GICAT, the French Land Defence and Security Industry Association
GICAT is a major European actor and an ELDIG member, bringing together French enterprises specialising in research, development, manufacturing, marketing and support of Defence equipment. As its President, M. Stefano Chmielewski presides over the Eurosatory Exhibition.
COGES, the General Commission for Exhibitions and Events
COGES, a GICAT company, organizes the Eurosatory Exhibition and federates French industry overseas in national pavilions at different exhibitions throughout the world. And from now on, COGES International operates in Asia-Pacific (APHS 2015 in Singapore) and Latin America (Expodefensa 2015 in Bogota - Colombia).
The Ministry of Defence
Eurosatory 2014 is organized under the auspices of the Minister of Defence who inaugurates the Exhibition, invites and welcomes senior Defence officials and foreign official delegations.
subsidiary to the Ministry of Home Affairs
In 2014, government related security organizations (Police, gendarmerie, Civil Defence) participated in the Exhibition.
The French Army
presently on several operation theatres overseas, is equipped with the most modern technologies. The Army Chief of Staff and Higher Commanders take advantage of this unique gathering of professionals to meet their counterparts from around the world.
The French Procurement Agency (DGA)
which has the mission of equiping the Forces and developing future Defence systems, meets its customers and partners at the Exhibition and widens its policy of cooperation with other states. DGA is housed in the Ministry of Defence pavilion during the Exhibition and carries out visits of official delegations.