Date Event Location
23-25 Jan 2017

DGI is the only European large-scale annual meeting for military and civilian geospatial intelligence agency leaders. Interactive conference sessions and new exhibitors provide a unique opportunity for 500+ geospatial intelligence experts from over 50 different nations and agencies to benchmark, network and test new technology.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of General Staff, UK MoD
  • Robert Cardillo, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • Major General James Hockenhull, Director, Cyber Intelligence and Information Integration (DCI3), UK MoD
  • Major General Axel Binder, Commander, German Strategic Reconnaissance Command
  • Lt General Ilias Leontaris, Commander, EU Operational Headquarters
  • Brigadier General Paul Nelson, Director of Intelligence, NATO International Military Staff (IMS)
  • Brigadier Lars Corneliusson, Director of Intelligence, EU Military Staff
  • John Teufert, Branch Head, JISR Geospatial Services, NATO Communications & Information Agency (NCI Agency)

Providing you with new ways to address your biggest challenges such as the integration of open source data into geospatial intelligence, the future of web-based GIS and imagery analysis, and identifying the full spectrum of future threats, DGI is the must-attend community meeting for everyone in geospatial intelligence.

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Dates: 23-25 January 2017
Where: QEII Centre, London
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QEII Centre, London
30-31 Jan 2017

Maximising Maritime Situational Awareness Capabilities for the Safety and Protection of International Waters
Gold Sponsor: PAE
Sponsored by: exactEarth and Horizon Technologies

After last year’s huge success the SMi Group is proud to announce the 2nd Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology. The event will be held in Rome on the 30th and 31st of January 2017.

Based on the success of the 2016 conference, we aim to replicate and improve by providing a more regional focus, not just on the Mediterranean, but other areas of interest including the Black Sea and further beyond in the Asia Pacific region. All of which have keen collective interest on ensuring the safety and security of legitimate maritime activities.

This high level meeting will bring together senior military leadership, project decision makers, technical experts and cutting edge industry solution providers to explore future endeavours that will enhance the security and stability of the world’s oceans.

The 2017 programme will:

· Provide a wider regional focus outside of the Mediterranean where challenges are also persistent

· Feature high ranking military personnel involved with the enhancement of maritime surveillance platforms and systems

· Present a running theme on the importance of information sharing as operations are increasingly conducted at an international level

· Include Informal networking time to talk to peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing Maritime ISR programs today

· Allow learning on how other nations are developing their maritime surveillance and reconnaissance provision from past experience and cutting edge research and development

· Get to the heart of challenges faced by modern maritime forces such as capability gaps and what requirements they now have


· Rear Admiral Giovanbattista Raimondi, Chief of C4 and Security Department, Italian Navy

· Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone, Chief of Operations, Italian Coast Guard

· Colonel Sergio Cavuoti, Chief of the Intelligence and Awareness Policy Branch of the Air Staff Aerospace Planning Division, Italian Air Force


· Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, EU Navfor Med Operation Commander, EU Naval Force

· Commodore William Ellis, Commander CTF-67, US Naval Forces Europe

· Captain Jan De Beurme, Chief of Staff, Belgian Navy

· Captain Fernando Angelo, Director, Navy Intelligence Analysis Centre, Portuguese Navy

· Wing Commander Richard Berry, P-8 Poseidon Program Manager, Royal Air Force

· Commander Michael Sela, Head of C5I Branch in the R&D department, Israeli Navy

· Commander Pasi Staff, Chief of Surveillance, Finnish Navy

· Commander Hannes Schroeder-Lanz, Branch Chief C4ISR, Germany Navy

· Guy Thomas, Director, C-SIGMA

· Gerard O’Flynn, Head of SAR Ops, Irish Coast Guard

· Leendert Bal, Head of Department C Operations, European Maritime Safety

· Joachim Beckh, Technical Working Group Chair, MARSUR

· Vice Admiral (Ret’d) Peter Hudson, Former Commander, NATO MARCOM






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Rome, Italy
01-02 Feb 2017

As the only meeting of its kind in the Europe, the conference will draw on the experience and ongoing work of senior military experts leading and developing their NEC capabilities. With updates on various programmes including the Italian Army’s Forza NEC and UK MoD’s MORPHEUS project, this conference will enable participants to help shape, develop and deliver digitization of information, equipment and maximize operational and common logistics platforms throughout the land domain.

The conference will also feature regional high-level military officers who will deliberate how various network enabled capability programmes can impact operational effectiveness and help optimise the future of tactical warfare. In addition, programme managers will also discuss requirements and updates for key programmes. Our expert speaker lineup include the Italian Army, UK MOD, Radionor, US Army Europe, US EUCOM, NATO, SHAPE, Norwegian Army, Royal Dutch Army, and more.

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02-03 Feb 2017

SMi Group's 10th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 2nd-3rd February 2017 with the full support of the Polish Armed Forces. With growing external threats to national and regional security, the Polish Armed Forces are modernising their systems and enhancing capabilities, and this includes tactical communications, making it the ideal location for this event.

Joining the host nation, will be neighbouring and regional speakers providing updates on their tactical CIS capabilities, programmes and war fighting requirements.

The unrivalled expert speaker line up for 2017 includes: Polish Armed Forces, DGA France, DISA Europe, Belgian Defence, Netherlands MoD, Spanish MoD, Multinational Corps North East, EU Military Staff, U.S Army Europe, European Defence Agency, NATO Force Integration Unit Poland, General Dynamics Mission Systems and Thales.

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31st October to save £400
30th November to save £200
16th December to save £100

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Warsaw, Poland
13-14 Feb 2017

With combat environments becoming more diverse and complex, the demand for realism in training is crucial for land forces wanting to create a robust representation of the physical, mental and ethical challenges on the battlefield.

SMi Group’s 8th annual Land Forces Simulation and Training conference will focus on the growing importance to optimise virtual training solutions as a safe and viable alternative to live fire drills. Exploring the effectiveness, cost, efficiency and interoperability of training for individual nations and their allies. Covering all areas of land forces, such as: the dismounted soldier, manned and unmanned vehicles, fire support, synthetic training, multinational exercises and simulation systems.

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31st October to save £400
30th November to save £200
16th December to save £100

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Central London, United Kingdom
15-16 Feb 2017

The 2017 conference will possibly be the most relevant and topical event to date as we enter our 10th successive year. With the rise of cross border terrorism, the current migrant crisis growing in the Mediterranean and across Europe, Brexit raising questions over the security of the UK's border and the uncertainty involved with heightened security around the US Border, this will guarantee to be an event not to be missed as we respond to extremely topical issues.

Following on from the success of our 2016 meeting, SMi's annual Border Security conference will bring together senior military personnel and industry experts who will explore the strategies and technologies required to develop next-generation capability in this vital area of national defence.

Hear from Austrian Army, Italian Coast Guard, French Customs, European Maritime Safety Agency, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Finnish Customs, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NATO, Guardia di Finanza, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), European Union Satellite Center, SITA and many more…

Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa, Via Aurelia Antica 415, Rome, Italy
28 Feb-05 Mar 2017

Join us at the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition (AVALON 2017) for the essential aviation, aerospace and defence showcase for Australia and the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

Trade visitor pre-registration is now available via our website

Avalon Airport, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
07-08 Mar 2017

Commanders and soldiers require the right equipment quickly and efficiently to complete their missions, therefore the way they are supported through logistics is constantly advancing to meet new demands.

This conference will aim to share the challenges of new Logistic structures and how they are being overcome by national militaries and international institutions.

This key focus will be on specific aspects of logistics, with expert speakers covering their most pressing requirements such as: heavy-lift transport, supply chain management, demand forecasting and preparedness, MRO, lifecycle management, engineering support and much more.

Early Bird Discounts!

Register by 30th November to save £400
16th December to save £200
31st January to save £100

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For more information please contact: +44 (0) 207 827 6138 or email:

Prague, Czech Republic


Previous Exhibitions:


2-5 November 2016

Farnborough Air Show 2016

11-17 July 2016

Africa Aerospace & Defense 2016

14-18 September 2016


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