Welcome to Defense Trade Shows

The Lodestar Group, LLC was formed in January 2006 with three founding partners. In the past eight years the Lodestar Group has produced seven proprietary events including the first non-classified IED Symposium and Technology Expo in North America and managed events for clients including the Special Forces Command, the CJOS  COE Maritime Security Conference for NATO attendees in Sorrento Italy, the Air Force Agile Combat Command Conference and others.

Our original partners all have varied interests to match their breadth of experience and over the years we have all pursued our additional passions as we continued to grow and maintain the Lodestar Group. This spring we met and made the decision to dissolve the Lodestar Group, LLC as a business entity. As one of the original partners I chose to acquire the events formerly produced by the Lodestar Group and will continue to produce several of them as well as expand our management, marketing and consulting departments. This new company, called 8 Arms Inc, will strive to bring affordable exhibiting opportunities to military and law enforcement/security suppliers and give military and security personnel the opportunity to preview new equipment and services without incurring travel expenses.

Over the coming months the Lodestar Group name will slowly be replaced by 8 Arms Inc.  The events will always reside on defensetradeshows.com. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.


Jeanne Eury-founding partner of the Lodestar Group, LLC and current President of 8 Arms, Inc.

www.DEFENSETRADESHOWS.com – the source for defense and military exhibitions, providing forums and creating opportunities for industry and government to exchange ideas and develop cutting edge technology and products for military and defense.

Your organization can enhance marketing opportunities through www.DEFENSETRADESHOWS.com events – in print, online, and in person – to the market that matters most – the defense and military market. Reach your customers through marketing and premium visibility.

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Upcoming Event or Advertising your upcoming event, please email us at info@8armseventsgroup.com.

Conference or Expo Management please email info@8armseventsgroup.com. or call  Jeanne at 919-576-6591