The World Defense Show, the global defense and security event to be held in Riyadh under the patronage of King Salman, has allocated 85 percent of its space, a statement released on Tuesday said.
The event aims to provide a platform for global firms to connect with the regional defense market and explore partnership opportunities with more than 100 Saudi firms exhibiting at the show.
Key government entities have confirmed their participation at the inaugural show taking place from March 6-9, 2022, including the ministries of defense, National Guard and interior, the Presidency of State Security and the General Authority for Military Industries.
They will be joined by some of the largest local defense firms, including Military Industries Corp., Al-Tadrea, GDC, the Middle East Propulsion Co., Saudi Arabian Military Industries, the National Co. for Mechanical Systems and Wahaj.
Leading global defense companies such as Embraer, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, NORINCO and Rolls Royce will also be in attendance, the statement said.
“With over 800 exhibitors, 30,000 visitors and 85 military delegations, the World Defense Show will open the local and regional defense industry to partnerships and investments from international defense players,” said the show’s CEO Shaun Ormrod.
“This will be the first time the global industry has had such open access to all the opportunities with Saudi defense entities, and we are greatly looking forward to providing the world’s best meeting environment for global industry decision makers.”
Source: Arab News