Upcoming Events

InterComms will be attending the following events throughout 2020 / 2021

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.


Revolutionising Test and Evaluation in Defence: Why Digital is the Way Forward

08/07/2020
WEBINAR

With the pace of innovation becoming an increasingly dominant factor in deterring aggression and winning battles, getting capability from the drawing board to the front line quickly and cost-effectively is now recognised as being fundamental to modern warfare. This urgency will only convert to success if the capability delivered is proven to be safe, reliable and effective.

This webinar is sponsored by QinetiQ and is FREE to join, and will provide a view of how Test & Evaluation (T&E) needs to be digitally modernised to create a single thread of T&E evidence to provide a time and cost optimised through-life test plan. This will improve the military’s ability to evaluate, certify and evolve their military capability to exercise their innovation advantage. 

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?

  • Gain an overview of global trends and how T&E must evolve in response
  • Explore the future vision for a digitally integrated T&E enterprise
  • Understand how exploiting digital twins can provide early confidence in the design phase
  • Learn how a Live, Virtual, Constructive capability can provide evaluation and training confidence at military capability level

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Chief Information Officers, Chief Data Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Technical Officers, Head of Innovation, Head of Transformation, Head of Digital Programmes, Chief Architect Technical, Principal Architects, Technical Authority Integration Level Systems, Enterprise Architects, Transformation Directors, Procurement Requirements Managers, Engineers

For more information please visit:
www.defencetestevaluation-webinar.com


Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2020

01/09/2020 - 02/09/2020
Budapest, Hungary

SMi Group are delighted to present the 6th annual Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe! This year, the awaited event will return to Budapest, Hungary on the 1st and 2nd September 2020 where delegates will be given a fantastic opportunity to hear from key military figures and government personnel.

Key topics to be discussed: modernisation programmes, readiness of regional rotary fleets, procurement goals, national security, operations and interoperability, platform and programme upgrades, and much more.

The two-day conference will be expected to have the widest European nations, where key industry players such as Airbus, Bell, Leonardo, Sikorsky and many more are anticipated to attend! There will also be strong host nation representation from the Hungarian Forces as well as other senior military experts from the Central and Eastern European region.

Benefits of attending 2020’s event:

  • Keynote briefings from senior officers from Central and Eastern Europe
  • A unique focus on multipurpose helicopter technology and joint force interoperability
  • High level panel discussions involving technical managers and project engineers from established military organisations.
  • Informal networking time so you can gather insight from peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing regional helicopter programmes today

As the only conference that specialises in rotary systems in the Central and Eastern Europe region, join us and hear from an international speaker line-up, which includes Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic, many more!

For more information please visit:
www.futurehelicopter.co.uk


Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems

02/09/2020 - 03/09/2020
London, UK

The UK MoD has recognised the potential of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS), with a new multi-million-pound Transformation Fund to fast-track military robotic projects onto the battlefield this year. Enhanced RAS systems enable militaries to see more, understand more, cover a greater area and be more lethal, these game-changing capabilities are increasingly important in today’s digital battlespace.

The conference will revolve around the British Army’s five RAS priorities of situational awareness, lethality, manoeuvrability, survivability and sustainability, as well as cover other main themes such as counter-IED, deep learning, AI, international cooperation, and communication systems.

Highlights for 2020:

  • The leading event in Europe for senior RAS decision-makers, operators and experts
  • New for 2020: focus on Robotic Platoon Vehicles, autonomy and manned/unmanned teaming; new speakers from the UK, US, Estonia, Sweden and Australia
  • Hear the latest updates on the UK Ministry of Defence’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems programmes with a dedicated panel discussion on UK RAS modernisation
  • Discover the latest in RAS technology and find new products, techniques and opportunities in this dynamic field

As the only event specifically dedicated to robotics in the land environment, Military RAS 2020 is the ideal platform to meet the most informed and renowned experts in the field of autonomous and robotic technologies. Attend the two-day conference and understand the rapidly expanding role of military robots within the modern battlespace with insights from first-class scientists, researchers, academics and senior military figures.

Early bird discounts:
Boo by 29th May 2020 to save £300
Book by 30th June 2020 to save £200

For more information please visit:
www.robotics-autonomous.com


Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness

02/09/2020 - 03/09/2020
London, UK

In an increasingly complex and congested digital battlespace, the need to provide near real-time information on the whereabouts of an adversary’s location and intent, using enhanced situational awareness capabilities, is vital in aiding armoured units to respond quickly to incoming threats. It is therefore imperative for our defence forces to have a greater understanding of the capabilities available, to enhance both combat effectiveness and the survivability of the vehicle.

SMi Group proudly presents the fifth annual conference in the sell-out portfolio of Armoured Vehicle events: Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2020, the leading conference for armoured vehicle experts focused on C2, C4i, sensors, optronics and vehicle architecture.

The 2020 event invites not only military programme managers, operational commanders and leading engineers, but will also provide the perfect platform for both operational users and industry to share their insights on the latest systems and sub-systems, providing greater awareness of existing capabilities and future requirements.

Highlights for 2020

  • Hear the latest host nation capability updates from the British Armour Centre, Joint Forces Command, DSTL and DE&S
  • Network with key OEMs and System Integrators such as General Dynamics European Land Systems, Patria Land, Thales, Diehl Defence, SAAB Barracuda, BAE and General Dynamics UK
  • New focuses: sensor networks, signature management and integration of unmanned assets
  • Explore land force interoperability and training requirements for enhanced joint fires during coalition operations

Key topics will include: vetronic architectures, communications, CIS capabilities, battle management systems, acoustic sensors, optronics, crew displays, active protection, defensive aid suites and mobile camouflage systems.

Early bird discounts:
Boo by 29th May 2020 to save £300
Book by 30th June 2020 to save £200

For more information please visit:
www.armouredvehicles-sa.com


ADAS 2020

23/09/2020 - 25/09/2020
World Trade Center, Manila, Philippines

4th Asian Defense, Security & Crisis Management Exhibition & Conference

Fully endorsed and supported by His Excellency, The President, the Department of National Defense (DND), the National Security Council (NSC), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP), and various other Defense, Security and Disaster & Crisis Management Agencies, the 4th ADAS will be held from 23-25 September 2020 in Manila serving the Philippines and the wider Asia Pacific region. 

ADAS 2020 provides a valuable opportunity for the global defense, security and disaster & crisis management companies to have unprecedented access to key officials, decision-makers, influencers to meet, network and showcase their latest technologies, products and solutions and to strengthen relationships with the various Philippine Government agencies and local and international industry partners.

For more information, please visit:
www.adas.ph


UAV Technology

28/09/2020 - 29/09/2020
London, UK

Unmanned aerial systems are increasingly taking their place as indispensable assets to the modern military: whether as long range ISR assets, remote combat UAS, soldier-launched tactical systems, or “wingmen” for manned aircraft, UAVs are now a reality of warfare. With this in mind, SMi Group proudly presents the 5th annual UAV Technology conference, taking place on the 28th – 29th September 2020, in London, UK.

As investment continues to grow to reflect the increasing reliance on unmanned assets, there has never been a more important time to explore the latest technology, trends and developments in unmanned aerial systems. As the leading conference in Europe concentrating on UAVs, SMi’s 2020 UAV Technology conference is expected to be the biggest year yet. Delegates can anticipate that this year’s event will address key topics such as long range ISR capabilities, wingmen programmes, regulation, counter-UAS technology and many more!

Key reasons to attend:

  • Meet and network with leaders in UAV technology from industry, military and government across two days, including dedicated networking lunches and drinks reception, at the leading event in Europe on UAVs.
  • Hear updates and guidance from world leading UAV programme managers
  • Delve into the latest topics and trends shaping the future of unmanned aerial systems
  • Discover cutting-edge UAV technology to enhance operational effectiveness and explore opportunities for greater coalition interoperability

The 2020 event will comprise of a wide variety of attendees such as programme managers, requirement planners, operational users and industry technical experts to share their knowledge and experiences with UAV technologies.

Early bird discounts:
Book by May 29th to save £300!
Book by June 30th to save £200!

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


Defence Safety Conference 2020

05/10/2020 - 06/10/2020
London, United Kingdom

SMi Group's Defence Safety Conference will return to London for its third year on 5th – 6th October 2020.

Supported by the UK MoD Defence Safety Authority, this event will explore the safe delivery of defence capabilities across the land, air and maritime domains to provide a holistic overview of safety within the military.

As the only event solely dedicated to enhancing defence safety, the conference is unparalleled in its ability to bring together senior safety practitioners from across the globe to discuss the protection of lives and capability.

Key highlights:

  • Hear senior briefings from military personnel, duty holders, regulators and operators from the land, air and maritime domains
  • Discuss strategies to enhance the protection of lives and capability while maintaining operational effectiveness
  • Uncover new systems and technologies that will optimise your military safety processes
  • Meet and network with military stakeholders and international experts within defence safety from around the world

For more information or to register, visit:
www.defencesafety.com


Air Mission Planning and Support

06/10/2020 - 07/10/2020
London, UK

SMi Group are delighted to announce the 11th Air Mission Planning and Support conference, which will return to London on the 6th - 7th October 2020.

This year’s Air Mission Planning and Support conference is expected to be the biggest year yet. Following the success of the preceding year, the two-day agenda will have a particular focus on maximising air power and the technological innovations that will impact on current dynamic challenges.

What are the themes for this event?

 The event will be exploring themes of technologies, integration and future platforms to take Air Mission Planning into the next generation, providing agile end to end mission support. Air Mission Planning will also include briefs concentrating on a number of topics, ranging from data management to 5th generation integration, from cyber security to multi-domain operations and more. The above topics and newly introduced components represent critical developments and military assets that will radically improve air capabilities in the present and future.

Key Reasons to Attend Air Mission Planning and Support 2020: 

  • The only conference on air mission support and planning covering all areas such as fast-jet, heavy-lift, rotary perspectives and many more!
  • Highlighting the technological aspects integrated into next generation mission support – subsequently providing an in-depth insight on the innovative and cutting-edge solutions.
  • More international speakers than ever before, from leading air systems development and procurement

For more information please visit:
www.airmissionplanning.co.uk


Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe

12/10/2020 - 13/10/2020
Prague, Czech Republic

The 6th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference returns to Prague, Czech Republic on the 12th and 13th October 2020.

With regional nations overhauling their legacy equipment to bring their combat vehicles in line with current allied capabilities, Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe 2020 will provide a critical insight into what requirements are being pursued by regional armed forces, reinforcing interoperability and cooperation.

Gathering senior representatives from around the world to examine doctrine for ground forces including how nations are training, manoeuvring and supplying their forces in the field.

Key reasons to attend:

  • This is Central and Eastern Europe's most focused armoured vehicles meeting, where you can hear exclusive keynote briefings delivered by senior military officers in national modernisation programmes.
  • 5+ hours of informal networking for key decision makers to share their goals with industry and enhancing engagement in national defence projects.
  • International audience – last year's event attracted over 120 attendees from: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the US.
  • Learn about the regional focuses for adopting and integrating new capabilities.

For more information please visit:
www.futurearmouredvehicles.com


6th Annual Airborne ISR

21/10/2020 - 22/10/2020
London, UK

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

SMi Group are pleased to announce the return of the annual Airborne ISR conference, taking place in London, this October, which will focus on the platforms and supporting infrastructures of ISR operations, as well as battlespace data collection and data dissemination.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:

  • HEAR the latest developments from a diverse range of nations including the UK, USA, Germany, Portugal, Lithuania, and more…
  • LISTEN to briefings from senior officers including the Incoming Commander of the RAFs Reaper Force at XIII Squadron and the Commander of the Lithuanian Air Force
  • EXPLORE the opportunities presented by the integration of unmanned systems into ISR operations and software developments that will enhance information dissemination and exploitation
  • MEET AND NETWORK with military and industry decision makers in Airborne ISR as well as experts who are defining the future of technological capabilities

The key topics this year include: Maritime Patrol, Data Dissemination, UAV Technology, International Surveillance Cooperation, AWACS, 5th Generation ISR, Industrial Engagement, Threat Evolution and many more.

Early Bird Discounts
Register by 30th June to save £300
Register by 28th August to save £200

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


Future Forces Exhibition 2020

21/10/2020 - 23/10/2020
Prague, Czech Republic

International exhibition and expert events on the latest trends and technologies in defence and security. All events are primarily focused on the presentation of current and future needs of the NATO & partner countries’ armed and security forces, state-of-the-art technologies and R&D programs with interactions between all involved participants due to the interconnected topics. Both the exhibition and forum are also attended by members of the NATO and EU working groups that are having official annual meetings within the FFF programme. The groups’ aim is enhancing industry cooperation in order to fulfil the allied countries’ objectives.

Main Events & Conferences Topics:

  • Future Forces Exhibition
  • Future Forces Conference – Dismounted Soldier Systems Panel; Future Land Forces Panel; Future Air Force Panel
  • C4ISTAR Conference
  • CBRN & Medical Congress
  • Multi-domain Advanced Robotic Systems Conference
  • Logistics Capability Conference
  • Future of Cyber Conference
  • NATO M&S COE MESAS 2020 - Modelling & Simulation for Autonomous Systems Conference
  • NATO STO MSG-SET-183 Specialists‘ Meeting on Drone Detectability: Modelling the Relevant Signature
  • Official Sessions of the NATO Expert Working Groups

For more information please visit:
www.future-forces-forum.org


Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector

18/11/2020 - 19/11/2020
London, UK

Now in its 10th year, SMi Group are pleased to present the Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector conference, returning to London on the 18th and 19th November 2020.

This two-day event will involve a comprehensive view of the use of social media for military purposes. Social media has become increasingly important as a communication channel in civilian society, and the military sector is no different. It can be used as a platform for information and recruitment purposes, 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. Social media offers militaries fast, direct communications with their workforces as well as highly effective ways of communicating externally.

Join us this this November to learn from a truly global line-up of military and government speakers, meet your peers from around the world, and gain insight into the armed forces’ day-to-day activities from branding and recruitment to frontline operations, intelligence, and cyber warfare.

Key Reasons to Attend:

  • Engage with a dynamic, global audience of military officers, government officials, industry experts and social media specialists on crucial topics such recruitment, audience engagement, crisis response tactics and combating fake news
  • Exclusive Host Nation presentations from the UK MoD
  • Dedicated sessions on COVID-19 response and the role of the military in keeping the world virus-free
  • Two half day pre-conference workshops focusing on social media strategies and the utilisation of immersive technologies in military communications campaigns

#MilSocialMedia

Register by:
30th June to save £300
30th September to save £100

Secure your attendance at:
www.militarysocialmedia.com


Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology

24/11/2020 - 26/11/2020
London, UK

Unmanned systems are becoming an increasingly essential part of the world’s fleets as modern navies seek new ways to complete dangerous tasks faster, easier, and with fewer sailors and marines in harm’s way. To enable this, leading navies have recently been increasing their investment in unmanned technology, so it has never been more crucial to explore the latest advances and opportunities and to align priorities between allied nations.

SMi Group are pleased to announce the return of Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology (UMST), taking place in London on the 24th and 25th November 2020, for its fourth successful year.

Highlights for 2020:

  • Only event with a holistic focus on unmanned naval systems across the air, surface and undersea domains
  • Strong support from the Royal Navy, including the ACNS Capability (Rear Admiral Andrew Burns RN OBE) and Director NavyX (Captain Chris Ling RN)
  • Comprehensive discussions on the UK’s UMS development pipeline
  • Updates from high-level planners from international navies, including the US, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, NATO and the Netherlands

Key topics to be discussed include: Autonomy for MCM and ASW operations, updates on key unmanned platform programmes, the future of unmanned capabilities in the Royal Navy (including a dedicated panel), preparing and supporting unmanned systems for operations, UMS interoperability initiatives, unmanned hydrography and oceanography, and many more.

As the world’s leading event, UMST 2020 will provide a crucial forum for the discussion of current and future projects and programmes delivering unmanned and autonomous technology for the naval unmanned systems community.

Early bird discounts:
Boo by 29th May 2020 to save £300
Book by 30th June 2020 to save £200

For more information please visit:
www.umsconference.com


International Armoured Vehicles 2021

25/01/2021 - 28/01/2021
Twickenham Stadium, London, United Kingdom

The world’s premier meeting ground for the Armoured Vehicles community

The largest dedicated conference of its type, it annually brings together 650+ defence and industry leaders, with a military cohort comprising force and operational commanders, acquisition officials, requirement-setters, capability development experts and S&T architects.


For the first time in 2021, the conference will expand to span five days, with new dedicated sessions on amphibious vehicle capability and C4i that speak to critical priorities for the UK, US and its partners across NATO. 

With representatives from over 40 nations currently confirmed - you can view the attendee list here 

IAVs has endured as the essential annual event for the armour community by consistently delivering world-class speakers from both the end-user community and industry partner communities, and by staying ahead of the curve with the technologies and concepts discussed over the four days. 

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


Small Satellites 2021

26/04/2021 - 27/04/2021
London, United Kingdom

With the Small Satellites market expected to grow into a $7.53 bn (£5.94 bn) industry by 2022, the ability to deliver connectivity here on the ground through new LEO constellations mantel is already being seriously developed by leading industry and government stakeholders worldwide.

As adoption of small, nano and cube satellite constellations has been driven by the commercial market – in particular for COMSATCOM – there is now growing consensus that architectures of military systems can and must include architecture that will support LEO solution provision.

With this in mind, SMi are delighted to announce the inaugural Small Satellites conference in London on the 26th - 27th April 2021, which will explore economies of scale, small satellite production and design, regulatory considerations in the increasingly congested domain and key programme updates from across leading space agencies, militaries and commercial solution providers. 

For more information please visit:
https://www.smi-online.co.uk


DEFEA - Defence Exhibition Athens

11/05/2021 - 13/05/2021
Metropolitan Expo, Athens, Greece

Α high-profile international defence exhibition where International companies will present land, naval, aerospace, national and cyber security defence systems. DEFEA will take place 11th to 13th of May 2021 and is under the auspices of the Ministry of Defence - General Directorate for Defence Investments and Armaments (GDDIA) with the support of Hellenic Manufacturers Association of Defence Material and is organised by ROTA Exhibitions Greece.

For more information please visit:
defea.gr


DSEI

14/09/2021 - 16/09/2021
Excel, London

POWERING PROGRESS DEFINING YOUR FUTURE

DSEI connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the entire defence & security supply chain on a global scale. With a range of valuable opportunities for networking, a platform for business, access to relevant content & live-action demonstrations, the DSEI community can strengthen relationships, share knowledge and engage in the latest capabilities across the exhibition’s Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint Zones.

For more information please visit:
https://www.dsei.co.uk


Defence Exports Conference

15/09/2021 - 16/09/2021
London, United Kingdom

SMi Group are delighted to announce that the fifteenth annual Defence Exports conference will be taking place on the 15-16 September 2021 in London - a prime location for international defence trade.

As one of the leading global defence exports conferences, this meeting will provide an unparalleled opportunity for industry professionals and government officials to discuss global defence trade compliance in depth.

There is a need for effective strategies that will optimise efficiency in global defence trade compliance - Defence Exports 2021 will explore this challenge and examine how a robust global trade compliance programme can be implemented.

Key highlights:

  • Listen to senior briefings on regulation controls including ITAR, EAR, ECR, Dual-Use and the Wassenaar Agreement
  • Meet and network with leading lawyers, compliance experts, government officials and industry representatives from across the globe
  • Discuss how a robust global trade compliance programme can be implemented
  • Discover practical guidance on effective trade, licensing and compliance

For more information please visit:
www.defence-exports.com


Future Armoured Vehicles Power Systems

22/09/2021 - 23/09/2021
London, UK

As the shift from traditional power packs towards alternative means of vehicle propulsion accelerates, and armed forces around the world begin to embrace innovative solutions to armoured vehicle mobility, powertrain and power management considerations have never been so important.

SMi Group proudly presents the newest addition to our sell-out Armoured Vehicles events portfolio: Future Armoured Vehicles Power Systems 2021, the only conference for armoured vehicle experts focused on vehicle power and propulsion systems.

Highlights for 2021:

  • Explore how technological advances will enhance overall performance for future armoured vehicles, as platform electrification moves closer to reality, and software developments allow for superior survivability, mobility and situational awareness capabilities
  • Listen to key host-nation decision makers
  • Network with key OEMs and System Integrators
  • Understand the opportunities for industry to engage in the future of armoured vehicle propulsion, with the UK and international partners continuing to develop innovative technology at a rapid rate

Discuss a diverse range of topics including; platform electrification, hybrid fuel-cells and hybrid-electric drive, maintaining the operability of increasingly power-sensitive systems, enhancing situational awareness, survivability and lethality through more effective APUs, and many more.

Register online at:
www.fav-powersystems.com


Military Flight Training

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021
London, UK

As new threats create more challenging and dangerous air operations, and NATO-aligned militaries see increasingly higher operational tempos, flight training and preparation must respond to these developments to prepare pilots for dynamic operational environments.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:

  • GAIN a holistic look at current developments in flight training across fast-jet, rotary-wing, fixed-wing
  • DELVE into the latest topics and trends shaping the future of synthetic training, retention and training, gaming technology and more
  • HEAR the latest updates from leading OEMs delivering the latest flight training platforms and systems
  • NEW SPEAKERS

There have been a number of recent investments from NATO-allied countries in flight training systems and platforms and for this reason, the two-day event represents a unique opportunity for operational users and industry to meet and exchange new ideas and share best practices on how to ensure that the pilots of the future are ready to fight and win.

For more information please visit:
https://www.smi-online.co.uk

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