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Black Hat MEA 2024

November 26 - November 28

Infosec on the edge.



Black Hat Middle East & Africa (MEA) stands as the largest cybersecurity gathering in the region, uniting over 40,000+ Infosec professionals and featuring over 450+ exhibitors from around the world. This premier event offers a deep dive into the latest cybersecurity innovations and challenges, with over 330+ top speakers and unparalleled interactive platforms like Executive Summit and a range of high-profile Briefings, Arsenal, Trainings, and a Gaming Tournament.
Co-organized by the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming & Drones (SAFCSP), and in association with Black Hat USA, the event is an essential convergence point for cutting-edge research, advanced security training, and high-level networking, making it a critical hub for anyone involved in or impacted by the rapidly evolving security landscape.

Sectors In Focus

2023 Highlights

Web Appsec | Security Development Lifecycle | ICS Systems | IT/OT | Quantum | Ransomware | Cyber Insurance | Social Engineering | Zero Trust & SASE | Cloud Security | Policy | Platform Security | Network Defence | Mobile | Malware | Internet of Things | Exploit Development | Data Forensics/Incident Response | Cryptography | Applied Security

Past Exhibitor Testimonials

It’s been a fantastic experience; we have had a lot of relevant conversations all-around security and the ability to protect end-users. The attendance has been wonderful.

Anthony James, VP of Product Marketing, Infoblox

What can you say about perfection?

Richard Rushing, CISO, Motorola Mobility

This is the perfect place to exhibit at because everybody from all the government sectors are here, all the financial institutions are here. It's your best chance to get everybody in one place. What's different about this event is actually getting access to decision-makers and high level players and for us, that's a big deal.

Joseph McCray, CTO, Trusted Partners

Saudi Arabia is emerging as a global leader in cybersecurity, presenting a prime opportunity for international cybersecurity firms to expand their operations. Here’s why the Saudi market is increasingly attractive:

  • Significant Market Growth: The cybersecurity market in Saudi Arabia is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.4% from 2020 to 2026, reflecting the country’s increasing investment in cyber defense.
  • Strategic Economic Initiatives: As part of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia is intensifying its focus on digital transformation across all sectors, which includes major investments in cybersecurity infrastructure to protect critical information and systems.
  • High Demand for Security Solutions: Saudi Arabia ranks among the top countries most affected by cyber threats, highlighting the urgent need for robust cybersecurity solutions and services to safeguard its expanding digital landscape.
  • Governmental Support: The Saudi government is actively enhancing its regulatory frameworks to support cybersecurity growth and stability, ensuring a secure environment for both local and international businesses.
  • Rapid Digitization Across Sectors: With widespread digitalization in key sectors such as finance, oil and gas, and public services, there is a heightened demand for cybersecurity measures to protect against escalating cyber threats.

Learn more about Saudi Vision 2030 and the country’s National Cybersecurity Strategy:

Vision 2030 National Cybersecurity Strategy

Exhibiting or sponsoring Black Hat MEA 2024 offers your business unparalleled opportunities for brand exposure, lead generation, and networking with key decision-makers, influential investors, and thought leaders in the region’s Infosec industry. This premium platform is perfect for companies seeking innovation and growth, offering:

  • Strategic Market Presence: Showcase your solutions to a rapidly expanding MEA cybersecurity market, to be valued at USD 44.7 billion by 2027.
  • High-level Engagement: Connect with senior management, influencers, and key decision-makers from over 30+ ministerial bodies and leading companies.
  • Global Exposure: Benefit from Black Hat MEA’s community and extensive marketing reach across top international media, enhancing your brand’s visibility.

The event draws a diverse array of participants from around the world, to meet and share knowledge crucial for advancing the cybersecurity framework in the region, including:

  • Industry Leaders: Top executives and decision-makers from leading cybersecurity companies.
  • Government Officials: Representatives from various government bodies focusing on national security and cyber regulations.
  • Security Professionals: Experts in network security, ethical hacking, cyber defense, and IT from various sectors.
  • Innovators and Developers: Individuals at the forefront of developing new cybersecurity technologies and solutions.
  • Academics and Researchers: Those involved in studying and advancing the field of cybersecurity.

As a North American company, elevate your presence and forge impactful connections within the cybersecurity community through our dynamic participation options:

  • Exhibit Your Solutions: Book your exhibition space to highlight your cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions.
  • Lead With Expertise: Secure a speaking slot to position your thought leadership in front of a discerning international audience.
  • Tailor Your Visibility: Customize sponsorship packages to boost your brand presence uniquely tailored to meet your strategic goals

In close collaboration with the US Commercial Service and Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Riyadh, Meeraki provides you with all the necessary tools and assistance to make your participation at Black Hat MEA a resounding success.

  • Country Pavilion: Be part of the USA and Canada pavilions to maximize your brand’s exposure.
  • B2B Networking Opportunities: Participate in trade missions and networking events specifically designed to connect you with local industry and business leaders.
  • Market Insights: Gain a comprehensive understanding of how to do business in Saudi Arabia.
  • Subsidies: Explore potential subsidy opportunities provided by the government.

We offer comprehensive support through our partner networks specifically designed to meet your participation objectives, including:

  • Media & PR Services: Enhance your brand exposure at Black Hat MEA through targeted print and digital advertising solutions with leading tech publications in the region. Explore Media Partners
  • Content Localization: Communicate with local audiences through tailored communications relevant to the regions cultural dynamics and language.
  • Stand-Build Support: Stand out with fully-fitted turnkey shell schemes or custom designed stands that engage more visitors.

Ready to expand your reach and impact in the cybersecurity sector? For exhibition, sponsorship or media opportunities at Black Hat MEA email us at or complete our contact form.


November 26
November 28
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Riyadh Front Exhibition & Conference Center
Riyadh Front Exhibition & Conference Center
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia