Founded in 1996 by His Majesty King 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 and 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 an ideal 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 12th time for SOFEX 2018


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 that kicks off with a prominent 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:

Hotel bookings and travel services, Duty Free Customs Clearance for exhibitors on a temporary basis, Electrical equipment hire and local installation support, Full decoration and stand building services, Freight Forwarding and transportation from the point of customs direct to exhibition site.

With a greater anticipated number of participants, visitors and official delegations, SOFEX 2018 is certainly a must be at event.

SOFEX…The Place to Network with the Global Special Operations and Homeland Security Community.


SOFEX’s vision is to Be the Premier International defence exhibition focusing on special operations forces and homeland security.


SOFEX’s mission is to:

  • Organise an innovative world-class specialised defence exhibition.

  • SOFEX attracts the world’s leading defence and ancillary companies to present  pioneering and ground-breaking equipment, technologies and services in order to consolidate Jordan’s and SOFEX’s  enviable position as the “Gateway to International Safety & Security”.

  • Offer the “supply” companies/countries the opportunity to come together with the “demand” countries that have special needs and requirements in the fields of special operations and homeland security.

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SOFEX the Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference Organises an innovative world-class specialized defence exhibition, SOFEX is the one of world's leading and fastest growing special operations forces, homeland security and counter terrorism exhibition and conference. SOFEX brings together small and medium sized companies as well as major international manufacturers to meet with 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 usually 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 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.

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