Saudi Arabia announced the launch of the World Defense Show-2022 as part of its plan to become a leading armaments producer in the Middle East.
The inaugural edition is scheduled to take place between 6-9 March 2022 in Riyadh, and intends to rival the likes of competing events such as IDEX, Abu Dhabi and Dubai Air show.
On July 15, Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) said it “founded World Defense Show to cement Saudi Arabia’s position at the heart of the global defense industry and strengthen relationships with existing and potential industry partners.”
“World Defense Show will support the Kingdom’s vision to localize 50% of its military expenditure by 2030, especially by promoting further collaboration with governments and defense manufacturers around the world,” GAMI said.
Over four days, the show will demonstrate interoperability across all defense domains: land, air, sea, security, and satellites. Through exhibits, live demos and virtual technologies, World Defense Show will showcase solutions offering exhibitors and attendees access to leading local and global industry shapers and decision makers.
Alongside demonstrations of high-tech integrated defense solutions, the show will feature thought leadership platforms, conferences and educational seminars with a focus on next generation defense systems.