Milipol Paris: Attendance at the 2023 edition up by almost 40 percent

Milipol Paris 2023’s strong turnout demonstrates the event’s enduring relevance for the homeland security and safety sector

As Milipol Paris opens registration for its next edition in 2025, a review of last year’s event, the 23rd edition, shows the ongoing importance of the leading event dedicated to homeland security and safety.

Milipol Paris began in 1984 and since then has built a solid reputation as one of the world’s foremost meeting points for the security ecosystem. Last year’s edition, which was packed with new features, once again attracted safety and security professionals from across the globe in fields that ranged from data protection and economic and industrial intelligence to forensic science services, law enforcement, and cyberthreats. 

Attendance nearly 40% higher than in 2021

Held from 14 to 17 November and inaugurated by the French minister of the interior and overseas territories, Gérald Darmanin, Milipol Paris 2023 again brought the global security world together under one roof, welcoming no less than 30,084 visitors, 44% of them international.

In addition, the 2023 edition of Milipol Paris welcomed no less than 1,116 exhibitors, with 65% of them coming from outside of France; over 175 official delegations from 60 countries who came to the event to discover all the latest technological innovations in the security sector; and 221 journalists there to cover the event.

“With a global security market that registered a growth of 4.5% in 2022, the world’s leading players as well as promising new upstarts from all over the world were in attendance at the 23rd edition of Milipol Paris,” said Yann Jounot, Prefect, CEO of Civipol, and Chairman of the Milipol trade shows. “Attendance was up by almost 40% from 2021, demonstrating the dynamism of an industry that is constantly innovating to support governments and professionals to help them cope with ever greater and more complex and complex risks and threats.”

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Special focus on the Paris Olympic Games

The innovations presented at Milipol Paris 2023 respond to the world’s ever-changing security and safety needs and threats and one upcoming global event that presents a unique set of security challenges is the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

To examine the difficulties involved in organising something of such scale, Milipol Paris 2023 hosted 40 conferences and round tables centred around the topic of the Games. These seminars brought together 1,496 participants under three different themes:  the different forces that will be mobilised for the Olympics, the role and use of technology, and the transformative effect the Olympic Games stands to have on France and its territories.

“The conferences dedicated to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and led by high level experts shed light on the opportunities and challenges presented by this extraordinary event,” said Mr. Jounot.

Milipol Innovation Awards and special area for start-ups

Apart from the discussions around the Paris Olympic games, other key highlights from the 2023 edition of Milipol Paris included the Milipol Innovation Awards. These awards recognise the most innovative companies in the sector in six different categories: Crisis Management; Cybersecurity; Drone & Anti-Drone – Robotics; Personal Equipment; Security for Major Events, and CSR.

Other focal points at the 2023 event were the “Innovation & Research Stage” area, where start-ups and newcomers were able to display, promote, and pitch their innovations to visitors; the specific exhibition areas such as the Discovery Village and the Forensics Zone; the recruitment and private security training offerings at Milipol Paris, and the event’s focus on fighting against cyber threats.

Registration is now open for those wishing to exhibit at the next edition of Milipol Paris. To book a stand, click here.

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