Eurosatory is an international Defence and Security industry trade fair that is held every two years in the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris, France. In 2016 it gathered over 1,500 exhibitors and over 55,700 visitors. It is organized by COGES in partnership with the French Ministry of Defense.
The exhibition is reserved for professionals only.
As indicated by its name, this exhibition presents products from the entire Land and Airland industry, from raw materials to sub-assemblies and operational systems.
It covers a wide range of "products" from vehicles (tanks, armored vehicles, trucks) to small arms (guns, missiles, knives) through communications systems, uniforms, logistics services, but also simulation, operational medicine and disaster responses, etc. Security has also been a major theme during last exhibitions, with monitoring, alert and emergency responses solutions as well as civil security with the presence of firemen, among other institutions.
The exhibition is the largest of its kind worldwide with more than 1,500 exhibitors and 57,000 international visitors. It is closed to the general public and reserved for professionals : exhibitions, institutional, government officials, industry professionals, all ranks members of armed and security forces, police and emergency units. Access is prohibited under 16. There are two parts of the exhibition: indoor and outdoor. A dynamic live demonstration zone has been created to show the in-real use of several devices: vehicles, drones, technical intervention, and others. These demonstrations are organised twice a day and attract about 1,000 visitors.
The 1992 edition marks a turning point: the exhibition becomes a European, taking the name EUROSATORY, European Land Defence Exhibition and moves to the Bourget Exhibition Centre.
In 1994, the United States exhibit for the first time and many participants come from NATO countries. It becomes completely international in 1996 as manufacturers from Russian Federation join the exhibition.
In 2000, Eurosatory becomes "International Land and Airland Defence exhibition".
From 2002, the exhibition is held in Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.
The 2006 edition gathered 1, 083 exhibitors and 48, 000 participants, 50% of which were international, according to the official website officiel3. According to the same source, 110 Official Delegations from 71 countries came to the event, including 450 VIP and 24 ministers.
The 2008 edition was one of the most successful in the history of the show with 117 delegations, 52, 500 visitors and 1, 210 exhibitors. It was held in Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre on the surface of 125, 000 m2. A part of the delegations then had a dinner at the Louvre museum.
The 2010, the tenth edition named “International Defence Week” put emphasis on operational medicine, UASs and ground robots; it was attended by 1, 327 exhibitors from 54 countries and 53, 566 professional visitors4.
The 2012 edition was dedicated to "Land Defense and Security"; it put the emphasis on cybersecurity by organizing the first forum Cyberdef-Cybersec. There were 1, 432 exhibitors and 53, 480 visitors.
In 2014, the exhibition Eurosatory brought together 1,507 exhibitors from 59 countries, more than 55, 700 visitors and 172 Official Delegations. Its opening to security sector is as ever obvious, with 50% of exhibitors from the domain. Civil security sector was also well represented in this edition.
In 2016, the exhibition hosted 1, 571 exhibitors from 57 countries, 65.5% of which were international, 57, 024 professional visitors from 140 countries, 212 Official Delegations representing 821 delegates and VIP and 723 journalists from all around the world.