EXHIBITIONS AND CONFERENCES
Jun 08. UVS International is proud to announce that it has been invited to partner with International Aviation Group, China to organize the 1st national Chinese conference totally dedicated to unmanned aircraft systems. With the intent of contributing to maintaining safety in Chinese airspace, and within the framework of its Global Access Initiative and international harmonisation, UVS International has accepted this invitation and will endeavour to make it possible for the Chinese regulatory authorities and UAS community to be made aware of the ongoing international regulatory work pertaining to UAS.
Event designation: UAS China 2008
Event venue: Grand Skylight Catic Hotel (www.gslcatic.com)
Location: Beijing, China
Dates: 25 & 26 September 2008.
Web site:www.aviationnow.com.cn (information only in Mandarin)
25 Jun 08. Eurosatory 2008, huge success of the exhibition shaping tomorrow’s Defence and Security. Leading exhibition of its kind worldwide, economic, political and strategic event, Eurosatory has just closed its doors on a renewed success in terms of participation by exhibitors and visitors. This major international rendezvous for land and air/land defence and security highlighted every component of tomorrow’s defence. Biennial occasion for all involved in the field (users, political and military decision-makers and industrialists) Eurosatory presented a large number of weapon systems and equipments. The 2008 exhibition was particularly notable for the significant increase in the number of exhibitors, with a new record in participation of 1210 exhibitors from 52 countries.
Visitor numbers is also increasing:
* over 52,000 visitors from 145 countries were recorded;
* 117 official delegations from 75 countries were welcomed (460 VIPs and 251 Eurosatory Guests, including 12 ministers and vice-ministers, 10 secretaries of state, 12 national armaments directors and delegate-general for armaments and 17 chiefs of staff).
Among the highlights of the 2008 Eurosatory exhibition, we have to emphasize the visits of Mr Hervé Morin, French Minister of Defence; Mr Javier Solana, High Representative for the CFSP of the EU; Mr Jouyet and Mr Bockel, respectively French Secretary of State for European Affairs and French Secretary of State for Defence and Veterans; Mr Alexander Weiss, Director of the European Defence Agency; General John Craddock, Commander in Chief of NATO forces; and also, for the first time, an Indian delegation led by HE the Ambassador Ranjan Mathai.
Eurosatory 2008 is more than ever THE place to discover the latest innovations and technologies used by armed forces, THE business meeting-place of the sector between industry and decision-makers, and between companies, and THE crossroads for reflection on future defence.