EXHIBITIONS AND CONFERENCES
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Sep 08. 22 September 2008 – Land Warfare Centre, Warminster
The Operational Utility Vehicle System (OUVS) project team will be holding an Industry Day on Monday 22 September 2008 at the Land Warfare Centre, Warminster. The Industry Day will be divided into two sessions.
In the morning session the OUVS project team will give an update on the OUVS programme; this will also be the opportunity for potential sub-contractors to liaise with Prime Contractors. The afternoon session will be limited to those Prime Contractors which have been successful following the OUVS Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) issued on 1 August 2008.
Companies which wish to attend the morning session and which have not already received an invitation should contact:
Email: (Source: MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin)
08 Sep 08. Organisers of APDS 2008 Decide Not To Proceed with Event. The organisers of the Asia Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition (APDS 2008) held discussions late last week with the South Australian State Government over the event scheduled to take place in Adelaide, on November 11-13, with the result of the exhibition being called off. The major issues discussed revolved around the exhibition being targeted by a highly organized and violent protestor campaign, with a history of focusing on similar high profile events. Public safety issues and security risk levels eventually persuaded the organisers to decide not to proceed with this year’s event. The executive director of APDS Exhibition Ltd, Phil Guy, confirmed, “Last week SAPOL (South Australian Police) advised the Government and APDS about serious issues of public order and security leading up to and during the event. Following that advice, and further discussions with the South Australian Government, we had to make a difficult decision. Providing security against these radical and violent protestors has great financial implications.“ Naturally, we are very disappointed. Over the past 18 months APDS has conducted an extensive global marketing campaign and had received good support from many companies in the international defence and security markets who wished to promote their products to buyers in the Asia Pacific region, and who hoped to do so in Adelaide. Public safety and a secure environment for our exhibitors to carry out their business is paramount, therefore the event will not be proceeding in November as planned. However, there is clearly the potential to pursue the interest from these international firms in a different format.”
10 Sep 08. The Pentagon Memorial will be open to the public on Sept. 11, 2008, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT. The opening will include a musical tribute featuring the Navy Band and the Sea Chanters Chorus, the official chorus of the U.S. Navy. Recognized as “The World’s Finest,” the Band features some of the nation’s top musicians and performs a wide variety of music. This will be the first opportunity for the general public to view the memorial in remembrance of the lives lost on Sept. 11 at the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77. The Pentagon Memorial contains 184 memorial units, each of which is dedicated to an individual victim by its unique placement within the collective field. The field is organized as a timeline of the victims’ ages, moving from the youngest, three-year-old Dana Falkenberg to the oldest, John D. Yamnicky, 71. Each memorial unit is specifically positioned in order to distinguish victims on board American Airlines Flight 77 from victims within the Pentagon. The memorial units representing the 59 lives lost on American Airlines Flight 77 are positioned so that a visitor to the park will face the sky when reading the name of the victim to whom that unit is dedicated. When standing at a memorial unit dedicated to a victim who was inside the Pentagon, th