Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Location
26-27 Nov 2018

SMi are thrilled to announce the return of Maritime Information Warfare conference, now in its second year, taking place on 26th and 27th November 2018, in London.

With rapid technological advances in information technology, the ability to utilise and manage information more effectively has become a critical component of naval warfare. Harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence, defending networks against complex cyber threats, and developing combat information systems to enhance command and control are all crucial to increasing information superiority and gaining an operational advantage. Therefore, navies are recognising the need to prioritise ‘Information Warfare’, to maintain strength in the maritime sphere.

With this in mind, and building on the Royal Navy's Information Warrior Exercise, the two-day conference will explore themes such as: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Information Exploitation, Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA), Command Control Communication and Computers (C4), Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR).

In particular, there will be a focus on information systems, machine learning, new methods of data analysis, the growing need for automation in naval assets, and strategies for naval cyber warfare and defence.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:

  • The first and only event that approaches the concept of ‘information warfare’ in the maritime domain, and the need to embrace information to enhance naval operational effectiveness.
  • Hear comprehensive technical briefings from the Royal Navy and other leading maritime experts on Artificial Intelligence, big data analysis, open source intelligence gathering and C4i combat information systems.
  • Detailed focus on naval cyber warfare and how major European naval forces are approaching cyber defence of maritime assets and networks.
  • Meet cutting-edge technology providers at the forefront of delivering artificial intelligence, information technology, and cyber defence solutions.

Register by:

29th June to save £300

28th September to save £200

31st October to save £100

Register: www.maritimeinfowarfare.com/janeswl

London, UK
27-30 Nov 2018

The International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) is a biennially 4-day held defence exhibition that brings together all the industry players from across the globe to showcase the latest technological innovations.

http://ideaspakistan.gov.pk/

Karachi, Pakistan
28-29 Nov 2018

The 2018 AUSA Army Autonomy and AI Symposium & Exposition will take place at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan on November 28-29. This year’s theme is “Autonomy, Robotics and AI in the Future Force.”

This new event will explore and showcase innovative ways the U.S. Army is developing critical capabilities in robotics, autonomy, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. The goals are to explore how the Army-Industry team can best collaborate to achieve cost-effective, innovative solutions to military problems, seamlessly reallocate resources as conditions change, and with the speed and efficiency that adversaries cannot match.

The key objective of this event will be to provide an open forum for attendees to interact and participate in discussions about the Army’s efforts to develop autonomous capabilities in all domains. It will also provide a platform for industry partners to demonstrate breakthroughs that could help the U.S. Army take full advantage of this technologies across all Army requirements.

Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please visit our website, https://www.ausa.org/army-autonomy-ai-symposium

COBO Center | Detroit, Michigan
28-29 Nov 2018

Follow the conversations on Twitter and Linkedin at #milsocialmedia

SMi is proud to present the 8th annual Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector conference, taking place on the 28th and 29th November in London, United Kingdom.

Social media has become an increasingly vital tool for the Armed Forces in the 21st Century, not only to reach out to a wider and younger audience globally for recruitment and information purposes but as a new front in warfare. Serving military and government personnel have access to new platforms and information, leading to an increase in their personal communications but also an increase in information risk management. Social media channels are also heavily sued to promote armed forces’ activities abroad and increasing transparency with host societies (a strong part of the “Hearts and Minds” campaigns).

This event is primarily focused on how the military and defence agencies use social media in their day-to-day activities such as communication, recruitment, and during operations and campaigns. This year will also feature sessions on cyber warfare and using social media platforms for open-source intelligence gathering.

This event is CPD accredited.

This year's conference will enhance understanding of social media usage and increase awareness and engagement between the military and the public.

Building on the 2017 event, the 2018 event promises to delve deeper into the role of cyber warfare and civil-military relations. Hear from experts from government agencies on how they use social media to promote their campaigns and engage directly with the public. Get updates from the platforms themselves and how they engage with the defence and military sector.

#milsocialmedia

PLUS TWO INTERACTIVE HALF-DAY PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

• State & local government officials in Communication / PR / Digital media roles
• Social Media Management Software
• Content Creation / Management Services
• Mobile Apps / App Development
• Social Networks
• Analytics / Measurement Software
• Social Listening / Monitoring Tools
• Content Management Systems / Microsites
• SMS Alert Services
• Email Marketing Automation Platforms

EARLY BIRD-RATES

  • BOOK BY 29TH JUNE AND SAVE £300
  • BOOK BY 28TH SEPTEMBER AND SAVE £200
  • BOOK BY 31st OCTOBER AND SAVE £100

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES

Twitter: @SMiGroupDefence

Event Hashtag: #milsocialmedia

For more information and to register your place please visit the website www.militarysocialmedia.com/janesWL

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK
03-05 Dec 2018

The 19th annual Military Airlift and Air-Air Refuelling conference and exhibition will return to Rome on the 4th and 5th December 2018, with a brand-new pre-conference focus day on Air-Air Refuelling on the 3rd December 2018.

With the airlift sector in constant development, there are more than 800 new platforms set to be delivered at a combined value over $65 billion in the next 10 years. The need to transport troops, cargo, medical supplies, vehicles and other mission critical equipment remains fundamental to any defence force that aims to deploy globally. The importance of ready rapid response to ensure these forces can be mobilised and moved quickly is crucial for any expeditionary operation.

Sustaining and maintaining this air mobility feeds into the second aspect of this important event. Air-to-Air refuelling remains vital to deliver extended flight time for both transport and strike components of an air force and without which extended aerial deployments would simply not be possible.

KEY FOCUSES INCLUDE:

• Forward basing and expeditionary operations

• International operability

• Training

• Airlift platform acquisition

• Air-air refuelling

• Medevac

• Pooling and sharing

• Tactical, humanitarian and strategic airlift

• Ground support equipment

EARLY BIRD DATES:
Book by July 31st and save £400
Book by September 28th and save £300
Book by October 31st and save £100

REGISTER ONLINE AT: http://www.military-airlift.com/janes

TO SPONSOR OR EXHIBIT, contact Sadia Malick, on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6748 or smalick@smi-online.co.uk

Rome, Italy
04-07 Dec 2018
Santiago, Chile
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!

Register online at: http://www.mobiledeployable.com/janes

For more information please contact: scargan@smi-online.co.uk

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

For more information and to register online, please visit www.netcentric-warfare.com/janeswl

Rome, Italy

EXHIBITION NEWS

Which Event?

INDODEFENCE 2018

7-10 November 2018
Indonesia
Previous Exhibitions:

Africa Aerospace & Defense 2018

19-23 September 2018

SOFEX 2018

8-10 May 2018

CANSEC 2018

30-31 May 2018
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