North American industry leaders head to Saudi’s World Defense Show

North American industry leaders head to Saudi’s World Defense Show

Dozens of North American firms have confirmed they will participate in the World Defense Show’s dedicated North American zone, next year.

Firms – including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Technologies, L3Harris Technologies and General Dynamics – will be taking up residence in Riyadh for the show, taking place 6-9 March 2022.

Boeing, will be showcasing its assets as part of the show’s live flying display and interoperability demonstration programme. Other firms set to appear in the USA Pavilion at the show include GE Aviation, Alaska Structures, Bell, Leonardo DRS, Oshkosh, PKL Services, S&K Aerospace and SAFE Boats.

Shaun Ormrod, CEO of the World Defense Show, said: “As the global stage for defense interoperability, World Defense Show is thrilled to welcome representatives from 81 countries through exhibitors and invited delegations.

“Our purpose-built venue features will allow exhibitors to demonstrate the latest assets and technologies in an optimal networking environment for collaboration and innovation. Our bespoke and tailored programs will ensure that both exhibitors and visitors are able to integrate capabilities towards the future of defense.”

The event founder, General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI), has recently announced the expansion to one of the two exhibition halls, adding an additional 14,500 sq m of exhibitor space.

As the Kingdom looks to localise 50% of its military expenditure under the national Vision 2030 objectives, World Defence Show is opening up opportunities for international exhibitors and visitors to be part of this national growth.