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8th Annual EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium

Defense Strategies Institute’s 8th Annual EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium will bring together members of the various Military branches & Federal Government agencies to discuss the current state of advancing domestic and international counter-IED missions in support of US National Security interests. Senior level speakers at this forum will detail the many ways they are collaborating on disarming the threat that these various types of explosives can cause to the Homeland & critical infrastructure. They will also examine emerging innovative technologies, enhanced training, and methods of intelligence gathering that are vital to successful EOD and demining initiatives in the era of Great Power Competition.

International Security Week 2020
30 November - 3 December 2020, Virtual Event
Following the postponement of International Security Expo co-located with International Cyber Expo and International Disaster Response Expo until 28-29 September 2021, Nineteen Group remains committed to continuing to serve the needs of the security and wider resilience communities through high-level content and thought leadership.  Working closely with leading industry brands and expert speakers we are pleased to announce the launch of International Security Week (ISW).
     Running online from 30th November – 3rd December, the virtual event supports the portfolios core values of collaboration, innovation and premium content. Over 4 days speakers from the highest levels of government, industry and academia will share expertise and insight into the fields of security, cyber and disaster response.
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Countering Explosive Threat and Demining conference
1 December 2020, Online
Taking place on Adobe Connect on 1 December 2020, the Countering Explosive Threat and Demining conference will bring together the key decision-makers from the Counter-EOD community to explore ways to mitigate the threat. Its unique roundtable format will allow for enhanced networking, interactivity, and knowledge-sharing opportunities.
     Led by senior policy drivers from government, NGO’s and military and supported by industry leaders across all three pillars of EOD – prepare the force, attack the network and defeat the device – the conference will outline the new, joint approach to countering the explosive threat.
     Registration is free for military and government personnel. Secure your place here -

9th Annual SOF & Worldwide Operations Symposium
9 - 10 December, 2020, Tampa, FL, USA
Defense Strategies Institute’s 9th Annual SOF & Worldwide Operations Symposium will be held December 9-10, 2020 at the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center in Tampa, FL.
     This Symposium provides members within the Special Operations community, regional combatant commands, Department of State, U.S AID, academia, industry, and other critical partners an open ‘Town Hall’ forum that serves as a conduit for information exchange, idea generation, and open dialogue in order to support strategic priorities and operational needs required to meet national goals.
     This ‘Town Hall’ open forum will focus on strategic and operational capabilities for recalibrating and expanding the utility of SOF in pursuit of gaining decisive competitive advantage against peer / near peer competitors that supports our National Defense Strategy.
     Early registration discounts end Friday, November 13th. Email Erica Noreika, for information on sponsoring, exhibiting or attending this year’s symposium.

CBRNe Summit USA
26 – 28 January 2021, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
We are pleased to announce the launch of our CBRNe Summit USA conference and exhibition which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, on the 26th – 28th January 2021. CBRNe threats are increasing and also the threat of lone wolf extremists carrying out random attacks in major cities.
     During our international event you will hear perspectives from military and civil officials who deal with CBRNe incidents. Many government departments and agencies across the region have realised the importance of CBRNe capabilities and preparedness and budgets have been increased to deal with the new type of threats faced to civilians.

Border Management & Technologies Summit Asia
23 - 25 February 2021, Singapore
The Border Management & Technologies Summit Asia conference and exhibition will bring together leading government officials from across central Asia, South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle East to discuss the border security challenges faced in the region and in their respective nations.
     Singapore is a unique country that has one of the busiest land borders in the world between Singapore and Malaysia. Changi Airport is one of the most popular stopover airports in South-East Asia and due to Singapore’s geographic location Singapore Straits plays an important role in customs clearance.
     To be part of the IBMATA Border Management & Technologies Summit please contact us at

Milipol Qatar 2021 
15 - 17 March 2021, Doha, Qatar
Milipol Qatar is the international event for homeland security and civil defence in the Middle East. It takes place every two years (even-numbered years) in Doha.
     The Milipol Qatar exhibition is being held under the authority of the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani. A Milipol Qatar Committee is responsible for the organisation of the event in Doha in close relationship with the Milipol team based in Paris.
    The event is known for the professionalism and the quality of attendees, for showcasing the latest innovative products and services and for covering all fields of public and industrial security.
    Last session welcomed:
    - 222 exhibitors from 24 countries
    - 8,487 visitors from 84 countries

Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2020
12 - 13 April 2021, 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 Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2021, the leading conference for armoured vehicle experts focused on C2, C4i, sensors, optronics and vehicle architecture.
      The 2021 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.
     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.

Demining and EOD Seminar
13 – 15 April 2021, Zagreb, Croatia
Demining operations are still taking place in Croatia and neighbouring nations. We are pleased to be bringing our inaugural Demining and EOD Seminar to Zagreb to review the current situation and the plan for the next few years to finally make Croatia a mine free country.
     Many IGOs and NGOs are working tirelessly to clear the minefields in the region and there is a key importance on international cooperation in making the world mine clear by 2025.

CBRNe Summit Europe
27 - 29 April 2021, Brno, Czech Republic
CBRNe Summit Europe is returning to Brno, Czech Republic for our 7th annual event. Many major cities across Europe have faced critical incidents over the past few years. With terrorism threat levels high across Europe and the increased use of chemical agents being used by terrorist organisations this is a key event to attend.
     During our international event you will hear perspectives from military and civil officials who deal with CBRNe incidents. Many governments across the region have realised the importance of CBRNe capabilities and preparedness and budgets have been increased to deal with the new type of threats faced to civilians.
     CBRNe Summit Europe will focus on a number of key topics across the whole CBRNe domain such as CBRNe capabilities of military and civil agencies, first responder techniques, asymmetrical threats, medical countermeasures to chem-bio threats, decontamination developments and techniques, countering IED’s, CBRNe threat intelligence, CBRNe forensics and many more.

28 - 30 April 2021, 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
   - Future Forces Conference – Dismounted Soldier Systems Panel; Future Land Forces Panel; Future Air Force Panel

   - C4ISTAR Conference
   - CBRN & Medical Congress
   - Multi-domain Advanced Robotic Systems Conference
   - Logistics Capability Conference
   - Future of Cyber Conference
   - NATO M&S COE MESAS - Modelling & Simulation for Autonomous Systems Conference
   - NATO STO MSG-SET-183 Specialists‘ Meeting on Drone Detectability: Modelling the Relevant Signature
   - Official Sessions of the NATO Expert Working Groups

Counter Terror Expo (CTX) 2020
18 - 20 May 2021, Excel London, UK
Now in its 12th year, the Counter Terror Expo (CTX) has established itself as the UK’s principal business and networking event for security professionals from industry, infrastructure, government and policing. CTX’s relationship with the Home Office, UK policing and industry makes it the market-leading event for suppliers of high-end security and counter terror products, services and solutions.
    Every year CTX brings together thousands of senior security professionals from over 100 countries to learn, benchmark strategies, network and explore innovative technologies from around the world to improve national security and aid in the fight against terrorism.
    CTX 2021’s conference programme revolves around its core themes of protecting people and infrastructure, policing, counter extremism and de-radicalisation. In addition to the free-to-attend conferences, the internationally-renowned World Counter Terror Congress (WCTC) will bring together over 200 internationally recognised security experts to share national updates on counter-terror strategy, operations and policy, examining the key areas of Prevention, Pursuit and Protection from international terror threats.
    Taking place at ExCeL London, CTX will co-locate for the first time with IFSEC International to build a forum allowing the broader security and protection community to network with our exhibitors and counter terror partners all under one roof.

IFSEC International
18 - 20 May 2021, Excel, London, UK
IFSEC International is the UK and Europe’s leading integrated security exhibition. Running for its 47th year at ExCeL London, it attracts tens of thousands of professionals annually from the entire security buying chain.  Installers, integrators, consultants, distributors and end-users from 113 countries will attend to see security in action, with live product demonstrations across access control; drones; cyber & IT; perimeter protection; video surveillance and much more. Improve your security strategy and stay up to speed with where the industry is heading with 30+ hours of free-to-attend content across several seminar theatres.
To find out more about exhibiting or claim your free visitor ticket, visit IFSEC will run alongside Counter Terror Expo, Intelligent Buildings Europe, FIREX International, Facilities Show, Workplace Wellbeing Show and Safety & Health Expo. Your free ticket will give you access to all the collocated events.
Click here to register for you free ticket now.


19 - 21 May 2021, Chiba, Japan
DSEI Japan is the only large-scale fully integrated defence event that has ever taken place in Japan.
     It is where the global defence industry meets the Japanese defence community, supporting the sourcing of the latest equipment and systems, developing international relationships and generating new business opportunities and partnerships between Japan and the world.
     DSEI Japan 2021 is set to host 250+ exhibitors from across the globe. Visitors will also be able to participate in a range of high level conferences, seminars and bilateral meetings featuring world class speakers.

IDEF 2021 - 15th International Defence Industry Fair
25 - 28 May 2021, Istanbul, Turkey
IDEF 2021, 15th International Defence Industry Fair will be held on 25 - 28 May 2021 at TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center which is located in İstanbul, the biggest city of Turkey, hosted by the Ministry of National Defence and under the management and responsibility of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation,  organized by TÜYAP Fairs and Exhibitions Organizations Inc.
     With a view to further increasing the success of the IDEF International Defence Industry Fair, which has now become a global Turkish brand, preparations continue for the 15th IDEF.

International Police & Security Expo - POLSECURE
9 - 11 June 2021, Kielce, Poland
POLSECURE has been crafted around the police and law enforcement services, all services responsible for broadly defined public safety and security as well as threats protection, be it virtual and real. In addition to the Police, the expo is targeted at the State Protection Service, Border Guard, Municipal Police, GOPR Mountain Volunteer Rescue Service, WOPR Volunteer Water Rescue Service, TOPR Tatra Region’s Mountain Volunteer Rescue Service, prison services, intelligence services, port and airport security agencies, property protection agencies, detective service providers, City Guards, representatives of local authorities - cities, municipalities, poviats; as well as Higher Education Institutions and among them police and uniformed services universities.


International Security Expo (ISE) 2021
28 - 29 September 2021, Olympia, London
International Security Expo unites the entire security community allowing shared learning and collaboration from Government, CNI, Law Enforcement, Military, Major Events, Transport & Borders, Cyber Security, Facilities, Public and Private sectors.

  • FREE to attend
  • 400+ International Exhibitors & Suppliers
  • Key areas & zones displaying over 1,000 of the latest high-quality products & innovative solutions
  • All content CPD Certified by The Security Institute
  • High-level conferences, summits & debates presented by world-renowned speakers
  • Live product demonstrations to enhance your experience and  expand your understanding

Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2020
15 - 17 November 2021, London, UK
SMi Group’s Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability conference will return to London on 15th - 17th November 2021.
     Bringing together senior military and industry experts, this event will discuss key survivability concepts across the spectrum, with briefings on situational awareness, concealment and signature management, IED protection systems and mine resistance, armour material technologies and much more.
     As the only armoured vehicles conference dedicated to survivability, this event will be a key date for all those in the field.
     Key reasons to attend:

    • Listen to in-depth discussions which cover a diverse range of key survivability concepts
    • Hear updates from senior programme managers about the latest survivability systems
    • Learn about the most recent survivability developments and technologies from industry leaders in platform protection
    • Meet and network with senior military personnel and leading industry professionals working in armoured vehicles survivability

To find out more or to register, visit