Date Event Location
17-21 Nov 2019

The 2019 edition of the Dubai Airshow will once again bring the aerospace community together. Show on show, the Dubai Airshow delivers an unrivalled gateway to established and developing markets – with 80% of the world’s population located within eight hours of one of the UAE’s airports this is where the industry comes to make connections.

The 2019 show will build on the overwhelming success of the last event which drew 79,380 trade visitors from around the world, 1,200 exhibitors from 63 countries, 1,603 international and regional media and an order book in excess of $113.8 billion. Join us at the Dubai Airshow 2019 - an event dedicated to connecting people.

18-21 Nov 2019

DEFENSE & SECURITY 2019 - the biennial event - will be held on 18-21 November 2019. The show is fully supported by the Thai Ministry of Defence. The theme for the show is ‘The Power of Partnership and it will be aligned with ADMM Retreat as noted. The MOD plans to host ADMM Retreat in conjunction with D&S2019. Part of the Ministers schedule will be attending the opening ceremony and will also participate in the show.

When: 18 – 21 November 2019

Time: 10.00 – 17.00

Location: IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand

Contact Information

428 Ari Hills Building 18th Floor

Phahonyothin Road, Samsennai, Phayathai

Bangkok Thailand 10400



Contact Name: Miss Yaowalak Chuvichien

Phone +662 036 0500 ext 212

Bangkok, Thailand
18-20 Nov 2019

Japan’s First Fully Integrated Defence Event

DSEI Japan is set to be the first fully integrated defence event to be held in Japan, marking the first time a “DSEI”-branded event has been held outside of London.

DSEI Japan will bring the global defence and security sector together with the entire Japanese defence community to innovate, partner and share knowledge, bringing together companies from across the industry on an unrivalled scale. DSEI Japan will be the most important defence event ever to take place in Japan.

For more information please visit or email

Makuhari Messe, Japan
18-19 Nov 2019

Maritime Information Warfare

18th-19th November 2019

London, UK

SMi’s Maritime Information Warfare conference is returning to London, UK on 18 – 19 November 2019 for its 3rd year, with the aim of exploring how information warfare can be maximised and managed for the modern navy.

The two-day event will focus on the strategies, systems and new technologies set to increase information warfare capabilities, as well as the challenges associated with engaging in information warfare. Gaining operational effectiveness via “information advantage” is vital to the abilities of any Navy, as rapid technological advances change the way maritime forces utilise and manage information.

Key topics set to be discussed at this year’s event include: AI, Information Exploitation and Big Data, Cyber Security and Defence, C4ISR and much more. The focus will be on these key themes, as well as building on the Royal Navy’s Information Warrior exercises, and the latest developments and novel approaches in the sector, as we look at how both military and industry can utilise these capabilities to improve operations.

Major navies such as the UK and US have already established significant cyber divisions, for example the US’s dedicated 10th fleet, which goes to show how navies are recognising the need to prioritise ‘Information Warfare’ in order to maintain strength in the maritime sphere.

Highlights of the 2019 conference include:

  • Keynote Briefing from Commodore Ian Annett, Assistant Chief of Staff Information Warfare and Chief Information Officer, Royal Navy, on the Future of Royal Navy Developments and Capabilities
  • Updates on Maritime Systems and Platforms across NATO and how they are improving Data Exploitation
  • Emphasis on Cyber Warfare, and the importance of more effective Cyber Defence as the maritime sphere becomes more information technology-centric
  • Focus on Artificial Intelligence, in particular how a mixture of automation, machine learning, and unmanned systems are being developed

Early Bird Offers! Register by:

  • 28th June to save £300
  • 30th September to save £100
London, UK
20-21 Nov 2019

Social Media in the Defence and Military Sectors

20th-21st November 2019

2 workshops: 19th November 2019

London, UK

SMi Group is proud to present the 9th annual conference on Social Media in the Defence and Military Sectors, which will take place in London on the 20th and 21st November 2019.

Social Media has become a crucial tool for the Armed Forces in the 21st century, and can be used as a platform to reach out to a global audience for information and recruitment purposes, to fulfil a welfare function for personnel keeping in touch with family and friends, and as a strategic communication tool for opinion forming and psychological operations.

With this in mind, the two-day Social Media in the Defence and Military Sectors conference provides the ideal platform to discuss social media strategies, platforms and tools used in the armed forces’ day-to-day activities from branding and recruitment to frontline operations, intelligence, and cyber warfare.

NEW FOR 2019:

· Crisis Communications

· A Social Media Platform focus

· Industry updates

· Briefing from International Organization for Migration (IOM)

· US Special Operations Forces approach with a focus on psycho-social and cultural landscapes

· Two Interactive workshops on: ‘Audience Engagement through Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)’ & ‘Digital Transformation in Government Communications’


Register by:

28th June 2018 to save £300

30th September 2019 to save £100

Secure your attendance at:

London, UK
02-04 Dec 2019

EXPODEFENSA is the international Defense and Security tri-service exhibition and point of reference for Latin America in terms of technological development and innovation for Defense and Security Forces. The next edition will take place on 2-4 December 2019 in Bogota (Colombia).

Bogota, Colombia
03-04 Dec 2019

Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling
Lisbon, Portugal
3rd - 4th December 2019

SMi Group are proud to announce that the 20th annual Miltary Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling conference and exhibition will return this December to Lisbon, Portugal, where key upgrade programmes for the C-27J and C-130J are underway.

As strategic and heavy airlift continues to drive expeditionary capability – the market capitalisation of this mission critical sector continues to grow. Delivering ‘boots on the ground’, as well as materiel, cargo and humanitarian relief remains a fundamental capability for modern air forces.

With the Airbus A400M programme developing within Europe at pace, Lockheed expanding their market capitalisation within the US through the C-5 and C-17, and Embraer breaking into the sector with a new joint venture to challenge the traditional players – this is a critical time in the industry.

Similarly, the growing use of commercial providers to deliver MRO and other services has grown as the outsourcing of these expensive sovereign assets becomes a priority for many fledging and established forces.

With unparalleled networking opportunities, the Military Airlift and Air-Air Refuelling conference remains a key calendar date for anyone involved in air mobility!

Early bird deadlines:

Register by 28th June to save £400!
Register by 30th September to save £300!
Register by 31st October to save £100!

To register or for more information visit:

Lisbon, Portugal
10-12 Dec 2019

Participate in the only Defense & Security Exhibition in Kuwait

Held under the official patronage of His Excellency, Sheikh Naser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Kuwait Ministry of Defense; past edition participants featured worldwide industry leaders including: Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, MBDA, Textron, Lürssen, Aselsan, TAIS, Havelsan, SaaB, Leonardo, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Damen Shipyards, Naval Group, Navantia, Kongsberg, Thales, Rohde & Schwarz, Diehl Defence, Otokar, FNSS, Oshkosh, Nurol Makina, Renault Trucks Defense (Arquus) and many others.



Which Event?

SOFEX 2020

30 March-2 April 2020

Eurosatory 2020

8-12 June 2020
Previous Exhibitions:

DSEI 2019

10-13 September 2019


29-30 May 2019

IDEX 2019

17-21 February 2019