.

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