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10 Sep 21. Green light for ILA Berlin 2022.
- Berlin and Brandenburg commit to holding ILA
- Focus on innovation, new technologies and sustainability
- Virtual and in-person: ILA Berlin to be held as a hybrid event
- New format targets trade visitors
The Land of Berlin and the Land of Brandenburg have paved the way for holding ILA 2022. From Wednesday, 22 to Saturday, 25 June 2022 at ILA Berlin, the focus will be on the future of aerospace and the key themes of innovation, new technologies and sustainability. There will be a special emphasis on climate-neutral aviation and the energy transition in the skies.
“ILA Berlin is a global magnet for the international aerospace industry. Following last year’s ILA Goes Digital, the world’s first virtual aerospace show, we are delighted that next year Germany’s leading innovative trade fair for the aerospace industry will take place as an in-person event again“, said Volker Thum, managing director of the German Aerospace Industries Association. “ILA is synonymous with Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace. There will be a clear emphasis on climate protection at ILA 2022, where the industry’s trade fair will show the way forward to climate-neutral aviation.”
“With the opening of BER and due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the conditions surrounding ILA have changed,“ said Martin Ecknig, CEO of Messe Berlin. “That especially concerns the flying displays, which naturally can only take place while abiding with the conditions of an airport operating nearby. That is why we have developed a new concept for ILA. ILA 2022 will take place as a hybrid event in order to showcase the fascination of flying and space travel to the wider public – both physically on the grounds and virtually around the world. The new ILA Berlin concept is part of our new ’Messe Plus’ programme, which features virtual and in-person activities as well as new formats for when the pandemic is over.“
Next year’s ILA will be in a hybrid format, which will include exhibitors’ trade fair stands and chalets, a wide-ranging stage programme in the four halls, a static display featuring aircraft close up, and flying displays by aircraft showing the way forward to a climate-neutral future. As Europe’s largest space show, ILA Berlin showcases innovations and new technologies that benefit people everywhere – comprehensively and beyond borders. All this will take place on the exhibition grounds at Selchow at BER Airport, and will be rounded off with events such as live streams, virtual matchmaking and virtual company presentations.
The Berlin Senate has signed up to the framework agreement for holding ILA 2022, together with the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy of the Land of Brandenburg, Flughafen Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, Messe Berlin GmbH and the German Aerospace Industries Association.
Thus next summer ILA, the leading innovative trade fair for the aerospace industry, will once again gather representatives of the international industry, politics, armed forces, business and science. Under the headings of Aviation, Space, Defense & Security and Suppliers, ILA Berlin covers the entire spectrum of the aerospace industry. The focus will be even more on trade visitors, while an open day for the public is being planned for the Saturday of the event.
The German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) is the brand owner; ILA Berlin 2022 is organised by Messe Berlin GmbH.
08 Sep 21. ComDef 2021, the 50th conference in the Common Defense series, will have the theme, “Accelerating Capability and Resilience”. Headlined by Gregory M. Kausner, and featuring Canada, the online event is scheduled for September 28th. The program is now set and most speakers are confirmed. There is a big effort underway to enhance the defense industrial base to ensure accelerating technology shifts are incorporated into defense equipment and doctrine. This ComDef will look at the various initiatives ongoing.
- The new Administration has focused on near peer competition as well as R&D, defense industrial capability rebuilding, infrastructure improvements, climate change, Covid recovery, and equity. What new acquisition approaches should be expected? Will these approaches be legislated? How will these impact older defense programs? What programs are likely to be impacted? What will be the outlook for the Defense Budget?
- What strategies will be given emphasis in exporting?
- Which agencies will be given more authority?
- What will be the impact of the new Buy American Executive Orders? How will these dovetail efforts to utilize allied defense industrial bases?
- What domestic and foreign candidates are there for future international cooperative programs?
- How fast will industry adjust to the new realities? Will there be a frenzy of mergers and acquisitions? What will the Administration’s stance be on M&A in the defense sector?
- Will defense industry quickly integrate commercial technology into their offerings? What role will commercial firms play in defense to speed up the technology refresh?
- What new procurement approaches will be tested to bring in commercial/non traditional entities?
- How will NATO adjust to evolving imperatives?
- Can NATO rise to the challenge?
- What changes are needed? Will the Artic play an outsize role? A changed security situation in Europe, in particular in the Baltic Sea area, have created new challenges and operating environments.
- Future operating environments – Space and Cyber
- How will Space and Cyber shape the future defense posture?
- How can Cyber be made more resilient? What is the future for CMMI? How will international supply chains shape the response?
- Where are the low hanging fruit of cooperation and capability?
- Will Exportability be baked into security cooperation? Where should friends and allies invest their capability? In what technologies and capabilities should governments invest? What will be the impact of cancelled programs on arms exports? How can industry partner internationally for success?
- How potent are existing and envisaged export control regimes? Are major changes needed?
Government and industry representatives from more than 35 countries will be participating. Over 30 speakers will provide their insight and perspectives. Network with Government and industry leaders from all US Services and Agencies at this premier international event held online this year.
- Rutha Astravas, Director Continental Materiel Cooperation, DGIIP/ADM(MAT), DnD Canada (Confirmed)
- Frederico Bartels, Senior Policy Analyst for Defense Budgeting, The Heritage Foundation (Confirmed)
- Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration (Confirmed)
- Edna Conway, Vice President, Chief Security & Risk Officer, Azure at Microsoft (Confirmed)
- Troy Crosby, Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel), Department of National Defence, Canada (Confirmed)
- Paula Folkes-Dallaire, Director General Defense Procurement, Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
- Donald R. Davidson Jr., Director Cyber-SCRM Programs, Synopsys, Inc. (Confirmed)
- Colonel Nathan P. Diller, USAF, Director, AFWERX (Confirmed)
- Eric Fournier, Director General Innovation, Department of National Defence, Canada (Confirmed)
- McKenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow, AEI
- Anita Friend, Head of the Defence and Security Accelerator, UK
- Christopher Haave, Vice President, International Operations and Disclosure, Raytheon Technologies (Confirmed)
- Aaron Harding, Assistant Director, Office of Business Operations, DSCA (Confirmed)
- Gregory M. Kausner, performing the duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (PTDO USD(A&S)) (Confirmed)
- Bobby Kwon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) (Confirmed)
- Brett B. Lambert, Managing Director, The Densmore Group, LLC (Confirmed)
- Michael Laychak, Director, DTSA (Confirmed)
- Sandra E. Long, Office of Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports and Cooperation,. ASA(ALT) (Confirmed)
- Robert S. Metzger, Partner, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, PC. (Confirmed)
- Mike Miller, DAS, Bureau of Political Military Affairs, DDTC (Confirmed)
- Michael E. O’Hanlon, Ph.D, Senior Fellow and Dir., Research in Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institute (Confirmed)
- Rear Admiral Anthony Rossi, Director, Navy International Programs Office (Confirmed)
- Vago Muradian, Editor, Defense & Aerospace Report (Confirmed)
- Omer Haim, Ministry of Defense Representative in Washington D.C., Embassy of Israel (Confirmed)
- Alison Petchell, Minister-Counselor Defence Materiel, Embassy of Australia, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
- Mr. Jesse Salazar, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy, DoD
- Pieter-Henk Schroor, Defense Cooperation Attaché, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
- Kelli L. Seybolt, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs (Confirmed)
- Håkan Söderstedt, Counselor for Defense Procurement, Embassy of Sweden, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
- Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services, P.C. (Confirmed)
- Michael J. Vaccaro, Director, International Armaments Cooperation, DoD (A&S) (Confirmed)
More speakers to be confirmed.
Government and industry representatives from more than 35 countries will participate. Over 35 speakers will provide their insight and perspectives.
Participate with Government and industry leaders from all US Services and Agencies at this premier international event held in Washington.
Confirmed speakers are marked with confirmed after their names.
The organizers reserve the right to change the program based on speaker availability and world events.
- Government/Services Acquisition community
- Government Industrial policy staff
- Government/Services international agreements staff
- Government/Services FMS staff
- Government/Services R&D community
- Embassy officials
- Defense Cooperation Attaches
- Service Attaches
- Industry government relations executives
- Industry business development executives
- Industry sales and marketing executives
- Industry Offset and Countertrade executives
- Industry merger and acquisition staff
- Aviation and defense financial analysts
- Think Tanks
- Defense media
- Hill Staffers
07 Sep 21. SMi Group invites you to the 23rd Annual Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition, returning to London on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th November 2021 alongside a Disruptive Technology Focus Day on 1st November 2021.
As Europe’s leading military communications event for satellite professionals, Global MilSatCom remains the premier forum for the MilSatCom community. With mission-critical discussions on a wide range of topics, updates from industry-leading programmes, strong support from industry thought-leaders, Global MilSatCom remains the year’s must attend event.
The Speaker Line-Up Includes:
Host Nation Keynote Speakers:
- Air Vice-Marshal Paul Godfrey, Commander, UK Space Command
- Air Vice-Marshal Harvey Smyth, Director Space, UK Ministry of Defence
- Commander Jason Strutt, SO1 Space, Capability C4ISR, UK Strategic Command
- Ms Becky Swanborough, C1 Space International Partnering, Capability C4ISR, UK Strategic Command
- Mr Peter Lymn, Satellite Communications International Collaboration Lead, Defence Digital, UK Strategic Command
- Mr Barry Austin, Skynet 6 Program Manager and Deputy Head of Networks, Defence Digital, UK Strategic Command
- Chair: Dr Joanna Hart, Harwell Space Cluster Development Manager, UKRI STFC
International Military and Government Speakers:
- Colonel Ryan Colburn, Chief, Spectrum Warfare Division, SMC, US Space Force
- Ms Deanna Ryals, Chief Partnership Officer, SMC, US Space Force
- Mr Cameron Stoltz, Director Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
- Mr Kirk Leech, SATCOM Service Area Owner, Capability Branch, New Zealand Defence Force
- Commander Marina Ballanger, SATCOM & PNT International Affairs, DGA
- Mr Mike Dean, DOD SATCOM Chief, US DOD CIO
- Mr Giovanni Durando, SATCOM Service Area Owner, NATO Communications and Information Agency
- Colonel Matthew Holston, Commander, Space Delta 8, US Space Force
- Ms Clare Grason, Chief, Commercial Satellite Communications Office, US Space Force
- Colonel Shane Taylor, PM Tactical Network, PEO C3T, US Army
- Mr Geoffroy Beaudot, Head of Space and Cyber Department, Luxembourg DoD
- Lieutenant Colonel Attila Horvath, Force Planning, Hungarian Defence Force
- Colonel Mihai Burlacu, Deputy J6, Romanian Armed Forces
- Mr Holger Lueschow, Programme Manager Satellite Communications & Project Officer Radio Spectrum, European Defence Agency
- Squadron Leader Tom Gallagher, SATCOM Programme Manager, NATO ACT
To view the full line-up of speakers please visit www.globalmilsatcom.com
Key themes/sessions of this year’s Global MilSatCom conference will be:
- Day One: Morning dedicated to the UK MoD’s SATCOM and space development plans, including an opening keynote address from Commander UK Space Command and Director Space and an update on SKYNET from UK Strategic Command
- US focus with updates and presentations from SMC, Space Delta 8, COMSATCOM Office, US DOD CIO, US Army PM Tactical Network, USCENTCOM and more
- International updates from France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hungary, Romania, Luxembourg and Belgium
- Session dedicated to SATCOM in Coalition with a Panel Debate on International Architectural Convergence
- Disruptive Technology Focus Day with a ground-breaking UK Space Launch panel discussion with Spaceport Cornwall, Shetland Space Centre, Sutherland Space Hub, Prestwick Spaceport and Spaceport 1
The 2021 Global MilSatCom brochure has now been released – download your copy here to see the full agenda.
Join us this November to meet and network with 600+ attendees from across the world. Our truly global audience comprises military personnel, international procurement agencies, leading defence companies, cutting-edge research establishments, and more!
For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries, contact Alia Malick, Director Space & Satellites on +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or
Register today and SAVE £100, (expires 30th September 2021).
08 Sep 21. Saudi Arabia’s inaugural World Defense Show will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia next March. Meet the team and find out more at DSEI in London from 14-17 September 2021.
World Defense Show is a future-focused defense event set to showcase the latest international technological developments and demonstrate defense interoperability across all industry domains through four days of live displays, exhibits, conferences and seminars.
Hosted at an 800,000 sqm purpose-built venue in Riyadh from 6-9 March 2022, the event is expected to welcome a global audience of more than 30,000 visitors. With more than 85% of exhibition space allocated to international companies, WDS is set to become a major international event in the global defense circuit.
DSEI will present a unique opportunity for international trade visitors and exhibitors to meet the WDS team in London to discuss opportunities and stand availability.
A delegation of World Defense Show executives, including WDS CEO Shaun Ormrod, will be present at DSEI from 14-17 September to present the show’s unique features and opportunities, including:
- Official Military Delegations Program providing access to key decision-makers
- High-level networking opportunities including meet-the-buyer and supply chain meetings
- Opportunities to showcase products through live demonstrations and feature areas
- and much more!
The World Defense Show team will exhibit as part of the KSA pavilion at Stand H3-110. (Source: ADS)
06 Sep 21. International Security Conference set to make its debut at International Security Expo with line up of industry experts. The 2021 International Security Conference is set to host an impressive line-up of security experts from the British Transport Police, Global Secure Accreditation Ltd, City of London Police and more when it makes its debut at International Security Expo from 28-29 September. Split across two days, the new CPD-certified conference will cover important sector-specific challenges and practical case studies looking at Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), aviation and transport, night-time economy, public sector and major events/stadiums.
Day 1: CNI, Transport and Aviation
Sponsored by Adani, day one of the conference will be dedicated to CNI, transport and aviation. With significant changes such as the rapid expansion of healthcare facilities and the changes in the volume of traffic through our airports and along our rail networks during the pandemic, many might argue that the security landscape has shifted too. The conference aims to examine where things have changed, and the shifting priorities challenging security decision-makers.
Bob Quick, Founder and Director of Global Secure Accreditation Ltd will kick off the first session, taking a deep dive into the proposed travel risk standard, ISO31030, and how it can help drive improvements in safety and security in travel and hospitality. In this session, he will discuss how these sectors should respond to emerging travel risks and creating a best practice approach.
Regardless of whether it’s aviation or rail, a key aspect of transport security is the ability to recognise unusual behaviour amongst passengers and staff. In a session on operational deployment and use of behavioural detection, Darren Stanton, The Human Lie Detector, will be joined by Richard Foreman, Director of Profile Aware Ltd to outline the importance of behavioural detection, and how the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) developed their behavioural detection model. Promising a fun and interactive discussion, they will carry out a series of practical exercises to offer tips and teach attendees some basic techniques in protective security.
Other highlights on day one of the conference include Richard Gentile, Detective Constable at British Transport Police, delivering a session on cyber-crime and the railway industry. In this presentation, he will use examples to discuss domestic and international cyber threats, the impact on the railway and its supply chain, as well as the solutions and preventative measures that can protect organisations.
Day 2: Night-Time Economy, Public Sector, Major Events/Stadiums
Crowded places are the most challenging areas to protect, and the new Protect Duty (Martyn’s Law) brings a mandated responsibility to those in charge for the first time. Set to have an immense impact on the physical security community, the second day of the conference, sponsored by Patriot One, will aim to help security professionals prepare for this legislation and understand their strengths and weaknesses when combined with other current legislative requirements.
A session on protecting complex public spaces from vehicle ramming attacks (VRA) lead by Christian Schneider, Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Advisor at IniBsp / Germany, HVM Advisors, will open the second day of the conference. Ultimately improving protection, his session will explore the increasing role and flexibility of contemporary security from thoroughly elaborated HVM-Schemes, and how multipurpose driven progress is positively affecting the global application of HVM measures.
Referencing recent case studies, Sergeant Peter Lucas, Community and Business Engagement, National Project Servator Team at City of London Police will focus on how operations, community engagement and communications can be used to disrupt hostile activity at major events, with an introduction to hostile reconnaissance. Elsewhere, Bill Nelson, Managing Partner at Rose Associates International Ltd, will take a closer look at the key components of the night-time economy, the risk-generating threats these components face and how these risks can be mitigated.
Speaking about what attendees can expect from his upcoming session, Bill Nelson added: “I’ll start by defining exactly what we mean by the night-time economy, looking at the various components that make up the night-time economy, and the threats which generate risk. We’ll also look at what’s being done today to mitigate these risks and what we can do going forward to enhance this process. What we shouldn’t forget is that the night-time economy is estimated to generate some six per cent of the UK GDP. In pre-pandemic terms, that’s around £123bn, so surely that is something we should be looking after.”
Other highlights from the second and final day of the conference include Pete Dalton, Protective Security & Major Event Consultant at PAD Command Consultancy who will deliver a session on integrated security concepts of operations for major events. Through this, attendees will be able to gain a better understanding of the threats to major events as well as how to develop an integrated command, control, communication and coordination structure for event management and incident response.
For more information on the International Security Conference and to register to attend International Security Expo visit: https://www.internationalsecurityexpo.com/
03 Sep 21. AUSA Annual Meeting Update — New COVID Requirements.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the in-person 2021 AUSA Annual Meeting in October and are taking steps to make certain this year’s event is safe and healthy in the face of rising Delta variant COVID-19 cases. To do this, we have new guidance for the meeting. Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test will be required to attend the in-person event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Prior to the Annual Meeting, attendees will be asked to upload proof that full vaccination was completed at least 14 days prior to arriving in Washington, D.C. Alternatively, attendees can supply negative results from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your first day on-site at the event.
The report must be issued by a medical clinic, agency or pharmacy. Self-tests will not be accepted. A prior COVID-19 diagnosis or antibody tests are not accepted for entry into the event. Registered attendees will receive an email and a link to upload their vaccination certificate. If you haven’t registered yet, the upload process will be part of on-line registration by early next week.
For entry to the AUSA Annual Meeting, a person is considered fully vaccinated:
- 14 days after their second dose of a two-dose vaccine series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines or any World Health Organization-approved vaccine for international participants.
- 14 days after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
If you do not meet these requirements, you must present a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arriving at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
On-site registration — with the required documentation — will be available but could result in delays. There will be no exceptions to the requirement to be fully vaccinated or have a negative test.
Plans for a Safe Meeting
We are excited and looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the in-person AUSA Annual Meeting from 11 – 13 October 2021 and are adapting our plans following recommendations from the convention center, District of Columbia and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The health and safety of attendees, presenters, exhibitors, staff and the local community continue to be our top priorities as we count down to this year’s important event.
The District of Columbia has announced that as of July 31, everyone over the age of 2 must wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status. Participants at the in-person AUSA Annual Meeting will be required to wear masks at all times, except when actively eating or drinking. Masks cannot include vents or valves, and gaiters, bandanas and scarves are not permitted.
Food and Beverage
The convention center is now mandating that all food and beverage be consumed sitting down or standing at a table. Food and beverage cannot be consumed while moving around the center. If you are hosting any events with food or beverage this year, please plan accordingly.
We will continue to evaluate our COVID-19 protocols as best practices and applicable legal requirements evolve and will send updates as needed so you know what to expect when you arrive in D.C.
Registration is Open
Registration for the 2021 AUSA Annual Meeting is open. There is no cost to attend the Annual Meeting, but all attendees must register and have a badge to enter.
Register today, and welcome back!
DSEI 2021 – POWERING PROGRESS, DEFINING YOUR FUTURE
DSEI connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the entire defence & security supply chain on a global scale. With a range of valuable opportunities for networking, a platform for business, access to relevant content & live-action demonstrations, the DSEI community can strengthen relationships, share knowledge and engage in the latest capabilities across the exhibition’s Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint Zones.