Date Event Location
23-25 May 2017

This world-class international event will leverage the strategic location of Hawaii to bring together government and industry representatives from our allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater. Join key leaders from the U.S. Army Pacific, the U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Marine Corps, Pacific, Special Operations Command, Pacific and the worldwide international defense community at this very important forum. Booth space and sponsorships available.

Honolulu, Hawaii
23-24 May 2017

Scout Helicopter is the inaugural meeting for light utility and armed reconnaissance commanders to discuss their challenges and requirements with industry.

Fleming's Conference Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany
24-25 May 2017

Leading and Winning Naval Warfare through the Technological Innovation of Maritime Robotic Systems

24-25 May 2017, London, UK

Contact e-mail:

Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054

SMi is delighted to announce the launch of the Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference taking place in London, UK on the 24th – 25th May 2017. Aimed at Unmanned Maritime System Program Managers, Heads of Surface/Underwater Warfare and Heads of Autonomous Systems Integration, UMS Technology 2017 will reflect on the future developments and technological innovation of maritime robotic systems.

Exercise Unmanned Warrior has shown the naval community that drones, both autonomous and remotely controlled will remain a permanent feature on todays and tomorrows naval theatre of operations. Unmanned Surface Vessels, Unmanned Underwater Vehicles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles will continue to proliferate as they expand the range from which navies can operate, at a reduced cost and risk to personnel.

The Royal Navy which led the exercise are in the middle of reviewing the success and beginning to shape future concepts for unmanned platforms in naval warfare. In May the review will be completed and the Navy will be able to announce future concepts for maritime drones. Therefore this is the perfect opportunity to bring together leading unmanned maritime users to discuss the future role of drones and other innovative technology being developed in the industry.

2017 Speaker Line-Up:

· Admiral Sir George Zambellas, Former First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy

· Rear Admiral Keith Blount, Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff Aviation and Carriers, Rear Admiral Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy

· Rear Admiral Shepard Smith, Director of the Office of Coast Survey, NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

· Commodore Andreas Vettos, Commander Maritime Air Directorate, NATO MARCOM

· Captain Zbiniew Gorniak, Deputy Chief of Staff Plans, Maritime Operations Centre, Polish Navy

· Captain Jon Rucker, Program Manager Unmanned Maritime Systems, US Navy

· Captain Clark Troyer, Commanding Officer, ONR Global

· Mr David Burton, Director Strategy, NATO STO-CMRE

· Dr Phillip Smith, Ship Systems & Integrated Survivability Programme Manager, DSTL

· Morten Nakjem, Research Manager, Maritime Systems, FFI

Benefits of attending 2017:

· Hear from senior naval officials on the latest advancements in unmanned technology

· Learn how UMS are changing the nature of warfare above and below the water

· Gain access to key military stakeholders all seeking to develop their unmanned capabilities

· Discuss topics focused around key platforms and capabilities from UUVs for Mine Counter Measures to USVs for Anti-Surface Warfare

· Informal networking time to talk to peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing Unmanned Maritime System programmes today

Registration & Early birds:

Register online at: or contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or email

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London, UK
30 May-01 Jun 2017

Undersea Defence Technology (UDT), taking place from 30 May - 1 June is the underwater defence and security community's most relevant exhibition and conference. It brings together professionals from the military, industry and academia to focus on the cutting edge technologies and developments within one of the harshest environments known to man.

Now it its 30th year, UDT 2017 will take place in Bremen, Germany UDT is a multi-faceted event that reflects this community's desire for continuous learning in dealing with the world's increasing diversity of threats and challenges.

Register and find out more at:

Bremen, Germany
05-06 Jun 2017

The Czech Air Force’s 2nd annual Fast Jet Pilot Training Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) will return to Prague on the 5th and 6th June 2017.

The aim of this conference is to encourage improved cooperation and interoperability among the air forces of regional allies, in the pursuit of enhancing air force power in the region. This important meeting will also provide a forum for leading solution providers to exhibit and discuss recent developments in fast jet training technology, as well as the activities, capabilities and requirements of participating powers.

Benefits of attending:

· Hear expert briefings from Commanders and senior Officers delivering exclusive information on operational capabilities as well as current and future requirements

· Discuss highly relevant aspects of fast jet pilot training including advanced simulation technology and the latest training aircrafts, such as the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master Jet Trainer and the Aero Vodochody L39 NG

· Supported by the Czech Air Force, NATO, EDA as well as key regional and international Air Forces including Germany, Hungary, Canada and Italy

· Dedicated solution zone where international industry leaders will showcase their latest pilot training technologies and programs

Register by:

28th February to save £300
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28th April to save £100

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Prague, Czech Republic
06-08 Jun 2017

Future Surface Fleets provides the perfect forum for senior platform program directors to meet with solution providers with expertise in ship design, propulsion and through life management contractors.

Marriott Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
07-08 Jun 2017

Focusing on established and emerging technologies; placing ultimate emphasis on the needs of the solider, both on the ground and in the air. This event invites not only the leading operators at the forefront of air operations, but also the engineers, chief scientists and technical directors from research and industry, who are creating the platforms and technologies at the heart of future CAS.

Benefits of attending:

· Deliberate CAS capability, including air land integration, joint ISR and targeting, C2 and battle space management, training, platforms and weapon systems

· Hear national updates from 7 leading nations

· Gain insight into the latest technology enabling next generation CAS

· Learn about strengthening coalition environments, with feedback from NATO Air Commands ongoing efforts

Early bird discounts!

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London, United Kingdom
19-20 Jun 2017

Port Security Technology 2017
19th-20th June 2017

Holiday Inn Kensignton Forum, London, UK

For more information, contact Theresa Chung at:

As 90% of trade move through major ports and sea lanes each year, sea ports remain the most viable access point for international trade. Hence, ensuring safety and security for individual ports are crucial to sustain the economic bloodline. Following this, Port Security Technology is a conference that you cannot afford to miss. The 2017 show will bring together major sea port security operators alongside world leading solution providers to find the right solutions to the most important security challenges faced at major container ports.

The 2-day programme will provide a complete focus on security technology and its importance to the preservation of life and property in ports and at sea as well as enable you to explore the most important topics to date such as cyber resilience, security automation and counter-terrorism.

Notable presenters include BIMCO, Belfast Harbour Police, City University London, International Maritime Organisation, London Gateway, Malta Transport Authority , Marine Risk Management, MAROPS, Metropolitan Police Service, Milford Haven Port Authority, Port Authority of Vigo, Port Of Long Beach, Port of Rotterdam, Port of Santos - Santos Brasil, Salamanca Group, Transport for London, University Of Warwick.

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· 31st March to save £300

· 28th April to save £200

· 31st May to save £100

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Holiday Inn Kensignton Forum, London, UK



31 May-1 June 2017

Paris Air Show 2017

19-25 June 2017
Le Bourget, Paris
Previous Exhibitions:

IDEX 2017

19-23 February 2017


2-5 November 2016

Farnborough Air Show 2016

11-17 July 2016