Date Event Location
03-04 May 2017

The UK’s most established event for serious security professionals. For nearly a decade Security & Counter Terror Expo has been the event for any professional tasked with protecting assets, business, people and nations from serious security threats. Over 10,000 attendees from across the globe will come together in May to see the latest technology and capabilities to protect critical assets.


Olympia, London
15-16 May 2017

As Central and Eastern European nations continue to develop their land force mobility, fire support and protection, armoured vehicle remains a vital capability area for development. Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe returns once more this spring to proactively discuss the key challenges and opportunities surrounding the combat vehicle.

With the aim to provide a bridge between the end users’ needs, procurement and the solution provider, the conference is the perfect platform to facilitate collaboration between the key stakeholders, as well as to gain insight into the very latest active requirements and emerging technology.

Key Focuses:

· Regional strategic updates from land force command and capability development including but not limited to: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia and Turkey

· A key focus on the Czech MoD and development of next generation infantry fighting vehicle, 8X8 and MBT platforms

· An examination of the key combat vehicle capability areas and technologies enabling future lethality, survivability and C4I

· Perspectives and feedback from mechanised operations and multinational training

Military/Government rates available. Register by 31st January and save £400.


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Angelo Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
15-16 May 2017

As space is becoming more congested, contested and competitive, it is critical to look at how SatCom is utilised to gain the upper hand in the frontier that is crucial for future combat. By bringing you latest updates from regional experts such as The Republic of Korea Armed Forces, US Air Force, Indian Armed Forces, Indonesian MoD, New Zealand Defence Force and Canada Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters among others, as well as key industry vendors such as Hughes Network Systems, this year's conference will equip you with the tools to enhance your SatCom capabilities for effective military communications.

Hear from Republic of Korea Armed Forces, Indian Armed Forces, Hughes Network Systems, US Air Force, New Zealand Defence Force, Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters, ASEAN Chief Information Officer Association, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia Institute for Maritime Studies and much more…

Military/Government rates available. Register by 31st January and save £400.


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Sponsored by Hughes

Grand Copthrone Waterfront Hotel, Singapore
16-18 May 2017

ITEC is an annual forum for representatives from the military, industry and academia to connect and share knowledge with the international training, education and simulation sectors. Presenting a unique overview of the industry’s latest innovations, the event provides visitors with a platform to discuss developments in this evolving market and exchange ideas about future requirements for military training and simulation.

ITEC will take place at Ahoy, Rotterdam from 16-18 May 2017.

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Ahoy, Netherlands
18-19 May 2017

Future Helicopter Technology 2017 will provide you with the very best opportunity to meet commanders and programme managers from diverse and exciting defence organisations.

New for 2017:

· More helicopter platforms represented than any other 2017 military event: NH90, TIGER, Sikorsky UH-60, Bell UH-1D, cH-53E Super Stallion, Merlin Mk3

· A detailed focus on Maritime Helicopter Optimisation with high level briefings from USMC, Royal Navy and Commander Italian Naval Aviation

· Top military rotary commanders presenting from: Italy, Spain, Germany, Denmark and Belgium, giving you essential access to strategic and equipment decision makers

· Key focuses: International Updates From Europe, Special Operations and Rapid Deployment, Fleet Modernisation, Naval Helicopter Perspectives, Updates on Global and Strategic Projects, Next Generation Rotary Development

Register by:
31st January to save £400
28th February to save £200
31st March to save £100

Rome, Italy
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

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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

BOOK BY 31ST JAN 2017 TO SAVE £400

BOOK BY 28TH FEB 2017 TO SAVE £200


London, UK



31 May-1 June 2017
Previous Exhibitions:

IDEX 2017

19-23 February 2017


2-5 November 2016

Farnborough Air Show 2016

11-17 July 2016