65 countries participated, a 50% increase compared to the first edition
Registration is open to participate in the events and programs of the World Defense Expo 2024
There is an opportunity for startups and investors who want to participate in the Future of Defense platform
London, United Kingdom: As the exhibition is to be presided over by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the World Defense Expo announced that it will sell out the entire space allocated for the exhibition in the second edition, 5 months before its opening. – May God protect him – in the capital city of Riyadh from 4 to 8 February 2024, adding a third arena and increasing the exhibition space by 25% as part of meeting the growing demand for this event. attention
For his part, Andrew Percy, CEO of the World Defense Exhibition, said: “We are pleased to announce that the designated halls for our exhibition are completely sold out, and I invite all parties and companies that are unable to participate as exhibitors, to expedite and complete the registration procedures as visitors once the registration for visitors opens.” This is to ensure their participation in special content programs, exhibition activities and live performances and to benefit from the exclusive and exceptional experience that World Defense Expo offers. , within the framework of the “Journey to the Future” project, Percy expressed his delight at the international representation in the second edition, as the number of countries participating in the exhibition included 65 countries, including 23 countries. first time.
Percy added: “These numbers reflect the leading position of the World Defense Exhibition and enhance its efforts to achieve a better future for the defense and security sector, as the first edition saw success that exceeded expectations. Despite the Corona epidemic and the difficulties in travel and transport at the time, the exhibition was attended by people from all over the world. Attracting around 600 exhibitors and 65,000 visitors, the first edition saw contracts worth more than 29.6 billion Saudi riyals ($7.89 billion) in four days and in light of the new developments in the World Defense Expo. We expect a significant increase in the number of participants and visitors in the 2024 edition.
Exhibitors and visitors will be able to take part in the “Bilateral Meeting Program”, Percy said: “Visitors and exhibitors alike will be able to participate in the “Bilateral Meeting Program”, which will take place over three days and is a unique. Opportunity for suppliers to interact and interact with global buyers and official representatives.” The second edition will witness the organization of the “Meeting Program of Saudi Government Companies”, which will inform investors who wish to enter the Saudi market with the latest developments and guidelines in the business sector in the Kingdom, investment requirements and conditions and partnership and employment mechanisms in line with the general objectives of the Defense and National Defense Department.
During the exhibition there are various opportunities to develop relationships and partnerships between various organizations working in the field of safety and security, as the “Official Delegates Program” comes as one of the most important activities to meet the aspirations of the exhibitors. Expand their business in Saudi market or international markets.
One of the most important new additions to the exhibition is the “Space Platform”, which showcases the latest space capabilities, innovations and technologies and tracks their role in shaping a better future in the field of defense and security. Saudi Arabia’s strategic ambitions in the space sector and to identify future opportunities and international partners in the space sector.
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