ST Conference PreviewEuronaval 2010
The 22nd Euronaval exhibition will be held at the Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Centre in Paris, France, from October 25 to 29.
Specialists, policymakers and buyers come to Euronaval to identify new trends and discover the materials of the future, conference organizers said. The five-day conference offers networking opportunities for those involved in naval defense, maritime safety and security, ship construction, and the manufacture of systems and equipment, they continued.
Organized under the joint patronage of the French Ministry of Defence and the Secretariat General to the Sea, Euronaval has traditionally covered topics such as naval sovereignty; state actions at sea; maritime safety and security; the enforcement of public order at sea; maritime and fisheries policing; and maritime and coastal surveillance.
Euronaval 2010 will also focus on maritime transport, including shipbuilding and dismantling, through-life support, energy systems and ecological considerations. The organizers said the broader coverage reflects the global challenges facing the maritime world and the growing importance of sustainable development in maritime trade and shipping. The program will include debates on the safe and secure use of the seas for civil and military purposes.
About 34,000 people attended last year's conference, along with 379 exhibitors from 36 countries, the organizers said. Those attendees included 80 official delegations from 62 countries, 300 guests of honor and 400 journalists.
The organizers said that Euronaval is also a leading event for naval drone manufacturers and satellite applications, including communications, navigation, weather, defense and security.
Conference organizers said attending Euronaval would help industry members promote their international image, meet customers and partners, demonstrate know-how, anticipate market trends, discover technological breakthroughs and become actors in the evolution of the defense sector.
Global Meeting Point
This year, Euronaval will welcome 80 official delegations and 300 guests of honor from more than 60 countries, including top-level government representatives like ministers, undersecretaries and chiefs of staff.
Euronaval will welcome the main actors of France's state action at sea: the secretariat general to the sea, the Directorate for Maritime Affairs, Gendarmerie Maritime, the French navy, customs, civil security, the French Volunteer Maritime Lifesaving Association and the French Department for Underwater Archaeology.
Business Meeting Service
All exhibitors and visitors can use Euronaval's free business meeting service, which conference organizers say will facilitate contact between vendors, buyers, supply chain and technical staff, visitors and exhibitors. The service allows attendees to set up meetings before the show, saving time for doing business, sourcing or developing partnerships.
For the first time, Euronaval exhibitors can demonstrate materials and equipment in motion in an artificial pool located at the heart of the event near the inauguration area, the static area and the private lounges. Conference organizers said the dynamic demonstrations will highlight activities such as naval unmanned aerial vehicles, remotely operated vehicles and diving equipment.
For more information about the conference and to register, visit www.euronaval.fr.
The following list of exhibitors was updated as of press time: