January 21 - January 24
In order to raise the general level of security as a prerequisite for economic growth in the African countries, Shield Africa, the international exhibition on security and defence, takes place in Abidjan/Ivory Coast. The biennial exhibition is mainly aimed at decision makers of public and private institutions. It shows the latest developments in the fields of security, defence and civil protection in the form of presentations of equipment at the stands and in life-size presentations, impressive live demonstrations, conferences and workshops. The presence of high-level visitors, such as important representatives of the media, defence ministers, home secretaries and military authorities give of the event a reputation that goes far beyond the borders of Africa enabling communication and business contacts with real industry experts at a high level.