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.


9th Annual Smart Water Systems

20/04/2020 - 21/04/2020
London, UK

Now that the water companies’ business plans have been submitted and OFWAT have entered the next critical phase of their price review process - scrutinising each and every plan in detail to ensure they are robust enough to deliver a high quality, affordable and resilient service to customers in the years 2020-2025 and beyond.

SMi’s 9th annual Smart Water Systems conference will highlight the methods the water companies are using to ensure the goals and targets that have been set are reached and exceeded. Focussing on how new technologies, IOT and Artificial Intelligence can help to produce and analyse real-time data to ensure more efficient leakage detection and management; leading to better customer engagement and subsequently decreased customers water usage.

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


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

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.

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.

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 31st March to save £100

For more information please visit:
www.umsconference.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 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 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


Future Armored Vehicles: Protection Systems USA

10/06/2020 - 11/06/2020
Arlington, VA, USA

SMi Group proudly presents the 2nd annual Future Armored Vehicles: Protection Systems USA conference, taking place on the 10th and 11th June 2020, in Arlington, Virginia USA.

This two-day conference aims to provide unique briefings onto the development and integration of advanced Vehicle Protection Systems. Recent technological innovations, and the limitations of existing passive protection measures, calls for Armed Forces to utilise more effective and efficient forms of survivability systems, to maintain operational capabilities. Future Armored Vehicles: Protection Systems USA 2020 will delve deeper into different and innovative ways to maintain maximum armored vehicle staying power in modern battlespaces through the use of advanced Vehicle and Active Protection Systems (APS).  

As a leading conference focusing on the software developments within vehicle protection systems, delegates can anticipate exclusive updates from leading military and industry experts on the latest in; modular technology, hard/soft kill systems, integrated mission systems and the future of the technology, data management considerations any many more!

Key reasons to attend 2020’s event:

  • The only conference with a unique focus on vehicle protection systems, with particular emphasis on the integration of Modular Active Protection Systems and the software developments that will enhance long-term vehicle survivability.
  • Strong host nation support: Hear key updates from senior US officers from the likes of PEO GCS, GVSC, PEO IEW&S, Army Research Laboratory and more…
  • Emphasis on international speakers: Top military figures from Australian DSTG, British Army, Czech Military Research Institute, Israeli Defence Forces, Turkish MoD and many more will be in attendance

Early Bird discounts:
Book by 31st March to save $200
Book by 30th April to save $100

For registration and event information, visit:
www.fav-aps.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 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


Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2020

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

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

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

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

Benefits of attending 2020’s event:

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

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

Early bird savings register by:
March 31st and save £100

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


Air Mission Planning and Support

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

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

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

What are the themes for this event?

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

Key Reasons to Attend Air Mission Planning and Support 2020: 

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

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


Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe

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

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

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

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

Key reasons to attend:

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

Early bird discounts:
Book by 31st March to save £100!

For more information please visit:
www.futurearmouredvehicles.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


DEFEA - Defence Exhibition Athens

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

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

For more information please visit:
defea.gr

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