Robotics and Autonomous Systems
25 Jun 2018 to 27 Jun 2018
Location: Detroit, MI
Tel: 212-885-2677
Email: Katrina [dot] Savarino [at] idga [dot] org
IDGA is excited to announce the launch of our Robotics and Autonomous Systems Summit. This is the only event of its kind in the United States. There is no other Robotic and Autonomous Systems event that is strictly military and government focused. IDGA will bring together leaders from across all sectors of the government, as well as leading industry experts, to talk challenges, upcoming strategies, and collaboration initiatives for Robotic and Autonomous Systems.  What will be covered?  • Funding and Procurement of Robotic and Autonomous Technology  • Improving Robotic and Autonomous Capabilities  • Increasing Situational Awareness  • Advances in Artificial Intelligence  • Maximizing Robotic and Autonomous Management  • Strengthening Human-Autonomous System Interaction  • Cyber Protection for Robotic and Autonomous Systems.  Speakers:   • Dr. Bob Sadowski, Army Chief Roboticist, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development  and Engineering Center (TARDEC)  • Frank Kelley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy  • Dr. Christopher Kroninger, Technical Lead, MCE, MAST, U.S. Army Research Laboratory  • Mark Mazzara, Robotics Interoperability Lead, Project Manager Force Projection, U.S. Army Program Executive Office, Combat Support & Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS)  • Dr. Dariusz Mikulski, Senior Research Scientist, Ground Vehicle Robotics U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, (TARDEC)  • Dr. Dariusz Mikulski, Senior Research Scientist, Ground Vehicle Robotics U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, (TARDEC)  • Dr. Reed Young, Program Manager, Robotics and Autonomy, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 
MilSatCom USA 2018
27 Jun 2018 to 28 Jun 2018
Location: Arlington, Virginia, USA
Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6138
Email: scargan [at] smi-online [dot] co [dot] uk
SMi Group, organizers of Global MilSatcom, are proud to present the third annual MilSatCom USA conference and exhibition; returning to Arlington, Virginia on June 27th and 28th 2018. As the leading meeting in the US, MilSatCom USA 2018 will provide the perfect platform to identify and explore next-generation SatCom capabilities for future military programmes. With the National Defence Authorization Act 2018; promising ‘Fundamental Reform of National Security Space’, and the Wideband AoA expected to conclude in the first half of the year, this topical two-day conference will address the most pressing issues facing future MilSatCom programmes. Key topics include: NDA Act, Wideband AoA, allied collaboration and future military programmes, resilience and protection in future architectures, next generation small sat LEO constellation, ComSatCom systems and much more! All active federal employees, to include Military Personnel, will be granted FREE ADMISSION to our event. However, in order to attend this event PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, which is subject to final approval by the conference organizer. COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS: Any commercial organisations who wish to attend the event should contact Alia Malick, Director by phone: +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or by email: or submit a Sponsor Enquiry. 
SEDEC Conference Fair
03 Jul 2018 to 05 Jul 2018
Location: Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90 (312) 251 5506
Email: destek [at] sedecturkey [dot] com
With the support of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) and the Defense and Aerospace Industry Exporters' Association (SSI), SEDEC Conference Fair B2B organization will be held in Ankara, Turkey on July 3-5, 2018. The theme is Homeland, Border, Interior Security and Defence systems. The main aim of SEDEC will be bring together foreign  original equipment manufacturers and the first or second level suppliers with the Turkish Defence and Security Industry's SMEs and also main industrial firms within the scope of B2Bs.
Cyber Intelligence Europe
04 Sep 2018 to 06 Sep 2018
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +44 (0)1582 346 706
Email: events [at] intelligence-sec [dot] com
Cyber Security is still a major concern for many European governments. Cybercrime is at an all time high and with many leading European cities becoming “Smart Cities” this is creating new opportunities for criminals to attack city computer systems and infrastructures.Our 6th annual Cyber Intelligence Europe conference and exhibition will be taking place in Amsterdam on the 4th - 6th September 2018. The Netherlands has been attacked in recent years by cyber criminals. In January 2018 the national tax office and banks experienced a DDoS attack on their websites. They were also hit by the Ransomware attack in 2017 that targeted many European computer systems.Cyber Intelligence Europe will provide in-depth presentations from leading government officials who create the cyber security strategies and policies for their nation. You will also hear case studies of successful threat intelligence work that stopped cybercrimes before they took place.Now in it’s 6th year Cyber Intelligence Europe is the perfect opportunity to understand the challenges European governments face when dealing with cybercrimes on their infrastructures. Our event will also provide attendees with an insight into future threats that are predicted due to the constant development of IoT and Smart Cities.For more information regarding this international event please contact us at or +44 (0)1582 346 706. 
Defence Exports 2018
19 Sep 2018 to 20 Sep 2018
Location: Rome, Italy
Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6138
Email: scargan [at] smi-online [dot] co [dot] uk
SMi’s 13th annual Defence Exports conference will return to Rome, as the leading event for industry professionals and government officials around the world dealing with defence trade compliance. This year’s event will deal with the emerging issues and challenges facing the defence trade in 2018 – sharing best practices for how leading organisations manage their global trade programmes. After a year in office, the US Presidential administration is yet to make its intentions regarding trade reform clear and, with the Brexit deadline of March 2019 drawing closer, significant development to trade control is expected on both sides of the Atlantic. A truly global event, delegates will hear from government speakers and senior international trade compliance professionals from around the world on regulation controls including: ITAR, EAR, ECR, Dual-Use and the Wassenaar Arrangement. In addition, with a growing number of high profile cyber-attacks hitting industries across the globe in 2017, there is an urgent need to implement risk management strategies to adapt to the reliance on cloud-computing and cloud-services. Early bird discount!Register by 30th April to save £400Register by 31st May to save £300Register by 29th June to save £100To register or for more information visit:
UAV Technology
26 Sep 2018 to 27 Sep 2018
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Tel: T: +44 (0) 207 827 6020
Email: nboumediene [at] smi-online [dot] co [dot] uk
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS.     1. Leading networking e vent focused on the procurement and development of UAV and counter-UAS capabilities globally.     2. The chance to obtain insights from leading nations in the realm of automatic and unmanned technologies such as the US, the UK, Poland, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Estonia and Finland, to name but a few.     3. Discuss existing and emerging applications of unmanned aerial platforms & address consequential requirements from military & law enforcement operations in a region with a unique focus on military investments and upgrades.     4. Become a part of the community striving to maximise UAV capabilities while also accurately responding to the threats they pose on national and border security.     5. Gain a clear understanding of the market and meet key technology providers at the forefront of unmanned aerial capability development.     Register by:April 30th to save £400.     May 31st to save £300.     June 29th to save £200.
Military Flight Training
10 Oct 2018 to 11 Oct 2018
Location: London, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6124
Email: mmandic [at] smi-online [dot] co [dot] uk
The 7th annual Military Flight Training conference is set to provide the latest updates on pilot development, focusing on fast jet, rotary and fixed wing training, advances in training programmes, new simulators in flight training, and much more.   As military air operations evolve in the face of new threats, future pilot training must adapt to prepare pilots for dynamic airspace hazards.    Register by:     29th June to save £300       31st August to save £200
20th Annual Global MilSatCom
06 Nov 2018 to 08 Nov 2018
Location: London, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6138
Email: scargan [at] smi-online [dot] co [dot] uk
SMi Group are proud to announce that the 20th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will return to London on 6th, 7th and 8th November and a small satellite and disruptive space technology focus day on the 5th November. As Europe’s leading military communications event for satellite professionals, Global MilSatCom’s reputation has been built on the high-level international speakers and decision makers it attracts and the fantastic interactive opportunities offered during the conference sessions, workshops and networking receptions. This year will cover: developments and updates to international MilSatCom programmes, such as Skynet 6, the impact of the U.S. National Defence Authorization Act 2018; promising ‘Fundamental Reform of National Security Space’, and reflections the Wideband AoA. It will also explore: allied collaboration and future military programmes, resilience and protection in future architectures, next generation small sat LEO constellation and much more! Key Reasons to Attend Global MilSatCom 2018: • Critical host nation support, up to and including the ministerial level – providing comprehensive coverage of the UK’s space sector and SATCOM goals• An international speaker line up unrivalled within other events, that provide key updates from established and emerging space-faring nations across the globe• A dedicated focus day looking at how small satellite constellations and disruptive space technology is revolutionizing space-based communications• Meet and network with over 500 attendees from defence agencies, militaries, governments and industry over 8 hours of breaks; as well as 2 drinks receptions and 2 conference dinners• A key day focused on developments on US SATCOM– analyzing growing requirements, programme proceedings and procurement plans To register or for more information visit:
4th Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability
13 Nov 2018 to 15 Nov 2018
Location: Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6020
Email: nboumediene [at] smi-online [dot] co [dot] uk
Active Protection Systems Focus Day - 13th November 2018   |   Conference - 14th-15th November 2018.   2018 Benefits of attending – New for 2018: Benefit from briefings on the protection of armoured platforms and crews from chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological threats (CBRN). Presentations delivered by ECBC and DE&S.    Attend an interactive focus day exploring the development and integration of hard/soft kill active protection systems (APS), as well as national updates on the development and integration of such platforms.     Benefit from a comprehensive approach with a key focus on the technologies that go into providing enhanced protection including Armour, Signature Management, Situational Awareness, C-IED, C-UAS Protection, Materials and Sensor Technologies.    Hear national capability development updates from the British Army, DSTL, US Army, German Army, US Marine Corps, Turkish Army and many more NATO and non-NATO briefings with a comprehensive representation from the British defence sector.    A dedicated exhibition hall with a plethora of different solution providers all showcasing the latest technologies whilst providing technical briefings.    Register by: 29th June 2018 to save £300.   28th September 2018 to save £100.   Secure your attendance at: 
Air Missile Defence Technology
23 Nov 2018 to 24 Oct 2018
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6020
Email: nboumediene [at] smi-online [dot] co [dot] uk
Event Highlights include:Host nation presentations: Hear from the Czech Armed Forces on their Air and Missile Defence capability development at a time of widespread modernisation.    Develop an international perspective on Air Missile Defence Technology (AMDT) with additional presentations from nations such as the UK, Lithuania, Hungary, NATO and USA.    Listen to technical briefings from industry experts including Lockheed Martin and Diehl Defence – as well as a dedicated exhibition space to showcase the latest technologies.    Benefit from a comprehensive approach: AMDT 18 will cover the full spectrum of air defence: from detection and surveillance to counter-UAS capabilities.    Explore ways in which interoperability between nations and technological systems can be developed to maximise the proficiency of Air Missile Defence strategies and capabilities. 

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