The Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversity of Requirements and Capabilities AFED
Our industry.. Our strength
More than 100,000 investment opportunities expected for businessmen, companies and local factories

Crown Prince, First Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Defense

His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

Under the royal patronage of

King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud

Under the royal patronage of

King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud

Crown Prince, First Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Defense

His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

About AFED

The Ministry of Defence organizes The Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversity of Requirements & Capabilities – AFED 18 to display the requirements of the participants as well as capabilities of local and international factories and research centers to achieve the goals of Vision 2030, and concentration of the Kingdom’s orientation moving towards a strong and e ective strategy to localize major and supplementary industries, including equipment, spare parts and materials.
The importance of the exhibition is the convergence of both bene ciaries and participating companies to present their requirements as well the local and international companies to display their manufacturing capabilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which will contribute to the development of investment incentives and develop the Industrial environment in general to raise the stature of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on a global scale and be counted amongst developed countries.

AFED Objectives

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Present manufacturing opportunities of materials and spare parts offered by exhibitors and open channels between the exhibitors and local factories to achieve the goal of self-reliance in this sector.

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Enable Saudi factories, laboratories and specialized research centers in the field of manufacturing capabilities and contribution to the local manufacturing process.

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Support and develop national industry in line with global standards and required quality specifications.

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Contribute to the localization, transfer and development of the supplementary materials by networking with international companies to achieve the goal of Vision 2030

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Create promising investment climate for the private sector and to benefit from the national capabilities and possibilities and attract foreign capital into the Saudi Economy.

AFED Sections

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Beneficiaries Requirement

A special section includes military, civil and large corporations to display their requirements of equipments, materials and spare parts.

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Beneficiaries Requirement

Display samples of materials and spare parts required to be manufactured locally within standards. A display of innovators and inventors within the Saudi armed forces.

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Government Institutions

A special section for the relevant government entities to communicate with the beneficiaries and private sector such as Ministries, Commissions, Government Funds, research centers and laboratories.

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Government Institutions

A special section for the private sector and national factories to introduce their products and their potential and manufacturing capabilities.

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National Companies

A special section for the private sector, large companies and economically balanced companies to display their products and capabilities.

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National Companies

A special section for international companies that have contracts with the armed forces (such as BAE Systems, Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics and others) to introduce items that can be manufactured by the private sector.

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International Companies

A special section for international companies to present their capabilities and spare part samples for localization.

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International Companies

A special section for large companies and government institutions such as (Aramco - SABIC – Water conversion corporation – Electricity company - General Organization for Military Industries...) to display their need of materials and spare parts required to be manufactured locally.

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Outdoor

Presenting local and international systems.

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Outdoor

A special section for the relevant government entities to communicate with the private sector (such as the Ministry of Finance – the Ministry of Trade - King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology - Saudi standards metrology and quality organization- the Investment Authority - Saudi Industrial Property Authority / Modon - Council of Saudi Chambers - Prince Sultan Advanced Tech. Research Institute).

Conferences and Workshops

The 2018 exhibition is accompanied by several scientific seminars and workshops that contribute to creating a communication environment between government agencies (beneficiaries), companies, national factories and research institutions, in order to achieve the localization of industry and the use of local content to achieve the vision of the Kingdom (2030).

Participants

Military Authorities

Ministry of Defense

Ministry of National Guard

Ministry of Interior

Presidency of State Security

The Royal Guard

Government Agencies

Guest Countries

Republic of Turkey

Emiratisation Partners

The Strategic Partner

Technical and Scientific Partner

Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Golden Sponsors

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AFED attains Extensive media and advertising sponsorships, accompanied by a wide-scale campaign including

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