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19 Jan 2020


PTC’s Annual Conference is a strategic springboard for the global communications industry, providing all attendees with a three-day platform to focus on planning, networking, and discovering what lies ahead for the ICT industry. Start the new year off right and join us in Honolulu, Hawaii for the Pacific Rim’s premier telecommunications event, PTC’20: Vision 2020 and Beyond.

23 Jan 2020


The conference takes place as the Government analyses the response to the consultation on its Statement of Strategic Priorities for Ofcom - which includes aspirations on 5G development and rollout.


Delegates will consider key priorities for driving the rollout of 5G network infrastructure across the UK, following the launch of 5G services by a number of network providers in several urban centres.


There will be discussion on tackling barriers, including issues around wayleaves and access to street furniture, as well as the potential role for the Neutral Host model of infrastructure provision.


The agenda also looks at spectrum allocation, in light of the upcoming 700MHz and 3.6 - 3.8GHz band auctions.


Further sessions will consider the development of the market for 5G services, including priorities for consumers.


We expect discussion on contract and handset pricing, as well as on network security and reliability.


The agenda will also bring out latest thinking on the long-term transformational potential of the latest generation of wireless technologies - examining potential use cases for 5G networks across the wider economy and its role in enabling technological innovation, including in areas such as immersive technologies, automation and robotics.

28 Jan 2020

This conference will consider the way forward for regulation of the adtech sector and the wider digital advertising industry in the UK

This conference follows the publication of the ICO’s updated report on adtech and real-time bidding, as well as its new guidance on the use of cookies, and takes place in the wider context of the ICO’s ongoing programme of industry engagement in this area.


Further regulatory developments include:



The agenda and keynote contributions


Keynote contributions:


  • The ICO’s next steps - sector engagement, information gathering and the future approach to regulation and enforcement - with Simon McDougall, Executive Director, Technology Policy and Innovation, Information Commissioner’s Office;

  • ‘Delivering more impact online’ - with Guy Parker, Chief Executive, Advertising Standards Authority; and

  • The policy framework for digital advertising regulation.


Panel sessions:


  • The functioning of real-time bidding in the digital advertising market;

  • Key issues around the distribution and utilisation of special category data - lawful processing bases, DPIAs, and transfers of data between organisations; and

  • The way forward for the sector to respond to regulatory concerns - next steps for improving compliance, transparency, and data handling practices.

30 Jan 2020

This conference will consider the way forward for developing quantum technologies in the UK

Areas for discussion include:


  • Progress so far and the UK’s international position;

  • Funding and commercialisation;

  • Tackling the key technical challenges; and

  • The wider transformative potential of quantum technologies, as well as possible broader societal implications.


It takes place following the announcement of a series of rounds of government funding for the UK National Quantum Technology Programme.


The agenda


  • Taking forward the work of the UK’s National Quantum Technologies Programme - progress made so far and next steps;

  • Tackling key barriers to the development and widespread uptake of quantum technologies;

  • Driving research and investment into practical applications for quantum technologies across the wider economy; and

  • Developing the Commercialising Quantum Technologies programme - industry collaboration, funding R&D, and facilitating growth in private investment.


Speakers and chair


There will be a keynote address from: Roger McKinlay, Challenge Director, Quantum Technologies, UKRI.  Chairing is Chi Onwurah.


Further confirmed speakers include: Sue Daley, techUK; Professor Elham Kashefi, Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub; Dr Rhys Lewis, National Physical Laboratory; Professor Andrew Lord, BT; Dr Richard Murray, Teledyne e2v; Dr Carmen Palacios-Berraquero, Nu Quantum; Dr David Snelling, Fujitsu; Dr George Tuckwell, RSK; Dr Peter Waggett, IBM; Professor Andy Wright, BAE Systems; a senior speaker confirmed from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and a senior speaker confirmed from the US Embassy.

30 Jan 2020


With support from the Polish Armed Forces, the 13th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference returns to Warsaw in January 2020. Featuring exclusive briefings from key regional partners and their international allies, the conference explores battlefield communications systems in the Central and Eastern European operational environment and their role in maximising operational effectiveness.


Effective communication on the battlefield is becoming increasingly vital as militaries seek to gain, maintain and exploit the information advantage in a rapidly changing battlespace. To prepare for future engagements, militaries must especially focus on the resilience and protection of communications in degraded environments as near-peer adversaries are utilising ever more complex electronic warfare technologies.


This annual conference will bring together 100+ international delegates, including leading program managers, strategic decision-makers, industry experts and thought leaders from CEE and further afield, to explore the latest developments in communications technology and the challenges for both solution providers and end users.


Key Focuses Include:

  • Central and Eastern European (CEE) operational environment

  • Interoperability of communications equipment between allied militaries

  • Procurement, research and development of the latest communications technology

  • Resilience and security of tactical communications systems, such as anti-jamming technology


Early Bird Discounts!

Register by 30th September to save £400

Register by 31st October to save £200

Register by 29th November to save £100


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03 Feb 2020

Network Centric Warfare 2020

  • Receive comprehensive coverage of the entire NCW concept and network infrastructure, with a focus on several ongoing initiatives and strategies for maximising interoperability

  • Meet with cutting edge technology providers in the spheres of network communications, electronics, and C4I systems

  • Develop insights from the only event that provides focus on Italy’s Forza NEC programme

  • Discover new perspectives from international expert speakers from Europe and North America, as well as new programmes in France, Germany, Netherlands, Estonia, Norway and more

Given the critical need for seamless interoperability between allied forces and the nature of network centric warfare as a force multiplier, join us in Rome to take part in pivotal discussions on network resilience, artificial intelligence, the progress of prestigious battlefield network programmes, and interoperability between allied militaries in coalition.


Early Bird Discounts:

  • Book by 31st October 2019 to save £400

  • Book by 29th November 2019 to save £200

  • Book by 13th December 2019 to save £100


For more information and to register online, please visit

05 Feb 2020


As varied threats in the Mediterranean Sea continue to proliferate, the need to advance all-encompassing reconnaissance and surveillance platforms to cover larger areas of ocean is greater than ever.


With this in mind, SMi’s 5th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology will return to Rome on the 5th and 6th February 2020. As the only Maritime ISR meeting in Italy with a specific focus on Maritime Space Domain Awareness, the conference will bring together the widest range of expert nations ever to discuss key operational and technological challenges facing navies and other maritime organisations, as they resolve to monitor the sea and protect their borders.


Platforms and topics discussed include: Space based ISR, Airborne Platforms & Operations, C4ISTAR, Unmanned Maritime Systems, Hydrographic platforms and many more.


Conference highlights include:

  • Military briefings from Italy, the UK, Denmark, Sweden, NATO, Australia, Spain, the Netherlands, Greece

  • Pre-conference workshop with C-SIGMA on ‘S-AIS and C-SIGMA: Continuing to Evolve as the Cornerstones of Maritime Security’

  • Exhibition area with industry leaders showcasing their solutions



Early bird discounts

October 31st to save £400

November 29th to save £200

December 13th to save £100


Register online at:

05 Mar 2020


Over the past year, we have witnessed profound change and new trends emerging in the OTT video industry. Consumers call the shots and that is the reality of the digital economy. Engaging with consumers in new ways while re-engineering the video businesses around rapidly changing consumer needs, attitudes and behaviors are essential in today’s world.

Media conglomerates are seeking to build direct relationships between their brands and consumers, and in some cases using their own pipes to deliver their content to consumer devices. The streaming wars are intensifying, and companies are waging an all-out war in a bid for consumers’ attention.

As 2020 progresses, find out what trends the OTT video industry will see play out this year, and what the key drivers of growth will be across all platforms, from content and video streaming providers to telcos and pay-TV operators.

11 Feb 2020


Join us in Rome on the 11th and 12th February, to explore the latest technological solutions and political strategies to secure land, air, and sea borders in response to growing global threats.


Now in its thirteenth year, the Border Security conference has established itself as a market leader in this sector and will bring together senior military staff, government figures and industry from around the world, all responsible in their own way for enhancing border security capabilities on a global scale.


Following last year's sell-out event, the conference agenda has been curated to provide you with most timely updates and significant briefings. Unlike other events, we strive to deliver real insight and learning experiences through the expertly selected speakers who will only present on exclusive and current content.


Key Focuses Include:

  • Automated International Border Control Systems and Associated technologies (AI etc.)

  • Mitigating European Refugee and Migrant Crisis/Protection of EU External Borders

  • International Cooperation, Information sharing and Communication on countering cross border threats

  • Security Management Systems (SeMS) in Aviation Security

  • Biometrics/vs Biometric Free border controls

  • Preventing the use of fraudulent documentation


Early Bird Discounts!

Register by 31st October to save £400

Register by 29th November to save £200

Register by 13th December to save £100


Learn more at:  

30 Mar 2020


CABSAT now in its 26th edition will evolve to keep pace with the transforming satellite industry and grow accordingly with new end-user markets, applications and technologies.

SATEXPO – presented by CABSAT is the only platform in the MEASA region bringing senior buyers in sat-comms, tech and business solutions together for 3 days under one roof. SATEXPO 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.

Make sure you come to SATEXPO at CABSAT 2020 from 31-March to 02-April at Dubai World Trade Centre to make sound, future-proof investments, strategic alliances & partnerships and speak to the leading global satellite vendors about what they’re doing to ensure security and reliability in this unstable world.

29 Mar 2020

Colorado Springs

Where the World and Space Connect – 36th Space Symposium


Join us as global commercial, government, military and emergent space industry professionals convene at the 36th Space Symposium, March 30 – April 2, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to discuss critical issues impacting all global space sectors. The Symposium is considered the annual "must attend" event for making critical and profitable connections with global space decision-makers, to engage with industry thought leaders, to gain critical insights and to experience the newest in global space technology.


Register Today and Save!

17 Apr 2020

Las Vegas

NAB Show® is an unrivaled source for content professionals from all corners of the media, entertainment and technology ecosystem. Those seeking to create superior audio and visual experiences and drive listeners and viewers in larger numbers for greater reach. No matter where you fall on the content continuum—from creation to distribution, management to monetization—you’ll find a renewed path to clarity and confidence. Visit

22 Apr 2020

SMi Group are delighted to announce that the Defence Aviation Safety conference will return to London on the 23rd and 24th of April 2020

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 13th December to save £400!

  • Register by 31st January to save £200!

  • Register by 28th February to save £100!


To register or for more information visit:

11 May 2020


ANGACOM is Europe’s leading business platform for Broadband, Television and Online. It brings together network operators, vendors and content providers on all issues of the broadband and media distribution. The next show date is 12 to 14 May 2020 in Cologne/Germany.

ANGACOM’s key topics include Gigabit Networks, FTTH, 5G, OTT, AppTV, Cloud TV, Video Streaming, Smart City and Smart Home.

In 2019, ANGA COM counted more than 500 exhibitors from 35 countries and 20,000 participants from 83 countries.

Among the largest exhibitors are telecom vendors such as Appear TV, AVM, Casa Systems, Cisco, CommScope, Huawei, Nokia, Synamedia, Teleste and Wisi.

In 2019, the speaker line-up of the conference programme with 2,400 participants included C-level representatives of Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Tele2, Sunrise, TDC, freenet, Unitymedia, Eutelsat, ProSiebenSat.1, RTL Television and Discovery.

For more information please contact: +49 (0)221 9980810 or email:

17 May 2020

Military PNT


SMi Group are pleased to present the Military PNT conference, which will convene in London on the 18th-19th May 2020.


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 January 2020 to save £400

  • Register by 28th February 2020 to save £200

  • Register by 31st March 2020 to save £100


To register or for more information visit  

18 May 2020

Long Beach, California

Space Tech Expo & Conference (May 18-20, 2020 – Long Beach, CA) is the leading showcase of space-related technologies and innovations from systems and sub-systems, components, testing and manufacturing technologies for civil, military and commercial space applications. For the first time in 2020, the Space Tech conference will also be free-to-attend!




Phone: +441273 916 300

19 May 2020


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 20th and 21st May 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:

January 31st and save £400

February 28th and save £200

March 31st and save £100


Register online at: 

08 Jun 2020


Demonstrate, discuss, and discover the latest technologies that empower the digital economy at Asia’s Leading Infocomm Media and Technology Event. Share your thoughts and exchange views on how technology can bring about the next wave of change in the world’s economy. All in a single venue in 2020—in conjunction with Smart Nation Innovation Week (SNIW)—ConnecTechAsia welcomes you to be part of Asia’s largest tech showcase.What's this item about? What makes it interesting?

21 Sep 2020


Maritime ISR Global 2019 will welcome 150 senior leaders from the UK, Australia, Sweden, Germany, NATO and many others to set a roadmap for delivering persistent maritime ISR. With Europe’s defence narrative focused on the threat of peer conflict in the land environment, the Black Sea serves as a reminder that the ability to operate at sea is just as intrinsic to NATO’s strategic priorities. As the uptick in non-NATO activity continues, its waters have become an important case study for delivering a global joint ISR capability – one that can overcome an increased operational tempo to sustain a high-level of decision support to the war fighter.

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