“Euronaval-Online will be a new experience, a statement for the strong choices made by the GICAN, the SOGENA and the entire French Naval industry in order to maintain this show at all costs, at the service of its partners and its customers. Europe, innovation, export and resilience will be at the heart of Euronaval-Online.”
Hervé Guillou, GICAN President
“Hervé Guillou and I wanted to maintain this show because we believe it is absolutely essential for our industries and for the economic recovery plan, at the French, European and global scale.”
Hugues d’Argentré, EURONAVAL Managing Director
EURONAVAL-ONLINE, the digital double of EURONAVAL
For several months now, the organisers had been anticipating that a certain number of countries would probably not be able to send delegations and industrialists to visit the exhibition this year because of the global health crisis. They therefore initiated, with their partner J2C Communication, the creation of a digital space to complement the face-to-face exhibition.
This digital space was designed to enable exhibitors to present their products and innovations on digital stands. Up until the end of September, the evolution of the pandemic and the implementation of a strict sanitary protocol, in coordination with State services and in particular the Prefecture, made it possible to envisage holding the trade show.
On Wednesday, September 23rd, government decisions on the reduction in capacity for exhibitions and the indisputable observation that the COVID-19 epidemic was on the rise again in the Paris region, made it impossible to hold a satisfactory exhibition for the 300 exhibitors as well as the 70 official foreign delegations who had already expressed the wish to go to Paris-Le-Bourget. In this context, the choice was made to transform the exhibition into an entirely digital event using the platform developed by J2C Communication. The 2020 edition of EURONAVAL will therefore be the digital event: EURONAVAL-ONLINE.
Initially developed for official delegations and visitors who could not come to Paris-Le-Bourget, EURONAVAL-ONLINE is now open to all visitors interested in naval defence innovations. From 19th to 25th October, delegations and visitors from all over the world will be able to meet the EURONAVAL 2020 exhibitors at the EURONAVAL-ONLINE digital exhibition. They will be able to visit the stands, organise their BtoB meetings by video, follow the speeches of political and military personalities and take part in workshops, conferences and thematic round tables.
Navigating on EURONAVAL-ONLINE
The EURONAVAL-ONLINE interface is as simple and intuitive as possible. Once logged in, visitors will be given an overview of the exhibition, presenting all the functions and giving access to the different areas. They can navigate the site or search the purpose of their visit using the search engine. Visitors will also be able to access the “Live” section of the exhibition and the full programme of official speeches, conferences and workshops that will take place throughout the week.
Exhibitors have only had a few weeks to familiarise themselves with the tool and customise their digital stands.
Visitors and official delegations who expressed the wish to participate in the EURONAVAL-ONLINE exhibition have received their secure access. They will be able to visit the exhibition from Monday 19th October. With EURONAVAL-ONLINE, information will always be just a few clicks away.