COGES (Commissariat Général des Expositions et Salons du GICAT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the French Land and Airland Defence and Security Industries Association GICAT – Groupement des industries de défense et de sécurité terrestres et aéroterrestres.It is devoted to promoting French land and airland Defence and Security industries and their sectors worldwide.
In this purpose, COGES creates targeted events both inside and outside France. It organises:

  • EUROSATORY: the leading International Land and Airland Defence and Security Exhibition. It is held every even year in June at Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre. The next event will take place from June 11 to 15, 2018,
  • SHIELDAFRICA: the leading African event that offers responses to Security & Defence needs for a safer Africa. It will take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from January 21 to 24, 2019.
  • EXPODEFENSA: the reference Defence and Security exhibition in Latin America (tri-services: Land, Air and Naval Forces) which will take place at the CORFERIAS Convention Centre in Bogota, Colombia, from December 4 to 6, 2017,
  • NATIONAL PAVILIONS (FRANCE) at a selection of 12 international Defence and/or Security exhibitions worldwide,
  • Business Meetings.

Serving French industry, COGES is present each year at no less than twenty Defence and Security exhibitions worldwide. Thus it acquired a true expertise regarding this kind of events and their markets for the full benefit of the exhibitors.

COGES collaborates with hand-picked partners to provide optimal services to companies which participate in these events.