The World Leading Show In Naval Defense And Maritime Safety And Security – EURONAVAL

by Rizwan Baig | Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 | 2251 views

Sponsored by the French Government, EURONAVAL is the largest professional international show dedicated to Naval Defense and Maritime safety/ security, covering surface vessels, submarines and naval aviation. A unique maritime and naval event since 1968, the exhibition takes place every second year in the French capital during 5 days. It is a must for the decision makers of the world in the maritime and navy sectors.


Euronaval is a major international Exhibition that covers all the necessary means to carry out coastal and offshore missions: protection of naval sovereignty, law enforcement and peace keeping at sea, protection of assets and natural resources, control of migration flows. Following the latest global geostrategic and economic developments, Euronaval has to adapt and changes all the time. Each edition brings out a wealth of innovative and hi-tech products. This proactive policy attracts the major international buyers who tour the Exhibition looking for answers to the great challenges of the XXIst Century Naval Defense.

A “top level” global audience

Riding on the fame of a brand known worldwide, the successive Euronaval exhibitions have been attracting a growing number of “decision makers” from the naval sector. In 2012, 96 international delegations from 67 countries responded to the invitation of the French government. Among them, 24 European delegations, 22 African, 19 from Central and Eastern Asia, 11 from the Near and Middle East and 12 from the American Continent. Among the official buyers one could number 22 chiefs of staff of foreign navies , especially from Brazil, Russia, Malaysia, Algeria , the United Arab Emirates, Qatar , Kuwait , Belgium , Italy , Libya , Philippines , Romania , Bulgaria, Gabon, Cameroon , Ghana , Sweden and Albania. The 2012 Euronaval Show – like the previous ones -scored a high satisfaction level among exhibitors, delegates and trade visitors from 115 countries.

A broad range of products and services

Dedicated to the naval sector, the Euronaval Exhibition is a world class leader and it spreads over 14,500 m2 of exhibition grounds, located at the gates of Paris. The 2012 edition brought together 370 exhibitors – over 50% of them from abroad – who showcased their products and services in one of the six sectors covered: naval defense, maritime environment, transport and infrastructure, maritime security and safety, services and research & engineering. The usual world heavyweights of the shipbuilding and maritime industry such as Germany, USA, Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom, Russia and the Netherlands take part in the exhibition, along with high potential countries such as Brazil, Chile, and Ukraine. In 2014 Euronaval will welcome new exhibitors from Asia and the Middle East.

A unique business platform

All the exhibitors enjoy optimal conditions for presenting their products and services to contractors, experts and key decision-makers from the world over. Thus, in 2012, the French industry leaders , DCNS , Sagem, Thales, Areva , Dassault Aviation were rubbing shoulders with Zycraft PTE from Singapour, Fincantieri and Finmeccanica Spa from Italy, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and L3 from the USA , Rosoboronexport from Russia, United Shipbuilding Corporation / OSK , Kurs CSRI, Granit Electron and USC Transas , Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine engineering from Korea , Thyssenkrupp Marine and Lurssen from Germany, BAE Systems and General Electric from U.K, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems from Israel, Wärtsilä Corporation from Finland and Brahmos Aerospace a Russian-Indian company, among others. “When acquisition programs are scrutinized for budget optimization sake, the availability of wide ranging expertises under one roof and the focus on the naval theme only, create the right conditions for an efficient shopping opportunity, while insuring an access to the latest technologies available in the international market. Let’s not forget the opportunities for collaborative projects between countries as well as between large groups and small businesses, “says Jean -Marie Carnet, CEO of Euronaval.

Global communication

The Exhibition enjoys a global exposure from the main international media – specialized and mainstream – present at Euronaval. In 2012, 56 major magazines signed partnership agreements for a promotional campaign over the 5 continents; the organizers intend to exceed that number in 2014.

In 2012, the 421 accredited journalists from various printed, radio, TV and Web media, ensured an international exposure to the exhibitors.

“Euronaval News”, the bilingual, printed, exhibition gazette, is also involved in the promotion of exhibitors’ products while providing a forum for the best analysts – from the political, military and industrial sectors – who attend the show. In 2014, Euronaval will use, for the first time, an English Web TV in partnership with ” Navy Recognition ” with an audience target of 30000/day and over 350 0000 pages viewed.

With this new promotion and communication tool the stakeholders of the international naval sector will be able to share their strategic visions or showcase their products and services for a large audience.

Euronaval’s ambitious conference program focuses on international current events in the industry. The conferences are moderated by fifteen internationally recognized experts and will be broadcast live on the Web TV. Three themes are identified for Euronaval 2014 “The evolution in the types of conflicts at sea by 2025″, “The contribution of international cooperation to maintain a powerful industrial tool “and” The convergence of public and private interests to protect and enhance the resources.”

Leveraging business opportunities

A “BtoB” show for professional visitors only, Euronaval creates business opportunities between buyers and exhibitors:

  • A number of “technology workshops “are organized by exhibitors to present their latest work or projects.
  • The ” Euronaval BtoB rendez-vous” created in 2008: During these bespoke meetings ( 1200 organized in 2012) , small businesses and large companies can make the best of their presence by identifying and meeting with targeted stakeholders to develop new technical and business partnerships.
  • The new «Innovation tours» organized by themes, will enable Euronaval visitors to rationalize their presence on the site with an easy access to products and projects sought for future industrial cooperation.
  • The 3 Euronaval Trophies for Innovation, Export, and Growth, also contribute to highlight the most innovative companies in the world, thus opening up new potential markets to them.

The Maritime Security and Safety: at the crossroads between the civilian and military sectors

Euronaval was historically positioned on naval defense. However, the show is now open to civilian activities supporting missions at sea for maritime countries, especially for Security / Safety issues.

A dedicated space (MSS – Maritime Security and Safety) at the center of the exhibition will display the exhibitors’ answers to issues related to the security of maritime transport for goods and people, or rescue at sea , humanitarian missions, migration control, fight against illicit trafficking, or to secure resources linked to energy, mining or fisheries.

Be it for defense missions or economic development, the sea is seen by all the stakeholders, customers and suppliers, as an area of increasing strategic importance, insuring the success of Euronaval 2014.

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