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Admission to the exhibition

Exhibiting companies must satisfy the two following criteria:

- have their registered office in a country recognized by the international community,
- undertake, in at least one of the authorized countries, one or more of the Land Security and Defense activities defined below:

  • industrial activities, whether as a manufacturer, sub-contractor or supplier,
  • the design, development, production, maintenance, upgrading and operation of equipment and its associated material,
  • the manufacturing or modification of equipment, tools and materials,
  • developing high-tech capabilities, applications and products,
  • training, equipping and supporting the user,
  • consultancy or services involving marketing, sales, finance, exporting and cooperation (this concerns in particular agencies, establishments, offices and organizations recognized by governments of authorized countries),
  • publishing Defence & Security magazines, documentation, catalogues and listings.

The following are excluded:

  • agents or intermediaries who are not officially recognized by one of the authorized countries as stipulated above,
  • companies or organizations whose sole aim is to import for immediate resale.

In the case of a company or organization whose registered office is in a country under an embargo imposed by the United Nations Organization (UNO), the European Union (EU) or the French Authorities, a decision on whether or not the company or organization may exhibit will be made after considering the nature of the embargo.

COGES reserves the right to make the final decision concerning the admittance or non-admittance of candidates.

The Eurosatory exhibition 2014 will scrupulously respect engagements undertaken by France todate:

  • regarding embargoes ordered by the United Nations and the European Union,
  • concerning armaments or systems programmes the object of bans or restrictions by the international community.

The following products are banned, whatever form they may take (including mock-ups or any document):

Anti-personnel mines

  • referring to the Ottawa Agreement of 18 September 1997, concerning the destruction of mines and banning their use, storage, production or transfer. France is a signatory to this Agreement – Law n°98.564 dated 8 July 1998;

Incapaciting lasers

  • referring to the Geneva Convention of 10 October 1980 banning conventional weapons causing excessive traumatic effects: protocol IV concerning blinding laser weapons, Vienna 10 October 1995 – Applied by France in 1998 (Official Journal, 11 February 2002, page 2151);

Cluster munitions

  • referring the activation on August 1, 2010 of the International Convention banning their use, production, storage, acquisition, production or transfer (signature by France of the Oslo Convention of 3 December 2008).

This list may be subject to updating between now and the opening in June 2014.

No live ammunition is accepted in the exhibition premises.