Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), Florida – Event: 11-14 May 2020

SOFIC is a leading Industry Conference & Exhibition in the USA focusing Special Operations Forces (SOF) providing a unique platform to engage with the US and international SOF community on a vast range of capabilities and products.

This event gives unrivalled access to the complete range of US Special forces with links to the Department of Defense (DoD) within the US Market. In addition to this, SOFIC offers live demonstrations, networking and close engagement with exhibitors whilst also attracting a considerable number of international attendance

DIT DSO has successfully coordinated the UK Pavilion at the event for a number of years with positive feedback from attending UK companies.

We currently have 12 spaces available to exhibit (£3,500 + VAT)

For further information and to express an interest to be part of the UK pavilion for this show, please do not hesitate to contact me on my email address which is Laurence.goodwin@trade.gov.uk or speak with any of my colleagues below:-

Mark Goldby
0207 215 8362
Assistant Head Americas

Laurence Goodwin
0207 215 8185
USA Desk Officer

Dominic McNeice
0207 215 8195
Team Leader Events & Exhibitions

Antony Fletcher
01 202-802-4999
US Embassy Washington DC

Capt James Pugh
UK British Army Adviser
Adam Thomas
0207 215 8467

Cyber Defence School Tender, Brazil – Deadline: 7 January 2019

I would like to share with you that Foreign and Commonwealth Office have just published the tender process for a project with the Cyber Defence School in Brazil.

Suppliers should be able to access the tender on Bravo platform through the link https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk.
You can find the European Union tender notice with more details here https://ted.europa.eu/TED/notice/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:576065-2019:TEXT:EN:HTML#id1-II

The chosen company will work with the Military School to provide training and certification to the instructors and the students at the school.

Hope this is an opportunity that you can share with your network in the UK.

Best Regards
Felipe Galoro | Technology & Smart Cities
British Consulate General | Av. Agamenon Magalhães, 4775 | CEP 50070-160 | Recife – PE | Brazil
E-mail: felipe.galoro@fco.gov.uk

DIMDEX 2020 DIT Pavilion – Deadline: 13 December 2019

As part of our on-going commitment to making UK SMEs aware of events, activities and opportunities that might encourage and facilitate overseas defence/security business. The Department for International Trade, Defence & Security Organisation (DIT DSO) and the Society for Maritime Industries (SMI) are organising the UK Group of exhibitors on a Group Pavilion.

Flyer 1: Opportunities in the Middle East & North Africa
The Society of Maritime Industries will be hosting a briefing by DIT DSO Naval & Defence staff and UK Defence staff in country. It will cover the regional background and context, specific opportunities and arrangements for the exhibition itself. This event will take place at the SMI, London on Tuesday 10th December 2019. Further details are contained in the flyer. The Deadline for registration is Friday 6th December 2019.

Flyer 2: Dimdex 2020
DIT DSO in partnership with the SMI are organising UK Group of exhibitors in a dedicated UK Group Pavilion at the Dimdex 2020. This event will be taking place at the Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar from 16th – 18th March 2020. Further details are contained in the flyer. The Deadline for registration is Friday 13th December 2019.

If you have any queries please direct them to:

DIT DSO – Dominic Mcneice: T: 020 7215 8195 / E: dominic.mcneice@trade.gov.uk
SMI – Ava Catton: T: 020 7448 7021 / E: events@maritimeindustries.org

UK-NL Cyber & Fintech Summit, The Hague – Event: 20 February 2020

In partnership with the Welsh Government, the British Embassy The Hague is pleased to invite you to the UK-NL Cyber & Fintech Summit on 20 February 2020; the CFS2020.

CFS2020 will combine technological challenges in AI, Data Management and Security, Cybercrime and Regulation on the intersection of Cyber and Fintech. In the aftermath of our Cyber Security and Fintech events in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, we’re expecting around 1000 attendants for what promises to be an action packed summit that brings together business, government and academia from both the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The summit will bring together the whole UK and NL Cyber Security and Fintech network to share new and upcoming technologies between the two countries, discuss best practice policy practices and – of course – do business. At previous editions, attendees and speakers featured senior UK and Dutch officials and thought leaders, including ministers of economic affairs and security, a former prime minister, board and C-level executives from large multinationals and institutions such as ING, BT, the NATO NCIA and many others.

For more information, please take a look at our website: https://uktech.nl/cyber. In case you’re interested, we’ve also got a couple of slides for sponsorship opportunities at https://uktech.nl/cfs2020/sponsorship.pdf.

CFS2020 will take place in the wonderful high-rise New Babylon building in The Hague, next to the central station and at 29 minutes from Schiphol airport by train.

We are looking forward to hear from you!

For more information please contact Huw Roberts, Regional Manager Trade & Investment, Europe, Welsh Government EU Office, Rond-Point Schuman 11, B-1040 Brussels

Costa Rica Security Opportunity call for Quad Charts – Deadline: 8 November 2019

Costa Rica have a number of Security Prospects across the Sector and we are interested in preparing a general Security Quad Brochure in which we can showcase UK Security capability to the Costa Rican Government as well as other Costa Rican institutes which may be interested.

For those of you unfamiliar with Quad Charts:

They are basically an elevator pitch in paper form.
They are an A4 document, split into 4 quadrants (hence the name), with a box for the description of the product/service and its USP, another for some pictures, another for the objective for the products, and the last for contact details.
They were developed by the DOD as a quick and easy way to understand a company’s capability.
They are designed for a non-technical audience and if there is interest generated further, more detailed, conversations can follow.

Attached is a template for ease. Please feel free to populate the background with your own branding.

If you would be interested in contributing a Quad Chart for the brochure please can you let me have a copy by C.O.P. Friday 8 November.

For further information, and any queries, about the Security Sector in Costa Rica please contact my colleague at post, Alejandra Trejos, Officer Trade and Investment DIT Costa Rica.

Contact: Alejandra.Trejos@fco.gov.uk

Aviation Security Outward Mission to Mexico – Deadline: 20 November 2019

Airports/Aviation Security & Critical National Infrastructure Protection Outward Mission to Mexico, taking place 25-28 November 2019 in Mexico City.

The core programme participation fee is £755 (there is no VAT charge).

The Department for International Trade (DIT) in collaboration with HMG’s Prosperity Fund (NON ODA) offers a unique opportunity for UK companies with experience in airports and aviation security, and CNIP for oil and gas to meet key Mexican stakeholders and decision-makers, and showcase their expertise at the UK-CANAERO Day, and the VIP CNIP for Oil and Gas Day, all focused on sharing UK knowledge and finding synergies between both markets. CANAERO is the National Air Transport Chamber in Mexico, an autonomous institution composed of more than 60 members, grouping national and international airlines, freight companies, air taxis, and service providers in Mexico, among others.

UK-CANAERO day is a half-day seminar to exchange technical experiences and best practices with a view of supporting the needs of CANAERO members, as well as the growth of the national airport network and the new Government strategy. This is an event coordinated between CANAERO and the British Embassy in Mexico City.
The participation fee includes translation, transportation to and from meetings, and four nights’ accommodation in Mexico City (for one person per company, Wi-Fi and continental breakfast). Delegates will cover return air travel, and subsistence costs (dinners and incidentals, transport airport-hotel-airport).

The VIP CNIP for Oil and Gas Day is arranged in partnership with the Federal Protection Service, the Public Security Ministry and the State owned Oil and Gas company Pemex. All these entities, plus the DGs of public security of the states with oil and gas facilities and operations will attend. The event will take place at “Los Pinos” which is the former Presidential Offices and Residence complex, now a Museum.

For more information, or to apply to attend, please contact Gisela Gonzalez at the British Embassy Mexico City:

Gisela Gonzalez
DIT Mexico Head of the Security, Defence and Aerospace Sectors

NATO Industry Forum, Washington DC – Event: 13-14 November 2019

As part of our on-going commitment to making UK SMEs aware of events, activities and opportunities that might encourage and facilitate overseas defence/security business, I am pleased to draw your attention to the NATO Industry Forum taking place on 13-14 Nov 2019 in Washington DC.

Further details of this event are available via the following links:


NOTE: If you interested in attending, please send an email BEFORE REGISTRATION to act.natoindustryforum@act.nato.int to get a facilitated access the NATO-Industry Forum 2019.

If you have any questions please contact: David J. Walker: E: david.walker@fco.gov.uk / T : +32 (0)2 287 6234

DIT Cyber Mission to Munich, Germany – Deadline: 8 November 2019

The UK’s Department for International Trade invites you to apply for a place on a cyber mission to Munich, Germany’s industrial and technology powerhouse.

This is your chance to introduce your cyber solutions and have B2B meetings with decision makers from German corporates.
The Department for International Trade in Germany along with the innovation catalyst “Munich Network” will host a UK pitching session followed by B2B meetings with cyber experts from leading German corporates.

A jury of high calibre corporate representatives will assess your solution and if your application is successful, will be keen to meet up with you in January. Jury members include big corporates such as: Infineon, Fujitsu, MAN, Knorr Bremse, Rohde & Schwarz, TRUMPF, UNISCON, Munich Re, MTU. Many more companies will take part in the “invite only” event. The meetings will be followed by our “UK-German Cyber Security Forum” a high-level UK-German dialogue covering cyber policy, R&D and industry themes.

Priority areas for the jury are:
Automotive security / biometric security solutions / blockchain in cyber security / forecasting cyber attacks with machine learning solutions / OT (Operation Technology) cyber security /protecting against inside attacks / secure coding practises and tools / secure development lifecycle / security testing / secure integration of Enterprise IT with public clouds / solutions for cyber-attacks on APIs & enterprise software (e.g. Microsoft Apps, SAP, CRMS…) If your solution doesn’t cover any of the above, you can still apply.

28th January 2020
Morning – B2B meetings
Afternoon – UK-German Cyber Security Forum

Tel. +49 89 21109-130
Tel. +49 89 21109-119

Rohde & Schwarz

DIT Cyber Trade Mission to Austin Texas – Deadline: 22 October 2019

DIT have established relationships with a variety of large US companies headquartered in the Austin region of Texas to identify export opportunities for British businesses. We plan to deliver a delegation of 10-15 UK cyber companies to engage in commercial discussions with the US Military’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), Dell Computers, SparkCognition, National Instruments, HEB and St David’s Healthcare (among others).Cyber security is a consistent procurement priority for these organisations and they rightly see the UK as a market offering world-leading cyber security solutions.

The mission will take place on 10th and 11th of December in Austin, requiring travel to the event on Monday 9th December. The format of the mission will be 1-2-1 meetings between UK and US companies across two days taking place at various sites in the city, including Dell’s campus and the Capital Factory. This will allow UK businesses to develop an understanding of the US buyers organisations and their respective needs and provide a platform to pitch your products, answer questions and build a relationship with key decision makers.

Companies will also have an opportunity to learn from UK companies already operating in the US and engage with local DIT teams based who can assist as you pursue business across the region.

Would this be of interest to you? If so, please register via the link above before October 22nd. Let me know if you need any further information

Homeland Security Trade Mission to India – Deadline: 17 November 2019

As part of our on-going commitment to making UK SMEs aware of events, activities and opportunities that might encourage and facilitate overseas defence/security business, I am pleased to draw your attention to the Homeland Security Trade Mission to India 2019 taking place on 24 – 28 November 2019.

The Department for International Trade’s Defence & Security Organisation (DSO), in association with the British High Commission Network in India, invites you to join the UK’s Homeland Security Trade Mission to India 2019. As participants on this mission, you will be given critical information by in-country experts on ‘Doing Business in India’; ‘Make in India’ and ‘India’s procurement processes.’

To secure your place please make payment using the link and password below:

LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/india-security-trade-mission-tickets-72914273555
PASSWORD: India2019

If you have any queries please contact: Robert Barnes, Police & Security Adviser: E: Robert.barnes@trade.gov.uk / T: +44 (0) 7767 272 970