ShieldAfrica 2021: Important Security and Defense Exhibition in Abidjan Ivory Coast


The 6th edition of ShieldAfrica will take place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) from 7 to 10 June 2021. ShieldAfrica is the benchmark exhibition in Africa where the public and private sector, Security and Defence players meet global industrial manufacturers.


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ShieldAfrica 2021 will take place in Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire from 7 to 10 June 2021. (Picture source ShieldAfrica 2021)


ShieldAfrica, a security-oriented exhibition, confirms a strong presence of international exhibitors, with the most represented countries: Bulgaria, Cote d’Ivoire, France, Israel, as well as companies from China, Kazakhstan, Turkey and the United States. National pavilions will include Belarus, Bulgaria, France and South Africa. A lot of defense and security equipment and products meeting the specific needs of African countries will be presented.

The edition 2019 was marked by significant growth in high-level visitor numbers: more than 3,500 professional visitors came to the trade fair including 65 official delegations from 29 countries representing 129 delegates. ShieldAfrica also hosted 9 ministers and deputy ministers, 10 army chiefs of staff and 4 special representatives of defence ministers, ministers of the interior and 5 directors general of customs or border protection.

During ShieldAfrica, live demonstrations, with the participation of the Special Forces, Police Research and Assistance Force and the Intervention Unit of the National Gendarmerie of Cote d’Ivoire as well as of the French Special Forces will be performed during the three days of the event. 

ShieldAfrica is a platform for exchange between African authorities and international manufacturers to keep an important role in the development of Defense and Security in Africa.

On the eve of the trade fair, an international conference will be held on the theme of border security. This event brought together institutional and private decision-makers, researchers, industry, and media to identify and to respond to the threats to ensure a more sustainable future of the continent.

Visit the official website of ShieldAfrica at this link: ShieldAfrica 2021.


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