TATV Spotlight: Stage is set for World Defense Show 2024

The inaugural World Defense Show held in Riyadh earlier this year, was a huge success. Now show organisers are tasked with taking the event to the next stage.

It's a challenge that is confidently taken up by WDS Chief Executive Andrew Pearcey and Chief Commercial Officer Amanda Stainer as they visited the neighbouring Bahrain International Airshow.

They talk to Alan Peaford about their hopes and ambitions for the next edition in 2024 which will include more space - and more days - as they aim to meet the defence industry demands for more access to the burgeoning Saudi market.

Alan Peaford

Alan Peaford MBE

Alan is a regular broadcaster and is the consultant editor-in-chief and presenter for Times Aerospace TV and is a regular commentator on aviation issues for many global broadcasting channels. He is conference chairman of the Aviation Africa summit and the Aviation MENA summit and has moderated or chaired conferences for organisations such as IATA, DCAA, the Global Aerospace Summit and business aviation associations in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.