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International Exhibition of Land Defence & Security
16 - 20 June 2014
Eurosatory 2014 press release
|Wednesday, April 2, 2014 01:00 PM|
|Eurosatory the largest international land and air-land defence and security exhibition.|
Founded in 1967 on the Satory plateau in Versailles, Eurosatory is currently the largest international land and air-land defence and security exhibition. Held once every two years, in 2012 the exhibition welcomed over 53,480 professional visitors from 130 countries who came to meet the 1,432 exhibitors from 53 countries, under the keen eye of 684 accredited journalists, from all five continents. This year, Eurosatory will be held from the 16 to 20 June 2014 in Paris, France.
Eurosatory 2014 Video Interview Patrick Colas des Francs CEO of Eurosatory.
Initially defence dedicated, Eurosatory has gradually opened up to the realm of security as most exhibitors produce systems for both sectors. While the contexts of use differ greatly between defence and security, there is true technological continuum between the products. This can clearly be seen from a review of the techniques used in the two fields: unmanned vehicles, surveillance cameras, all-terrain vehicles, communication means, flak jackets, emergency medicine in crisis situations, etc.
Industrial manufacturers make a point of unveiling their latest products at the event. The future equipment and technologies of the world’s armed and security forces can thus be discovered. At Eurosatory 2012, 400 new products yet to be presented at an exhibition were on display.
It is also the venue for meetings with engineers, manufacturers, political decision-makers and specialist journalists from all over the world. Such dialogue is possible at Eurosatory only.
Air-land has long been a key focus at the exhibition. In 2012, there were over 70 tactical UAVs, almost all air-defence systems, several helicopter manufacturers and all the equipment used by airborne troops and security forces. In 2014, the ALAT (French Army Air Corps) has selected Eurosatory to celebrate its 60th anniversary. International Army Aviation delegations from numerous countries will be invited for the occasion and will spend several days at the event.
Eurosatory 2014 will also feature an extensive cycle of short specific conferences, focusing on visitor and exhibitor concerns. These highly international conferences last less than two hours and punctuate the five-day exhibition programme. Given by operational, industrial, media and expert speakers, and well as high authority representatives, they are classified into three categories: Eurosatory conferences, Exhibitor conferences and “Do business with” conferences.
Among the Eurosatory conferences, we can already highlight the SIMDEF 2014 simulation seminar on “Simulation – a means of safeguarding operational potential” organised by ADIS Group. This theme will be addressed both through a cycle of conferences involving exhibitors from the sector, and live demonstrations at various stands.
The 8th ECCO symposium (European Club for Countertrade & Offset) will also be held at Eurosatory. This international organisation boasting 70 members of 16 different nationalities works to promote the knowledge and experience of firms involved in offsets and countertrade. At Eurosatory 2014, the emphasis will be placed on trade with Turkey.
The Exhibitor conferences provide a dedicated arena for exhibitors to present their products or systems.
And the “Do Business With” conferences, also organised by the exhibitors, allow them to highlight their industrial strategy and purchasing policies and standards to attract subcontractors.
To briefly review the exhibition preparations, the marketing is going very well. Over 87% of space is already sold and more than 1,000 exhibitors were registered as at 31 January. However, it is still early days to draw conclusions. The forthcoming event looks set to be highly international with two thirds of exhibitors from abroad and representatives of new countries like Japan and Argentina. With four months still to go, 51 countries are already registered. As for visitors, the registration rate is very promising and much higher than in previous years, but we must remain cautious, as the visitor base can be volatile. The number of official delegations should nonetheless increase significantly and include a high proportion of authorities interested in security.
I look forward to seeking you at Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre from 16 to 20 June 2014, to visit the largest land and air-land defence and security exhibition in the world.
As usual, the six Land Operations Forum conferences will address very concrete technical topics of interest to ground force deployment.