Faced with the slowdown in national demand for equipment and the economic development of certain emerging zones, export has become a necessity for defence and security companies.

In this context, international trade fairs are essential for French manufacturers who want to promote their products worldwide, understand new markets and establish contacts with local decision-makers.

In order to support its members internationally, GICAT has been implementing for many years, in particular through its subsidiary COGES, a “trade show” strategy to promote the development of French manufacturers in the export market.

COGES Events specializes in the organization of professional defence and security events: international trade shows, conferences, business meetings and in accompanying French companies at trade shows abroad. It implements the “trade show” strategy which is based on several complementary approaches:

  • Eurosatory is the global land and air benchmark event for Defence and Security
  • In order to meet the specific needs and expectations of certain regions, GICAT-COGES has developed two regional trade shows: Expodefensa in Latin America, ShieldAfrica in Africa.
  • In addition to its own exhibitions, the group is also present with federated pavilions or GICAT stands at numerous defence and security exhibitions around the world

GICAT Exhibitions – COGES

As part of its international strategy, GICAT, through its subsidiary COGES, now organizes four trade shows: Eurosatory in France, Expodefensa in Colombia, Platinum Security Exhibition in Monaco and ShieldAfrica in Ivory Coast.

Exhibitions with GICAT presence

In addition to the pavilions federated by GICAT-COGES at the main defence and security trade shows around the world, the group is also present at other trade shows to support its members and promote the know-how of French manufacturers.