The attendance of all Defence & Security players

During five days, at the Paris Nord Villepinte Parc des Expositions, Eurosatory gathers all the players involved in the land and airland Defence and Security domains.

Diversified and qualified visitors

It includes Official Delegations, “VIP Experts”, international professional, all having specific profiles and needs. They have a determining influence over equipment selections and acquisition decisions.

  • Official Delegations

At each edition of Eurosatory, important International delegations (headed by Ministers of the Armed Services and of Interior, Secretaries of State, Chiefs of staff, national armaments Directors, national security Directors, etc.) are invited by the Ministry of the Armed Forces or by the organiser to attend the exhibition.

In 2016, 212 Official Delegations (OD) from 94 countries (821 VIPs) met the exhibitors at the event. Eurosatory is the Land and Airland Defence and Security tradeshow that welcomes the largest number of OD in the world.


  • « VIP Expert »

“VIP Experts” are invited by the chairman on the exhibition. Their play a major role within the military or  security forces, or private companies, in the procurement departments of these bodies and in their authorities’ decision-making process (ex: programme executive officers, programme managers, heads of testing centres, national technical experts, chief finance officers, …).

These Guests may also be people holding equivalent positions in large private or public firms in search of security and logistics equipment or technologies derived from military applications. (directors of security or security managers)

In 2016, the exhibition welcomed 179 “VIP Experts”, from 28 countries.


  • VIPs

During the five days of the exhibition, Eurosatory welcomes influential personalities involved in the strategy and the answer to land and airland Defence and Security issues (members of parliament, international organisations representatives, senior official, researchers and academics…).


  • Professional

Eurosatory welcomes many professional visitors looking for products and technologies meeting their needs, wishing to discover the market trends and to develop their commercial prospects (ex: military, police, firefighters, technicians, engineers, safety and security directors and managers…).

International exhibitors: the whole Defence and Security supply chain is present

Eurosatory brings together a high number of products and systems manufacturers, coming from all five continents. All the supply chain is present, from  subcontractors to major industrial prime contractors. All the ranges of products and technologies are exhibited.

Exchange of views about challenges and evolutions of Defence and Security domains with international experts

Eurosatory also places itself as a forum for ideas, where manufacturers and high level visitors can exchange views about the future of the Defence and Security domains and the coming challenges. Many international Think Tanks participate to the exhibition by presenting their researches and by holding conferences.

A strong media attendance

In order to cover all the exhibition issues and to highlight the major innovations, many journalists cover Eurosatory. Coming from the five continents, they insure large media impacts to exhibitors. Their number regularly increases.

1,176 journalists asked for their accreditation, 713 covered the 2016 exhibition.

Eurosatory 2018