Microwave Journal

2012 EuMW Defence, Security & Space Forum Preview

Wed. 31 Oct 2012, 08.30-19.00, The Auditorium, Amsterdam RAI Conference and Exhibition Centre

August 3, 2012

Following the format that attracted over 350 attendees in Manchester, the Forum will again offer delegates the opportunity to benefit from the expertise and experience of representatives from government defence/space agencies and leading defence/space contractors who will provide insights into how their organizations view future developments in space and defence and the role of technology in addressing these developments. This year special emphasis is being placed on space and defence issues, giving the event its title of the 2012 EuMW Defence, Security and Space Forum.

The Forum Format

The Early Morning Session will focus on Defence, Security and Space from an industrial perspective and consider the application of the microwave technology that is being developed to address the important issues of the day. The approach of industry to the challenges being faced will be the focus of a panel session that will feature experts from National Instruments, RFMD, Rohde & Schwarz and TriQuint Semiconductors. One sponsorship position is still open so contact us if you are interested.

The Late Morning Session incorporates the EuRAD Opening Session into the EuMW Defence, Security and Space Forum for the first time. It will set the scene for the conference and offer an overview of prevalent defence and security issues as well as the latest technologies deployed.

As in 2011 the Lunch and Learn Session will given by Strategy Analytics and is titled Military Satellite Trends and Outlook.  The session will include market analysis and industry trends for the military satellite market.

The Afternoon Session will consider how RF systems for space contribute to a safer and more secure world. Via tutorials, industry and agency experts will give an insight into the latest developments. An ESA astronaut who spent time in the International Space Station will talk about his experience in the first presentation of the session.

The Evening Executive Forum will, as usual, feature Executives from space and defence agencies and leading defence/space contractors who will consider the issues that their organizations are currently addressing and the role that technology has to play. The Executive Forum will conclude with an open panel discussion with questions from the floor. The day’s proceedings will conclude with a cocktail reception which will give delegates the unique opportunity to discuss the issues raised in an informal setting.

Registration and Updates

Attendance is FREE and open to all EuMW 2012 conference delegates, exhibitors and visitors. However, to help with logistics and planning those wishing to attend the 2012 EuMW Defence, Security and Space Forum are asked to pre-register. To do so, visit http://www.eumweek.com/2012/Special.asp and click on registration.  As information is formalized, the Conference Special Events section of the EuMW website will give details of the speakers for all sessions and will be updated on a regular basis.