Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Euronaval Celebrates its 23rd Edition

...confirming its position as the world’s longest running exposition and symposium in the naval defence and maritime security arena. 

More than a promoter of innovations from France, Euronaval is a world-class event that sets a standard for all other naval conferences and exhibition to follow.

More than 30,000 maritime professionals visited Euronaval in 2012 from 115 countries; not including official delegations.  Interest in this exhibition of reference has shown significant increase. Russia recorded the highest foreign participation, followed by Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Large and mid-sized companies scored for 68 per cent of participation, and small to medium enterprises accounted for 32 per cent.

The 2012 exhibition was marked by two important features: 1) the presence of very high-level foreign delegations with strong decision-making roles in their countries’ acquisition programmes; and, 2) the significant increase in the number of official delegations, affirming the global importance of, and interest in, this significant naval event.

Euronaval should prove itself once again to be an international Naval Defence and Maritime Safety and Security venue capable of bringing together decision-makers, prime contractors, primary suppliers, buyers and suppliers from around the world. This event similarly shows that the naval defence sector is fiscally healthy on an international scale, despite the difficult economic climate in Europe and the Americas.

The French naval and maritime industry association GICAN is the organiser and host of this auspicious bi-annual event. The Association’s 175 members cover every aspect of the French naval and maritime industry, including: prime contractors, system integrators, equipment manufacturers, and smaller specialist companies. GICAN members build and maintain vessels of all types and displacements for navies, coast guards and commercial operations.  GICAN members generate € 6 billion aggregate revenue and maintain 40,000 jobs.

Supported by the French Ministry of Defence, the French defence procurement agency (DGA), the Navy, the Secretary-General for the Sea, and – if that wasn’t enough - the Directorate of Maritime Affairs (part of the Ministry for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development & the Sea), GICAN works to ensure the industry’s strategic positioning on the European stage and win international recognition for its advanced capabilities, specialities and technologies.

For more information or to visit Euronaval please follow this link: www.gican.asso.fr.  To exhibit, please call +31 1 56 59 15 or send an email to Mr Jocelyn de Vriel jocelyn.devirel@gican.asso.fr  or Mrs Julie Boozer julie.boozer@gican.asso.fr. 

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