International Defence and Security exhibition

2019 theme: Borders Protection and Control

January 25-28, 2021
Abidjan – Côté d’Ivoire

Official exhibition’s website

COGES Africa

Cocody Bonoumin
BP 387 CIDEX 03
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Phone : 00 225 07 95 07 90

Email :

For a safer Africa protecting its development.

January 21: Plenary Conference

January 22 to 24: International exhibition

ShieldAfrica 2019 : Secured and regulated land, sea and air borders, conditions for the development of Africa

A strong Africa in a globalised world requires open, secured and controlled border through modern technologies and proven equipment. Land, sea and air borders are not sealed barriers. They must be dynamic areas of exchange, permitting movement of people and goods. These activities must respect the States’ sovereignty, while implementing controls on goods and people in accordance with applicable laws. Cross-border regulation is a major issue in national and international Security. In Africa, it requires modern, efficient customs administrations and dynamic regional structures for cooperation between African nations.

The development of a country cannot take place without:

  • Security of people and property
  • Security of transports
  • Network security (electricity, water, Internet)
  • Health security
  • Banking and trustee security,
  • Cybersecurity
  • Port, airport and borders security,..

ShieldAfrica 2019 addresses the African continent challenges:

  • Securing cities
  • Controlling areas
  • Managing flows and resources
  • Fighting against cross-border terrorism
  • Securing fast-growing urbanisation and economic activities
  • Preserving any human potential of the continent

2017 focus:

  • 133 exhibitors from 25 countries, 93% of them international
  • 50 Offi­cial Delegations (58 % of Security Official Delegations)
  • 115 delegates from 24 African nations
  • 4,139 participants including 3,237 professional visitors from 64 countries
  • 595 members of African Security Forces and Armed Forces

Take part at ShieldAfrica 2021