WDS Opens Registration to Global Trade Visitors During DSEI in London

Saudi Arabia’s World Defense Show (WDS) has officially opened trade visitor registration during the UK’s Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) event.

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  • Trade visitors can now sign up for the inaugural World Defense Show in Saudi Arabia
  • The show will take place from 6-9 March 2022 in the Kingdom’s capital city Riyadh
  • DSEI visitors are invited to join the team at the Saudi Pavilion to learn more

Industry attendees can now sign up for passes to the inaugural World Defense Show, held under the Patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, which will take place in the Kingdom’s capital city of Riyadh from 6-9 March 2022.

Those interested in learning more and registering for World Defense Show should visit Stand H3-110 meet the team and share their details. Registration for trade visitors can be done via this link.

Hosted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from March 6-9 2022, World Defense Show will serve as the global stage for defense interoperability, a topic that has become a growing challenge for decision-makers around the world, connecting all five key domains – air, land, sea, space and security.

It is the first event to put KSA on the map as a global defense hub, gathering peers and partners from the east and west to work together.

The show will be held in a state-of-the-art venue on a site spanning 800,000 square meters, and is set to welcome more than 30,000 visitors and 800 exhibitors across four days.

Hundreds of global defense companies have signed up for exhibition space so far, including General Dynamics, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Rolls Royce.

Shaun Ormrod, Chief Executive Officer of World Defense Show, commented: “Trade registrations are officially open, and we are greatly looking forward to hosting attendees from across the global industry in Riyadh next March.

“DSEI is an excellent opportunity for prospective visitors to come and meet the team at the Saudi Pavilion, learn more about the fast-growing Middle East defense market and get a flavour of the unique features and programs that will be on offer at the show.

“Visitors to the stand will be able to connect with key industry players at a time when regional defense economies are booming and officially open for business.”

Throughout DSEI in London, the Saudi Pavilion has been a central point for visitors to learn more about that opportunity from a senior-level delegation including event founder General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) and strategic partner Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI).

In line with the reform that the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 economic diversification plan outlines, Saudi Arabia is rebalancing defense spending by increasing localization to 50% over the next decade – with World Defense Show unlocking the opportunity for exhibitors and attendees to be part of the next phase of growth.

The biennial event will enable the industry to keep pace with developments across defense and technology. The speed at which these developments take place compels the industry to cooperate across borders and domain expertise to generate opportunities throughout the defense value chain.

By connecting key defense contacts, primes, SMEs, and buyers, World Defense Show has laid the foundations to advance the defense industry and address the challenges presented by ever-deeper defense systems integration.

About World Defense Show

World Defense Show is a display and demonstration of integrated and innovation-driven defense solutions, set to serve as the global stage for defense interoperability. The inaugural World Defense Show will take place biennially starting March 2022 in Riyadh - Saudi Arabia, to showcase the latest in interoperable defense solutions. The event will be held in the presence of Saudi Arabia’s key leadership, international delegations and prominent industry decision makers from around the world. To learn more about the show, visit WDS website.

About General Authority for Military Industries 

The founder of World Defense Show, Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries, is the regulator, enabler, and licensor for the kingdom’s military industry. GAMI is responsible for domestic defense sector development in line with KSA’s commitment to Vision 2030 and to localize 50% of military manufacturing by 2030.


The New Defence Order. Strategy is an official media partner of the World Defense Show 2022.


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