To enhance the strategic vision of exhibitors and visitors, Eurosatory sets up a dedicated area for think tanks. They present their researches and organise daily workshop-debates. They take part in miscellaneous conference cycles during the exhibition.
In 2016, the participation of research institutes and groups of experts gave the show a valuable and highly appreciated dimension regarding geopolitical analysis and Defence & Security concepts. Think tanks, through the organisation of conferences, contribute to the exhibition influence as a forum for ideas.