Colombia to Host 9th Edition of Expodefensa in December

19.04.2023 South America
Colombia to Host 9th Edition of Expodefensa in December

Colombia to Host 9th Edition of Expodefensa in December

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Under the High Patronage of the Colombian Ministry of Defense, the ninth edition of the international trade show Expodefensa for Security and Defense in Latin America, will open to professionals from December 5 to 7, 2023, in Bogotá, Colombia.

As the event is dedicated to Security and Defense issues in this region of the world, in support of interior stability and the protection of its people, Expodefensa will present the latest defense and security related technology, equipment and solutions for the armed forces and the police.

With its 22 countries, Latin America is engaging in a new political dynamic tending towards the reinforcement of the State to enhance public security in its territorial, environmental and socio-economic aspects. Strategic thought in Latin America today focuses on managing the converging problems with which the various countries in the region are confronted: territorial protection, border surveillance, organized crime, narcotics trafficking, and environmental threats.

Faced with these new security challenges, will the strategic mission of the armed forces evolve towards a greater duality of Security and Defense capabilities in the region? What convergence of capability approaches can be foreseen in support of reinforced synergies between military forces and civil security? How can the conditions be created for stronger global security in Latin America?

Expodefensa will attempt to provide answers to all these issues, through the gathering of more than 11,000 professional participants, including nearly 250 international exhibitors and more than 90 official delegations from 24 countries.

As a showcase for multi-domain solutions (land, air, naval, space and cyberspace), Expodefensa will enable governments and all stakeholders from the military, police and civil protection forces to build the conditions for global security in Latin America, and to seize all the opportunities offered by technology, equipment, and the lessons learned from recent crises and through exchanges in the area of doctrine and training.

This 2023 event will feature emerging themes in terms of ranges on offer, specific to the regional and international political, economic and geostrategic context:

  • The space domain, as a growing opportunity in terms of security & defense in the region
  • The safeguarding of natural reserves and protected species as part of the fight against climate change
  • The coordination of decision making and deployment of resources, as part of crisis response and management

Thus, a specific spotlight will be directed upon new Security & Defense challenges on the continent, with a focus on: warning intelligence equipment, space technology, resources to manage all types of crises up to natural and environmental disasters, and the means of protecting wild lands and biodiversity.

Expodefensa in Figures

  • More than 11,000 professional participants
  • 250 exhibitors from 25 countries
  • More than 90 official delegations from 24 Latin American countries, including 31% Colombian delegations
  • 20 “Security & Defense” talks and workshops featuring international speakers

Held every two years under the patronage of the Colombian Ministry of Defense, Expodefensa is the benchmark event for Security and Defense in Latin America. The show is organized in association with CORFERIAS (Bogota International Business and Exhibition Centre) and COGES EVENTS, a subsidiary of GICAT (Group of French Industries for Land and Air Defense and Security) which organizes international business-to-business events for Defense & Security (D&S). (Photo © Expodefensa 2021)



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