Australia in full force as EURONAVAL 2018 commences in Paris

Australian Ambassador to France Mr Brendan Berne and Premier of South Australia Mr Steven Marshall attended the opening day of world-leading EURONAVAL 2018 in Paris on Tuesday.

Displaying the strong relationship between Australia and France, Ambassador Berne and Mr Marshall met the President of the French Republic Mr Emmanuel Macron at the exhibition. The Ambassador remarked that the cooperation between the two countries is full of enthusiasm, projects and friendship.

Hervé Guillou, CEO of NAVAL GROUP and Chairman of the France-Australia Business Council of MEDEF International is presiding over EURONAVAL 2018. NAVAL GROUP is an ABIE member, and Mr Guillou is well known to other members after being the guest speaker at the ABIE 2018 Rentrée dinner, where he spoke of the complex negotiations for the AUD $50 billion contract to build 12 submarines in South Australia.

This year, EURONAVAL is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and approximately 470 exhibitors from 33 countries are present; among them, 59 exhibitors from Australia and 197 from France.

Organised every two years in France’s capital city, EURONAVAL is a four-day event that brings together the world’s largest panel of experts in the naval defence industry and maritime safety, and presents the latest technologies, innovations and emerging trends.

This year, it comprises of a 15,000mexhibition area filled with exhibitions, one-on-one meetings, panel discussions and workshops aimed at providing high-level insight, promoting market opportunities and building international relationships. EURONAVAL 2018 has launched a new element calledSEAnnovation, dedicated to the most innovative start-ups in the sector.