Over 1,000 exhibitors and 55,000 visitors from across the world are due to descend on Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris, for the annual Eurosatory exhibition from 13-17 June.

Eurosatory 2016 will see new countries represented among attendees, such as Colombia. This newcomer strengthens Latin America’s presence alongside Brazil and Argentina. Asia will bring a stronger presence to the event with Japan returning to Eurosatory for the second time, while South Korea will be represented by about 30 companies.

Eurosatory was set up as a business platform for industries from land and air defence and security fields, and armed and security forces. The entire defence and security industry is represented at the exhibition, from prime contractors to subcontractors.

The exhibition offers business meetings to gather major company buyers with manufacturers offering customised solutions. The Networking Exhibitors & Visitors service enables easier exchanges between players: before the show, visitors can prepare meetings with exhibiting companies that applied for the service. This helps them make their sales more profitable and boosts their business opportunities.

Experts in industrial strategy from different countries are selected by Eurosatory based on their capacity to escort companies looking for export outlets in their national markets – particularly SMEs. This year, Eurosatory will increase exhibitors’ support by proposing services in export financing credit and insurance in political risk for defence export contracts.