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07 Jan 21. Innovation in Air and Space Technology Is Focus of Fairfax County EDA Webinar Series Starting Jan. 27. The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is presenting a three-part international webinar series on January 27, February 3 and February 10, focused on innovative technologies in aviation and space for commercial and defense applications – many of which are being developed or advanced in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia.

“The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority thanks the notable experts who will be discussing the latest technologies in aviation and space for commercial and defense applications during the international webinar series”

Day 1 (Jan. 27) of the “Air & Space Innovation Series” will spotlight “Air Innovation: Flying Cars, Drones and Unmanned Air Systems.” Day 2 (Feb. 3) will focus on “Space Innovation, Novel Communications and Expeditions.” Day 3 (Feb. 10) will spotlight “Defense Innovation in Air and Space.”

Companies and organizations that are involved with the series include AFWERX, Airbus America, Aireon, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, ANRA Technologies, BAE Systems, Ball Aerospace, BlackSky, Center for Innovative Technology, DroneShield, Elroy Air, Israel Aerospace Industries North America, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Northrop Grumman, OneWeb, SatixFy and Scout.

Click here for registration details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/air-space-innovation-series-tickets-131629155347

The virtual series will be broadcast using the Whova platform, which allows for additional networking opportunities beyond the program and presentations.

“The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority thanks the notable experts who will be discussing the latest technologies in aviation and space for commercial and defense applications during the international webinar series,” said Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the FCEDA. “Many of the companies that will be represented are located within or conduct substantial business operations in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia – exemplifying the region as a major global aerospace technology hub.”

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains business investment offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore/Mumbai, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

The FCEDA is a member of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance. Other members: the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Arlington County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park and the Prince William County Department of Economic Development. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)

07 Jan 21. Counter Terror Expo (CTX) joins DSEI at ExCeL London in September 2021. Clarion Events Defence and Security is pleased to announce that Counter Terror Expo (CTX) and Forensics Expo Europe (FEE) will take place alongside DSEI at ExCeL London on 14 – 16th September 2021.

DSEI is on track to deliver the event’s most comprehensive iteration to date, with both returning key accounts and first-time exhibitor numbers reflecting the industry’s commitment to a return to live events. As the UK’s leading networking event for security professionals from industry, infrastructure, government and policing, CTX attracts attendees and exhibitors from across Europe, all of whom will have the opportunity to seek counter-terror business synergies with a wider pool of stakeholders attending DSEI across the Land, Naval, Aerospace, Joint, and Security domains.

“We are pleased to report that we are on target to deliver a strong DSEI in 2021, both in terms of new exhibitor bookings and organic growth of stand size,” Grant Burgham, DSEI Event Director, said. “Thanks to careful management of the floorplan yield we can run CTX and FEE alongside DSEI and offer attendees and stakeholders a week of business opportunities that will prove to be worth the wait after a tumultuous 18 months for our industry.”

“As a strategic counter-terror event with a global audience, large numbers of the CTX audience typically travel to the event from overseas,” Tracy Bebbington, Event Director, CTX , said. “We have decided that there is a strong cross-over audience between CTX and DSEI attendees that we could leverage to deliver two events side-by-side in 2021 and enable our attendees to take advantage of the business opportunities this will offer.”

Clarion Events, one of the largest exhibition organisers in the world, hold the safety and well-being of all event attendees as the highest priority. DSEI aims to deliver an event as similar to those in previous years as possible and will fully implement all public health requirements, in order to make the venue Covid-secure. Working alongside Government, public health officials, the venue, business partners, transport operators and hotels, DSEI 2021 will take all the necessary precautions.

06 Jan 21. The Higher Organising Committee of IDEX and NAVDEX and the International Defence Conference concludes preparations for the 2021 edition. Preparations for the exhibitions and conference are on schedule, with widespread participation from international decision-makers and official delegations.

The Higher Organising Committee of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2021), the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX 2021), and the International Defence Conference, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has announced the completion of preparations for the two exhibitions, held from 21-25 February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, in addition to the International Defence Conference that will take place on 20 February at the ADNOC Business Center.

IDEX and NAVDEX and the International Defence Conference are organised by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence and the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces. The events showcase the latest developments, technologies and innovations in the defence industry, support the development of the national defence sector and forge new relationships between major international companies.

The committee confirmed that both exhibitions and the accompanying conference will be held on schedule, without disruption. The events are attracting wide interest and participation by companies and delegations alike, as the final preparations are made. The committee aims to organise an exceptional edition during the economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19 and strengthen the position of Abu Dhabi as a leading regional leader in the business tourism sector.

The committee affirmed that official invitations have been sent to exhibitors and conference delegates and that confirmation of participation has been received from many official delegations from countries all over the world, in addition to decision-makers, experts and specialists from across the sector. The positive response confirms the pivotal position and role that both events play in the specialised defence sector and the status of the exhibitions at the regional and international level.

The committee emphasised that the UAE is an attractive and safe destination that welcomes visitors from all over the world, and is fully prepared to host the world again in Abu Dhabi. To facilitate exhibitors and visitors’ participation, a wide range of processes are being implemented. Additionally, a set of precautionary and preventive measures have been developed to ensure the health, well-being, and security of visitors and participants, in cooperation with ADNEC and all relevant authorities.

Additionally, the Naval Organising Committee of NAVDEX confirmed that a large number of naval vessels and boats from countries around the world will arrive in February, to be displayed at the ADNEC Marina during the exhibition. The Committee is currently finalising plans to launch a number of new naval vessels during the exhibition.

The Organising Committee of the International Defence Conference 2021 stated that it has completed the final list of conference speakers and participants to accompany IDEX and NAVDEX. The conference will be held as a hybrid event for the first time, bringing together experts and specialists from all over the world at the ADNOC Business Center and on-line, to discuss the Prosperity and Development of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technology and the Protection in the Era of the 4IR.

The upcoming edition of the International Defence Conference will highlight the key role that Abu Dhabi plays in advancing the global defence industries and the importance of international cooperation to find a formula for restructuring defence systems in the face of future challenges.

ADNEC has implemented a wide range of strict precautionary and preventive measures to ensure the safety of visitors and participants, in accordance with the highest global health and safety standards. Thermal scanners will be set at all entrances, sanitisation and disinfection procedures will be taking place throughout the day using fogging machines. All visitors and participants will be required to have a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test. In addition, social distancing measures and the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) is being mandated across facilities.


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