The just concluded 5th edition of ShieldAfrica ended in a spectacular success. The event saw more than 143 international exhibitors from 29 countries. The most represented countries: Bulgaria, Côte d’Ivoire, France, Israel, as well as companies from Kazakhstan, China, Turkey and the United States.
3,651 professional visitors from 59 countries has attended the exhibition, including 65 official delegations from 29 countries representing 129 delegates.
The live demonstrations of the Special Forces of Côte d’Ivoire, the French Special Forces as well as the Police Research and Assistance Force, the Intervention Unit of National Gendarmerie.
As well as Strong media coverage: more than 70 journalists coming to the event.
This edition also 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 four special representatives of defence ministers, ministers of the interior and five directors general of customs or border protection.
On the eve of the trade fair, an international conference was held on 21 January 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.
The sixth edition of ShieldAfrica will be held from 25 to 28 January 2021.
ShieldAfrica 2019 Photos
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