The first edition of the International Defense Exhibition will open on Sunday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and is projected to draw over 30,000 visitors between March 6 and 9.
The two-year international exposition seeks to “promote the prosperity of the local and global defense and security industries by highlighting the most recent technical developments in the defense industry.”
The International Defense Exhibition’s headquarters is 800,000 square meters in size, and it will host more than 590 exhibitors from 42 nations, as well as 100 military delegations from 70 countries.
According to the agency, the exhibition will feature industry titans like Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Navantia, BAE Systems, L3 Harris, and Norinco. “SPA” (Saudi Press Agency).
The show facilities include three big halls for exhibitor pavilions, a 3-kilometer runway for live military aircraft displays, as well as static aircraft and live and static ground military equipment displays.
International Defense Exhibition Programs
The World Defense Show will debut the Partner Meetup Program, which will allow for around 600 face-to-face interviews between selected suppliers and a diverse variety of buyers and decision-makers from across the world.
The event highlights the vast collaboration and investment potential in Saudi Arabia’s defense and security sectors, as well as the country’s strategic directions in the military industries sector.
The program allows local and international exhibitors to learn about the newest procurement guidelines and tender offers.
The “Command and Control Center” is shown for the first time at the World Defense Exhibition, with six 20-minute daily presentations. The center mimics strategic leadership in operational compatibility, including command, control, and communications.
The exhibition also has a program called “Women in the Defense Sector,” which will bring together a group of remarkable female leaders in the sector from across the world on International Women’s Day.
Diversity and inclusion, as well as the critical role of women in this promising sector, will be addressed in a series of talks and panel discussions.