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 THE 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
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;
share of exhibition space
for local Saudi Arabian defense and supply chain companies
key Saudi government stakeholders
including armed forces, ministries and investment authorities
local defense companies
government entities, holding and family owned companies
with KSA government officials under the Meet the KSA Government Program
local Saudi knowledge providers
across Universities, R&D centers and relevant institutes
between defense companies and local SMEs through the Supply Chain Program
to interact with defense companies during Future Talent Program sessions and meetings
on KSA defense industry and localization of military spending as part of Vision 2030 mandate