COGES Events

COGES Events

Organizer of Defence and Security events

GICAT’s international influence and that of its members is based on its trade shows and the French Pavilions organized by its commercial subsidiary COGES Events. Specialized in the organization of professional events of international scope in the fields of Defence and Security, it brings together the major players in the market, institutions and a highly qualified visitor base.

Alternating between international trade shows, conferences, business meetings and support for French companies at foreign trade shows, COGES Events takes its mission to help French industry export to heart.

Its four trade fairs, present on three continents, cover all security and defence needs to protect infrastructures and populations, provide technological solutions to armed conflicts, and supply security equipment to public and private entities:


  • EUROSATORY: the world’s leading land and airland defence and security exhibition, held in June on even-numbered years at the Paris-Nord-Villepinte exhibition center. The next session will take place from June 13 to 17, 2022.
  • SHIELDAFRICA: the leading trade show on the African continent tri-service meets the needs of Security & Defence for a safer Africa. It last took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, from June 8 to 10, 2021.
  • EXPODEFENSA: Latin America’s leading Defence and Security Exhibition (tri-service: Land, Air, Sea), which will be held at the CORFERIAS Convention Center in Bogota, Colombia, from November 29 to December 1, 2021.
  • PLATINUM SECURITY EXHIBITION: The event dedicated to security and safety, it presents the technologies adapted to secure and protect people, companies and communities. Organized in collaboration with Expo Monaco. See you in 2023 for the next edition.

In addition to these trade shows, COGES Events supports French manufacturers at foreign trade shows by organizing French pavilions.


COGES Events is also developing new activities to offer even more services to the defence and security industry:

  • Connect by COGES Events is a digital platform for business meetings dedicated to all French and international manufacturers in the fields of land and airland defence and security. The online meetings take place over 2 days between companies, institutions, research structures…
  • iDeaS by COGES Events is an e-conference on a defence and security topic. This monthly event aims to bring together experts, decision makers, institutions and users. Free of charge, iDeaS by COGES Events will take place every 3rd Tuesday of the month in live and replay. Register to follow the next e-conferences.

To learn more about the activities of COGES Events:


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