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17 – 19 November, 2015. Paris, France

Discover “Unlimited Innovation” at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2015, the global event for Payment, Connection and Identification.

CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2015 will be held at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, from November 17 to 19, 2015. This 30th edition of the secure-connections sector’s leading global event will showcase the world’s most comprehensive range of Secure Payment, Connection and Identification solutions. Beyond the 460 international exhibitors, CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2015 will offer over 140 conferences and 7 panel discussions, welcome more than 40 CEO speakers and host the internationally recognized SESAMES awards.

This year, CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS will change its name to TRUSTECH, to reflect the rapid evolution of new technologies. TRUSTECH’s mission is to be the hub of the international secure-connections community, as it addresses complex and diverse security issues, shapes future strategies and develops ways in which the new technologies will be used. Trust in the security of sensitive data is critical for the development of new applications in our increasingly connected world.

Anticipating and promoting international trends and innovations in secure connections and facilitating business relations, TRUSTECH is THE annual rendezvous for international key players in the sector. As its slogan “Unlimited Innovation” suggests, TRUSTECH will give prominence to the latest and best innovations from around the world and be the place where new applications are created.

This November, 460 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors representing the Finance, Retail, Telecommunications, Government, Healthcare, Transport and many other sectors, from 160 countries, will converge on Paris to help define the way our digital world will evolve. Don’t miss this unique occasion to network, acquire expert insight into key industry issues and develop your business. For more information or to register, go to: www.cartes.com.

Milipol Paris

Milipol Paris

17 – 20 November, 2015. Paris

Milipol Paris is the worldwide event of the internal State security market for all public and industrial security professionals.

Participate at the 19th edition of Milipol Paris, 17-20 November 2015:

  • meet the key international players of the public and industrial security sector,
  • discover and discuss new trends, products and services of the market, develop your business!

Milipol Qatar is the foremost exhibition of the key players involved in the Middle East internal State security sector.

Milipol Qatar 2014 boasted record participation at the region’s premier security show:

  • 261 exhibitors – coming from 36 countries – 85% of them were satisfied with their participation
  • 6,638 visitors – coming from 63 countries – 93% of them were satisfied with their visit
Next appointment: Milipol Qatar 2016!

Unmanned Aerial Systems

Unmanned Aerial Systems

19 – 20 November, 2015. London, UK

SMi is delighted to announce that the 15th annual Unmanned Aerial Systems Conference aims to explore the most highly relevant and niche developments within the field of UAS’s and UAV’s in relation to the military. The conference will provide the perfect platform for the industry to discuss the legislative, physical and technological challenges in implementing UAV’s and will assess the advancements in the commercial sector and how they can be applied to optimize Military operations.

Key Benefits of Attending in 2015:

  • Examine the integration of UAVs into protected national and international air space
  • Discuss the influence of commercial tech developments and give a critical analysis of the ramifications of these on the military
  • Evaluate the importance of scale and the impact of small and nano-sized UAVs on training and operations
  • Debate the use of autonomous UAVs in ISR, combat support and law enforcement
  • Explore the measures being taken to counter UAS strikes

For more information on the event visit www.uasconference.com/homelandsecurity

Alternatively please contact Frederick Agboletey on +44 020 7827 1070 or fagboletey@smi-online.co.uk for more details

Expert Speaker Line-up Includes:

  • Colonel Robert Kiebler, Commander, 49th Wing, Holloman AFB, United States Air Force
  • Colonel Enrique Martinez, Chief of the Acquisition Programs Section, Spanish Air Force
  • Colonel Birger Mejlholm, Commander, Danish Army Intelligence Centre, Danish Army
  • Captain Nicklas Fredriksson, Squadron Commander 2iC, TUAV, Swedish Armed Forces
  • Intendant Carlos Henrique Madureira Ribeiro, Head of Operations, Portuguese Police Force
  • Jean-Youri Marty, Deputy Director, Capability, Armament & Technology Directorate, European Defence Agency
  • Tom Buckner, RPAS & Airworthiness Staff Officer, NATO HQ
  • Squadron Leader (ret’d) Keven Gambold, CEO, Unmanned Experts
  • Dr Stephen Prior, Reader in Unmanned Air Vehicles, Aeronautics, Astronautics & Computational Engineering, University Of Southampton
  • George Gonsalves, Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Aviation Analyst, HQ TRADOC, United States Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dooley, Chief Unmanned Ground Systems/Lethality Branch, HQ TRADOC, United States Army
  • Denis Koehl, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, SESAR Joint Undertaking
  • Louisa Brooke-Holland, Defence Analyst, House of Commons
  • Andre Clot, Centre Director, Eurousc
  • Alain Lumbroso, Economist, International Transport Forum, OECD


Social Media within the Defence and Military Sector

Social Media within the Defence and Military Sector

19 – 20 November, 2015. Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK

SMi Group are thrilled to present the 5th annual Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector conference, taking place on 19th & 20th November 2015 in Central London.

As cyber-attacks increase and extremist groups become more pervasive through sophisticated use of social media, we are entering into a new age whereby national security is not only determined by physical warfare and diplomatic reasoning but also by an increasing dependence on digital capabilities.

Following on from the huge success of previous sell-out shows, the only military focused social media event in the market returns to London this autumn to gather a global audience of leading militaries and defence institutions shaping the social media landscape.

Featured speakers include:

  • Andrew Morton, Director of Social Engagement, SHRM
  • Steven Mehringer, Head of Communication Services, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO HQ
  • Mick Latter, Current Head of Digital & Media Engagement, Headquarter Corps of Army Music (Owner of Gannet Media Limited)
  • David Ogen, Head of Careers Marketing, RAF
  • David Tunney, Head of Social Media, European External Action Service
  • Brigadier General Hans Damen, Netherland MOD, Royal Netherlands Army
  • Giovanni Galoforo, Strategic Communication Instructor, Italian Navy Staff College – Intituto Studi Marittimi
  • Cathy Milhoan, Director, DoD Production, Defense Media Agency
  • Director General Janice Keenan, Marketing & E-Communication, Public Affairs, Department of National Defence
  • Fredrick Johnsen, Communication Adviser, Norwegian National Security Authority
  • Commander Peet Rood, Section Head Social Media and Productions, Allied Command Operations/Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Royal Netherlands Navy
  • Lieutenant Colonel Juanita Chang, Public Affairs Officer for the Under Secretary of the U.S. Army *SFC

For further details visit www.military-socialmedia.com/hsrc
Alternatively contact the team on +44 (0)20 7827 6000 or jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk


Smarter Borders

Smarter Borders

23 – 25 November, 2015. London, UK

2015 has seen a sharp increase in challenges to the security of national and regional borders. With Hungary constructing physical barriers to stem the flow of migrants from the Middle East into their country, and the eu-LISA program trialing ‘smart’ technologies at European borders, to both facilitate and secure crossings, the concern over the security of national borders is reaching fever pitch.

It is due to this concern that senior Home Affairs decision makers, Heads of Border Enforcement and Control, and senior Policy Directors of major (air)ports from across the globe are gathering in London this November for the 2015 Smarter Borders Symposium.

This year’s confirmed speaker panel includes:

  • Krum Garkov, Executive Director, eu-LISA, European Commission Representation in Tallinn
  • Julie Gillis, Border Force Transformation Program Director, UK Border Force Home Office
  • Gavin McCairns, First Assistant Secretary Research and Innovation Division, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Australia
  • Kenneth Sava, Director, Trusted Traveller Programs, US Customs and Border Protection
  • Bent Mejborn, Head Of Unit, DG D 1 A Schengen, Visas And Borders, EU Council Secretariat
  • Andrei Voicu, Project Manager, EWISA Project, Romanian Border Police
  • Francis Morgan, Director of Policy, Heathrow Airport
  • Thorsten Ricke, Head of Unit,  European Visa Information System (VIS), National Unit, Federal Office of Administration, Germany
  • Captain Willem Mudde, Manager, API Targeting Centre, National Tactical Command, Royal Marechaussee

Now in its 3rd year, Smarter Borders will see participation from Border Agencies, policymaking institutions (at the National and EU level) and immigration ministries. These representatives will be discussing the direct challenges posed by the recent increase in migration and the plans to implement technological solutions for border management and to increase intelligence sharing between EU member states and beyond.

For more information, view this year’s full speaker and session line-up at www.smarterborders.com


Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2015

Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2015

23 – 24 November, 2015. London, UK

SMi’s Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2015 will enable you to gain unrivalled insight into what leading defence nations and their selected OEMS are doing to enhance the safety and security of their troops, through the development of armour and blast protection solutions.

This unique conference focuses on the collaboration between military and industry and invites not only capability and operational flag officers to share their lessons learnt from theatre, but also the lead engineers, chief scientists and technical directors from the vehicle manufacturers themselves, who create the platforms and technologies at the heart of the armoured vehicle.

Port Security Summit

3rd Port Security Summit

25 – 26 November, 2015. Bremen, Germany

ACI’s 3rd Port Security summit will be taking place in Bremen, Germany on the 25th & 26th of November 2015. The two day event includes a site visit the day before to the Port of Bremen for a percentage of delegates. The event on a whole will bring together key industry stakeholders from the Maritime industry, IT and data associations, consultants, solution and technology providers.

Exclusive Site Visit

During the afternoon of Tuesday 24th November 2015, a limited number of conference attendees will recieve an exclusive opportunity to attend a site visit to Bremen/ Bremerhaven Port.

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, 
but spaces are allocated on first come first served basis are limited in amount (30). Please register your attendance for the site visit when booking for the conference. 

Key Topics Include

  • The Impact of Modern Vessel Handling Techniques Within Ports
  • Implications Of Cyber Security & Sustaining Terminal Automation
  • Cargo Scanning & Automated Targeting Systems
  • Identifying Port Technology that Assists in Enhancing Port Security
  • Risk Management & Identifying Different Methodology and Assessment Plans
  • Improving Port Efficiency & Securing Supply Chain
  • Practical Steps in Controlling & Minimising Crime & Theft in Port Terminals
  • Contemporary Challenges, Future Incentives & Contingency Plans

All ACI’s events attract a targeted group of senior level executives and decision-makers from industry.  Our meetings are strictly end-user focused.

Delegates will be drawn from Chief Security Officers, Head of Port Security, Terminal/ Container Managers, Safety and Security Managers, Operations and Maintenance Managers, Harbour Masters, Head of Supply Hain Security, Cargo Security Managers, Ministers of Shipping and Defence and those in similar roles.

The Event will also be attended by Port & Vessel Equipment Manufacturers, Port Security Solution providers, and I.T Suppliers showcasing the latest cutting-edge technologies.

Call for Papers
If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Adam Fry
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0616

For further information or to register your attendance contact:
Rohan Baryah
Tel: + 48 6164 67022
Email: rbaryah@acieu.net

Oil & Gas Cyber Security

Oil & Gas Cyber Security

30 November – 1 December, 2015. London, UK

SMi’s 5th annual Oil & Gas Cyber Security conference, taking place on 30 November 2015 – 1 December 2015 in London, will provide the ideal platform for key industry leaders and experts to address the latest developments to improve protection of highly valuable intellectual property and commercially sensitive information on production, exploration plans and assets with case studies delivered by senior industry figures from an array of global Oil and Gas companies.


12th Annual Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance 2015

12th Annual Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance 2015

1 – 2 December, 2015. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The 12th Annual Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance conference is back after a runaway success last year! This year, we have moved to Malaysia for the first time, with an official partnership and support with the Royal Malaysian Navy.

Featuring an opening keynote address from Vice Admiral Dato’ Seri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Haji Ahmad Baharuddin, Deputy Chief of Navy, Royal Malaysian Navy, the 12th Annual Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance will deliver 250 senior military and government officers from over 25 Navies, Coast Guards and maritime security government organisations to discuss the changing maritime security environment and requirements for technological solutions and assets.

What’s New This Year:

  • Brand new stream on Navy procurement and acquisition programmes in Southeast Asia
  • Unprecedented focus and discussion on technological acquisitions to enhance surveillance and security in the South China Sea region
  • Critical market intelligence from leading defence organisations on maritime defence spending and trends
  • Best practice case studies from regional and international Navies and Coast Guards on traditional and non-traditional maritime security operations
  • Official support from the RMN means that you will network with over 250 military delegates from not only Malaysia but the rest of the region


Military Airlift and Rapid Reaction Operations

Military Airlift and Rapid Reaction Operations

1 – 2 December, 2015. NH Collection Sevilla, Seville, Spain

SMi’s 16th Annual conference on Military Airlift & Rapid Reaction Operations is the largest bespoke military airlift conference in Europe. The two-day conference will provide updates on national systems, operations and future requirements as well as the growth in sharing and pooling of assets to satisfy national and regional requirements. These topics will be addressed by the major militaries and the multinational commands, and whilst the focus is mainly on airlift for military operations, there is also section dedicated to military airlift in humanitarian responses.

Key speakers include:

  • Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria, Director, Logistics Directorate, European Union Military Staff
  • Colonel Karsten Jensen, Commander Air Transport Wing, Royal Danish Air Force
  • Colonel Reinhard Krell, Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
  • Group Captain Andrew Killey, Assistant Head Defence Supply Chain Operations and Movements (DSCOM) – Defence Movements Team Leader, Royal Air Force
  • Didier Vernet, Head of A400M Product Marketing, Airbus Military
  • Rudolf Muller, Deputy Director and Chief, Emergency Services Branch, United Nations
  • Senior Representative, European Air Transport Command
  • Senior Representative, Plans and Policy Division, Spanish Air Force

Don’t miss the exclusive opportunity to attend the site visit to Airbus Military Facility

Event sponsors: Airbus Defence and Space, JBTC, National Air Cargo, TLD Group and Viasat

For those interested there is currently an early bird discount of £400 until 17th July 2015

Event website: www.military-airlift.com
Contact Frederick Agboletey for more information: +44 (0) 20 7827 6070 / fagboletey@smi-online.co.uk


Transport Security Expo

Transport Security Expo

2 – 3 December, 2015. Olympia, London

Recent events making the headlines underpin just how vulnerable our transport systems are. Indeed, the head of MI5, Andrew Parker, highlighted ‘transport systems’ as a key target in his public speech on the 8th January 2015.

Now in its 13th edition, Transport Security Expo (TRS) has become the main global platform bringing Government, Industry & Academia together to counter the threat against our transportation networks. Welcoming over 4,500 international security professionals; 200+ leading brand name global exhibitors; 30 official Government hosted country delegations and 10 UK Stakeholder Agency Delegations, TRS provides a high-level environment for decision makers and influencers with significant purchasing power.

Keeping our transport systems safe and secure for passengers, cargo and high value goods in transit is an enormous challenge requiring major investment. TRS provides a high-level environment for exhibitors from across the security spectrum to access the decision makers and influencers, buyers and specifiers who have that purchasing power.



CBRNe Summit Asia

CBRNe Summit Asia

2 – 4 December, 2015. Singapore

CBRNe Summit Asia will bring together leading officials from regional Armed Forces, Hospitals, Intelligence Agencies, Civil Defence Agencies, Fire Departments, National Police Forces and leading CBRNe commercial companies.

With the threat of infectious diseases and CBRNe attacks becoming more prominent across the globe, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our inaugural CBRNe Summit Asia conference & exhibition in Singapore. This event will allow you to meet with leading CBRNe officials from civil and military agencies in one place.

To be part of our inaugural CBRNe Summit Asia either as a speaker, sponsor, exhibitor or delegate please do not hesitate to contact us at events@intelligence-sec.com or +44(0)1582 346 706.


Cyber Security Exchange

Cyber Security Exchange

6 – 8 December, 2015. Florida, United States

The Cyber Security Exchange is the premier event for Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, and other senior-level Cyber Security executives. This dynamic, invitation-only three-day event will provide Cyber Security executives with valuable insights to reach their full potential by exploring security leadership strategies, heightened data privacy concerns, the ever-changing advanced threat landscape, efficient identity access management and more! Security has extended beyond the traditional network as employees bring their own devices to work, cyber security executives must secure data on more endpoints. Beyond the board room, cyber security awareness needs to become a part of the corporate culture and includes vigilant vendor management.

The sessions and discussions will focus on the hottest cyber security topics, including:

  • Inventive and Productive Ways to Engage Employees on Cyber Security Awareness
  • Adapting End Point Security with the Evolving Internet of Things to Prevent Data Breaches
  • Securing Critical Infrastructure to Safeguard Society and Protect Corporate Assets
  • Balancing the Tug-of-War Between Organizational Efficiency and Evolving Congressional Cyber Security Legislation
  • Beyond the Breach-Addressing Heightened Privacy and Data Security Concerns to Minimize Impact

If you are a Senior-level Cyber Security executive, request your invitation today!


World BORDERPOL Congress

4th World BORDERPOL Congress

8 – 10 December 2015. Crowne Plaza Den Haag Promenade

The World BORDERPOL Congress is largest gathering of interdisciplinary border security and migration management services from around the world and a platform for the world’s border protection forces and agencies to discuss and debate the current and future issues and challenges facing the border management, security and migration management sectors.

Controlling and managing international borders in the 21st Century continues to challenge the border control and immigration agencies around the world. It is generally agreed that in a globalised world borders should be as open as possible, but threats continue to remain in ever evolving circumstances and situations.

Advancements in technology are assisting in the battle to maintain safe and secure international travel. The border security professional still remains the front line against these threats.

The World BORDERPOL Congress is the only multi-jurisdictional transnational platform where the border protection, management and security industry policy-makers and practitioners convene annually to discuss the international challenges faced in protecting not only one’s own country’s borders, but those of neighbours and friends.

A high level conference delivering discussions and debate on policies, implementation and technology that contributes towards successful border management and security, the World BORDERPOL Congress is the annual gathering for senior representatives from border agencies and agencies at the border.


Tactical Power Sources Summit

Tactical Power Sources Summit

25 – 27 January 2016. Washington, D.C.

Tactical Power Sources 2016 has been designed to help members of the DoD and their civilian counterparts achieve the next level of understanding in Military tactical power and renewable energy initiatives. We will examine and explore critical focus areas such as soldier worn tactical power, next generation power sources, the new Army ES2 policy, and overviews of each branches policy initiatives – all in effort to encourage an innovative and productive discussion on how industry can better support the Military.


  • Mr. Richard Kidd IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy & Sustainability)
  • Col Brian Magnuson Commander, Marine Expeditionary Energy Office
  • Mr. Joseph Bryan Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy)
  • Mr. Michael F. McGhee, Principal Director for Environment, Safety and Infrastructure Policy U.S. Air Force
  • Mr. Joseph Bryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy)
  • COL (Ret) Paul Roege, Former Chief, Army Operational Energy Office

For more information download the agenda here: http://goo.gl/VxLpUE




26 – 27 January 2016. Marriott, Bristol, UK

The consequences of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) emergencies challenge all national response capabilities. Responsibility for an effective first response to mitigate the consequences to lives, infrastructure and the environment remains essential. Enhancing preparedness through a multi-agency and multi-national approach is critical.

CBRN First Response provides the international CBRN community with the unique opportunity to gain a clear understanding of future requirements and capabilities needed for a multi-agency approach to a CBRN emergency.

CBRN First Response will act as a platform for the international military and first responder community to analyse emerging markets, best practice and the latest technologies available.

Key Focus Areas

  • Hazard Detection, Identification and Monitoring
  • Command & Control
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Medical Support
  • Scene Management and Geographical Analysis
  • Filtration Decontamination and Disposal
  • Rescue & Recovery of Victims


Joint Forces Simulation & Training Conference

7th Annual Joint Forces Simulation & Training Conference

3 – 4 February 2016. London, UK

JFS&T 2016 will allow attendees to understand the various factors impacting the growth of the Military Simulation & Virtual Training market with the focus on technological developments in the field

Building on the success of the 2015 event, JFS&T 2016 will provide comprehensive training solutions through advanced strategies and technologies. As modelling and simulation technologies and methods help organizations train to high-consequence scenarios, exercise and verify readiness, this is an event you do not want to miss. Join us and be part of a major networking experience where you will hear presentations, cases studies and panel discussions from international military services from UK, Europe and USA, focusing on the latest developments and technological advances in the quest for a more unified military unit.


  • Learn how militaries are ensuring they are mission ready across all disciplines as a single unit
  • Discover how to maximise the benefits of combined training exercises
  • Hear cutting edge presentations from key decision makers involved in training and simulation from across the globe
  • Discuss the key drivers impacting joint forces training
  • Gain in depth knowledge of the integrated training plans of key militaries from around the world
  • Network with your peers and build lasting relationships


  • Andrew Gray, Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency
  • Lieutenant General Mark O. Schissler, Deputy Chairman of the Military Committee, U.S. Air Force, NATO Military Committee, Brussels
  • Major General Reinhard Wolski, Commander, Joint Warfare Centre, German Army, NATO
  • Major General Janusz Adamczak, Chief of Staff NATO, Joint Force Command Brunssum
  • Brigadier General Recep Unal, Commander Air Training, Turkish Air Force (T U A F)
  • Captain Bjorn Persson, Head of Education Programmes, Air Combat Training School, Swedish Armed Forces
  • Captain Jerry Pett, DACOS Future Training and Training Acquisition, Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy
  • Captain Navy (ret.) Piotr Gawliczek, Associate Professor, National Defence Faculty, National Defence University, Warsaw
  • Colonel Jaroslav Kozubek, Head of Department, Department of Tactics/ K-110, Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Lieutenant Colonel John M. Ferrell, Deputy Director, NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence, Italy
  • Dr Erdal Cayirci, Chief CAX Branch, Simulation, Modeling & C4, NATO JWC & University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Ryan Melville, Combat Medical Technician (UK), Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), NATO Special Operations Headquarters
  • Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd
  • Dr Randall Hill, Executive Director, USC Institute for Creative Technologies
  • Lieutenant Colonel Maciej Komsta, Commanding Officer, Polish Air Force Academy, Tactical Air Control Party Training Center, Polish Air Force
  • Professor Walt Wildemann, Director, College of Distance Education, US Naval War College

Do not miss the interactive pre-conference workshop entitled ‘Modern Techniques and Technologies for the Enhancement of Training both Regulars and Reserves’ which will be led by Andrew Joly, Director Of Strategic Design and Roy Evans, Defence Learning Consultant from Learning Technologies Group plc.

For more information and to register, please contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or email iluft@smi-online.co.uk


Mobile Deployable Communications

Mobile Deployable Communications

4 – 5 February 2016. Warsaw, Poland

The 9th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference will take place in the new location of Warsaw, Poland and will provide further updates on national military capabilities and requirements from around Europe, including the eastern European nations. The event will have the support of the Polish Armed Forces who will be in attendance at the event as well as providing a host nation address and keynote address.

Key Speakers Include:

  • Brigadier General (Ret) Adam Sowa, Former Deputy Chief Executive at European Defence Agency and Former Director of Armaments Policy Department, Ministry of Defence Poland
  • Brigadier General Jozef Nasiadka, Head of the Command and Control Directorate (J6), General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
  • Colonel Gregorsz Szmit, Chief of IT Branch, Command and Control Directorate (J6), General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
  • Brigadier General Sandro Sampaoli, Deputy Commander, NATO CIS Group
  • Colonel Jimmy L. Hall Jr, Commander, 5th Signal Command, United States Army Europe
  • Colonel Juergen Schick, Concepts & Development Division, CIS Command Bundeswehr
  • Colonel Michel Pardoux, Head of Telecommunications Technical Branch, DGA France
  • Colonel Jan van de Pol, Head of KIXS, Joint IT Command, Netherlands MoD
  • Colonel Susanne Bach Bager, Commander (DNK) Signal Regiment, Danish Defence Command
  • Colonel Tibor Gaspor, Chief of Signal Branch & Deputy Chief of CIS & Information Security Directorate, Defence Staff of The Hungarian Defence Forces
  • Colonel Horst Treiblmaier, Chief of Communication, Ministry of Defence Austria
  • Lieutenant Colonel Tom Christiansen, Head of CIS Group, Norwegian Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jari Rantapelkonen, National Defence University, Finnish Defence Forces

Register by 30th October to receive £400 discount
Register by 30th November to receive £200 discount

Register online at: www.mobiledeployable.com/HSRC or contact: +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 / events@smi-online.co.uk


Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology

Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology

15 – 16 February 2016. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Rome, Italy

Maximising Maritime Situational Awareness Capabilities for Security of Life and Territory at Sea

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2016 will feature leading experts representing Italian, Swedish, Irish and US Coast Guard, Italian Air Force, NATO, Finnish Navy and many more.

The 2-day event programme will cover a variety of topics including:

  • Procurement projects for multiple ISR platforms including UAVs and maritime patrol aircraft
  • Operational experiences conducting maritime missions
  • International coastguards’ experience and border control
  • Research & Development: Maritime surveillance systems
  • International cooperation; Information sharing
  • Search and rescue missions and so much more.

The speakers and invited participants will be carefully selected to bring together those with active requirements for Maritime ISR assets and will ensure that as well as military leaders, the OEMS and prime contractors participate. We will also make sure that the very latest technology innovators will be present to share their ground breaking equipment with a captive audience all looking to advance their Maritime Situational Awareness programmes.


  • Brigadier David Evans, Head of Information Superiority, Royal Navy
  • Captain Andrea Micheli, Head of the C2IS Office, C4 and Security Department, Italian Navy
  • Chris Reynolds, Head of the Irish Coast Guard
  • Colonel Sergio Cavuoti, Chief of the Intelligence and Awareness Policy Branch of the Air Staff Aerospace Planning Division, Italian Air Force
  • Commander Pasi Staff, Chairman of European Maritime Surveillance Network, Finnish Navy
  • Guy Thomas, Director, C-Sigma
  • Jonathan Locke, Senior Scientist, Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, NATO
  • Lieutenant Commander Sam Edwards, Maritime Domain Awareness, US Coast Guard
  • Confirmed Representative for EU Naval Force
  • Rear Admiral Dan Thorell, Director, Response and Law Enforcement Department, The Swedish Coast Guard
  • Rear Admiral Nicola, Carlone Chief of Operations, Italian Coast Guard and many more.

For further information on this event please go to www.maritime-recon.com/HSRC
Contact e-mail: jrotar@smi-online.co.uk
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6130


9th annual Border Security Conference

9th annual Border Security Conference

17 – 18 February 2016. Rome, Italy

SMi Group are proud to announce the return of the highly successful Border Security conference, now in its 9th year. The value of this event is recognized by the Italian Navy who will be sending a delegation to attend and provide a senior speaker to present on the current operations in relation to the migrant crisis.

The event will also focus on other aspects of border security, such as the smuggling of drugs and illegal goods at the border as well ascounter terrorism. Sessions will focus on how this can be reduced, whether it be modern technologies, greater collaboration or a larger security presence at the border.


  • Chairman: Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Massimo Annati, Former Head of the International Matters at the Naval Armaments Directorate, Italian Navy
  • Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, Commander, EU Naval Force Mediterranean
  • Rear Admiral Luis Sousa Pereira, Commandant PRT Navy Marine Corps (Fuzileiros), Portuguese Navy
  • Antti Hartikainen, Director-General, Finnish Customs
  • David Skuli, Director, Central Directorate of Border Police, French National Police
  • Ambassador Andrew Tesoriere, Head, EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) to Moldova and Ukraine
  • Detlef Schroeder, Deputy Director, CEPOL and many more


  • Meet and network with the Italian Navy who are speaking, chairing and sending a delegation to attend the event
  • Understand the critical issues in the European migrant crisis
  • Hear from key European organisations on how to further secure external European borders in the current climate
  • Listen how modern technologies will reduce smuggling and fraud at the borders
  • Learn about the critical challenges faced at sea, land and air borders
  • Discuss how technology solutions can further strengthen borders and improve efficiency

For further information about Border Security 2016 please go to www.bordersec.com/HSRC
Contact e-mail: jrotar@smi-online.co.uk
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054


Safe Secure Pakistan

Safe Secure Pakistan

1 – 3 March, 2016. Islamabad, Pakistan

Safe Secure Pakistan 2016 is the only premium b2b exhibition of Pakistan which provides an excellent opportunity for international safety & security equipment manufacturers to reap the benefits from this potential market. Over the years, the event has reinforced its position as a one stop solution for the regional Safety & Security industry with optimum networking. SAFE SECURE PAKISTAN 2016 will focus to attract key industry stakeholders from all across the world to showcase latest technology, innovations and advancement of internal security, fire fighting, policing, emergency & rescue, transport safety.

Over the period of 11 years, the exhibition has successfully introduced numerous security equipments and services in Pakistan from all over the world. The show provides an excellent platform for public and private sector to experience and adapt latest safety and security technology and solutions. The exhibition is attended by over 6500 business professionals from across Pakistan.


CBRNe Summit Europe

CBRNe Summit Europe

2 – 4 March, 2016. Paris, France

Our 3rd annual CBRNe Summit will focus on many key areas in the CBRNe industry. With a key focus on the following topics: CBRNe Forensics, Medical Intelligence, CBRNe Capabilities of Civil and Military agencies, Civil-Military Cooperation, Threat of Explosives and First Responder techniques.

CBRNe Summit 2016 will allow you to meet with senior officials from the CBRNe industry with 150+ participants from across 20+ countries in one place over a 3 day event.

To be part of our 3rd annual CBRNe Summit either as a speaker, sponsor, exhibitor or delegate please email us at events@intelligence-sec.com or call us on +44(0)1582 346706.


Defence Logistics Eastern Europe

Defence Logistics Eastern Europe

7 – 8 March, 2016. Prague, Czech Republic

Defence Logistics Eastern Europe 2016 aims to bring together members of logistics commands from across the region to discuss the challenges of modernising their logistics forces through training, international cooperation and procurement. While at the same time going through expensive budget reforms.

The 2016 speaker line-up features:

  • Brigadier General Jaromir Zuna, Director Support Division, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
  • Brigadier General Imre Pogacsas, Head of Logistics Directorate, Hungarian Defence Forces
  • Brigadier General Dariusz Lukowski, Head of J4 Logistics Department, Polish Armed Forces
  • Brigadier Simon Hutchings, Commander 104 Logistics Support Brigade, British Army
  • Brigadier General Ivica Olujic, Chief of J4, Croatian General Staff, Croatian Armed Forces
  • Brigadier General Arild Dregelid, Head of the LOS Programme, Norwegian Armed Forces
  • Brigadier General Diogini Maria Loria, Head of Logistics, EU Military Staff
  • Brigadier General Herman Ruys, Deputy Chief of Staff Support and Enabling, EUROCORPS
  • Commodore Marcel Halle, ACOS J4, NATO SHAPE
  • Colonel Dr. Pavel Foltin, Director of Logistics Department – Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
  • Colonel Jan Husak, Director, Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre
  • Colonel Dr. Pavel Foltin, Director of Logistics Department – Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

Don’t miss the masterclass on: Optimising Logistics and Rapid Response to CBRN Incidents in the Czech Republic. Hosted by Colonel Zoltan Bubenik from Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

EARLY BIRD: Book before 30th November to save £400

Visit www.defence-logistics.eu for further details or contact the team on +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 or email: events@smi-online.co.uk


Connect:ID 2016

Connect:ID 2016 – An Exploration of Physical & Digital Identity in the 21st Century

14 – 16 March, 2016. WEWCC, Washington, DC

connect:ID is a visionary event, powered by Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA), that focuses on all aspects of human identity and the opportunities for its management in the physical and digital worlds.

In an era where identity is increasingly mobile, global and transactional, this international conference and associated expo will explore the development and fusion of multiple advanced identity technologies – including secure credentials, biometrics, and digital identity systems.

Government, commercial and consumer markets are in search of answers to the growing challenges associated with managing and securing human identity. connect:ID will explore these real world requirements in an engaging, thought-provoking and holistic environment that brings together all the stakeholders under one roof.



Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness

Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness

16 – 17 March, 2016. London, UK

Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2016 is the only dedicated meeting that aims to develop capability in this critical area. Combining senior military representation with leading solution providers from industry, Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2016 shall draw on operational case studies, strategy, training protocol and the development of cutting edge sensors, communications and optronics equipment.

The speaker line-up features:

  • Colonel William Nuckols, Director, Mounted Requirements, Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence, US Army
  • Colonel Fredrik Stahlberg, Commander of the Skaraborg Regiment, Swedish Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mark Cornell, Royal Signals, SO1 Requirements Manager, Battlefield and Tactical CIS Delivery Team, ISS, JFC, UK MoD
  • Lieutenant Colonel Klein Schaarsberg, Head of Training Branch, Land Training Centre, Netherlands Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Peter Nielsen, Commander, Armoured Division, Danish Army Combat and Fire Support School
  • Major Wouter Alexander Samson, Maneuverer Centre of Knowledge, Department of Defence, Royal Dutch Army
  • Major Per Kleiven, CV90 Programme Manager, Norwegian Armed Forces
  • Mr Henk Van Omme, Project Manager, Joint IT Command Netherlands Defence Material Organization
  • Mr Hans Marrs, AFV Vetronics Project Leader, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support
  • Mr Ian Burch, Assistant Head Open Systems, Land Equipment, DE&S
  • Mr Jos Bormans, Head of Product Management and Innovation, Thales
  • Mr Guy Davis, Capability Manager, Vehicle Systems, Optronics, Selex ES

Don’t miss the pre-conference workshop:
Accessing Vetronics Architectures for the Creation of a Fully Networked and Interoperable Vehicle.
Hosted by Professor Elias Stipidis, Director, Vetronics Research Centre

For further details visit www.armouredvehicles-sa.com
Contact the team on +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 or email: events@smi-online.co.uk


Disaster Relief Asia

Disaster Relief Asia

16 – 18 March, 2016. Bangkok, Thailand

With more natural disasters occurring in Asia there is now a greater need for governments and international agencies to put in place the appropriate warning systems and response procedures to deal with the different disasters that take place in the region.

Our inaugural Disaster Relief Asia conference and exhibition will explore different areas of a disaster. There will be a key focus on the following areas during the two day conference: Search and Rescue operations and cooperation amongst agencies, the importance of airlift support, Humanitarian Aid and planning for displaced civilians and future warning systems being developed for different disasters.

Disaster Relief Asia will look at recent natural catastrophes that have happened in Asia and evaluate the response and humanitarian efforts that took place. You will meet with organisations that deal directly with natural disasters who will discuss the current procedures used and what is needed to improve the response to a disaster.

To be part of our inaugural Disaster Relief Asia either as a speaker, sponsor, exhibitor or delegate please email us at events@intelligence-sec.com or call us at +44(0)1582 346 706.


Cyber Intelligence Asia

Cyber Intelligence Asia

21 – 24 March, 2016. Bangkok, Thailand

Cyber Security is still a key initiative for many governments as many are still vulnerable to Malware, Phishing, Trojans and Website Defacing attacks. Our 4th annual Cyber Intelligence Asia event will focus on the different types of attacks being faced to government computer systems.

Asian nations are becoming much more advanced in dealing with cyber security threats and will demonstrate this during the event with case studies of recent attacks on their government computer network. Our government representatives will also discuss how they dealt with the threat/attack and talk us through their crisis management response to a cyber breach.

With the complexity of cyber security and the sophistication of cyber-attacks it is important for governments to share information amongst themselves to be ahead of the criminals. There is also a need for the public sector to share information with private sector organisations such as banks, telecoms and utility firms who are also being targeted by cyber criminals.

Our 4th annual Cyber Intelligence Asia conference and exhibition will take place in Bangkok, Thailand. The Thai government have been actively improving their critical infrastructure from attacks and be hosting the event in Bangkok will allow the region to hear how Thailand have developed a strong cyber security system for their government agencies.

To take part in our international Cyber Intelligence Asia event either as a speaker, sponsor, exhibitor or delegate please email us at events@intelligence-sec.com or call us on +44(0)1582 346 706.


Border Security Expo

Border Security Expo

13 – 14 April, 2016. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. San Antonio, TX, USA

Now in its 10th year, Border Security Expo is the only major conference and expo fully addressing border security and has become the go-to destination for federal, state and local government leaders and law enforcement personnel. Taking advantage of the confluence of federal and state events over the past year on the southwest border, including the newly formed Joint Task Force -West, Border Security Expo 2016 will take place in San Antonio, Texas (April 13th -14th, at the Henry Gonzalez Convention Center).

Why Attend?

  • Find out what’s new in border security
  • Learn from global leaders at the acclaimed two-day conference
  • Network with peers and colleagues from the US and abroad
  • See, test and compare the latest equipment, technology and services
  • Visit the largest exhibition of its kind anywhere in the world from 150+ exhibiting companies
  • Attend awards ceremonies, memorial services, and networking receptions.

2015 Conference Highlights Included:

  • Interagency and Cross-Agency Collaboration: DHS State Directors/State/Local Law Enforcement
  • Port of Entry Technologies
  • Optimizing Interagency Operations and Intelligence
  • Keynotes from:
    Mark S. Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Acquisition Executive, Office of Technology Innovation & Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    Elizabeth A. Michelsen, Executive Director, Field Support, Office of Information Technology, U.S. Custom and Border Protection
    Daniel Ragsdale, Deputy Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    Vice Admiral Charles W. Ray, Commander, Pacific Area, Commander, Defense Force West , U.S. Coast Guard
    Ronald D. Vitiello, Deputy Chief Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
To stay up to date with the 2016 conference schedule as it is announced, visit http://www.bordersecurityexpo.com/con-expo-info.php

Event details:

For more information and to register visit: http://www.bordersecurityexpo.com/
For Exhibits & Sponsorship information contact: John.Moriarty@ClarionEvents.com


Security and Counter Terror Expo

Security and Counter Terror Expo

19 – 20 April 2016, Olympia, London, UK

Security & Counter Terror Expo is the event for any professional tasked with protecting assets, business, people and nations from terrorism. It brings over 9000 attendees from across the globe together to see the latest technology, hear about the latest developments, share best practice and ensure that their threat mitigation strategies are effective.

The free-to-attend exhibition features over 300 leading suppliers, many of whom are showcasing some of the most technologically advanced solutions in preventing terrorism. Running alongside the exhibition are several free-to-attend conferences and seminar areas.

A high-level strategic paid-for conference also sits alongside SCTX, attracting hundreds of senior security, police, government and military professionals. Thought-leading speakers present on some of the most pressing issues we are currently facing.

Registration is now live on the event website – click here


Offshore Patrol & Security

Offshore Patrol & Security

19 – 21 April 2016, Marriott, Portsmouth, UK

Over recent years there has been a consistent evolution of threats being faced by navies and coast guards globally. The volume and variety of missions, whether nationally or internationally focused, has placed an increased emphasis on having a greater number of multi-mission capable platforms with affordable technological advancements.

Offshore Patrol Security provides the naval and coast guard community with the unique opportunity to gain a clear understanding of future requirements and capabilities for multirole platforms.

Offshore Patrol Security will act as the international hub for the naval community and provide an in-depth analysis of emerging markets, future requirements and industry capabilities.

Key Focus Areas

  • Destroyers, Frigates and OPVs
  • ISTAR and Combat Information Systems
  • Coastal Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • Freedom of Manoeuvre (MCM and ASW)
  • System Automation and Lean Manning
  • Weapon Systems and Survivability
  • Unmanned Systems


Port Security Conference & Expo

Port Security Conference & Expo (PORTSECURE)

18 – 20 May, 2016. Toronto, Ontario

The Port Security Conference & Expo (PORTSECURE), provides seaport security officials with current information in the key areas of technology, human resources, regulations, and best practices for maximizing the effectiveness of security operations.

The conference is a forum for professional development, technical education and practical discussion of how to effectively implement security and prepare resilient communities, ready to respond to and recover from unplanned events.

The Port Security Conference& Expo (PORTSECURE) will take place on May 18-20, 2016, in Toronto,