International Defence and Security exhibition

2021 theme: New security issues in African cities

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 25: Plenary Conference

January 26 to 28: International exhibition

ShieldAfrica 2021: New security issues in African cities

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:

  • 143 exhibitors from 29 countries
  • 65 Official Delegations
  • 129 delegates from 29 countries
  • 3,651 professional visitors from 59 countries
  • International Plenary Conference and 6 Exhibiting Conferences on Border Security

Take part at ShieldAfrica 2021