Today the world faces a wide range of conflicts, terrorist threats and emergencies that continue to intensify. In the light of this, states and private citizens need and demand defence and security solutions to ensure peace, safety and stability.
As the world’s leading international land and air defence and security exhibition, Eurosatory constantly tracks the evolution of threats and trends in these domains and, at every edition of the event, showcases the creativity and innovative technology of its exhibitors.
For 2018, Eurosatory has made some changes to its organisation and its showcases.
Optimisation of the exhibiting area
The new Hall 5B completes the indoor exhibition area of Eurosatory with a third hall, which is mainly dedicated to security issues. It showcases such technological clusters as intelligence; civil security; crisis management and people security; critical infrastructures and security of sensitive facilities; tests, measurements and engineering; CBRNe; training and simulation; UAVs and UGVs; and embedded electronics. The discovery village is also located in this hall, as well as some national pavilions. Business meetings and strategic consultancy also take place there.
The live demonstrations zone has moved to the area close to the exhibiting halls, so everybody can come by foot to watch them.
For the first time, institutional live demonstrations complete Eurosatory’s programme. Among these are the French Army, French Police (RAID), Special Operations Command, National Gendarmerie Intervention Group, Research and Intervention Brigade and the Paris Fire Brigade.
For 2018, Eurosatory has created a start-up area, called Eurosatory LAB, dedicated to international start-ups in the defence and security domain. Eurosatory selected up to 70 groundbreaking companies to exhibit alongside 1,750 established firms. Internationally renowned keynote speakers contribute their expertise to the LAB.
A programme of more than 70 conferences is offered this year.
International and concise (lasting less than two hours), they attract a high-level panel of speakers including operational staff, manufacturers, media, experts, think tanks and high officials.
Eurosatory 2018 offers an all-new business-to-business meetings programme. To arrange meetings before the exhibition, exhibitors and visitors use Vimeet, a platform created by Eurosatory’s partner, Proximum Group. To increase networking during the event, attendees are invited to use the Swapcard app connection tool.
CBRNe thematic event
Eurosatory 2018 presents a new international thematic event dedicated to CBRNe issues and organised with the participation of French and foreign operations officers, exhibitors from the defence and security domains, state representatives, experts and VIPs. This event completes the existing technology cluster and live demonstration dedicated to CBRNe issues.