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17 Feb 13. Held under the patronage of His Highness, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar, with the official support of the Qatar Armed Forces and hosted by the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces along with a strong commitment from neighboring countries naval defense forces, DIMDEX 2014 is the definitive exhibition for the industry to take advantage of current and future procurement opportunities for all naval requirements across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. DIMDEX, now firmly established as the Middle East and North Africa leading maritime and naval defence exhibition and conference is set to be the largest event for maritime defence and protection of critical off shore infrastructure. It will be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre, between 25 – 27 March, 2014.

27 Feb 13. BAE Systems Detica, the cyber-security and information intelligence arm of BAE Systems, is supporting the upcoming Cyber Defence Summit Middle East & Africa in Muscat, Oman. The event, to be held at the Al Bustan Palace from the 4-5 March 2013, will bring together industry leaders and experts from across the Middle East, Africa and internationally to debate how to defend the region’s virtual borders. The summit is hosted by ITA Oman and Oman CERT in partnership with naseba and is endorsed by the International Telecom Union (IMPACT), the cyber security arm of the United Nations.

26 Feb 13. Border Management Summit – Creating a Safe, Secure, and Efficient Border. 25-28 March 2013, Detroit MI, United States. The U.S. Canadian Border is the largest international land border in the entire world. Nearly $1.6bn in trade as well as 300,000 people travel across the border on a daily basis. The U.S. and Canada share a unique relationship, and are focused on a joint effort to protect against terrorism and organized crime, while steadily advancing economic trade and growth, as detailed in the “Beyond the Border” action plan. In order to create a safe, and efficient border, it is imperative that threats are detected and rapidly dealt with, while trade is encouraged and efficiently facilitated. The Border Management North 2013 Summit, will bring together those who have an expertise on the topic of protecting our northern border with those who are seeking to implement it. This year’s summit takes places at an interesting and innovative time in the implementation of border protection technology and management. In order to further explore these new and exciting advancements happening along the U.S. Canadian border this year’s summit will focus on preventing Terrorism, organized crime, trade facilitation, and cross border law enforcement. Join us in discussing advancements on the U.S. Canadian border such as Automated Targeting Systems (ATS), Remote Video Surveillance Systems (RVSS), Maritime Radar Systems, Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), and the “Beyond the Border” action plan, and we can begin to work towards improving the security and efficiency of our shared border. (Source: ASD Network)

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