Upcoming Events

InterComms will be attending the following events during 2019

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.


Disruptive Technology for Defence Transformation

24/09/2019 - 25/09/2019
London, UK

Accelerating Acquisition For Machine-Speed Warfare

The world leading Disruptive Technology for Defence Transformation Conference will examine how the application of Digital Age technology transforms the delivery of ‘full spectrum effects’: aligning new military hard power with the whole range of soft power including cyber and social media; moving on to establish how acquisition structures and processes can (and must) be adapted to ensure that we are able to keep pace with industry’s progression.

Last year’s conference welcomed the UK Vice Chief of Defence Staff, Commander Joint Forces Command and many very senior national military and NATO leaders – this year will bring together 200-250 senior military leaders, government officials, tech and defence industry, research, War and Staff colleges and academia.

Attend The Conference To:

  • Establish a more lethal, resilient, and innovative Joint Force by learning how to maintain the technological advantage in an increasingly information-dominated battlespace
  • Position your brand as a partner for innovation by enhancing your understanding of the MoD’s transformation imperative and near, mid, and long-term modernisation requirements
  • Enhance your ability to organise, analyse, secure, scale, and capitalise on critical information to make timely, data-driven decisions by meeting leading solution-providers of C4ISR and data management solutions
  • Integrate a manned, unmanned, autonomous mix of capability to retain combat advantage by hearing briefings from strategic decision-makers and leading industry
  • Use data as a strategic resource and develop resilient networks by meeting leaders in data analytics and cyber technology

For more information please visit:
www.defenceiq.com/events-disruptivetechdefence


Military Airlift

24/09/2019 - 26/09/2019
Hilton London Kensington, United Kingdom

Welcome to the Airlift community's annual international meeting

Connecting Military Users, Multinational Organisations and NGOs, Military Airlift 2019 will assess the interconnected challenges faced and the solution sought by the airlift community over the last year. Focusing on improving equipment, capability, strategy and tactics, top level speakers and decision makers from three continents will present their solutions and experiences over a structured three-day conference and workshop.

With an agenda designed to reflect the varied and global nature of airlift operations, dedicated sessions have been designed to discuss changing procurement processes with ‘part-pooling’ and ‘exchange’, Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2AD) challenges, Automated Air-to-Air Refueling (A3R), and the decreasing capability of legacy fleets.

Whilst these interdisciplinary conversations take place in an effort to deliver greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness for user groups, this event will also continue its rich history of delivering the latest operational feedback and performance analysis across the strategic and tactical mission sets.

For more information please visit:
www.defenceiq.com/events-militaryairlift


Defence Exports Conference 2019

25/09/2019 - 26/09/2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands

SMi Group proudly invites you to its 14th annual Defence Exports conference, the leading event for industry professionals and government officials around the world, dealing with defence trade compliance.

With a truly global programme, delegates will meet, network and hear exclusive insight from senior government officials and international trade compliance professionals. Day-1 will explore US export policies and regulations and Day-2 will largely focus on the rest of world, with presentations and panel debates on EU regulations and BREXIT.

Key topics will include: Export controls and international regulations (ITAR, EAR, ECR, Dual-Use, the Wassenaar Arrangement), emerging and foundational technologies, updates in the field of compliance, cyber security measures and much more!

With joint-ventures between international agencies and militaries becoming the norm, it is vital that senior leaders and decision makers meet to optimise the ways they can work together to streamline trade and share best policies for conducting business, whilst securing information and data.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:

  • Hear guidance on effective trade, licensing and compliance as well as the latest developments in control mechanisms and cyber security measures
  • Network with heads of international trade compliance and heads of export controls from Europe, North America and the rest of the world
  • Exclusive panel discussions on ‘Emerging and Foundational Technologies’ and ‘UK/EU Compliance following Brexit’
  • Discover practical guidance on how to comply with ITAR and EAR controls from within and outside of the U.S.

Download the agenda and register online at:
www.defence-exports.com


UAV Technology

30/09/2019 - 01/10/2019
London, UK

As the development of new UAS technology continues to advance, and procurement and acquisition increase at a fast pace, SMi will host its fourth annual UAV Technology conference, taking place on the 30th September – 1st October 2019, in London, UK.

With UAVs now more than ever playing a pivotal role as a tactical and operational tool for modern militaries, SMi's 2019 UAV Technology conference will aim to examine the latest unmanned aerial platforms being successfully deployed in multi-domain mission environments. This high-level international event will additionally address the development of the technology behind UAS, the utilisation of emerging technologies, the unmanned integration for existing legacy platforms, and the development of technologies aimed at countering UAVs - including swarm tactics. With the rapid proliferation of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions to UAS, which are readily available to a range of none-state actors and near peer adversaries, now has never been a better time to meet and network with international militaries and technical experts, to advance discussion on current and future UAS warfare capabilities.

Firmly established as the leading conference focused on UAV and C-UAS technologies, the 2019 event invites not only the programme managers, requirement planners in the land, air, and maritime domains, but also operational users and industry technical experts to share their knowledge and experiences in the enhancement of UAV and C-UAS technologies at this international symposium.

For more information please visit:
www.uav-technology.org


Defence Safety Conference

07/10/2019 - 08/10/2019
Copthorne Tara, Kensington, London

Supported by The Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD

The Defence Safety Conference returns to London this October as the only event solely dedicated to enhancing safety across all aspects of defence.

From the role of duty holders and senior leaders, to the operators and engineers supporting military agencies and industry to fulfil their missions successfully, this unique two-day event will cover the broad spectrum of defence safety across Land, Air and Maritime.

Supported by the UK MOD Defence Safety Authority (DSA), this event is unparalleled in its ability to bring together senior safety practitioners from across the globe, to discuss how to save lives and protect capability.

REASONS TO ATTEND:

  • The only event specifically focused on defence safety and supported by senior leaders across international armed forces
  • Supported by C-Level industry executives
  • Key briefings from duty holders, regulators and operators from Land, Air and Maritime domains
  • Over 250 attendees, from 18 nations in 2018 - more expected in 2019!

For more information please visit:
www.defencesafety.com


Military Flight Training 2019

09/10/2019 - 10/10/2019
London, UK

SMi Group are pleased to announce the 8th Annual Military Flight Training Conference, taking place in London, UK on the 9th and 10th October 2019.

With new threats creating more challenging and dangerous air environments and increasing operational tempo for many NATO-allied militaries, it is crucial for pilots to receive effective training to prepare them for ever-more dynamic air operations. 

As Air Forces move towards 5th-generation capabilities, NATO-allied countries are heavily investing nationally in comprehensive flight training systems and platforms. With this in mind, SMi’s Military Flight Training conference will gather senior military officials and industry experts who will be sharing their own perspectives on best practice for more efficient flight training.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:

  • DISCUSS NEW TOPICS including technical air crew training, pilot retention and attrition reduction, and cooperating with external contractors for increased training efficiencies.
  • GAIN a holistic look at current developments in flight training across fast-jet, rotary-wing, fixed-wing and ground crew training streams.
  • HEAR the latest updates from leading OEMs delivering the latest flight training platforms and systems.
  • EXPLORE the advances to synthetic simulation and immersive technologies.

Early Bird discounts:
BOOK BY 30th AUGUST AND SAVE £200

For more information please visit:
www.militaryflight-training.com


Air Missile Defence Technology

22/10/2019 - 23/10/2019
Prague, Czech Republic

SMi is pleased to present the 4th annual conference on Air Missile Defence Technology, taking place in Prague on 22nd and 23rd October 2019.

With militaries constantly facing varied threats, operators have crucial requirements for flexible and adaptable systems that can counter the ever-changing battlespace environment. In conjunction with this, constrained budgets mean the importance of allied cooperation is more prevalent than ever and interoperability between systems and national partners is crucial for any future planning.

The need for combined Air Defence programmes has therefore become a common goal for allied forces around the world. With this in mind, and bringing together senior representatives from military, industry and academia, SMi's Air Missile Defence Technology 2019 conference will centre on developing and improving the technology behind AMD programmes to ensure they are well prepared for future mission requirements.

The 2019 conference will provide a unique insight into:

  • GBAD
  • Counter Medium and Ballistic Missile technologies
  • C-RAM
  • Integrated and Networked Radar systems
  • Confronting ICBM threats
  • Developing coherent international strategies
  • And much more!

For more information please visit:
www.airmissiledefence.com


5th Annual Airborne ISR

23/10/2019 - 24/10/2019
London, UK

In the complex and ever-changing strategic landscape, the demand for increased situational awareness continues to grow. As a decisive and indispensable tool, air-based ISTAR is increasingly relied upon to deliver tactical data and intelligence for commanders, as well as deliver effective strategic deterrence.

SMi’s 5th annual Airborne ISR conference will focus on the platforms and supporting infrastructures of Airborne ISR operations when it returns to London, UK on the 23rd and 24th October 2019. The event will cover a range of crucial topics involving manned and unmanned platforms, and data management and dissemination tools.

As well as the extraordinary capabilities of the systems, the two-day conference will aim to examine these platforms and their information context. Attendees will hear senior military and industry experts discuss how an array of platforms are transferring data into operational intelligence. 

The role of ISR in national defence has undergone a remarkable expansion lately, with the UK recently delivering the P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and announcing future acquisition of the E-7 Wedgetail.  For nations such as the US and Australia, ISR continues to be an investment priority and networking these capabilities is a crucial competence.

Join us this October to hear key developments in airborne systems and the advancement of airborne intelligence. Explore the requirements of the contemporary operational environment and hear the latest technological developments in research and industry that are enhancing ISTAR. With senior international representation from NATO, Canada, UK, US, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, and many more, Airborne ISR 2019 will be an excellent exploration of this key capability.

Early Bird Discounts! Book by:
30th August to save £200

For more information please visit:
www.airborne-isr.net


21st Annual Global MilSatCom

05/11/2019 - 07/11/2019
London, UK

SMi Group are proud to announce the 21st annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will return to London on the 5th, 6th and 7th November alongside a Small Satellites and Disruptive Space Technology focus day on the 4th November.

As Europe 's leading military communications event for satellite professionals, Global MilSatCom 's reputation has been built on the high-level international speakers and decision makers it attracts and the fantastic interactive opportunities offered during the conference sessions and networking receptions.

A key theme of the conference will be ‘maintaining and sustaining space superiority ', with key updates on the UK 's SKYNET constellation and international SATCOM programme developments, including the enterprise wide reorganisation endeavours within the US DoD and its new and ‘go fast ' procurement efforts.

It will also explore allied collaboration and future military programmes, resilience and protection in future architectures, next generation LEO small sat constellation and much more!

Key Reasons to Attend Global MilSatCom 2019:

  • Critical host nation support, up to and including the ministerial level – providing comprehensive coverage of the UK 's space sector and SATCOM goals
  • An international speaker line up unrivalled within other events, that provide key updates from established and emerging space-faring nations across the globe
  • A dedicated focus day looking at how small satellite constellations and disruptive space technology is revolutionising space-based communications
  • Meet and network with over 550 attendees from defence agencies, militaries, governments and industry over 8 hours of breaks; as well as 2 drinks receptions and 2 conference dinners
  • A key day focused on developments on US SATCOM - analysing growing requirements, programme proceedings and procurement plans

Early bird deadlines:
Register by 30th September to save £100

For more information please visit:
www.globalmilsatcom.com


Maritime Information Warfare

18/11/2019 - 19/11/2019
London, UK

Rapid technological advances are changing the way maritime forces utilise and manage information. Achieving operational effectiveness and “Information Advantage” is now more vital than ever to the success of any navy. For this reason, major nations, such as the UK and US, have already established potent cyber formations, such as the US Navy’s dedicated 10th fleet.

With this in mind, 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.

Key topics include: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Information Exploitation and Big Data, Cyber Security and Defence, Command Control Communication and Computers (C4), Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), and more.

Early Bird Offers! Register by:
30th September to save £100

For more information please visit:
www.maritimeinfowarfare.com


Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector

20/11/2019 - 21/11/2019
London, UK

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
  • 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:
30th September 2019 to save £100

For more information please visit:
www.militarysocialmedia.com


Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling

03/12/2019 - 04/12/2019
Lisbon, Portugal

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 material, 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 30th September to save £300!
Register by 31st October to save £100!

For more information please visit:
www.military-airlift.com


Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2019

12/12/2019 - 14/12/2019
London, United Kingdom

SMi's 5th Annual Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability Conference, Exhibition and Focus Day returns to London between the 12th and 14th of November 2019.

As the only event of its kind, Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability will provide a refined perspective on leading nations survivability systems for armoured vehicles.

Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability in one of SMi’s largest events and will bring together international programme managers from a variety of different nations, as well senior technical experts, from leading industrial organisations. The event will cover a wide range of emerging and mature survivability technologies, that nations are pursuing in order to meet the increasingly threatening weapons present on todays battlefields. Alongside our Active Protection Focus Day, particular focus will be given to situational awareness, signature management, concealment, armour and counter-IED systems.

For more information please visit:
www.smi-online.co.uk/defence/uk/Future-Armoured-Vehicles-Survivability

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