In 1996 various companies teamed up to form the Group for Defence Technology Fairs (GWM) to create an effective image of the German defence industry at major international trade fairs. GWM was succeeded by BDSV Exhibitions, focusing on promoting the great potential of German defence businesses at major international trade fairs.
At the trade fairs, the group presents itself under the trademark “German Defence Technology”. The team appearance at fairs is an excellent opportunity, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to present themselves individually within a broader, more coherent concept.
BDSV Exhibitions is the industry’s point of contact, in particular for the German Federal Ministries of Defence as well as the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. This role is underlined by the visits made by high-level delegations from both ministries.
BDSV Exhibitions is closely cooperating with the Federation of German Security & Defence Industries (BDSV). CCO Creative Consulting GmbH acts as a fair co-ordinator on behalf of the Group for Defence Technology Fairs and represents the BDSV exhibitors’ interests vis-à-vis international fair organisers.