Agenda Released for 2019's Future Soldier Technology

SMi Reports: Senior Military confirmed to present at the 5th annual Future Soldier Technology Conference and Focus Day

Conference organisers SMi Group have released a brochure for the upcoming, 5th annual Future Soldier Technology conference and exhibition, returning to London on 12th and 13th March with its Dismounted Soldier Situational Awareness Focus Day on the 11th March 2019.

Sponsorship is now open - Contact Sadia at for information on exhibition and branding packages available.

As the only meeting solely dedicated to enhancing soldier modernisation programmes, Future Soldier Technology 2019 will provide a unique opportunity to see how emerging technologies and materials are helping to overcome challenges for the warfighter and enhancing soldier programmes across the world.

The three day agenda has been released - visit the website to download the event brochure to view detailed information on the programme, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors at:

Key Reasons to Attend Future Soldier Technology 2019:

• Host nation support, with opening keynote briefing from: Mr Nick Taylor CEng FIMechE MAPM RPP, Soldier Training and Special Programmes Team Leader, DE&S.

• An international speaker line up unrivalled within other events, that provide key updates from nations across the globe. With exclusive updates on soldier programmes from: UK, USA, Australia, France, Canada, Norway, Portugal, and more.

• A dedicated focus day, 11th March 2019 on Dismounted Soldier Situational Awareness (DSA) - exploring how new technologies within mobile deployable communications, ISTAR, battlespace management, Command & Control networks, and innovative immersive technologies are assisting the warfighter.

• Meet and network with 200+ attendees (service providers, and military and government end-users) during 3+ hours of networking and an industry hosted evening networking drinks reception. Countries that attended last year include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA.

Register online by 30th November to save £400:

For sponsorship and branding enquiries, contact Sadia Malick, director on +44 (0)20 7827 6748 or email

For delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or

5th Annual Future Soldier Technology
Focus day: 11 March 2019, London, UK
Conference: 12-13 March 2019, London, UK

Lead Sponsor: Black Diamond Advanced Technology| Gold Sponsor: Glenair
Sponsors: 3M™ Peltor™, Fischer Connectors, Omnetics Connector Corporation

About SMi Group:

Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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