Homeland Security Conferences



12th annual Defence Exports

12th annual Defence Exports

Crowne Plaza St Peter’s Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy

27-28 September 2017



SMi Group’s Defence Exports conference will provide essential updates from leading representatives of government and industry on their best practices for complying with export controls. A truly global event, delegates will hear from government speakers and senior international trade compliance professionals from around the world on regulation controls including ITAR, EAR, ECR, Dual-Use and the Wassenaar Arrangement.

As well as understanding how these leading organisations optimise their global trade compliance programmes to maximise efficiency, this year’s 12th Annual event will deal with the critical developments of 2017 making a profound impact upon the defense trade including a new administration in the White House, Brexit and the growing threat of cyber.

Featured speakers will include: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italian ministry of Economic Development, Department of Global Affairs – Canada, UK MoD, Ministry of Defence – Israel, Wassenaar Agreement, German Federal Office of Economics and Export Controls, European Commission, Boeing, L-3 Communications, Hohmann Rechtsanwaite, Securus Strategic Trade Solutions, BAE Systems and more.


There will also be 4 workshops included in the agenda.


There will be more information updated on http://www.defence-exports.com/homesec.

UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe

UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe

Hotel International, Prague, Czech Republic

27-28 September 2017


As a key platform for the enhancement of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, UAV systems have great potential to meet requirements as an affordable and effective tool for the Armed Forces in Central and Eastern Europe. With a strong regional interest in growing this capability, common security concerns and a need for enhanced situational awareness, UAV Technology Central and Eastern Europe will aim to proactively discuss the strategies and technologies that will maximise UAV’s effectiveness during training and missions.


 Contact: Theresa Chung at: tchung@smi-online.co.uk

Visit website at http://www.uav-technology.com/defcon

Military Flight Training 2017

Military Flight Training 2017

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK

11-12 October 2017


Contact e-mail: tchung@smi-online.co.uk


Military Flight Training continues to be an essential aspect for Defence Forces and military air craft manufacturers worldwide. With military budgets being restricted globally, there is a need for new training doctrine and new simulation technology to assist with the training of new and current pilots. The 2017 conference will bring together expert training programme managers and industry solution providers, all attending to hear the very latest strategies relating to synthetic and live training and how the ongoing technology revolution is challenging conventional delivery of pilot training.


This conference represents a unique opportunity for all military flight training decision makers and technologists to meet and exchange ideas, content and new best practices on how to create the next generation of military grade pilots. 


Early bird offers and special military rates available. Register online at: http://www.militaryflight-training.com/hsrc  

2<sup>nd</sup> annual Air Missile Defence Technology

2nd annual Air Missile Defence Technology

Prague, Czech Republic

24-25 October 2017


Following last year’s successful launch event, SMi invites you to Air Missile Defence Technology 2017 as it returns to Prague on the 24th and 25th October. The agenda has been released and online registration is now live at www.airmissiledefence.com/hsrc.

Bringing together air defence operators and technical experts from the military and industry, the event agenda has been curated to provide a discussion on threats to the increasingly complex air spaceand the solutions available to defeat these threats from the air including missiles, rockets, artillery, planes and unmanned aerial vehicles.

The two-day conference comes at a relevant time, with more nations planning to upgrade or replace their AMD systems and looking to industry to provide their next generation platforms. Furthermore, regional tensions in Eastern Europe mean that air missile defence has become a crucial capability to maintain to compete against new and modern threats including cruise and ballistic missiles and UAVs.


Featured speakers will include: US Army PEO Missiles and Space, Czech Armed Forces, Czech Air Force, US Army, Polish Armed Forces, Royal Netherlands Army, Slovakian Air Force, Hungarian Army, BALNET, NATO AIRCOM, United States European Command as well as leading industry decision makers from Northrop Grumman, MBDA, Lockheed Martin, Weibel Scientific and more.


EARLY BIRD RATES: Book by 31 May to save £400. Book by 30 June to save £200. Book by 20 September to save £100.

Airborne ISR 2017

Airborne ISR 2017

25th – 26th October 2017, Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

In today’s complex and ever changing operational environment, the demand for comprehensive situational awareness continues to grow. As a decisive and indispensable tool, air based ISTAR is increasingly relied upon to deliver this capability, allowing commanders to gain a thorough picture of the battle space and act accordingly.


This year’s Airborne ISR conference returns once more, to further explore the tactics and technologies at the forefront of ISR operations. The conference comes at a time of renewed importance, as ongoing coalition operations grow in both intensity and scope, an increased demand for information presents a unique set of questions to both the operator and the infrastructure supporting the ISR network.

Key topics include: Future capability development, ISR operations, ISR training and personnel development, NATO joint ISR and ISR research and development.


There will also be a pre-conference workshops on: ‘Every Platform a Sensor’


Early bird discounts!

Register by 31st May to save £400
30th June to save £200
30th September to save £100


Register online at: www.airborne-isr.net/hsrc


For more information please contact: +44 (0) 207 827 6138 or email: scargan@smi-online.co.uk

19th annual Global MilSatCom19th annual Global MilSatCom
7-9 November, 2017  Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel, London, UK

Described as Europe’s leading forum for satcom professionals, Global MilSatCom has been running for nearly two decades and has grown in size and stature every year, attracting almost 500 attendees and 40 sponsors in 2016. The conference’s reputation has been built on the high-level international speakers and decision makers it attracts and the fantastic networking opportunities offered during the 4 days of sessions and workshops.This year’s event will see developments and updates to MilSatCom programmes from around the world from leading figures and networking sessions throughout the 3-day event. Key themes and challenges at the core of the MilSatCom Community will be addressed, including the need for resiliency and robustness within SatCom systems, interoperability and flexibility within platforms, as well as the growing importance of allied collaboration.More details can be found on www.globalmilsatcom.com/homesec.

Domestic Terrorism and Mass Casualty IncidentsDomestic Terrorism and Mass Casualty Incidents

15-16 November 2017,  Georgetown University, Washington, D.C

Contact e-mail: carmen@insightxnetwork.com


Terrorism has changed: are you changing with it? Vehicle rammings, nightclub attacks, school shooters, the Boston Marathon attack…the list goes on. How can you best prepare for this new face of terrorism and mass casualty incidents? What do you need to know—both in terms of best-practice preparation and response? Insight Exchange Network’s conference brings together federal, state and local authorities, along with industry subject matter experts, in a unique discussion aimed at keeping our country safe—don’t miss it!



Register online at  http://www.insightxnetwork.com/domestic-terrorism-mass-casualty-incidents.html

3rd Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability3rd Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability

14-16 November 2017,  Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

Contact e-mail: tchung@smi-online.co.uk


As the only event purely dedicated to the area of vehicle protection, Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability aims to deliver a strong focus on the relationship between current requirements, emerging technologies and how these might be leveraged to enhance force protection.

Importantly, a key differentiator this year will be a dedicated pre-conference focus day on Active Protection System covering soft/hard kill active protection in detail. The three-day programme will cover the core areas of survivability in detail, exploring the latest platforms, vehicle architectures, passive/active protection, mobility, counter-IED, EW, un-manned/autonomous solutions, signature management and much more!


What’s new for 2017:

  • National capability development updates from the British Army, DSTL, US Army, German Army, US Marine Corps and many more
  • A key focus on the technology that goes into providing enhanced protection. Hear from industry leaders, including ARTEC, IMI Systems, KMW and Lockheed Martin,
  • A pre-conference focus day exploring the development and integration of hard/soft kill active protection systems (APS)



Early bird offers and special military rates available. Register online at http://www.favsurvivability.com/hsrc

Milipol Paris 2017Milipol Paris 2017

For over 30 years the MILIPOL brand has been synonymous with high quality, international exhibitions covering the field of internal State security. Over the years, the brand has been proudly represented by Milipol Paris and Milipol Qatar. From 2017, the Global Security Asia exhibition and conference, is renamed Milipol Asia-Pacific, so creating the world’s leading international network of exhibitions dedicated to solutions, technologies and innovations for homeland security.

Next events:


Milipol Paris 2017, 21-24 November, Paris – www.milipol.com

Last session welcomed:

– 949 exhibitors coming from 55 countries – 89% of them were satisfied with their participation

– 24,056 visitors coming from 143 countries – 97% of them were satisfied with their visit


Milipol Qatar 2018, 29-31 October, Doha – www.milipolqatar.com

Last session welcomed:

– 230 exhibitors coming from 35 countries – 82% of them were satisfied with their participation

– 6,538 visitors coming from 103 countries – 91% of them were satisfied with their visit


Come and meet the key international players of the public and industrial security sector, and discover and discuss new trends, products and services of the market.

TRUSTECH – Pay, Identify, Connect & SecureTRUSTECH – Pay, Identify, Connect & Secure

28 – 30 Nov.2017 – Cannes – French Riviera

TRUSTECH is the Largest International Event dedicated to Trust-Based Technologies with unprecedented networking opportunities and not-to-be-missed Keynote Speakers.

Join the whole industry for three days of Innovation, Business and Networking!

TRUSTECH will include amongst other things a selection of Startups and Fintechs who will showcase their latest innovations for the Payment and Identification industries.

TRUSTECH gathers in Cannes (French Riviera):

–              13,000+ Attendees from 125 countries,

–              49% Top Managers

–              350+ Exhibitors & Sponsors

–              250+ Leading International Speakers


For more information: www.trustech-event.com


18th Annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling18th Annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling

28th – 29th November 2017, Madrid, Spain

This year’s Military Airlift conference returns once more to further explore national approaches to maximising airlift and aerial refuelling capabilities through new technologies and platforms.


With expert led presentations from some of the world’s leading authorities, this two-day event will provide essential insight on rapid response capabilities to ensure troops and supplies can be effectively mobilized when needed; utilizing cost effective strategies for upgrades, modernising existing platforms, as well as acquiring new capabilities.


Key topics include: Forward basing and expeditionary operations, international operability, training, airlift platform acquisition, and air-air refuelling.


There will also be fantastic networking opportunities at two drinks receptions held by Airbus and Boeing as well as a post conference site visit to Getafe Air Base.


Early bird discounts!

Register by 30th June to save £300
29th September to save £200
31st October to save £100


Register online at: www.military-airlift.com/hsrc


29-30 November, London Olympia

UK Security Expo 2017 is a major-scale event that tackles some of the most challenging threats to our citizens, borders and infrastructure. The event provides a unique and secure environment for security experts to come together to buy products, share experience and gain the knowledge needed to address current and emerging security challenges.
With over 250 world-class exhibitors, the show delivers 10,000+ International Visitors to London from Government, Transport & Borders, Major Events, Military, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, CNI and the public and Private Sectors.

200+ Speakers & 250+ Sessions over 2 days.

Reasons to attend:

  • Network with thousands of like-minded security professionals from across the public and private sector
  • Expand your knowledge on the latest security solutions at ­the Technology Workshops
  • See cutting edge technologies in action in the Live Tactical Demonstration Zones
  • Be at the forefront in the fight against the cyber threat by attending the Cyber Conference and Cyber Intelligence Zone
  • Engage with Government Departments including Home Office JSaRC, London Fire Brigade, Met Police, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, Border Force and the Defence & Security Accelerator
  • Learn the importance of the design phase and how to assess your buildings at our Designing Out Terrorism Conference
  • Attend the Facilities Management Conference to share best practice and benchmark your crisis management plans
  • Learn from recent attacks and major incident response in the Protecting Crowded Places Conference
  • Find out how to conduct a comprehensive risk assessment in the Major Events Conference

Visitor passes are Free-of-Charge
Register now – www.uksecurityexpo.com/hsrcreg

Maritime Information Warfare 2017Maritime Information Warfare 2017
6th – 7th December 2017, London, United Kingdom

Maritime Information Warfare will focus on the growing need for navies to develop their information exploitation capabilities. As navies must now achieve strategic superiority in both conventional and asymmetrical conflict environments, knowledge is the new ‘king of the battlefield’. The utilization of real-time data is key to ensuring mission success – whether it be combatting piracy or a technologically advanced enemy.


The conference will look at the platforms used for data collection; ranging from open source data collection to more traditional ISR systems, and the ways in which that data is examined through big data analytics, ultimately to consider how this effects decision making in the field.


It also captures the current movement within the naval domain – running off the back of the Royal Navy’s ‘Information Warrior’, which is looking to expand its fleets data capture and utilize capability to achieve information superiority at sea.


Early bird discounts!

Register by 31st August to save £300

29th September to save £200

31st October to save £100


Register online at: www.maritimeinfowarfare.com/hsrc


6th – 7th of December 2017, Copthorne Tara Hotel in London

Registration is now live for SMi’s 7th conference on Social Media within the Defence and Military Sector which takes place on 6th and 7th of December 2017 at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in London.


The only social media event focused on the defence and military sector, the conference will explore the top tips and trends surrounding the reality of social media becoming increasingly integrated into defence operations. It will also provide a platform to network with experts from leading military forces including Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom and the USA, as well as key decision makers from solution providers at the cutting edge of innovation such as Cobham, Saab, Fujitsu, and more.


The event will showcase fresh case studies exploring the power of social media during military campaigns such as Bundeswehr’s Die Rekruten on YouTube; the Irish Defence Force’s immersive video and virtual reality recruitment campaign; and how Project Cirrus showcased Fujitsu’s Global Connectivity platform, which has transformed the way the Ministry of Defence collaborates with industry partners.


Register online at www.militarysocialmedia.com/hsrc.

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance TechnologyMaritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

30-31 January 2018, Crowne Plaza Rome, S. Peter’s Hotel and Spa, Rome, Italy

Contact e-mail: tchung@smi-online.co.uk


Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology will cover a wide range of topics such as unmanned maritime system technology, intelligence gathering, C4ISR, AIS system technology, interoperability and system integration, and space-based surveillance. What differentiates our conference from other events in the industry is our keen and deliberate focus on space-based surveillance and space-based global maritime awareness. For the third year in a row, we have partnered with C-Sigma, an enterprise that “fosters wider cooperation and exchange in the use of and access to satellite-based maritime surveillance information at global level.”

Benefits of attending:

  • Features high ranking military officials involved with the enhancement of naval surveillance programmes
  • Learn how nations including Italy, the UK, France, Germany, Canada and the USA are developing their maritime ISR capabilities through space-based and unmanned surveillance technologies
  • Get to the heart of challenges faced by maritime forces through focused briefings, discussions and networking
  • Highlighting the importance of technology to collect and disseminate information to major operators at sea

Registration Information:

Early bird offers and special military rates available. Register online at http://www.maritime-recon.com/hsrc

Network Centric Warfare 2018Network Centric Warfare 2018

1-2 February 2018, Crowne Plaza Rome, St Peter’s Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy


As we look into the 21st century, the way in which military forces communicate, disseminate intelligence and issue orders is changing as several NATO-aligned nations pursue network enabled capabilities programmes. There is now an emphasis on ‘system of systems’ network that empowers a robust web of interaction between air and ground forces – maximising asset deployment and creating a common operating picture.


As battlespace has become digitised, the focus on data and communication networking between joint forces and command and control facilities has taken centre stage. With combat exercises increasingly operating in asymmetrical environments, there is a growing need to exploit well networked forces. In this context, through streams of data and real-time analysis, decision making on the ground has become more effective and efficient – with robustly networked forces adaptively responding to threats with versatility and agility.


SMi’s  Network Centric Warfare conference will focus on key aspects challenging and enhancing joint operations – in particular, utilisation of digital fire support, interoperability between air and ground based communication systems, digitalisation of battlespace, improving technical education and the Forza NEC programme.


Featured speakers include the Italian Army, Italian Navy, US Army Europe, NATO, DSTL, UK MoD and more. See the full list of speakers and register on www.netcentric-warfare.com/hsrc. Early Birds apply: Book by 31 October to save £400. Book by 30 November to save £200. Book by 15 December to save £100.


Network Centric Warfare 2018Network Centric Warfare 2018

21-22 February 2018, Crowne Plaza Rome, St Peter’s Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy


SMi Group at proud to announce the 11th Annual Border Security conference and exhibition which will convene on the 21st-22nd February 2018 in Rome, Italy.

With the migration crisis ongoing throughout the Mediterranean and mainland Europe, Border Security is at the forefront of planning for nations around the world. This year’s event will bring together senior border security experts from around the globe to discuss how to manage the security of borders at a time when mass irregular migration and cross-border terrorism have all nations at high alert.  

In addition, with free-movement a critical and divisive focus of the BREXIT negotiations, as well as a new administration in the White House, this year’s event promises to be more topical and relevant than ever before. Therefore, with rapid globalisation impacting every continent, added pressures to borders around the world need addressing and SMi’s 11th Annual Border Security 2018 will bring together leading representatives of industry and government to discuss the political and technological solutions being utilised to secure national borders.

See the full list of speakers and register on www.bordersec.com/hsrc. Early Birds apply: Book by 31 October to save £400. Book by 30 November to save £200. Book by 15 December to save £100.