International Defence and Security exhibition

2021 theme: New security issues in African cities

June 7-10, 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.

June 7: Plenary Conference

June 8 to 10: 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

2019 focus:

  • 145 exhibitors
  • 3,651 trade visitors
  • 74 official delegations from 29 African countries
  • 84 journalists from five continents

A plenary conference of 350 participants on the theme of border security, took place the day before the event on the 21st of January.

Take part at ShieldAfrica 2021