OUR VENUE

The defense world needs Saudi Arabia, one of its biggest influencers and spenders, to step in and contribute to where defense is heading. At a time where data and security have become the world’s strongest currencies Saudi Arabia is taking a more active role, driving innovation, investing in change and helping to shape the future of defense.

LOCATED AT HEART OF THE GLOBAL DEFENSE SUPPLY CHAIN

Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s leading defense players and continues to rank among the sector’s top spenders. At the heart of the global supply chain, Saudi Arabia connects three continents, where East meets West, making it an ideal location to host World Defense Show.

In line with the economic reform that Vision 2030 outlines, Saudi Arabia is rebalancing defense spending by increasing localization to 50% over the next decade, drastically expanding the defense ecosystem of SMEs, international partnerships, research and development and skilled job opportunities for the country.

BUILT UPON A HISTORY OF TRADE AND A CULTURE OF HOSPITALITY

Saudi Arabia’s heritage and traditions have been shaped by its position as a historic trade hub. In recent years, the Kingdom has undergone a significant cultural transformation, evolving century-old customs to fit into the contemporary world of today.

World Defense Show will be hosted in the birthplace of modern Saudi Arabia, Riyadh – a metropolis with a thriving financial and business center, and a growing cultural scene.

EXPLORE SAUDI ARABIA’S
DEFENSE ECOSYSTEM

World Defense Show strongly supports the development and growth of Saudi Arabia’s defense sector, the region’s strategic defense hub, showcasing the Kingdom’s defense capabilities on an unprecedented scale;

30%

share of exhibition space

for local Saudi Arabian defense and supply chain companies

40+

key Saudi government stakeholders

including armed forces, ministries and investment authorities

100+

local defense companies

government entities, holding and family owned companies

80+

pre-scheduled meetings

with KSA government officials under the Meet the KSA Government Program

30+

local Saudi knowledge providers

across Universities, R&D centers and relevant institutes

600+

pre-scheduled meetings

between defense companies and local SMEs through the Supply Chain Program

2000 +

local students

to interact with defense companies during Future Talent Program sessions and meetings

8+

conferences

on KSA defense industry and localization of military spending as part of Vision 2030 mandate

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