The Brazilian Defense and Security Industry Association (ABIMDE) emphasizes its mission of pushing the development and sales of Brazilian products, and once more takes part in the Eurosatory - one of the most important events in the world in the field of land defense. This year, Eurosatory will be held between June 13 and 17 at the Parc des Expositions Paris-Nord-Villepinte, France.
In partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Agency (Apex-Brasil) and with the support of the Ministry of Defense, ABIMDE will bring to the event a record number of Brazilian companies. Altogether, 17 associated companies will display new releases: weaponry, ammunition, vehicles, technologies for communication and built-in systems, system integration, and simulation platforms, among others.
The presence of Brazilian companies in prestigious international events such as the Eurosatory contributes to the expansion of exports. As an example, the 60 companies integrating the ABIMDE-APEX Sectorial Project—which facilitates the display of BID products and services abroad - have exported altogether roughly USD$ 4 billion in 2014, amounting to 90% of the Brazilian exports for Defense and Security. From that sum, US$ 2.4 billion refer to high-tech products. Only in 2016, ABIMDE associates have already been to the FIDAE fair in Chile and to DAS in Malaysia, establishing negotiations that should result in important business contracts.
Eurosatory 2016 will present more than 1,500 exhibitors from 59 countries in a 175,000 square-meter area. The fair is expected to receive at least 172 official delegations from 87 countries and more than 55,000 visitors from 143 countries. That goes to show its huge potential for generating business.
The Brazilian companies that will be at the event are the following: Altave, Ares, Atech, Avibras, BCA, Cecil, Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (CBC), Condor, Forjas Taurus, Fulstanding, Fundação Ezute, Indios Pirotecnia, Megatech, M&K, Oto Melara do Brasil, Protecta, and RF COM.