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Black Hat stands as an undisputed heavyweight in the cybersecurity event landscape. Following successful editions across the USA, Europe, and Asia, the event now extends its reach to Riyadh. This year, it is scheduled to take place from November 14th to 16th, 2023.

This edition of the event will bring together 300+ leading solution providers, along with over 300 CISOs and Infosec influencers from more than 120 countries. Attendees can expect to engage with over 180 hours of valuable content.

The event will be held at Riyadh Front Exhibition & Conference Center (RFECC), Saudi Arabia from 14-16 November 2023. 

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You can contact the team at [email protected] for any enquiry.

Due to safety and health protocol, children below the age of 16 are not permitted for the event.


The Executive Summit is a high-level conference that will offer CISOs and senior cyber security executives the opportunity to hear from a world-class array of leading experts and innovators who are formulating the next generation information security strategies and systems. The programme outlines the latest technologies, threats, and new skills CISOs need to bolster their abilities and maintain a proactive approach to keeping a successfully secure organisation.

Investor attendees get the opportunity to meet 50 incredible cybersecurity startups from around the region and the wider world. 


To get your Media Pass, please drop us an email on [email protected]

The photos from the event will be shared on our website post-show. Stay tuned for more!


Approximately 250 teams (1,000 participants) will battle it out in the final over a three-day challenge to compete for cash prizes and the honour of being the tournament’s winner.

Team members can vary from 3 to 5 members.

The qualifications round will take place online and will end on 09 October, 14:00 GMT.

The duration of the competition is 30 hours.

The final round will be held live on-site from 14 to 16 Nov 2023.

Timing across the 3 days will be announced soon.


King Khalid International Airport is the closest airport to the exhibition centre.

It is located 27.2 km away with excellent bus and taxi connections.

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The venue is easy to reach and conveniently located. It’s situated in the North-East side of Riyadh. Located on airport road, Riyadh Front Expo Centre is very close to King Khalid International Airport. The airport is served by international carriers from across the globe. Within the city, taxis are plentiful and there is also ample free parking.

The venue is fully accessible by wheelchair.  

You can find more information about the accessibility at the venue information desk located at Gate 3 of the exhibition.

All Black Hat MEA 2023 International attendees require a visa to enter the Kingdom. You can find a list of existing visa types and information on the application process for each of them.


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Riyadh’s taxi service is convenient and easy to use. Simply call 920003090 and a driver will be dispatched as soon as possible. App based taxi and ridesharing services are available in Riyadh.

Use the mobile app to book a trip and select the type of car you would like to ride in. Drivers can be ordered for immediate pick-up or you can schedule a ride ahead of time.You can pay for your trip using cash or credit card.

Download the apps here: Careem Uber


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