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19 Feb 07. DSEi 2007: bigger than ever with even more international networking opportunities. This year’s DSEi (Defence Systems & Equipment International) exhibition is being hailed as the biggest yet. The show is expected to have expanded by 25% in comparison with 2005 and will include several new national pavilions. Although DSEi 2007 has a strong support base from UK defence, IT and engineering companies, its international flavour is increasing this year with Brazil, India, Russia, Lithuania, Romania and Turkey organising pavilions for the first time. Existing pavilions such as the USA and Denmark have also grown. Another new section of the show is a feature area dedicated to night vision and electronic warfare, complete with a dark room for hands-on equipment demonstrations. To support this initiative, two separate one day forums on topical night vision and electronic warfare issues are being organised by specialist conference organiser Tangent Link. Companies exhibiting within this area will be eligible for one free delegate pass to these events, while visitors and other exhibitors will need to purchase tickets.

Feb 07. Parc Aberporth. The first deadline has been reached for this year’s event and 15 unmanned aerial systems have submitted Expressions of Interest to Fly at the event on 12th July. The Schedule of Events of this year’s PAUS are attached. We’ve also started sending invitations to speak at the new attraction this year, the Forum which will address the Acceleration of Civil Usage of UAVs. The plan is to seek the views of leaders of civil programmes where UAVs could provide proven and cost effective answers, in a concise forum. Key personnel with interest in the role UAVs might play in global events such as the 2012 London Olympics and 2010 Ryder Cup Wales, plus Fire, Police, Search and Rescue, Marine survey, Anti Pollution, Land Survey and Agricultural activities are all being invited to participate. In addition to the enhanced exhibition area the external static display area is already filling up with exciting systems both new and known to previous PAUS events. Further details, plus on line registration for anyone you think should attend the event is available at www.parcaberporth.co.uk.

Feb 07. Organisers say that 134 new exhibitors have already signed up for this year’s event and many regular exhibitors will take bigger stands. The annual show, from 24 to 26 April at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, is the biggest and most successful annual business-to-business show of its type in Europe. ‘Last year the show attracted over 600 exhibitors and more than 30,000 visitors,’ said David Sedgley, CV Show and ATS chairman. ‘It is a proven success, delivering millions of pounds worth of business to an already wide and growing range of firms. Success stories range from world launches by global firms to smaller scale but equally important debuts for individual entrepreneurs.’ The show falls into two broad but linked parts, with the Commercial Vehicle Show attracting growing numbers of visitors from all areas of the road transport business. ‘For three days the CV Show is the hub of the industry, with firms using the CV Show as the main platform to launch new products, while supporting sectors use the event as the basis of their marketing activities,’ said David Sedgley. (Source: Transport News Brief)

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