02 Mar 21. BATTLESPACE has been requested by Symposia at Shrivenham and Army HQ to gauge industry interest for a CCS Range Day around 6-8 July at COTEC or ITDU Warminster. The day will be run by ITDU and SaS under full COVID-19 rules applicable at the time.
BATTLESPACE will support the Range Day with a Special Issue on and offline.
Please send notifications of interest or comments to:
Nick Lindley, SaS: Lindley, Nick <>
Julian Nettlefold, BATTLESPACE: Julian Nettlefold <>
02 Mar 21. Register for the 2021 international Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation conference. Dstl will host the 23rd CWD conference, bringing together international experts to work together to achieve a future free from chemical weapons.
After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone CWD 2021 until September 2021.
We know the importance our delegates place on a face-to-face event, which provides invaluable and unique opportunities to network and exchange information. We remain determined to hold the conference this year and we are developing a contingency plan to hold a virtual conference in the autumn, in case the rescheduled physical event cannot take place.
About the conference
The 23rd CWD Conference is organised by Dstl, the science inside UK defence and security, on behalf of the Ministry of Defence. It’s a unique opportunity to hear from international experts and to work collaboratively to help achieve a future free from chemical weapons.
The organisers took the unavoidable decision to cancel CWD 2020 due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. However, planning has continued to ensure that, with your participation and support, CWD 2021 will be the best conference yet. We aim to build on the success of CWD 2019, which was attended by more than 120 delegates from 13 countries, representing 53 organisations.
Our exciting programme, which includes new additions for 2021, takes into account the changing demilitarisation landscape, including new threats, technical challenges and the approaching completion of destruction of declared chemical weapons stockpiles. Its scope will include wider science and technology issues related to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), including verification, chemical analysis and forensics. Abstracts on any of these, and related topics, may be submitted on our new online registration platform.
Key dates (revised March 2021)
- Abstract submission closes: 11 June 2021
- Presenter notification: 2 July 2021
- Registration closes: 10 September 2021
During the 2 days of presentations, panel sessions, poster displays and equipment demonstrations, there will be ample opportunity for discussion and networking. The conference is open to anyone with a relevant interest in CWD, and is attended by representatives of governments, industry, academia and the armed forces.
Why attend CWD 2021
Our conference supports the global effort to eliminate chemical weapons and fosters co-operation through the exchange of information and ideas relating to safe disposal. CWD is the primary international forum for making valuable professional contacts in this field.
- Participate in this unique forum for our community
- Exchange knowledge and expertise
- Network with others in the field
- Meet international experts
- Collaborate with your peers
- Learn about innovative and exciting new solutions
- Share your technical challenges
- Discover and offer fresh thinking, new ideas, different approaches
- Contribute to a future free of chemical weapons
Register now to join us in demonstrating our shared commitment to eliminating this class of weapons of mass destruction, and discover ways we can overcome the challenges associated with their elimination.
01 Mar 21. 2021 Commercial Vehicle Show new dates — 31st August-2nd September 2021. The UK’s largest and most important road transport event revises dates for 2021 Show.
26 Feb 21. 2021 AUSA LANPAC Symposium & Exposition Cancelled.
Due to the ongoing conditions surrounding COVID-19, AUSA has determined that it is in the best interest of the community to cancel this year’s event, originally scheduled for 18 – 20 May in Honolulu, Hawaii. The health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, and staff remain our top priorities in making this difficult decision.
We will certainly miss being in Honolulu this year but the good news is, we will be returning in 2022. We are already looking forward to next year’s event and expect it to be our best one yet! Start making your plans now to join us at the 2022 AUSA LANPAC Symposium & Exposition.
SAVE THE DATE
2022 AUSA LANPAC Symposium & Exposition
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
17 – 19 May 2022
We’ll plan to launch exhibit sales later in the year so please look out for our prospectus.
25 Feb 21. IDEX and NAVDEX 2021 conclude an exceptional edition with over 62,000 visitors.
The 15th edition of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) and the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX) has been concluded by the Higher Organising Committee for the exhibitions. The five-day events have seen extensive local and international participation.
The central success of the 15th edition lies in that it was the first global defence event to take place in the post pandemic recovery stage, with 62,445 attendees at the venue across five days. 900 exhibitors, 59 countries, and 35 international pavilions participated in IDEX and NAVDEX 2021, alongside five countries participating in the exhibitions for the first time: Israel, North Macedonia, Luxembourg, Portugal, and Azerbaijan.
AED 20.957bn (USD 5.7bn) worth of deals were signed by the UAE Armed Forces during IDEX and NAVDEX 2021. Five deals with international companies and 15 with local companies were inked on the final day of the exhibitions, at a value of AED 904.2m (USD 246.2m).
The committee announced the conclusion of the two exhibitions during a press conference held today (Thursday) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, in the presence of His Excellency Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee for “IDEX” and “NAVDEX” exhibitions, and His Excellency Major General Staff Pilot Ishaq Saleh Muhammad Al Balushi, Assistant Undersecretary for Industries and Development of Defense Capabilities at the Ministry of Defense, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Committee, and Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and CEO of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company “ADNEC” and its group of companies.
Commenting on the conclusion of the exhibitions, His Excellency Major General Staff Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee, said: “The 15th edition of the IDEX and NAVDEX exhibitions has been nothing short of exceptional. These events continue to strengthen their global position, providing exhibitors and participants from around the world with an integrated global platform, in spite of the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. IDEX and NAVDEX drive and enable innovation, in line with the rapid development of the fourth industrial revolution.
“The success of these exhibitions has been rooted in the stalwart and visionary support of our wise leadership. Their confidence in our ability to host the world, here in Abu Dhabi, has been critical to the wider realisation of this edition.
“Today marks a new chapter in pre-eminence. 2021 is the Golden Jubilee Year is the Golden Jubilee of the foundation of the United Arab Emirates. That union has enabled our nation to cultivate and expand our defence infrastructure and technological systems, using them to ensure security and peace across the Middle East.
“The foremost achievement of this edition of the exhibitions was the stringent and rigorous implementation of all precautionary measures across ADNEC, preserving the health and safety of all participants, exhibitors, and visitors. IDEX and NAVDEX 2021 enabled the return of the national business tourism sector, alongside continuing to support the UAE’s defence industry. These exhibitions ensure that UAE products are globally competitively, both meeting the needs of the nation alongside reaching new markets.”
Concluding, His Excellency said: “The contributions of a range of stakeholders to enable the success of this event has been immense. Media professionals, organisers, strategic partners, and subcommittees have each played a significant role in bringing this event to life. Finally, we must recognise the contribution of frontline workers, who were at the event for each moment. Their efforts ensured the safety of all attendees, in line with the vision of the government of the UAE.”
His Excellency Staff Pilot Ishaq Saleh Al Balushi, Head of the Executive Directorate of Industries and Development of Defense Capabilities at the Ministry of Defense, and Vice Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee for IDEX and NAVDEX, commented: “The UAE has once again demonstrated its global leadership in hosting and organising international and strategic events. These events indicate renewed confidence and optimism as the UAE charts a new course for post-pandemic recovery.
“Our nation’s wise leadership, having extensively examined a range of analyses, decided to host the 15th Edition. To adhere to this decision, given the exceptional global circumstances, we implemented a strategic direction different from previous editions of the exhibition, with a refreshed set of standards.
“Hosting over 110 international delegations, comprised of decision-makers, investors, and senior executives, demonstrates the confidence of the global community in the United Arab Emirates. Furthermore, it exhibits how defence remains an internationally critical sector, and how the industry is strengthened by strategic partnerships and deal signings which shape the industry’s future.
“2021 has seen the UAE Armed Forces sign the highest value of deals during the exhibitions’ histories. The brokerage of such agreements plays a pivotal role in devising and implementing long-term security and defence strategies, and ensuring the adoption of optimal solutions to face future challenges, given the fourth industrial revolution.”
Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, commented: “Today brings an end to an edition which was described as one of the most successful global events organised in the post pandemic phase by participants, exhibitors, and visitors alike. In organising these two exhibitions, we have met and exceeded the aspirations of all attending this edition.
“96% of visitors and exhibitors to IDEX and NAVDEX were satisfied with the exhibition, which is considered one of the highest rates in the global exhibition and conference sector. The wide range of precautionary protocols which ADNEC rigorously implemented across its infrastructure also met the approval of those visiting IDEX and NAVDEX, as well as specialists in the exhibition and conference sector.
“During the first four days of the exhibitions, 98% of participants and visitors shared that they were satisfied with the preventative and precautionary measures implemented, while 99% of participants stated they felt safe inside ADNEC. Doubtlessly, these figures demonstrate the accomplishment of this year of IDEX and NAVDEX. Lessons learnt here will support the wider resurgence of the business tourism sector, both at a local and international level.
“Across the five days, IDEX and NAVDEX attracted with 62,445 visitors from across the world. Such numbers demonstrate how exhibitors focus on specialised international events. It is a source of deep pride that we have been able to welcome the world, once again.”