SAMI offers strategic support to Saudi-based defence show

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), announced its strategic partnership with the World Defense Show, due to take place in Riyadh in March 2022.

The he World Defense Show, founded by Saudi Arabia’s defence industry regulator, the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI), aims to serve as a global stage for defence interoperability across five key domains: air, land, sea, satellite, and security. The inaugural event will take place between 6-9 March 2022, and then biennially.

This exhibition plans to deliver networking programmes with high-profile attendees, displays of advanced defence solutions, and knowledge-sharing segments that will generate opportunities for local and global military industries sectors and at the centre of the global supply chain.

Eng Walid Abukhaled, SAMI CEO, said: “The partnership with World Defense Show offers us new avenues for collaboration across the global defence industry as the Kingdom scales up local capacities. This makes World Defense Show the ideal platform to connect our growing industry with market leaders from across the world and explore opportunities to transfer technology and knowledge, create jobs, and attract foreign investments.”

Shaun Ormrod, CEO, World Defense Show, said: “We welcome the partnership with SAMI, an industry giant in the region that we consider a champion in the World Defense Show mission to place interoperability at the centre of the show’s ethos. As a platform, World Defense Show is here to connect SMEs to primes, countries to regions, and regions to global markets – driving forward the commercial and strategic benefits that collaboration brings and offering integrated solutions for the future of defence.”

Through the strategic partnership between World Defense Show and SAMI, the global defense community will have a bridge to the local and regional military industry and sectors. By spotlighting where Saudi Arabia is focusing its defence and security investments, the world-class event will offer attendees the opportunity to deepen and align their relationships with key industry contacts.