Defence Exhibition SOFEX Jordan 2018

SOFEX Jordan 2018

The Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX), 7-10 May 2018

Founded in 1996 by the King of Jordan, Abdullah II, The Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) continues to grow with each edition and is acquiring paramount ranking amongst the specialized global defence exhibitions. According to the event organizers, SOFEX is considered by the international Special Operations and homeland security decision makers as well as the specialized industry as the vital gathering for exchanging views and experiences. SOFEX provides a platform to present new and innovative equipment in order to deliver swift, decisive and effective solutions, that will help decision makers maintain the security and safety in their countries, regions and around the world.


The Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference (SOFEX) takes place biennially at the King Abdullah I Airbase in Amman in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. This niche event is held under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Chairmanship of HRH Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein and with the full support of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF).

SOFEX is a four-day event, beginning with a one-day conference that includes a series of comprehensive and topical seminars delivered by top military officials from around the world, tackling a wide range of issues pertinent to current counter terrorism and homeland security issues.

The SOFEX Exhibition surpasses expectations each year in terms of an increase in the number of participants that include Exhibiting Companies, International Pavilions, International Delegates and International Delegations headed by Ministers of Defence, Chiefs of Staff and Special Operations Commanders ,as well as numerous impressive deals that are signed at every SOFEX event. The 75,000 m² of indoor and outdoor exhibition space attracts exhibitors and national pavilions from all corners of the globe.

The organizers will endeavour to make your participation at SOFEX 2018 an experience of the highest benefit and success. The event offers participants world class arena with:

Interest from numerous international delegations, insuring the attendance of Defence Ministers, Chiefs of Armed Forces, Special Operations Commanders and Defence procurement directorates from across the world. Presenting an ideal opportunity to network with key military and government decision makers. International Exhibitors including small and medium size companies, as well as the major international manufacturers, demonstrating the latest equipment and technologies. Over 75,000 m of indoor and outdoor exhibition space, an event showcasing the world’s largest fully-integrated and innovative Special Operations Forces, homeland security and peacekeeping forces equipment and solutions from around the world. International media coverage with the presence of leading international and regional defence publications, who will be attending and covering both the conference and exhibition daily. SOFEX will appoint official contractors to Assist with:

SOFEX brings together small and medium sized companies as well as major international manufacturers to meet key military and government decision makers from around the globe, with the fundamental purpose of providing governments with the ideal opportunity to find solutions on how to combat terrorism and to keep their countries safe. As well as offering the defence industry a wide array of potential clientele from the local, regional & international community.

Delegates attending SOFEX include heads of state, defence ministers, chiefs of armed forces, special operations commanders, air force commanders and defence procurement directorates from across the region, and from every corner of the globe. The launching of new innovations and equipment is a regular feature at SOFEX ensuring an action packed event which is complemented by a wide range of tactical, live firing and vehicle mobility displays.

The Middle East Special Operations Commanders Conference (MESOC)

The conference encompasses a series of profuse and in depth topical seminars delivered by key military officials, decision makers from around the world who discuss issues that are fundamental to special operations and counter-terrorism forces worldwide.

Held every two years in Amman – Jordan in conjunction with The Special Operation Forces Exhibition (SOFEX), The Middle East Special Operations Commanders Conference (MESOC) will take place on 07 May 2018 under the high patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein supported by the Jordan Armed Forces and the King Abdullah II Special Forces Group.

MESOC is the official conference of the highly acclaimed Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX) going on to its 12th Edition.

MESOC presents an exceptional opportunity to participate in an unrivaled conference with over 650 delegates from the special operations forces and industry partners gathered to listen to in-field innovators and thought leaders. The MESOC program, made up entirely of special operations forces commanders from around the world, is crafted to provide the latest insights into the changing operational environment the latest in technology applications.

MESOC 2018 will feature special operations forces commanders, offering briefings to governmental and military leaders, diplomats, and industry representatives among Middle Eastern and International Delegations headed by Ministers, Chief of Staffs. It is followed by opportunities for direct questions and answer sessions between the audience and a panel of discussants, punctuated with regular, informal networking opportunities in between main sessions.

SOFEX attracts considerable attention worldwide and is covered by accredited journalists and media representatives from the world’s leading publications and organizations.

Source: SOFEX Jordan.