06Nov 20. IAV Goes Online – 26 January – 11 February, 2021 . The largest dedicated conference of its type, it annually brings together defence and industry leaders, with a military cohort comprising force and operational commanders, acquisition officials, requirement-setters, capability development experts and S&T architects. For the first time in 2021, the conference will be hosted online, with new dedicated sessions on amphibious vehicle capability and C4i that speak to critical priorities for the UK, US and its partners across NATO.
05 Nov 20. 16th Annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (virtual event). NATO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania are jointly organizing the 16th Annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation on 10 November 2020.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania Bogdan Aurescu will open the event, which will take place online.
The list of high-level speakers includes Gustavo Zlauvinen, President-designate of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Review Conference; Marjolijn van Deelen, European Union Special Envoy for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament; Amanda Gorely, Australian Ambassador for Arms Control and Counter-Proliferation; as well as Song Li, China’s Ambassador for Disarmament Affairs. The event will be chaired by William Alberque, Director of the Arms Control, Disarmament and WMD Non-Proliferation Centre at NATO.
The opening of the conference will be streamed live on the NATO website. The rest of the event is not public.
13:00 – 13:15 (CET) Opening remarks by the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs
13:15 – 13:30 (CET) Opening remarks by the NATO Secretary General
A transcript of the Secretary General’s remarks, as well as photos and video, will be available on the website after the event.
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02 Nov 20. Royal Navy seeks maritime innovation at DSEI 2021. In the midst of its greatest modernisation period in decades, the Royal Navy will look to industry at DSEI 2021 to support its multi-domain integration requirements and harness innovation, technology and data solutions that deliver a fully co-operative and networked digital force.
As new strategic assets HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales continue their introduction to the naval fleet, DSEI 2021 will provide an opportunity for industry to engage with the Royal Navy as it moves beyond joint operations with its land, sea and cyber counterparts to an integrated force capable of achieving true multi-domain effects.
With the backing of the Royal Navy, the DSEI Naval Zone will provide a critical opportunity for organisations of all sizes to meet with the customer and partners to collaborate on the next-generation capabilities required to deliver these effects at every level.
From stealth and electronic warfare technologies to information and networking systems and unmanned capabilities, industry will have the chance to showcase innovation and solutions that will better enable the Royal Navy to defend the nation at home and abroad, across all domains from the seabed to space.
Admiral Tony Radakin, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff commented: “The Royal Navy continuously seeks to remain at the forefront of maritime defence technology, and events such as DSEI help to keep us there. I am delighted that the Royal Navy is once again playing a leading role in DSEI in 2021,” “Our ongoing success on operations around the world is a direct result of the strength and skill of the UK defence industry, as well as our international partners. DSEI gives us the ideal opportunity to bring all the key players together to discuss the latest innovations, developments and technological achievements.
“In a world of constant competition, the conversations that we are able to have at DSEI are more important than ever. The Royal Navy remains committed to being at the forefront of technological development, maintaining our battle-winning edge through innovation. DSEI allows us to showcase the best of this technology in some of the ships where we will be using it. The developments enabled by DSEI have real and tangible benefits to all of us in the Royal Navy”.
“It is hugely validating to have the support of the Royal Navy behind DSEI 2021. We believe that DSEI offers the single most valuable opportunity in the biennial defence trade show calendar to connect UK companies and their international counterparts with each other and their end customers across the land, sea and air domains,” Grant Burgham, DSEI Event Director, Clarion Defence & Security, commented. “We aim to foster business connections at every level and look forward to presenting a world-class industry response to the Royal Navy’s requirements as they look to support emerging operating concepts over the coming decade.”
The Naval Zone at DSEI 2021 will once again host a range of Royal Navy and international warships on static display at the dockside, with waterborne demonstrations showcasing the latest capabilities on the River Thames.
30 Oct 20. NSSF® Announces 2021 SHOT Show® Cancellation. Statement from NSSF President & CEO Joe Bartozzi: “Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the world, NSSF, the firearm industry trade association, today makes the difficult announcement that the 2021 SHOT Show has been cancelled.
NSSF has remained in constant communication with Nevada officials throughout the year in our planning for the 2021 show. While there has been a concerted effort to expand the allowable levels for large gatherings by the county and state, with positivity rates peaking during our key planning period we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 show. Sadly, these spikes are currently transpiring worldwide. Given the sheer complexities, diminishing timeline and immense logistical planning required to conduct a trade show as large as SHOT, NSSF simply could not move forward at this point with so many unknowns and variables. We truly appreciate the guidance of Nevada and Las Vegas officials in allowing us to communicate this news to our exhibitors and attendees well in advance of the show. We would also like to thank the Sands directly for their help and efforts to navigate this unprecedented situation.
The planning and work that has gone into the 2021 SHOT Show has been nothing short of remarkable. Since the pandemic began in early 2020, the NSSF staff and our show partners have been working around the clock to plan our largest show in history while keeping the health and safety of all involved as paramount.”
The support of our show exhibitors this year has also been nothing short of remarkable. With three months to go until the show, floor space for both the Sands Expo Center and our expansion to the new Caesars Forum was nearly sold out, with more companies than ever before represented at the SHOT Show.
All of this positions us for a 2022 SHOT Show that will be undoubtedly the best in our industry’s history, and we look forward to bringing our entire community together again at a show that will be one to remember.
During the coming year, NSSF asks for our industry’s unwavering support as we continue our fight to promote, protect and preserve our industry in these unsettling times.
Throughout this year, NSSF has remained at the forefront for our industry. As thousands of businesses across the country were shuttered as being “non-essential” during the pandemic, NSSF worked nonstop to have firearm retailers, ranges, manufacturers and distributors listed as “essential” which allowed them to remain open for business.
NSSF is your trade association. Everything we do—from education, safety initiatives, compliance and security resources, import/export guidance, consumer activation initiatives, government relations, and the SHOT Show—is aimed at helping businesses in our industry succeed. Now, more than ever, we need your continued support.
03 Nov 20. Turkey’s defense fair to start next week virtually. Turkey’s largest defense fair SAHA Expo will start next week virtually.
Organized by SAHA Istanbul Defence and Aerospace Cluster Association, the 3D virtual event will be held using the XperEXPO, an application developed by Turkish technology firm BITES, an affiliate of the Turkish defense giant Aselsan.
According to the organizer, it will be the world’s first 3D virtual defense fair.
The first week of the five-month event — between Nov. 9, 2020 and April 9, 2021 — will host video conferences with 300 participants.
The event will exhibit several defense products, including Akinci and TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV), and Atak helicopter.
As part of the event, firms and officials from several countries will make B2B meetings.
The event was planned to be organized physically in Istanbul on Nov. 9-13, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic the event will be held virtually.
SAHA Istanbul Defence and Aerospace Cluster Association plans to organize the exhibition physically at Istanbul Expo Center on Nov. 10-13 next year. (Source: Google/https://www.aa.com.tr/)
30 Oct 20. Cancellation. Air Land Integration Conference (formerly the Close Air Support Conference). Now 8 & 9 June, 2021, Hilton Hotel, Reading, UK (Original date 17 & 18 November, 2020). (Source: Armada)