Event Calendar

November 2018

03 November

Mountain Hunters Day

06 - 08 November The 20th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition London, UK


the 20th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will return to London on the 6th- 8th November 2018 covering the latest crucial developments across the military satellite sector in-depth. As ‘the final frontier’ continues to become ever more contested, congested and competitive the future of terrestrial operations is increasingly defined by developments in the fourth domain. With this in mind, and as space becomes ever more complex, Europe’s leading military satellite event will return to discuss key challenges and opportunities at this crucial time. Analysing vital themes within the SATCOM community, this year’s event will delve into constellation capacity and robustness, SATCOM on-the-move and the growing efforts to harmonise interoperability of platforms – as well as hearing key national updates from around the globe including the UK MoD’s Skynet 6 programme. New to this year: a dedicated pre-conference focus day on 5th November 2018 exploring the rise of disruptive technologies, including the impact small satellite constellations and new launch providers will have for the military community. With over 500 attendees, 4 networking receptions and over 7 hours of networking, Global MilSatCom remains the key diary date for anyone within the military space domain.

06 - 08 November International Civil and Military Helicopter Technology & Operations Exhibition 2018, Dubai South, Dubai, UAE


he biennial Helicopter Technology & Operations Exhibition launched in 2004 and held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai HeliShow is a perfect platform for the international helicopter community to meet and interact with prospective customers including State delegates and trade visitors from the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), the whole Middle East, the Indian sub Continent and Africa. With a focus on the future development of the Dubai HeliShow we are delighted to announce the Al Maktoum Airport, Dubai South will be hosting the 7th edition on 6th, 7th, and 8th November 2018. The new venue is the home of the world’s largest airport in the making and landmark event Dubai Expo 2020.

06 - 07 November the 2nd Annula Aviation Cyber Security and Resilience Summit (AVCIP2018), London United Kingdom


Protecting essential services and control systems networks in the aviation sector is imperative and in many cases neglected in relation to embedded systems in modern architecture. The proliferation and advancement of operational technologies and the Internet of Things, the convergence of IT and OT have enhanced operational efficiency but paradoxically has increased the attack surface exponentially across all critical national infrastructure. Now in its 2nd year, the Cyber Senate Aviation Cyber Security and Resilience Summit (AVCIP2018) will take place on 6th and 7th in London United Kingdom 2018. This two-day executive forum will include presentations, roundtable working groups and panel sessions. Together we will address the escalating cyber risk and resilience challenges associated with the adoption and convergence of operational technologies in enterprise facing architecture. Practitioners will gain further insight into how to best respond to evolving cyber threats, the importance of effective risk management throughout the aviation supply chain, innovations in detection and mitigation, configuration management and how can we incorporate resilience into critical control system components and business process.

07 - 09 November Synthetic and Simulation Training


The Synthetic and Simulation Training summit will discuss the current and future direction and utilization of virtual training & simulation technologies throughout the Military, Academia, Commercial Aviation, and Gaming sectors to ultimately allow military leaders the ability to plan, prepare, execute, and assess training events through minimal time, money, and people. The Army is looking to collaborate with cross functional teams, industry, and academia to develop the synthetic training environment (STE) and streamline the acquisition process. Through thought leadership and technology demonstrations, the summit will provide direction and support for moving forward with STE advancements, improved acquisition processes, and finding an inexpensive requirements development process. Additionally, the summit will cover next steps for our current virtual Combined Arms Tactical Trainers which require high-overhead, are mainly facilities based, and have a very limited global terrain capability. We are excited to cover tactics and solutions that will allow units to conduct training on the terrain they will eventually fight on.

07 - 10 November INDO DEFENCE 2018 EXPO & FORUM, Jakarta, Indonesia


The 8th Indonesia’s Official Tri-Service Defence Event INDO DEFENCE 2018 EXPO & FORUM - The Indonesia’s No. 1 Tri-Service Defence event will be held at Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, Indonesia From 7 – 10 November 2018. Hosted by the Ministry of Defence, INDO DEFENCE 2018 Expo & Forum is recognized as the indispendable place to be, learn, network and do business. Held concurrently with The 6th INDO AEROSPACE 2018 Expo & Forum featuring The 3rd Indo Helicopter 2018 Expo & Forum and the 5th INDO MARINE 2018 Expo & Forum, the expo will be the biggest Indonesian’s No.1 Defence Industry Event. For 4 action-packed days, you also have the opportunity to attend the international conference, free technical product presentation, live product demonstration and network with industry experts.

08 November

Military Endowment Day

10 November

Artillery Day

11 November

Veterans Day

12 November

Major State of Defence Day

12 November

Military Scouts Day

12 November

Military Geodesists Day

13 - 15 November The 4th Annual Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability, Conference, Exhibition, London, UK


SMi's 4th Annual Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability Conference, Exhibition and Focus Day returns to London between the 13th and 15th of November 2018. As the only event purely dedicated to the area of vehicle protection, Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2018 will deliver a strong focus on the relationship between current requirements, emerging technologies and how these might be leveraged to enhance force protection. Building on 2017’s focus day, SMi will host an exclusive pre-conference Active Protection Systems focus day on the 13th November, dedicated to this important capability. At the meeting, experts from the most forward-thinking nations will deliberate on the best way to integrate APS, the architectures necessary to support integration, efforts to ensure system safety, STANAG 4686 standardisation and much more. The focus day will guarantee the support of technical experts from leading solution providers, covering the latest hard/soft kill systems, sensors, data processing, munitions and countermeasures. On 14th-15th November, the two-day conference will aim to further cover the core areas of survivability in detail, exploring the latest platforms, vehicle architectures, active/passive protection, mobility, counter-IED, un-manned/autonomous solutions, signature management and stealth. NEW FOR 2018: Benefit from briefings on the protection of armoured platforms and crews from chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological threats (CBRN). Presentations delivered by ECBC and DE&S. SMi's 2017 conference featured over 185 attendees from 88 different organisations all meeting to advance the survivability of military armoured vehicles and examine the very latest capabilities and technologies available to protect troops in mounted platforms. The 2017 Focus Day heard presentations from The UK MoD (ICARUS and MEDUSA), US Army, USMC, Czech Armed Forces, TNO, FFI. It also hosted industry briefings from Raytheon, Rheinmetall ADS, IMI Systems, RADA Electronics and ABBS.

16 November

Military Transports Day

19 November

Conference of the Hight Contracting Parties to the Protocol V to the Convention on Prohibitions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons, Twelfth Conference of Hight Contracting Parties, New York (TBC)

26 - 27 November 2nd annual Maritime Information Warfare Conference, London, UK


2nd annual Maritime Information Warfare Conference returning to London this November on the 26th and 27th of November. As data and information drive operational advantage there is now a need for improved leadership and ownership across maritime information exploitation.Therefore, collection, dissemination and optimisation of maritime data is driving change and improvement across an array of naval systems. Used across the joint environment, this will allow increased decision making in real time and the growth of machine learnt influence over naval platforms and systems.The conference will enable attendees to meet senior Navy Leaders and Maritime Defence Agencies from around the world. Key Topics will include: Information Exploitation Artificial Intelligence Autonomous Systems Cyber Security ISR Big Data C4I Open Source Intelligence Gathering

28 - 29 November Cyber Warfare in the Maritime Domain - Workshop, London, UK


With greater utilisation of information comes the need for protection of information systems and networks. Cyber security is a key aspect of Maritime Information Warfare, and navies are increasingly recognising the need to develop effective cyber security practices to maintain naval superiority. As the maritime domain becomes ever more information-centric, the cyber battlespace grows. Therefore, the need to tackle vulnerabilities to cyber threats is a mission critical consideration for navies today. This workshop will provide an overview of the operational challenges and opportunities in organising cyber defence of naval assets, and a comprehensive coverage of recent developments in cyber security strategy and concepts.

28 - 29 November The 8th Social Media within the Military and Defence Sector Conference, London, UK


the 8th annual Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector conference, taking place on the 28th and 29th November in London, United Kingdom. Social Media has become an increasingly vital tool for the Armed Forces in the 21st Century. Not only in order to reach out to a wider and younger audience globally for recruitment and information purposes but as a new front in warfare. What soldiers, airmen, and sailors post online can be crucial to winning the hearts and minds of local populations, weakening the enemy’s narrative, and as an instrument in the proliferation of cyber warfare. This year's conference will focus on cyber defence, operational use of social media, individual nations' and organisations' social media campaigns, open-source intelligence gathering, and much more!

28 - 30 November MAST Indo-Asia 2018, Conference/Exhibition, New Delhi, India


MAST Communications is a privately-held UK-based company whose owner (Warren Edge) has over twenty years’ experience in launching and running events in numerous sectors, not least defence, delivering highly personalised international trade-shows, conferences and seminars for senior-level defence and security operators and technologists. Particularly focused on Undersea, Surface, Air, Space, and Cyber Platforms, Systems, and Technologies, MAST provides unmatched information, debates and networking opportunities, trusted and acted upon by Services, Government, Research & Technology, and Defence Industry worldwide leaders. Guided by an Executive Advisers Board, Technical Conference Committee and Exhibition Steering Group, MAST’s events serve the diverse and evolving needs of their participant visitors, exhibitors, sponsors, delegates, authors and VIPs. Additionally, for its Japanese events, MAST Communications’ subsidiary Japan Defence KK supports a Tokyo-based team including MAST Asia Chairman, former Defence Minister, and current Policy advisor to the Japanese Defence Minister, Professor Satoshi Morimoto. Focused primarily on Naval (Undersea, Surface, Air, and Cyber) Platforms, Systems, and Technologies, MAST facilitates unique information exchange at a senior level amongst operators, technologists and political influencers alike. MAST’s long-standing global community reaches some 21,000 members.

28 - 30 November Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2018 TOKYO (JA2018 TOKYO)


Organizers The Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies (SJAC)/Tokyo Big Sight Inc. Special Cooperation Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TBD) Supporting Organization Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry/Cabinet Office Executive Office of Strategic Headquarters for Space Policy/Ministry of Defense and the other ministries Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)/Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the other related associations Foreign Embassies (TBD) Number of Visitors 20,000 (Expectation)

29 November

Marine Infantry Day

December 2018

03 - 05 December EDEX 2018, Egypt International Exhibition Centre, New Cairo, Egypt


With over 1.3 million military personnel, as the largest military power in Africa and one of the leading forces worldwide, Egypt is the ideal setting for a large-scale event for the sector. In addition, Egypt has historically maintained continuous investment in the latest weaponry as a defence strategy and has strengthened national production lines across a range of military complexes. The inaugural EDEX is fully supported by Egyptian Armed Forces and presents a brand new opportunity for exhibitors to showcase the latest technology, equipment and systems across land, sea, and air. EDEX 2018 - THE FACTS ◾Held under the patronage of His Excellency, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, The President of The Arab Republic of Egypt and The Supreme Commander of the Egyptian Armed Forces ◾Held at Egypt International Exhibition Centre, a brand new venue in Cairo. ◾300+ exhibitors showcasing the latest technology, equipment and systems across land, sea and air ◾10,000+ industry visitors expected to attend ◾Fully-hosted international military VIP Delegation Programme

10 - 11 December

General Assembly, Intergovernmental conference to adopt a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, New York

13 - 14 December

European Council, Bruxelles

14 December

Direct Operations Day

15 December

National Military Circle Day

27 December

Psycological Operations Centre Day