Eurosatory has ratified its position as the unquestionable leader among the world’s land and air-land defence and security shows with 1,502 exhibitors this year, a 5 per cent rise on the 1,432 exhibiting in 2012… and a 35 per cent jump on the 978 exhibiting a decade ago! The number of exhibiting nations has also risen to 58 from the 53 present in 2012. Among these, Japan is a first time exhibitor and has brought along 14 of its biggest companies. There are also 167 official delegations from 57 countries.
This continued growth in exhibitor numbers ratifies the avowed objective of the show’s organiser, COGES, of being the most exhaustive of all land and air-land defence and security shows across each of Eurosatory’s four pillars: international, technology, business and reflection.
Under the international pillar, Eurosatory aims to attract every country in the world with a defence and/or security industry. Thus 69 per cent of exhibitors are not French and at least one country from each of the six inhabited continents is represented. More exhibitors means more space is needed, so the show now fully occupies Halls 5 and 6.
Eurosatory is also the best place to check the technological pulse of the land and air-land defence and security sectors in seven centres of excellence, three of which are new: civil security and emergency response; infrastructure and critical facilities protection; measurements, tests and testing centres. The other four are: training and simulation; remotely piloted air and ground vehicles; chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear; embedded electronics.
At Eurosatory you can see more than 600 pieces of real equipment, including 450 new items being revealed here. If you want to see some of it in action, then you have two opportunities a day, at 10:30 and 15:00, in an hour-long demonstration at the outdoor field.
Eurosatory is also a place to do business. SMEs can book a free hour with a consultant for advice on how to expand internationally.
Another novelty is the Discovery Village, for all the SMEs who have never exhibited at Eurosatory before.
If you want to keep up with current thinking on doctrinal, tactical and technological issues, there is a rich programme of short two-hour conferences on subjects that have been carefully chosen as being of intense interest to visitors and exhibitors, such as crowd management, escalation of force from non-lethal to lethal, embedded simulation and cybersecurity.
Attendance at these conferences is free.