World Defense Show will offer participants, visitors and partners access to unparalleled networking opportunities, state of the art innovative hubs and unrivalled live displays and demonstrations that will bring to life what the future of defense has to offer.

The Delegations Program at World Defense Show has been designed to provide real opportunities to meet with the highest-level dignitaries from across the world.

A pre-arranged program allows dedicated time slots to showcase your brand, products and personnel. World Defense Show will deliver an ideal environment in which to make business-to-business and business-to-government connections.

The Delegations Program is offered to all exhibitors at World Defense Show 2022. This is a prime opportunity for exhibitors and one of the major selling points for participating at World Defense Show – it is your chance to showcase the best of your business to the world's leaders and defense decision-makers.

Further details on how exhibitors can get involved will be available in due course.

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Participate in Thought-Leadership Sessions at the World Defense Show to engage with some of the most critical challenges and questions facing the global defense industry. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to learn and share knowledge with some of the world's leading defense experts.

Over the coming months, we will be announcing show themes and topics as they take shape.

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A significant benefit of exhibiting at World Defense Show is the opportunity to participate in the KSA Government Program. Gain access to the Kingdom's most influential government figures and learn about Saudi Arabia's latest developments, procurement processes, and opportunities for regional and international relationships.

A scheduled program will deliver access to government officials for exhibitors across all four show days. One-on-one meetings and group sessions will provide key insight into KSA's government opportunities.

Further details on how exhibitors can get involved will be available in due course.

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Meet the Buyer Program at World Defense Show creates a fantastic opportunity for exhibitors from every tier of the supply chain to meet potential buyers. This is a key show feature for World Defense Show as it provides direct one-on-one meetings with sourced buyers from around the globe.

A series of pre-planned short, sharp sessions are being scheduled with relevant procurement executives via a sophisticated and strategic match-making system. Meet the Buyer Program will take place across days 2 and 3 of the show.

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It is now more important than ever to create opportunities across the defense industry for start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Exclusively for exhibitors, the Investor-Investee program at World Defense Show creates an environment specifically designed for start-ups looking to pitch their ideas, products and business strategies to generate interest for investment.

This dedicated match-making process provides the very best in networking with globally-minded stakeholders and investors.

Further details on how exhibitors can get involved will be available in due course.

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In line with KSA's Vision 2030 to develop future talent in Saudi Arabia's workforce, The Future Talent Program is designed to shine a spotlight on KSA's brightest young minds who are exploring a career in defense.

Tailored towards the up-and-coming industry talent and dedicated to uncovering jobs of the future, students and businesses will be brought together to discover career opportunities and international apprenticeship programs.

The Future Talent Program is also an excellent opportunity for defense sector businesses to establish or expand their presence in Saudi Arabia by connecting with the nation's next generation of talent to grow their regional workforce.

Details on how students, colleges and industry recruiters can participate will be released in due course.

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Showcasing the very latest technology in military design, the live ineractive areas will bring together products across the five domains to show the future of defense capabilities. The live demonstrations show visitors and your guests an opportunity to see your products take to the stage. The live air and land displays take place within the main event showground giving the World Defense Show audiences an immersive experience to witness your products in action. In addition, the show will host state of the art naval demonstrations by using the latest in virtual technology.

The World Defense Show team are experts within the defense show circuit and understand how important it is for exhibitors to have arenas that can fully showcase the best of your products.

World Defense Show is preparing a venue tailored to provide defense exhibitors with platforms and arenas engineered to make sure exhibitors’ live displays will deliver full product impact for World Defense Show audiences.

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To make sure World Defense Show brings the full range of defense technologies across the five domains to our audiences, World Defense Show offers a multitude of static display platforms capable of hosting the full spectrum of defense and security technologies. Give your clients and the World Defense Show audience an opportunity to experience your products close up with static display showcasing.

There is a range of static display options available for exhibitors to choose from that will allow decision-makers across the defense sector to get a full appreciation of the products on offer.

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Recognising the fourth industrial revolution, the Industry 4.0 Hub will take a closer look at the technological developments that are revolutionising the Defense industry. Addressing how important it is for the industry to innovate by making businesses smarter and more efficient in order to remain competitive. This key show feature will shine a spotlight on existing and future technologies and the speed at which they progress.

This exhibition area is ideal for exhibitors wishing to shine a light on their technology in this ever-expanding sector. Encompassed within the hub you will find:

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Big data & analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence & Simulation
  • AR&VR
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Robotics

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The Start-up Hub at WDS is designed to amplify the entrepreneurs and innovators of tomorrow.  A dedicated space within a prime location in the exhibition will provide a centre stage for important start-up businesses to demonstrate new products and technologies to a global defence audience.  The start-up hub will create opportunity for those companies in their infancy to meet and connect with the global defence community.

This initiative will create affordable packages for start-ups wishing to participate in the World Defense Show.



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Our exhibitor and visitor presence is strictly open to bonafide members of the defense community. All applications will be reviewed and vetted by governmental entities within Saudi Arabia.

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Estimated venue statistics to accommodate


trade days


defense domains


military delegations




international pavilions




Trade visitors


international industry VIP’s

Live displays and demonstrations

Innovative Hubs





800,000 sqm


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