Upcoming Events

InterComms will be attending the following events during 2018

If you would like to find out more about our company or projects please feel free to talk with our representatives at the various events.


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Maritime Information Warfare

26/11/2018 - 27/11/2018
London, United Kingdom

The SMi Group are delighted to announce our 2nd annual Maritime Information Warfare Conference returning to London this November on the 26th and 27th of November. As data and information drive operational advantage there is now a need for improved leadership and ownership across maritime information exploitation.

Therefore collection, dissemination and optimisation of maritime data is driving change and improvement across an array of naval systems. Used across the joint environment, this will allow increased decision making in real time and the growth of machine learnt influence over naval platforms and systems.

For more information please visit:
www.maritimeinfowarfare.com

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SMi's 8th Annual Social Media in the Defence & Military Sector

28/11/2018 - 29/11/2018
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK

Exploring digital military campaign effectiveness and awareness through social media

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

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.

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.

For more information please visit:
www.militarysocialmedia.com

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19th Annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference and Focus Day

03/12/2018 - 05/12/2018
Rome, Italy

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

Register online at:
www.military-airlift.com

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Mobile Deployable Communications 2019

31/01/2019 - 01/02/2019
Warsaw, Poland

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 discount: Register by 30th November to save £100!

Register online at:
www.mobiledeployable.com

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Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology

06/02/2019 - 07/02/2019
Rome, Italy

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 30th November to save £200
Book by 14th December to save £100

Register online at:
www.maritime-recon.com

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Border Security Conference 2019

12/02/2019 - 13/02/2019
Rome, Italy

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 30th November and save £200
Book by 14th December and save £100

Register online at:
www.bordersec.com

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Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe

05/03/2019 - 06/03/2019
Prague, Czech Republic

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 2019 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

For more information please visit:
www.defence-logistics.eu

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Future Soldier Technology 2019

11/03/2019 - 13/03/2019
London, UK

Soldier modernisation programmes continue to be critically important for enhancing capabilities in dismounted infantry operations around the world. As the modern-day soldier is expected to operate in diverse and challenging environments - from artic to urban landscapes - developing technologies and capabilities that enable soldiers to survive and thrive has never been more crucial. 

As the only conference exclusively focused on Future Soldier Programmes around the world, Future Soldier Technology 2019 will bring together more than 200 operational users, capability development directors, and industry, to share current requirements and experiences in equipment modernisation, and offer an attractive networking space to meet old and new peers.

Key topics include:

  • Survivability, lethality, mobility, situational awareness, and C4I
  • Human factors and ergonomics (size and weight of systems), power and energy requirements
  • Reducing the dismounted soldier’s physical and cognitive burden to ensure higher flexibility and performance
  • Updates on future soldier programmes including: IdZ-ES, FELIN, Sistemas de Combate do Soldado, ISSP, Land 125, Nordic Combat Uniform, and more!

Plus, this year will also include a pre-conference focus day on Dismounted Soldier Situational Awareness (DSA) - exploring how technologies such as mobile deployable communications, blue force tracking, command & control networks, and innovative immersive technologies and displays are assisting the warfighter.

Early bird discounts!
Register by 30th November to save £400
Register by 14th December to save £200
Register by 31st January to save £100

Register online at:
www.futuresoldiertechnology.com

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Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness

03/04/2019 - 04/04/2019
London, UK

SMi proudly presents the next annual conference in the sell-out portfolio of Armoured Vehicle events: Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2019, taking place on the 3rd and 4th April 2019, in London.

For modern mechanised forces, the ability to act quickly, decisively and accurately is vital. Future land forces must prepare for high intensity conflict, where information superiority and surveillance capabilities may be challenged by an innovative enemy. To maintain a competitive edge, it is therefore imperative for our defence forces to intimately understand the capabilities available, to enhance both combat effectiveness and survivability of the vehicle.

Firmly established as the leading conference for armoured vehicle experts focused on C2, C4i, sensors and optronics, the 2019 event invites not only the programme managers, capability directors and operational commanders from the armed forces, but will also provide a perfect platform for both operational users and industry to share their experiences in the enhancement of situational awareness, information gathering and information sharing.

Key topics will include: Vetronics, Architectures, Sensor Integration, CIS and Battle Management.

Early bird discounts:
Book by 14th December to save £400
Book by 31st January to save £200
Book by 28th February to save £100

Register online at:
www.armouredvehicles-sa.com

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Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems

03/04/2019 - 04/04/2019
London, UK

The UK MoD has recognised the potential of Military Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) to provide strategic superiority in military operations.

After the success of last year’s launch, SMi will host its second annual Military Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) conference, in April 2019, in London. The event will seek to further enhance and modernise the British Army’s capabilities with new emerging technologies. Emerging technologies and their implication on future land warfare are vast and understanding the main issues behind land robotics is vital.

The UK MoD established 5 priorities in the development of RAS: Sustainability, Manoeuvrability, Situational Awareness, Lethality and Survivability. These five priorities are what RAS 2019 conference will revolve around.

These will additionally encompass other main themes such as counter-IED, deep learning, AI, or communication systems

Conference Highlights:
New for 2019: CBRN Detection, Modularity, advancements in Artificial Intelligence and updates from the Robotics Complex Breach Concept, also benefit from a comprehensive approach to emerging land autonomous robotics with briefings from military, defence research, procurement agencies and military.

Early bird discounts:
Book by 14th December to save £400
Book by 31st January to save £200
Book by 28th February to save £100

Register online at:
www.robotics-autonomous.com