THE 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.

THE GLOBAL STAGE FOR DEFENSE INTEROPERABILITY

Estimated venue statistics to accommodate

4

trade days

5

defense domains

85+

military delegations

45+

countries

15+

international pavilions

800+

exhibitors

80,000+

Trade visitors

3,000

international industry VIP’s

Live displays and demonstrations

Innovative Hubs

600+

media

2,000+

students

800,000 sqm

venue

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