Date Event Location
19-21 Feb 2018

U.S. and international special operations leaders will gather on February 19-21, 2018 for an exclusive event to focus on strategic security issues, innovation, and relationship-building.
- A full agenda featuring international thought leaders, technical experts, and transition education will provide attendees with a unique experience
- Attendees include: active duty and retired military and police, government civilians, industry, academia, journalists, and non-governmental organizations
- Previous year’s event attracted 400 attendees from 25 nations
- New this year: an exhibit hall featuring cutting edge technologies (space is limited, so act quickly)

Innisbrook Golf Resort, Tampa, FL
20-24 Feb 2018
Margao, India
20-22 Feb 2018
Frankfurt, Germany
21-22 Feb 2018

SMi Group at proud to announce the 11th Annual Border Security conference and exhibition which will convene on the 21st-22nd February 2018 in Rome, Italy.

With the migration crisis ongoing throughout the Mediterranean and mainland Europe, Border Security is at the forefront of planning for nations around the world. This year’s event will bring together senior border security experts from around the globe to discuss how to manage the security of borders at a time when mass irregular migration and cross-border terrorism have all nations at high alert.

In addition, with free-movement a critical and divisive focus of the BREXIT negotiations, as well as a new administration in the White House, this year’s event promises to be more topical and relevant than ever before. Therefore, with rapid globalisation impacting every continent, added pressures to borders around the world need addressing and SMi’s 11th Annual Border Security 2018 will bring together leading representatives of industry and government to discuss the political and technological solutions being utilised to secure national borders.

See the full list of speakers and register on Early Birds apply: Book by 31 October to save £400. Book by 30 November to save £200. Book by 15 December to save £100.

Crowne Plaza Rome, St Peter’s Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy
25-27 Feb 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE
27-28 Feb 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE
06-07 Mar 2018
Olympia, London, UK
06-07 Mar 2018

SMi presents the 3rd Annual Conference:

Defence Logistics Central & Eastern Europe

Date: 6th – 7TH March 2018

Location: Hotel Angelo, Prague, Czech Republic


About Defence Logistics (CEE)

The SMi Group is proud to announce the third annual Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe conference, to be held in Prague from the 6th – 7th March 2018.

Based on the success of our previous two defence logistics conference, which were supported by the Czech Armed Forces, we aim to enable senior logistics and combat service support representatives from local militaries, international defence organisations, and commercial entities to share and learn from one another in a highly focused environment.

As allies continue to base troops in the area on a rotational basis, it is important to have an efficient logistics mechanism to support them and the host nation forces. As such, there needs to be an international standard which all forces must be brought up to, allowing for better integration and provision of services such as engineering, supply chain forecasting, fuel, medical assistance, transport, and logistics command and control.

Join us this March, as SMi’s Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe conference brings together military speakers from regional and international nations to analyse and discuss the latest defence logistics advancements in terms of communications and C2 optimisation, transportation and logistics execution strategy, medical logistics capacity and planning, and logistics in mission operations.

How Will You Benefit?

Network and learn from:

- Lieutenant General Pavel Macko, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Slovakian Armed Forces

- Major General Jaromir Zuna, Director of Support Division, Czech Armed Forces

- Major General Andreas Pernsteiner, Commanding Officer, Austrian Logistics Command

- Major General Vlado Sindler, Head of Croatian Armed Forces Logistics, Croatian Army

- Brigadier General Zoltan Bubenik, Director of the Military Medical Agency, Czech Armed Forces

- Brigadier General Thomas Hambach, Deputy Commander the German Logistic Command, Bundeswehr

- Brigadier General László Kaposvári, Hungarian General Staff, Acting Chief of Logistic Directorate

- Commodore Adrian Aplin, Head of Defence Logistics Strategy, UK MoD

- Colonel Tomasz Choluj, Coordinator for Logistics Planning J4, Polish Armed Forces

- Colonel Jan Husak, Director, Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre (MLCC)

- Colonel Theodore Shinkle, Commander, DLA Europe and Africa, Defence Logistics Agency (DLA)

- Colonel Matt Wilkinson MBE (Late RE), Chief of Staff, Logistics Delivery Operating Centre, Defence Equipment & Support

- Colonel Danilo Jazbec, Deputy Commander of the Logistics Brigade, Slovenian Armed Forces

- Colonel Pedro Jooren, Logistics Directorate, Chief Logistics Branch Policy, European Union Military Staff, EEAS

- Dr Franco Fiore, Chief of the Service Support and Business Application Service Line, NATO Communications and Business Applications Service Line

- Johann Fischer, Head of Unit Land and Logistic Support, Capability, Armament and Technology Directorate, European Defence Agency

Some Featured Highlights will include:

- The only military logistics conference to focus on the Central and Eastern European region.

- The Czech Republic will once again be a key supporter of the event, including Major General.

- Jaromir Zuna, Director of the Support Division of the Czech Armed Forces.

- Regional briefings from Central and Eastern European countries will include: Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia.

- Senior experts from international allies, including from the United Kingdom, USA, Germany, and the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA).

- Exposition of market-based solution partners and suppliers.

View the full agenda:

Early-Bird Rates

· Register by 30th November & Save £400

· Register by 15th December & Save £200

· Register by 31st January & Save £100

Additional Contact Info:

T: +44 (0)20 7827 6048


Hotel Angelo, Prague, Czech Republic


Previous Exhibitions:

DSEI 2017

12-15 September 2017

Paris Air Show 2017

19-25 June 2017


31 May-1 June 2017