Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — A number of main Saudi, regional and worldwide corporations are displaying large curiosity to develop their investments by collaborating within the second version of the World Protection Present (WDS) which will probably be held in February 2024 within the Saudi capital Riyadh.
The exhibitors had been fast to order 93 % of the exhibition area, estimated at about 47,000 sq. meters, that’s, 5 months earlier than the scheduled graduation of the main international protection and safety occasion. The WDS serves one of many pillars of Imaginative and prescient 2030, reaching the Kingdom’s objective to localize 50 % of its navy gear spending by 2030.
The Basic Authority for Navy Industries (GAMI) is organizing the occasion on February 4-8 below the patronage of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, and the occasion embodies the federal government’s aspirations to arrange probably the greatest protection and safety exhibitions on this planet. The occasion focuses on the way forward for the protection business by showcasing the newest international technological developments throughout land, sea, air, area, and safety sectors.
It additionally facilitates communication with decision-makers within the protection discipline from the Kingdom and the world, that includes royal visits, official delegations, authorities officers, and executives from varied protection and safety industries. The exhibition attracts its significance from the Kingdom’s strategic location on the coronary heart of worldwide provide chains, making it an distinctive venue for the occasion.
The second version of the present targets 750 exhibitors from 45 nations, 115 official delegations, and 100,000 guests from throughout the Kingdom and overseas. The Chinese language, Turkish, American, and UAE pavilions will probably be among the many largest pavilions at WDS, together with pavilions of South Korea, Russia, Croatia, Austria, Poland, Estonia, Greece, Ukraine, and different nations.
The present will witness new applications, most notably: “the Future Platform of Protection”; “the Way forward for Protection Discussion board”; “Journey to the Future”; “Area Platform”; and “Communication and Acquaintance Conferences,” along with the essential applications that the occasion witnessed throughout final season, together with air exhibits, accompanied conferences, and floor and stay demonstration space.
The primary day of the exhibition will probably be devoted to the presence of essential figures, delegations, exhibitors and the media, along with organizing the excessive profile “Way forward for Protection Discussion board”. It contains outstanding audio system presenting their visions and concepts and discussing the way forward for protection and safety.
Via the “Way forward for Protection Platform,” inventors will current their concepts to traders, demonstrating the significance of steady innovation for the way forward for the business. The “Area Area” will spotlight the speedy progress in area know-how and its essential function in the way forward for the navy, protection and safety industries.
Relating to the “Journey to the Future” program, guests can have a singular expertise by highlighting the options and actions that target the way forward for protection, and thus enhancing interplay between attendees and exhibitors.
In the course of the first version of World Protection Present, held in March final yr, 81 % of exhibitors agreed that the occasion provides world-class show and networking options, and 77 % of corporations noticed the occasion as specializing in know-how and innovation, whereas 82 % described the standard of the exhibition as glorious.
On behalf of King Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman, who can be chairman of the Board of Administrators of GAMI, inaugurated the primary version of the present and toured its amenities, which witnessed the participation of greater than 590 corporations from all over the world.
The primary version witnessed unprecedented curiosity from native and international protection markets. It noticed the presence of 600 exhibitors, and 65,000 business visits from 45 nations, in addition to 100 official delegations, 16,000 registered exhibitors, and 26 of the highest 40 international protection corporations, which resulted within the conclusion of buy contracts price SR29.7 billion ($7.7 billion).
The present achieved nice success, exceeding expectations to turn into one of many main protection exhibitions that pulls the sector’s consideration. The primary targets of holding the exhibition give attention to strengthening the Kingdom’s place within the protection and safety business on the international degree, benefiting from the newest applied sciences, exchanging experiences, presenting concepts, and displaying merchandise to discover the way forward for the sector.
The Saudi authorities targets the exhibition to turn into one of many three most essential exhibitions within the protection and safety business on this planet by 2030, and for the nation to have an efficient function throughout the international provide chains involved with the fields of land, sea, air, area, and safety protection.
The exhibition helps worldwide enterprise tourism by internet hosting high-level worldwide delegations, exhibitors and guests, and in addition the nation’s objectives of localizing greater than 50 % of presidency spending on protection and navy providers and merchandise by 2030.