Upcoming Events

InterComms will be attending the following events throughout 2020

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.


Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe

03/03/2020 - 04/03/2020
Budapest, Hungary

As the need for armed forces to enhance and maximise their logistical capacity continues to grow, and with the current political climate in Europe, it is now more important than ever that senior military officials meet to discuss planning, joint operations and allied interoperability, as well as engaging more closely and efficiently with industry. Increasing reliability, reducing costs, and exploiting new developments and the growing links between militaries, remains at the forefront of defence logistics as a means of providing critical operational advantages, and increasing allied effectiveness across the region.

The 5th annual Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe 2020, for the first time commencing in Budapest, Hungary, will bring together the key military logisticians from across the Central and Eastern European region and beyond. The conference aims to discuss new trends, crucial developments, and the methods, strategies, and procedures armed forces are increasingly pursuing for optimal logistics efficiency.

Key fundamental topics include: Regional Updates, Heavy Lift (rail & air), Fuel Logistics, Supply Chain Management Solutions, International Operations and Solutions, 3rd party logistics, Future Trends and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul), and many more!

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


Future Soldier Technology Conference and Exhibition 2020

09/03/2020 - 11/03/2020
London, United Kingdom

SMi Group are proud to announce the 6th annual Future Soldier Technology Conference and Exhibition will return to London on the 10th and 11th of March 2020, with a Dismounted Soldier Situational Awareness Focus Day on 9th March 2020.

In an era where technology is the key driver enhancing capabilities across the military, the soldier remains as crucial as ever for achieving mission success.

As the only conference exclusively focused on Future Soldier Programmes in Europe, Future Soldier Technology 2020 will gather more than 200 operational users, capability development directors, and industry professionals, from across the globe to share their current requirements and experiences in equipment modernisation and offer an attractive networking space to foster new working relationships.

Key Highlights Include:

  • A unique opportunity to see how nations are leveraging emerging technologies to enhance dismounted capabilities.
  • Focusing on Lethality, Survivability, Sustainability, C4i and Power.
  • Industry hosted evening networking drinks receptions.
  • Exhibition room for industry to showcase their soldier modernisation capabilities.

The pre-conference, Dismounted Soldier Situational Awareness Focus Day will explore how new technologies within mobile deployable communications, ISTAR, battlespace management, Command & Control networks and augmentative technologies are assisting the warfighter.

For more information please visit:
www.futuresoldiertechnology.com


Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems

01/04/2020 - 02/04/2020
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:
Book by 28th February to save £100

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


Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness

01/04/2020 - 02/04/2020
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:
Book by 28th February to save £100

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


Defence Aviation Safety

23/04/2020 - 24/04/2020
London, UK

SMi Group are delighted to announce the Defence Aviation Safety conference. This two-day event will bring together UK military leadership with responsibility for safety in aviation, as well as international senior defence experts from government and industry.

The primary focus of the conference will be on safety in defence aviation and will highlight key topics such as designing and maintaining safe air systems, certification, mutual recognition, safety data optimisation and greater collaboration between government and industry.

As the only conference specifically dedicated to aviation safety in the defence and military environment, Defence Aviation Safety is an important diary date for those in the industry.

Highlights of Defence Aviation Safety 2020:

  • Designing and maintaining safe air systems including the role of certification in each
  • Ensuring and assuring safe operation of air systems
  • Weapons safety and integration
  • Safe integration and certification of systems-of-systems
  • How military and industry can work together to apply standards more effectively to reduce the cost and length of the certification process
  • Mutual recognition and the shared use of available evidence
  • Certification requirements at different stages of a system’s lifecycle

Early bird deadlines:
Register by 28th February to save £100!

For more information please visit:
www.defenceaviationsafety.com


Small Satellites 2020

27/04/2020 - 28/04/2020
London, United Kingdom

With nations around the world developing their small satellites capability at pace, governments and trans-national agencies must manage this changing domain. Small Satellites 2020 will consider best practise, regulatory principals, production and operational lessons learnt to effectively utilise this revolutionised resource.

Gathering representatives from across the alliance to meet, network and explore the small satellite revolution and its impact on future space.

Event Highlights:

  • Explore the LEO/GEO small, cube and nano-satellite market and its impact on future space.
  • Delve into key topics surrounding the new space market including: the legal and policy framework for operating in space, creating a regulatory structure to support the small satellite industry and how data networking across small satellite constellations is enabling new connectivity on the ground.
  • Learn about key programmes being developed by emerging space companies and national Governments.
  • Exhibition opportunities for industry to showcase their capabilities.
  • Part of ‘Space Week’, this annual conference will be held in conjunction with a Military Space Situational Awareness Conference on the 29th and 30th April, to provide a holistic view of the new space environment.

Early bird discounts!
Register by 28th February to save £100

For more information please visit:
www.small-satellites.com


Military Space Situational Awareness 2020

29/04/2020 - 30/04/2020
London, United Kingdom

As space becomes more congested, competitive and contested; the need for effective SSA to support space operations has become increasingly heightened.

Military Space Situational Awareness will once again bring together leading experts from across the UK, US, Europe and beyond to discuss and coordinate the future of SST and STM across the alliance.

As the next generation of mega constellations are sent into orbit, understanding where satellites are and how they are interacting with other platforms is more critical than ever – as collisions can damage equipment valued into the billions and cripple vital communication and earth observation capabilities.

Event Highlights:

  • Hear from senior military and civil officials on the latest solutions being implemented to enhance the security of space assets through domain awareness.
  • Examine key issues impacting space security including debris, weather and hostile threats.
  • With the era of mega-constellations in LEO approaching, debate how best government and industry can manage further space congestion through policy implementation and best practices to ensure future sustainable space use.
  • Discuss the benefits of allied cooperation of Space Situational Awareness services and information to create a holistic approach to SSA and a more accurate global picture.
  • Part of ‘Space Week’, this annual conference will be held in conjunction with a Small Satellites Conference on the 27th and 28th April, to provide a holistic view of the new space environment.

Early bird discounts!
Register by 28th February to save £100

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


NCT USA 2020

05/05/2020 - 07/05/2020
Edgewood, MD

By welcoming the highest decision makers of the national CBRNe, C-IED, EOD Community, NCT USA will again provide a networking and knowledge exchange platform for local & federal first responders, as well as industry leaders in the fields of CBRNe, C-IED and EOD. Over the duration of three days, NCT USA will feature a conference, exhibition and the 6th edition of the NCT PRO Trainings. Based on the success of the previous editions, the NCT PRO Trainings will foster interoperability of responders and introduce them to the latest CBRNe, C-IED and EOD technologies. Collaboration between the public and the private sector as well as the use of the newest technologies are key factors capable of countering CBRNe threats.

Join us next May in Edgewood (MD) for the 6th edition of NCT USA!

For more information please visit:
www.nct-usa.com


Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology

13/05/2020 - 14/05/2020
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 13th and 14th May 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:
Book by 28th February to save £200
Book by 31st March to save £100

For more information please visit:
www.umsconference.com


Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe

18/05/2020 - 19/05/2020
Prague, Czech Republic

The 6th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference returns to Prague, Czech Republic on the 18th and 19th May 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.

Early bird discounts:
Book by 28th February to save £200
Book by 31st March to save £100!

For more information please visit:
www.futurearmouredvehicles.com


Military PNT

18/05/2020 - 19/05/2020
London, UK

Military PNT will host a range of presentations from both the commercial (NAVISP, UK GNSS) and military (GPS, NTS-3) graded capability, aiming to cover satellite navigation technology in depth, with topics such as PNT resilience, legal frameworks, a case study analysis on GNSS outages and how warfighters operate in denied and degraded environments.

Bringing together requirement officers, procurement officials, R&D scientists, operators and industry representatives, Military PNT is an essential date for all those in the field.

Highlights of Military PNT:

  • Senior military briefings comprehensively covering GPS and NTS-3 programmes: highlighting the present and future of PNT.
  • Hear key updates from commercial solution providers building cutting edge technologies with international partners
  • Explore a diverse array of topics including PNT resilience, legal frameworks, case study analysis on GNSS outages and warfighter navigation requirements.
  • Understand how the UK's PNT landscape will look in a post-Galileo environment
  • Engage with senior military and industry leaders in PNT

Early bird deadlines:
Register by 28th February 2020 to save £200
Register by 31st March 2020 to save £100

For more information please visit:
www.militarypnt.com


Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems

03/06/2020 - 04/06/2020
London, United Kingdom

SMi Group are pleased to announce the fourth annual Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems conference, which will convene in London on the 3rd and 4th June 2020.
Future Armoured Vehicles 2020 will host a range of briefings, panel sessions and focused discussion groups from both military and industry leaders to provide a holistic view of the future of armoured vehicles. The conference will explore how new technologies and systems are being integrated to deliver the precision and strike capability required for 21st century operations, equipping you with the strategies and solutions to advance your future capability.

Highlights of FAVWS:

  • Network with leaders from across the world who are shaping and influencing armoured vehicle programmes.
  • Hear briefings from international military leaders such as British Army, U.S. Army, Ukrainian Armed Forces, TNO and the Bundeswehr.
  • Explore the latest technologies, systems and platforms that are revolutionising mechanised warfare, including a dedicated exhibition area showcasing the latest technologies.
  • Return to your office with a set of strategies and solutions to advance your future capability.

Early Bird Deadlines:
Register by 28th February to save £400
Register by 31st March to save £200
Register by 30th April to save £100

For more information please visit:
www.fav-ws.com


Future Soldier Technology USA 2020

08/06/2020 - 10/06/2020
Arlington, Virginia

SMi Group are proud to announce the return of the 2nd annual Future Soldier Technology USA Conference and Exhibition taking place in Arlington, Virginia on the 9th-10th June, with a brand-new Dismounted Soldier Situational Awareness Focus Day on 8th June 2020.

As the only event dedicated exclusively to dismounted soldier and marine modernization in North America, Future Soldier Technology USA will bring together military leaders and technical experts to address the evolving capability spectrum of dismounted technology of the US Armed Forces.

New for 2020!

1. Situational Awareness Focus Day on the 8th June

The pre-conference focus day will discuss the developments being made that will allow the dismounted soldier to gather, understand and utilize the growing amount of data available to create a more complete operating picture.

2. A special focus on Soldier Lethality and Weapons Systems

The agenda is heavily focused on the technological developments that will serve to enhance soldier lethality. Programs like the Next Generation Squad Weapon and Adaptive Squad Architecture (ASA) are key components to this being discussed.

Key reasons to attend:

  • Participate in the only event in North America focused solely on dismounted Soldier and Marine equipment modernization
  • Hear the latest developments from innovative and cutting-edge soldier modernization projects including Soldier Warrior, Nett Warrior, IVAS, Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad and many others
  • Meet and network with the senior program managers and solution providers at the very cutting edge of future soldier technology

For more information please visit:
www.futuresoldierusa.com


Military Space USA

08/06/2020 - 10/06/2020
Los Angeles, USA

SMi Group are proud to announce the return of the 2nd annual Military Space USA Conference and Exhibition taking place in Los Angeles, on the 9th–10th June, with a brand-new Disruptive Technology Focus Day on the 8th June 2020.

With the US DoD pushing the acquisition of the next generation of space capability up its agenda to stay ahead of near-peer adversaries in what is widely expected to be the next major warfighting domain. Military Space USA will explore how rapid prototyping, requirement setting, and procurement have become keystone policies, now highlighted by programmes such as SMC 2.0 and AFRL’s innovation pitch days.

Register today to meet and network with over 140 attendees, across 6+ hours of breaks including: defence agencies, militaries, governments, disruptive agile space companies across the Silicon Valley along with established industrial primes that lead in the space domain.

Key Reasons to Attend:

  • Learn from a variety of AFSPACE stakeholders about the ongoing SMC 2.0 reorganizational efforts and how rapid acquisition is changing approaches to space
  • Listen to key allied partners and explore where opportunities for partnerships moving forward can be developed
  • Explore key topics within the US DoD’s approach to space including SMC 2.0, Accelerator Programmes, Blackjack and more

For more information please visit:
www.milspaceusa.com


Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems USA

22/06/2020 - 23/06/2020
Arlington, Virginia

SMi Group proudly presents the newest addition to our sell-out Unmanned Systems portfolio: Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) USA, taking place in Arlington this June.

With near-peer adversaries aggressively pursuing RAS development, the US DoD is investing heavily in land robotics which are becoming ever more crucial for gaining overmatch in possible high-intensity conflict. These added investments in advanced technologies will increase Warfighter lethality, transform situational awareness and remove soldiers from dangerous situations.

Key reasons to attend:

  1. Building on the success of our multi-year Military RAS conference in the UK, meet and network with the world’s leading robotics experts and integrators from military, industry and academia
  2. Hear the latest updates on the US DoD’s land robotics programmes, including the Robotic Combat Vehicle, Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle and the Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport
  3. Discover the latest in RAS technology and find new products, techniques and opportunities in this dynamic field
  4. Learn from pioneers at the forefront of robotics development, including the Army Research Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University, and Virginia Tech

As the newest and most exciting US-based conference specifically dedicated to military robotics in the land environment, the two-day event will provide a global meeting point for the US ground robotics community, key allied partners, and RAS thought leaders to explore new opportunities and challenges in this rapidly changing field.

Key topics to be discussed include: updates on leading US RAS programs and from key international allies, autonomy for military systems, both for lethal and non-lethal applications, mobility of military robots over challenging and hostile terrain, integration of RAS into existing ground formations from the squad up to and including the task-force level, and overall US DoD RAS development direction, strategy, and concept of operations and more.

Early bird discounts:
Book by 28th February to save $400
Book by 31st March to save $200
Book by 30th April to save $100

For more information please visit:
www.roboticsautonomous-usa.com


MilSatCom USA 2020

24/06/2020 - 25/06/2020
Arlington, Virginia, USA

SMi Group are delighted to announce that the 5th annual MilSatCom USA conference will return to Arlington, Virginia, on the 24th and 25th of June 2020.

We are holding this conference at a time when the US space sector is adjusting to the new US Space Force, takes forward the WGS-11 program, and invests further in LEO programs (such as Blackjack) and COMSATCOM integration. Given this, the SATCOM industry has lots of opportunities for investment and development.

MilSatCom USA will bring together military and government leaders, both from the US and from key allies, and major industry SATCOM providers to explore MILSATCOM in depth. Topics being discussed include emerging US Space policy, SATCOM resiliency and redundancy, partnership and collaboration between nations and organisations, and expeditionary SATCOM for the Warfighter.

Highlights of MilSatCom USA 2020:

  • Meet and network with SATCOM stakeholders from the DoD, including the USAF, USN, US Army, US COCOMS, NRL, AFRL and DISA
  • Hear the latest updates on the US DoD’s SATCOM programmes, such as Iridium, WGS, AEHF, MUOS, Blackjack and MOUs with partner nations
  • Discover the latest in SATCOM technology and find new products, techniques and opportunities in this dynamic field
  • Explore greater opportunities for collaboration and partnership, both between allied partners and within the DoD

For more information please visit:
www.milsatcom-usa.com


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
  • Military Logistics, Land Forces Equipment & Support
  • Soldier, Special Forces and Law Enforcement Individual Systems
  • CBRN & Medical Civil-Military Cooperation and Crisis Preparedness
  • Unmanned, Autonomous & Robotic Systems
  • Modelling  & Simulation
  • Cyber Defence & Security, Biometrics
  • Official NATO Working Groups‘ Sessions

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

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