85% of space allocated at World Defense Show

International firms have booked more than half of space at the inaugural World Defense Show (WDS), to be held in Riyadh from 6-9 March 2022.


Key government entities have confirmed their participation at the show including Ministry of Defense, Ministry of National Guard, Ministry of Interior, Presidency of State Security and General Authority for Military Industries. They will be joined by some of the largest local defense firms including Military Industries Corporation, Al-Tadrea, GDC, Middle East Propulsion Company, Saudi Arabian Military Industries, National Company for Mechanical Systems, and Wahaj alongside leading global defence companies such as Embraer, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, NORINCO and Rolls Royce.


Shaun Ormrod, chief executive officer of World Defense Show, commented: “With over 800 exhibitors, 30,000 visitors and 85 military delegations, World Defense Show will open the local and regional defense industry to partnerships and investments from international defense players.


“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.”