Date Event Location
21-24 Jan 2019

The world’s premier international meeting for the armoured vehicle community returns on 21-24 January 2019. Over 650 delegates attended the 2018 meeting as 46 individual armed forces were represented and over 75 different industry organisations took part in the discussions. With the 2019 event expected to continue to grow.

For the last 18 years, IAVs has provided considerable support towards solving the procurement challenges of the global armour community, by connecting operators, R&D experts and acquisition specialists with those from industry that can provide answers to their challenges. IAVs will continue to support the armour market as it reaches the anticipated USD31.2 Billion by 2021.

The conference has gained a reputation as a truly unique meeting for the armour community, providing a comprehensive dialogue on everything armoured vehicle related from the geostrategic issues shaping doctrine, to the challenges of MRO, lifecycle management and active procurement programmes, through to the disruptive technologies of AI and Robotics.

These topics will be covered in-depth across the following itinerary:

21 January - MRO, Retrofit & In-Service Support Day

22 January - Main Conference Day One

23 January - Main Conference Day Two

24 January - Robotics & Autonomous Systems (RAS) Focus Day

Take a look at the agenda here >

Twickenham, London
31 Jan-01 Feb 2019

With the ability to effectively communicate driving the tempo of the modern battlespace, the need to know ‘where I am, where my friends are and where the enemy is’ remains fundamental for the success of any operation.

This critical requirement has become ever more vital as militaries deploy in degraded environments to tackle asymmetrical threats and electronic warfare technologies which risk disrupting the allied ability to effectively operate.

SMi’s 12th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference returns to further explore key drivers causing the growing demand for flexible, protected, and interoperable CIS capabilities, and through expert led presentations, from some of the world's leading authorities, will discuss the challenges for both solution providers and end users of deployable communications.

Key topics include: SatCom on the move, software defined radios, ground terminals and network-enabled capabilities, standardising C4ISR networks, building tactical CIS networks and maximising data telemetry resiliency, operational feedback, research and development and much more!

Early bird discounts:

  • Register by 28th September to save £400!
  • Register by 31st October to save £200!
  • Register by 30th November to save £100!

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Warsaw, Poland
04-05 Feb 2019

As the 21st Century battlefield becomes increasingly complex and asymmetrical, military forces are striving to harness network technology to gain an operational advantage, by transforming traditional linear command structures and linking sensors, unmanned vehicles, command posts, and ground troops to achieve decision superiority for full spectrum dominance.

SMi’s 3rd annual Network Centric Warfare, returning to Rome in February, aims to explore strategic integration of networked platforms and military forces to achieve operational superiority.

The two-day conference will showcase how embracing Network Centric Warfare can allow for greater information sharing and streamlined decision-making, enhancing operational effectiveness, as robust and dynamic networks are now a crucial requirement for successful joint operations and essential to modern military capabilities.

2019 Highlights:

  • Hear briefings from key decision-makers at the forefront of Network Centric Warfare
  • Receive comprehensive coverage of Network Centric Warfare in the operational sphere, joint interoperability, and future capabilities
  • Develop insights from the only event that provides focus on Italy’s Forza NEC programme
  • Meet with cutting edge technology providers in the spheres of network communications, electronics, and C4I systems
  • Discover new perspectives from international expert speakers from Europe and North America, including new nations from Germany, Denmark, and Austria

Join us in Rome and take part in front-line discussions about Network Centric Warfare and C4I, building joint interoperability, scientific approaches to network enabled capabilities, and vital Network Centric Warfare updates from senior military representatives from Europe and the US.

Early Bird Discounts:

Book by October 31st and save £400

Book by November 30th and save £200

Book by December 14th and save £100

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Rome, Italy
06-07 Feb 2019

Now in its 4th successful year, Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology is the only event that specifically focuses on technology-based solutions and strategies to the ongoing challenge facing the international community when securing and monitoring domestic and international waters.

This conference brings together NATO, Allied and European nations to discuss the operational and technological challenges facing navies and other maritime organisations as they try to monitor the sea to protect their borders and ensure the blue economy continues to grow.

Highlights include: a unique focus on space-based maritime domain awareness with a dedicated pre-conference workshop with C-SIGMA, plus a global line-up of presentations from top military personnel from nations such as the UK, US, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, NATO, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands and many others.

Key topics include: Airborne ISR Platforms & Operations, Enhancing Space-based Maritime Reconnaissance, Achieving Maritime Domain Awareness with C4ISTAR, Utilising Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology & Science and Technology.

Early bird discounts:

Book by 31st October to save £400

Book by 30th November to save £200

Book by 14th December to save £100

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Rome, Italy
12-13 Feb 2019

With the migrant crisis ongoing in the Mediterranean and issues emerging surrounding the return of foreign fighters and the ever-present threat of cross border criminality, Border Security stands at the forefront of planning for countries and international organisations.

Building on the success of last year's sold-out event, the 12th annual Border Security Conference will cover the most pertinent topics in the industry today and will feature high level briefings delivered by senior experts from many nations around the world.

In addition, the conference will explore the surge in the development and application of biometric technology to achieve ‘seamless and autonomous’ border controls at land, sea and air.

Highlights include:

  • Explore strategies and next-generation biometric technologies being implemented at land, air and sea borders around the world
  • Investigate how European and global borders can be effectively managed in response to the growing migration crisis and the increased threat of cross-border terrorism
  • Hear how nations are implementing the latest biometric and data management capabilities to achieve secure and autonomous border controls
  • Discuss how political implications will affect border security within Europe and around the globe in 2019 and beyond

Early bird discounts!

Book by 31st October and save £400
Book by 30th November and save £200
Book by 14th December and save £100

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Rome, Italy
26 Feb-03 Mar 2019

With Asia Pacific airline traffic expected to triple in the next two decades and defence budgets growing in response to strategic security challenges, the Indo-Asia-Pacific region is set to be the focus of civil and defence aerospace development for the foreseeable future.

Avalon 2019, the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition, is Australia’s own signature industry event and the most comprehensive aviation, aerospace and defence exposition in the Southern Hemisphere.

The 2017 event attracted 664 companies from 25 countries, 158 delegations, 33,000 accredited trade visitors and total event attendance of 210,000, with 41 international air force chiefs present or represented.

Running from 26 February to March 3 at Avalon Airport (Melbourne), Avalon 2019 will be the Indo-Asia-Pacific region’s key platform for engagement between Defence and industry at all levels and will attract key senior defence, civil aviation, air transport, aerospace and defence industry personnel from around the world.

It will combine an extensive exhibition and corporate hospitality presence with a comprehensive conference program and full schedule of industry networking and promotional opportunities and air displays.

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Avalon (Melbourne), Australia
05-06 Mar 2019

As military operations and large scale joint exercise requirements increase across Europe; armies are increasingly facing the immense task of maintaining the tactical and operational upper hand with regards to supply chain and defence Logistics. For this reason, military logistics is as important now as ever before. Armed Forces must strive to work with one another, as well as engaging more closely and efficiently with industry. This will undoubtedly lead to new innovative ways to increase reliability and reduce costs across logistics and supply chains more widely – in turn providing both operational advantages and increasing allied effectiveness across the region.

The conference will bring together the key military logisticians from across the Central and Eastern European region and beyond, to discuss new trends and crucial developments in Defence Logistics and discuss how modern Armed Forces are increasingly pursuing improved logistical efficiency.

Highlights include: Exclusive briefings from key strategic planners and decision makers from Central and Eastern European militaries, including high-level officials from the Czech Armed Forces and the other V4 Nations. Additionally, benefit from unrivalled networking opportunities with vital solution providers at the forefront of the industry, as well as a host of other nations as they present on topics ranging from medical logistics and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO), right up to the highest strategic and operational developments in the field of defence logistics.

Key fundamental topics include: Regional Updates, Fuel Logistics, Efficiency and Planning, International Operations and Solutions, Medical Logistics Capacity, Logistics Supply Systems and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul), to name but a few.

Early bird discounts:

Book by 30th November to save £400

Book by 14th December to save £200

Book by 31st January to save £100

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For more information please contact Natasha Boumediene at

Prague, Czech Republic
07-08 Mar 2019

The annual Chatham House Security and Defence conference will bring together senior policy-makers, industry leaders and academic experts to assess the security implications of current political uncertainties and upheavals. Discussions will focus on the changing security landscape and nature of conflict, the shifting significance of different actors and the future of multilateralism in defence.

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Chatham House, London


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