Industry Events (exhibitions, conferences and webinars)
Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems
In 2019, the UK MoD recognised the potential of Military Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) with a multimillion-pound Transformation Fund to fast-track military robotic projects onto the battlefield.
This heavy investment into RAS capabilities is one of the key Army development priorities for the UK MoD, with the continued integration of these systems into regular Army units.
SMi Group proudly presents the 4th Annual Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Conference, returning in April 2021 as a fully interactive virtual meeting.
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 2021: • The only international event with a dedicated focus on military land robotics • New for 2021: An emphasis on Unmanned Combat Vehicles, Situational Awareness, Enhanced Autonomous Capabilities, and battlefield manned/unmanned teaming; new speakers from the US, the Netherlands, Israel, Norway, NATO, and more. • Engage globally with the leading military and RAS experts, bringing together those at the centre of RAS operation, training, development, and integration. • Discuss online the latest trends, programmes, products and strategies of RAS technology and witness how this dynamic military field is shaping the course of warfighting today.
SMi Group’s Virtual Platform allows you to network virtually, watch live briefings, view on-demand and learn in safety!
The SMi Group are pleased to present the next annual conference in the sell-out portfolio of Armoured Vehicle events: Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness (FAVSA) 2021, taking place in London on the 12-13 April 2021 Virtually as an online event.
As the focus of modern warfare continues to shift from asymmetric counter-insurgency operations towards near-peer conflict, military and defence organisations worldwide are increasingly focused on retaining and maintaining overmatch capabilities to ensure success on future battlefields. In order to secure this strategic advantage in the age of increased technology and domain convergence, it remains essential that allied militaries discuss existing and future developments within their armoured capabilities in order to match and overcome future threats from peer and near-peer adversaries.
SMi Group are delighted to announce that the 2021 edition of the Defence Aviation Safety conference will take place online as a virtual event on 21st and 22nd April 2021.
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, to discuss the latest strategies and technologies being used to enhance aviation safety.
As the only conference specifically dedicated to aviation safety in the defence and military environment, Defence Aviation Safety 2021 will be an essential date for those who prioritise safety within their organisation.
This event is free for military and government personnel.
SMi Group are proud to announce the Small Satellites Conference taking place online as a virtual event on the 26th and 27th April 2021.
With nations around the world developing their small satellites capability at pace, governments and trans-national agencies must manage this changing domain. Small Satellites 2021 will consider best practise, regulatory principals, production and operational lessons learnt to effectively utilise this revolutionised resource.
Bringing together key representatives from across military, government and industry to network virtually, explore the small satellite revolution and discuss its impact on future space, this is an essential date for all those in the small satellite domain.
The CubeSat Developer’s Workshop is an annual conference hosted by the Cal Poly CubeSat Laboratory at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. More than 500 industry professionals, small satellite developer’s and students come together for two to three days of presentations, networking events and more!
As our orbital environment becomes ever more congested and contested, the need for effective Situational Awareness to support space operations has become increasingly important.
With this in mind, SMi Group are proud to announce that the 16th annual Military Space Situational Awareness Conference will take place online as a virtual event on the 28th and 29th April 2021.
As the leading conference in Europe dedicated to space domain awareness, Military Space Situational Awareness will bring together leading experts from the UK, US, Europe and beyond, to discuss how we can build a collaborative approach to space management, as well as how we must balance operational necessity with responsible use of space.
Join AVIA at the Future of Video India on 29 April as we discuss new topics including:
• Businesses in Transition: Narrowing the Gap Between Traditional TV and Digital • Telecom Leaders Talk: Aggregation and Subscription in India • Regulatory Challenges of Video Delivery in India • Has India’s Digital Footprint Given a Push to Indian Regional Languages? • Advertising Spend for 2021: Linear TV or Video? • Tech Leaders Weigh in: Preparation for Direct-to-Consumer Platforms • She Power: Women Thought Leaders Share Predictions about Future of Video in India
Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2020 is a crucial forum for the discussion of current and future projects and programmes delivering unmanned and autonomous technology. Bringing together key planners and decision makers from across the NATO-aligned world, this is the only event providing holistic coverage of unmanned systems across the full maritime domain, including undersea, surface, and aerial environments. As the world's leading event, this conference is the global meeting point for the naval unmanned systems community.
Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2021
SMi Group’s Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2021 conference is returning for its sixth successful year on the 19th - 20th May 2021 as a Virtual Event.
Unlike other events, this conference is a meeting for the military helicopter community across Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on the selection and procurement of new platforms and systems as a means of securing strategic success, whilst putting in place the necessary mechanisms for the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of existing legacy platforms.
2021 Conference Highlights: • Key regional briefings from Hungary, Poland, Croatia, Romania, and the Czech Republic • New Speakers from Lithuania, Latvia, Albania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina • Hear from senior programme managers from the USA, Germany, and the UK • Multinational perspectives covered from rotary wing leaders from the EDA and the MATC • A unique focus on multipurpose helicopter technology and joint force interoperability
Key topics to be discussed: platform modernisation and upgrades, enhancing regional cooperation and interoperability, national security perspectives, the challenges of integrating new platforms, and much more.
As the only conference specialising on rotary systems in the Central and Eastern Europe, this will be a unique opportunity to network with numerous leading Air Force and Helicopter Programme Managers.
CABSAT is evolving to keep pace with the ever-changing satellite industry and grow accordingly with new end-user markets, applications and technologies.
Part of Content Distribution sector of the show, the SATELLITE’s Exhibit floor represents the entire ecosystem of satellite carriers, manufacturers, service providers and integrators serving government and military, maritime, aviation, broadcasters, Telco’s, commercial business enterprises or aerospace industries.
SMi Group’s Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems 2021 conference is returning for its sixth successful year on 2nd - 3rd June 2021 as a Virtual Event.
The conference returns to provide a vital platform where international military leaders, along with industry decision-makers can explore the latest developments in firepower capabilities and weapon systems for next generation armoured vehicles.
Conference Highlights: • The only Armoured Vehicle conference focused exclusively on weapon systems • Keynote briefings from senior managers from leading armoured vehicle programmes from across the NATO-aligned world including the UK, USA, Spain, France, Germany and many more • New nations from last year including: France, Spain, Australia, Sweden • A unique emphasis on developing versatile lethality capabilities by exploiting open electronic architectures and a modular approach to weapon system integration • Focused and high-level discussion featuring technical managers and project engineers from both military and industry • Generate knowledge and expertise following recent procurement processes within international militaries • Virtual participation, meaning you can access all content and networking from the comfort and safety of your own home
Whether you want to hear from leading armoured vehicle programme managers, officers involved in innovative beyond-line-of-sight fire systems, experts of delivering network-enabled capability within armoured vehicles, or updates on the latest turret, weapon systems and munitions being developed, the two-day event is the ideal conference to attend in order to return to your team with a set of strategies and solutions to advance your future capability.
ANGA COM is Europe’s leading business platform for Broadband, Television and Online. It brings together network operators, vendors and content providers on all issues of broadband and media distribution. The next show date is 8 to 10 June 2021 in Cologne/Germany.
ANGA COM’s key topics include: Gigabit Networks, FTTH, 5G, OTT, AppTV, Cloud TV, Video Streaming, Smart City and Smart Home. Most recently, ANGA COM counted more than 500 exhibitors from 35 countries and 20,000 participants from 83 countries.
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.
SMi Group proudly presents the newest addition to their sell-out Unmanned Systems events portfolio: Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) USA, taking place virtually this June. Conference Highlights:
• 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 • Hear the latest updates on the US DoD’s land robotics programmes, including the Robotic Combat Vehicle, Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle and more • Discover the latest in RAS technology and find new products, techniques and opportunities in this dynamic field • Learn from pioneers at the forefront of robotics development, including the Army Research Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University, and Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering • Learn in safety: Stay informed on the market and broaden learning opportunities from the comfort of your own home, without the added costs of travel or overnight stays
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.
To be held from 13 – 16 July 2021 in a hybrid format, ATxSG will be hosted at the Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Expo. The event comprises the ATxSummit – an invite-only conference hosted by IMDA, ConnecTechAsia – Informa Tech’s leading B2B trade show in Asia, and Elevating Founders Asia and accelerateHer Asia – highlighting the startup ecosystem and diversity in tech respectively. ATxSG will also feature a host of fringe events to be announced in due time.