With 1,802 exhibitors from 63 countries and 57,056 trade visitors, Eurosatory has unquestionably established itself as the leading international exhibition in the field of Land and Airland Defense and Security.
The 2018 edition, which concluded in Villepinte Nord (Paris, France) this past Friday, highlights a change in the visitors’ level and an internationalization and professionalization of the exhibition.
It is undeniable that the word “innovation” characterizes this 26th edition of the show. Already very present in major groups, mid-market companies and SMEs, innovation is further enhanced at the exhibition by the presence of the start-ups in Eurosatory LAB and in the GENERATE incubator of GICAT. In total, more than 80 start-ups were present.
The number of new products unveiled for the first time at the Eurosatory trade fair was already very important in 2016 and it progressed significantly in 2018.
The field of security is now a full component of Eurosatory alongside the defense sector. The duality of technologies on many stands and the opening of a new hall mainly dedicated to this field, attest the growing importance of security issues.
For the Live demonstrations, real specificity of the show, the presence for the first time of security forces: RAID, GIGN, Prefecture of Police (with the BRI and the BSPP), Special Forces and the Ground Forces, was a real success.
Add to this the importance of reflection at the exhibition with no less than 71 conferences on varied and complex topics.
Finally, on its last day, Eurosatory welcomed students to allow them a chance to discover the many jobs offered by the Defense and Security sectors.
Key Figures (as of Friday, June 15th at 12 am):
- 1,802 exhibitors from 63 countries with 65,8% of international
- 39 national pavilions
- 57,056 professional visitors from 153 countries
- 227 Official Delegations from 94 countries and 4 international organizations
- 177 VIP Experts
- 71 conferences
- 641 journalists from all over the world