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

In this context, international exhibitions are essential for French companies wanting to promote their products throughout the world, approach new markets and make contact with local decision-makers / buyers.

To assist its members with their international ambitions, GICAT has implemented an « exhibition » strategy for a number of years, and particularly via its subsidiary COGES, to encourage the development of French companies in the export market.

This strategy is based on a number of complementary initiatives:

  • A reference event on the international scene, the Eurosatoryexhibition is the leading international defense and security exhibition
  • To fulfill the expectations and specific needs of certain geographic areas, GICAT-COGES has developed three regional exhibitions: ShieldAfrica in Africa, Expodefensa in Latin America and APHS in Asia
  • To complement its own exhibitions, the group also proposes federated pavilions or GICAT standsat a number of other defense and security exhibitions throughout the world

GICAT exhibitions

As part of its international strategy, GICAT, via its subsidiary COGES, currently organizes four exhibitions: Eurosatory in France, Expodefensa in Colombia, ShieldAfrica in Ivory Coast and APHS in Singapore.


Pavilions federated by GICAT

GICAT and its subsidiary COGES federate French pavilions at defense and security exhibitions to promote the French industrial offer and optimize the presence of exhibitor companies.


Exhibitions at which GICAT is present

As well as the pavilions federated by GICAT-COGES, the group is also present at other exhibitions to assist its members and promote the expertise of French companies.


Exhibition calendar

See where GICAT is organizing, federating a stand or exhibiting next.