Expodefensa 2019: Center of innovation for Security and Defence in Latin America and the Caribbean

The international tri-service defence and security exhibition, Expodefensa 2019, will take place from the 2nd to the 4th of December 2019 in Bogota (Colombia)

Date: Issue 94 - September 2019

Since its inception in 2009, Expodefensa is positioned as the leading major Defence and Security event in Latin America and the Caribbean. This exhibition of the Colombian Ministry of Defence, Expodefensa is organized by the two entities Corferias and Eurosatory, with the participation of armed, security and emergency forces. Both organizers are references in event organization, Corferias as the Bogota International Business and Exhibition Center and Eurosatory as the leading worldwide land and airland Defence and Security event. Today Expodefensa is the international reference event for all individuals in Latin America and the Caribbean who are in charge of defence and security, whether public or private, and for those who are looking for technology solutions and international equipment in land, air and maritime domains.

In 2017, Expodefensa hosted 269 exhibitors from 34 countries, more than 12,500 professional visitors including 74 Official Delegations from 30 countries and 124 journalists. The numbers continue to grow every session.   

Expodefensa highlights the widest range of Defence and Security products presented in Latin America to maintain or restore peace and to prevent and combat natural and industrial disasters. Several centers for exploitation of energy resources and mine sites are located in the region, which require adequate protection. With exhibitors from all over the world, Expodefensa presents the widest range of Defence and Security products adapted to regional requirements. In 2017, Expodefensa hosted exhibitors from 34 countries, among them United States of America, Israel, India, South Korea, China, France, Brazil, Peru and many others. But the Latin American industry is also developing very quickly as confirmed by the 28% of Colombian exhibitors who presented high-quality products. Turkey, which has one of the most dynamic Defence and Security industries in the world, will also be represented at Expodefensa 2019. Among the Turkish exhibitors will be internationally renowned companies such as Aselsan and Otokar.  

In 2019, exhibitors and subcontractors will present high-tech products and proven, cost-effective solutions. In addition, service companies (maintenance, assistance, etc.), laboratories and research institutes, international organizations and public institutions will participate in the event. All these international exhibitors will exhibit alongside the Colombian armed forces and military industry, which are currently undergoing significant development.

The exhibition welcomes Official Delegations, Defence and Security forces, manufacturers looking for business opportunities and trade visitors from the entire world, but above all most will come from Latin America and the Caribbean. Expodefensa is a great opportunity to develop networks and business, to communicate with potential clients, to reinforce international corporate identity and increase visibility in the dynamic Colombian and Latin American market. It responds to the expectations of governments, critical businesses and industries and all private and public authorities of the Latin American region and the Caribbean.  

The presence of exhibitors coming from five continents allows for the discovering of new suppliers and the latest innovations of the sector. Expodefensa also provides opportunities to develop contacts and exchange ideas with experts in the domain, to share knowledge, experiences and lessons learned. This event is a venue for dialogue and interaction between armed & security forces and their suppliers which exhibit the latest products in the Defence & Security industry.  

Expodefensa is the predominant meeting for all Defence and Security players in Latin America and worldwide who wish to discover, to understand, to meet and to discuss topics within this ever-evolving sector. A wide range of products and systems will be presented, and high-level attendees will attend the fair.