Admission to the exhibition

Companies or organizations permitted to exhibit

Exhibiting companies must satisfy the two following criteria:

  • have their registered office in a country recognised by the international community,
    • an industrial activity, whether as a manufacturer, or a sub-contractor or a 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 recognised by governments of authorized countries),undertake, in at least one of the authorised countries, one or more of the Land Security and Defense activities defined below:
    • publishing Defence & Security magazines, documentation, catalogues and listings.

The following are excluded:

  • agents or intermediaries who are not officially recognized by one of the authorised countries as stated above.

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


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


Equipment banned on the exhibition

Eurosatory exhibition organiser  scrupulously respects engagements undertaken to date by Franceregarding embargoes ordered by the United Nations and the European Union, and concerning armaments or systems programmes which are banned or restricted 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).

  • Goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, as listed by Annex II of the Council Regulation (EC) N°1236/2005 of 27 June 2005 (modified).

This list may be updated from now to the Exhibition opening in June 2020.

No live ammunition is accepted in the exhibition premises.